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John Huston

United StatesUnited States

Start Position
11
Current Position
To Par: +2
Total Strokes: 73 - 70 - 72 - 71 : 286
T33   T44
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Updated: Friday, 25 May 2012 09:51 PM
  • Birthplace: Mount Vernon, IL
  • Residence: Palm Harbor, FL
  • Age: 50
  • Turned Pro: 1983

PGA TOUR Victories

(7) 1990,Honda Classic. 1992,Walt Disney World/Oldsmobile Classic. 1994,Doral-Ryder Open. 1998,United Airlines Hawaiian Open, National Car Rental Golf Classic/Disney. 2000,Tampa Bay Classic. 2003,Southern Farm Bureau Classic.

Other Victories

(3): 1985 Florida Open. 1988 JC Penney Classic [with Amy Benz]. 2005 Franklin Templeton Shootout [with Kenny Perry].

2012 Champions Tour Money and Position

$171,693 (29)

2012 Champions Tour Best Finishes

T8-- Toshiba Classic. T10-- Allianz Championship.

Champions Tour Best Round

67 at Round 1, Allianz Championship. 67 at Round 1, Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic.

Champions Tour Highlights

Finished T10 at the Allianz Championship.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- Honda Classic, Walt Disney World/Oldsmobile Classic, Doral-Ryder Open, United Airlines Hawaiian Open, National Car Rental Golf Classic/Disney, Tampa Bay Classic, Southern Farm Bureau Classic.

Career Highlights

2011: Split his time between the PGA TOUR, Nationwide Tour and Champions Tour. Missed the cut in each of his three PGA TOUR starts, but enjoyed immediate success on the Champions Tour, where he made 14 starts after turning 50 in June. Of the 14 starts, netted seven top-10 finishes, highlighted by a win. Made his Champions Tour debut at The Principal Charity Classic and finished T16 in Iowa after posting a final-round 67...Won the Dick's Sporting Goods Open in his third Champions Tour appearance, with the win coming just 25 days after he turned 50, making him the 11th-youngest winner in the circuit's history. Win in New York also came in his 156th start since his last victory on the PGA TOUR (2003 Southern Farm Bureau Classic). Closed with a final-round 65 to overtake Mark Wiebe and eventually defeated Nick Price by three shots at En-Joie GC. Made just one bogey over 54 holes in Endicott and none on the back nine...Was a 36-hole co-leader at the SAS Championship and eventually finished T2 along with Jeff Sluman, one stroke back of Kenny Perry, thanks to an eagle at the 17th hole Sunday...Final-round 67 led to a T6 at the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship...Shared the first-round lead with Jay Haas and the second-round lead with Peter Senior at the 3M Championship. He eventually finished T8 after a final-round 73...Posted four straight sub-par rounds on his way to a T9 finish at the U.S. Senior Open at Inverness in late July...Finished T8 at the AT&T Championship in October in San Antonio, with three consecutive rounds in the 60s. 2010: Played the season on a Major Medical Extension, but was unable to make enough to earn his card back...Made four of 13 cuts and did not record a top 25 for the first time since joining the TOUR in 1988. 2009: Made seven cuts from 13 starts after regaining fully exempt status with a T4 finish at the 2008 PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament...Season-best finish was a T19 at Bob Hope Classic which included back-to-back 64s in the third and fourth rounds...Failed to post a top-10 finish for just the second time (2007) in his 22-year career...Underwent shoulder surgery in July 2009. Last start came in May at the HP Byron Nelson Championship, where he was forced to withdraw. 2008: Made the cut in 11 of 18 starts on the PGA TOUR, with five top-25 finishes (the most since the 2005 season). Finished outside of the top 125 (No. 153) for the third consecutive season...Three consecutive 70s left him just one behind the 54-hole leader at the Ginn sur Mer Classic, before a final-round 73 left him two back with a season-best T7. 2007: Played in 16 events on TOUR with best finish a T21 at the Frys.com Open. 2006: Made 12 cuts in 27 events entered and posted one top-10, a fourth-place finish at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. Fell out of the top 125 for just the second time in his 19-year TOUR career. 2005: First top-10 of the season was T9 at the U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee, thanks to four rounds in the 60s...Best stretch of season was a two-week period in September, a T11 at the Bell Canadian Open and a T5 at the 84 LUMBER Classic...Held the 36-hole lead at the Chrysler Classic of Greensboro after opening with a pair of 66s, but 74-70 on the weekend dropped him to T17...Clinched spot in top 125 money list with T20 finish at Chrysler Championship, earning $55,271. 2004: Finished in the top 100 on the money list for the seventh straight season and the 16th time in his 17-year career...Turned in his best finish in a World Golf Championships event with a T9 at the Accenture Match Play Championship. Upset No. 5 Retief Goosen in first round, and No. 28 Peter Lonard in second before losing to No. 44 Ian Poulter in third round, 2 and 1...Held a share of the 54-hole lead with Vijay Singh at the Shell Houston Open at 7-under-par. Finished solo third in Monday finish after final-round 71, three strokes behind Singh. 2003: Won for the second time in the 2000s with his victory at the Southern Farm Bureau Classic, his seventh career victory. Shared first-round lead and held second- and third-round leads while firing four rounds in the 60s. Birdied three of final four holes to defeat Brenden Pappas, who shot a final-round 10-under 62, by a stroke. 2002: Began the season making 15 consecutive cuts and missed just three of 26 cuts, the least in his 15-year TOUR career...Third-round 11-under-par 61, a career low, moved him into a tie for the lead with Tim Herron through 54 holes at the Buick Challenge. Finished T4 after final-round 70. 2001: After three consecutive years in top 25 on TOUR money list, finished No. 100. 2000: Collected his sixth PGA TOUR victory and for the third consecutive season eclipsed $1.5 million in earnings...Was among the top-10 eight times, including his first two starts of the season...Earned three-stroke victory at the inaugural Tampa Bay Classic, his fifth victory in the state of Florida. In final round, birdied three of the last four holes en route to a 65. Win occurred on home course, Innisbrook Resort's Copperhead Course...Shared the 54-hole lead with Davis Love III at GTE Byron Nelson Classic. Closing 70 left him T4, one stroke out of three-man playoff...Posted his best finish at the U.S. Open, solo fourth. 1999: Although without a victory, posted three third-place finishes...Earned over $700,000 in first four starts of season on strength of back-to-back third-place finishes at Bob Hope Chrysler Classic and WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. Won consolation match at Accenture, defeating Steve Pate 5 and 4 for $400,000 payday. 1998: Best four-day performance at the time by any player on TOUR at United Airlines Hawaiian Open, where he broke the 72-hole scoring record in relation to par with a 28-under-par 260 to capture his fourth TOUR title. Rounds of 63-65-66-66 included 31 birdies and only three bogeys. Broke record shared by Ben Hogan and Mike Souchak which had stood for 43 years. Joe Durant's 29-under in 2001 broke Huston's record. Shared first-round lead with David Ogrin before breaking away with tournament record-tying 16-under 128 total through 36 holes. Shot tournament-record 22-under 194 through 54 holes...Closed year with fifth TOUR victory at National Car Rental Golf Classic at Walt Disney World Resort and for first time in career earned two wins in a season. Closing 66 produced his second title at Disney. 1997: Fell out of top 125 for first time in career, finishing 141st. 1996: Shot course-record 61 at Muirfield Village GC during second round of Memorial Tournament. 1994: Earned third victory at 1994 Doral-Ryder Open. Entered final round four strokes behind, but closing 66 good for three-stroke victory. 1993: Lost playoff to Jim McGovern at Shell Houston Open...T2 with Greg Norman, Scott Simpson and David Frost at 1993 TOUR Championship, one stroke behind Jim Gallagher, Jr. 1992: Fired closing 62 to overtake Mark O'Meara and win the Walt Disney World/Oldsmobile Classic, where winning total of 26-under-par 262 was one off TOUR record for most strokes below par in 72-hole event. 1990: Earned first PGA TOUR victory at windswept Honda Classic, where he held off a strong Mark Calcavecchia challenge to win by two strokes. 1987: Medalist at the PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament. 1985: Won Florida Open (non-TOUR event).

Personal

Sister Julie Jones caddied for him during record-breaking performance at 1997 United Airlines Hawaiian Open...With daughter Jessica, won the father-daughter tournament at 1997 National Car Rental Golf Classic at Walt Disney World...Suffered bursitis in left shoulder in 1997...Sleeps on magnetic mattress cover and wears magnets in soles of shoes for relief...Favorites include the TV show "Dexter" and movie "The Shawshank Redemption." Also frequents priceline.com...Says his career highlight was winning the United Airlines Hawaiian Open with a 28-under-par total...Favorite city is Atlanta and his top vacation spot is Beaver Creek, CO, since he and his wife enjoy skiing...Enjoys college and pro football...Has been involved in helping to help raise funds for Batten disease as both his nephews have the disorder.

PGA TOUR Playoff Record

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National Teams

The Presidents Cup (2), 1994, 1998.