Hank Kuehne

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Hank Kuehne
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Henry August Kuehne II
Born (1975-09-11) September 11, 1975 (age 38)
Dallas, Texas
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Career
College Oklahoma State University
Southern Methodist University
Turned professional 1999
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 5
Best results in Major Championships
Masters Tournament CUT: 1999
U.S. Open 65th: 1999
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship CUT: 2003
Achievements and awards
Canadian Tour
Order of Merit winner
2002

Henry August "Hank" Kuehne II (born September 11, 1975) is an American former U.S. Amateur champion and professional golfer who enjoyed some success on the PGA Tour.

Kuehne was born in Dallas, Texas.[1] His father started him playing golf at a young age. He has a sister (Kelli) who plays on the LPGA Tour, and a brother (Trip) who finished second to Tiger Woods in the 1994 U.S. Amateur[2] and remains an amateur.[3] Kuehne began his college career at Oklahoma State University, but later transferred to Southern Methodist University,[3] where he earned All-American honors three times as a member of the golf team (third team in 1996, second team in 1998, and honorable mention in 1999).[4] He won the 1998 U.S. Amateur[2] and played on the 1998 U.S. Eisenhower Trophy team.[3] He graduated from SMU in 1999 with a degree in communications and turned professional.[1]

Although he has several professional wins in non-Tour events, Kuehne's best finish on the PGA Tour has been a T-2 at both the 2003 Shell Houston Open and the 2005 John Deere Classic. His best result in a major is a 65th place finish at the 1999 U.S. Open. In 2003, he won the Tour's Driving Distance title, unseating John Daly who had won eight consecutive titles and 11 in total.[3][5]

Kuehne missed the cut at the 2012 Honda Classic, his first PGA Tour event since 2007. Lingering back problems prevented Kuehne from playing for five years.

Personal life[edit]

Kuehne lives in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida and has a son, Henry August Kuehne III (born 2005), with ex-wife Nicole Kuehne. After his divorce, he was seen in public with tennis champion Venus Williams, whom he accompanied to the 2007 Wimbledon Championships and the 2007 U.S. Open. They broke up in 2010, after which Kuehne met his current wife Andy, whom he married in May 2011. Kuehne was initiated into Sigma Nu Fraternity while at Oklahoma State University (Epsilon Epsilon chapter).

Amateur wins[edit]

Professional wins (5)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Masters Tournament CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open 65 LA DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT

LA = Low amateur
DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tie
Yellow background for top-10.

U.S. national team appearances[edit]

Amateur

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Hank Kuehne". PGA Tour. Retrieved October 15, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Amateur – Past Champions – 1998". USGA. Retrieved October 15, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d "PGA Tour's official site - Hank Kuehne media guide". PGA Tour. Retrieved October 15, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Honors and Awards". Golf Coaches Association of America. Retrieved October 15, 2013. 
  5. ^ "PGA Tour Driving Distance stats". PGA Tour. Retrieved October 15, 2013. 

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