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John  Morse

John Morse

Marshall, MI

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Updated: Wednesday, 23 May 2012 02:32 PM
  • Birthplace: Marshall, MI
  • Residence: Marshall, MI
  • Age: 54
  • Turned Pro: 1981

PGA TOUR Victories

(1) 1995,United Airlines Hawaiian Open.

Other Victories

(5): 1980 Big Ten Championship (indiv). 1989 Quebec Open. 1990 Monro Interiors Nedlands Masters, Australian Open. 1991 Air New Zealand Shell Open.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- United Airlines Hawaiian Open.

2011 Season Highlights

T13 at the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic in April...Made a start at the PGA TOUR's Viking Classic, but after an opening-round 68, followed with a 77 to miss the cut.

Career Highlights

2010: Earned fully-exempt status for the 2011 season by finishing fifth at the Champions Tour National Qualifying Tournament at TPC Eagle Trace. Finished tied for fifth with Roger Chapman and Robert Thompson at 12-under-par 276 and then won the coveted fifth and final fully-exempt spot with a birdie on the first extra hole. Had three-putted No. 18 on the 72nd hole to fall back into the playoff...Played in just three Champions Tour events during the year with his best finish a T12 at the U.S. Senior Open at Sahalee...Competed in five PGA TOUR events and made two cuts -- Mayakoba Golf Classic (T37) and Valero Texas Open (T64). 2009: Was fully exempt after finishing second at the 2008 National Qualifying Tournament at the TPC Eagle Trace and competed in 19 events...Posted back-to-back top-10 finishes in early June when he was T7 at the Triton Financial Classic near Austin, TX and then T5 in his next start at the Dick's Sporting Goods Open, thanks to back-to-back 67s at En-Joie GC on the weekend. 2008: Competed on all three Tours with greatest success coming on the Champions Tour, where he posted three top-10 finishes in nine starts and finished 57th on the final money list ($272,651). Open-qualified for the AT&T Championship in his last event and finished T3 in San Antonio. Final-round, 8-under 63 was a career-best round on either the PGA TOUR or Champions Tour and included a front-nine, 6-under 29. Enjoyed a successful Champions Tour debut. Fired a closing-round, 4-under-par 67 to finish T5 at The Principal Charity Classic. The top-10 finish earned him a berth in the Bank of America Championship, where he turned in another stellar effort there, finishing T7 in the Boston-area event...Made three cuts on the PGA TOUR and two on the Nationwide Tour.

Personal

Spent the early part of his career playing on the Australasian Tour before returning to the United States to compete on the Nationwide Tour following the birth of his daughter in 1992...A former prep basketball standout in Michigan...During the 2011 season he will take part in a Birdie Match Plan he initiated in conjunction with The First Tee of Battle Creek Learning & Life Skills Academy, where he will donate $5 for every birdie that he makes to The First Tee of Battle Creek.