E. J. Harrison (golfer)

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E. J. "Dutch" Harrison
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Ernest Joseph Harrison
Nickname Dutch
Born (1910-03-29)March 29, 1910
Conway, Arkansas
Died June 19, 1982(1982-06-19) (aged 72)
St. Louis, Missouri
Nationality  United States
Career
Turned professional 1930
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 23
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 18
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T4: 1954
U.S. Open T3: 1960
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship T3: 1939
Achievements and awards
Vardon Trophy 1954

Ernest Joseph (E. J.) "Dutch" Harrison (March 29, 1910 – June 19, 1982) was a well-known American professional golfer whose career spanned over four decades—one of the longest in the history of the PGA Tour.

Born in Conway, Arkansas and nicknamed "The Arkansas Traveler", Harrison turned pro in 1930 at the start of the Great Depression. Although he played in what tournaments existed in those days, the mainstay of his income was the many exhibitions and private "money" matches in which he, as well as many of his fellow professionals, played.

Harrison had a total of 18 career victories spanning from the 1939 Bing Crosby Pro-Am to the 1958 Tijuana Open Invitational. However, as late as 1969, Harrison had a top-25 finish in the Canadian Open at the age of 59. He played on three Ryder Cup teams: 1947, 1949, and 1951.

Harrison finished nine times in the top-10 at major championships, including third place finishes at the 1939 PGA Championship and the 1960 U.S. Open. He won the Vardon Trophy for lowest scoring average in 1954. He ranks fifth on the list of players with the most PGA Tour victories without a major championship on his resume.

He died in St. Louis, Missouri in 1982.

Professional wins[edit]

PGA Tour wins (18)[edit]

Other wins[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1936 1937 1938 1939
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open T36 T32 DNP T25
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP SF
Tournament 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
Masters Tournament T31 DNP T7 NT NT NT T37 T29 T14 T23
U.S. Open DQ T7 NT NT NT NT T10 T13 T35 CUT
PGA Championship R64 R64 R64 NT DNP R64 R16 DNP R64 DNP
Tournament 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
Masters Tournament WD T15 DNP DNP T4 DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP
U.S. Open 4 T47 T33 T14 DNP DNP T17 CUT T23 DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP R64 R64 R16 R64 DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
Masters Tournament DNP WD DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP
U.S. Open T3 T17 DNP DNP CUT T28 DNP T16 CUT DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP T49 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 1970 1971
Masters Tournament DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP CUT
PGA Championship DNP DNP

Note: Harrison never played in The Open Championship.
NT = No tournament
DNP = Did not play
WD = Withdrew
DQ = Disqualified
CUT = missed the half-way cut
R64, R32, R16, QF, SF = Round in which player lost in PGA Championship match play
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Yellow background for top-10

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 1 2 5 12 8
U.S. Open 0 0 1 2 4 11 23 17
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PGA Championship 0 0 1 1 3 3 12 12
Totals 0 0 2 4 9 19 47 37
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 10 (1940 PGA – 1949 Masters)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (twice)

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