Harold Henning

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Harold Henning
— Golfer —
Personal information
Born (1934-10-03)3 October 1934
Johannesburg, South Africa
Died 1 January 2004(2004-01-01) (aged 69)
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 165 lb (75 kg; 11.8 st)
Nationality  South Africa
Career
Turned professional 1953
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
European Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins 28
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 2
European Tour 1
Champions Tour 3
Other 22
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T11: 1962
U.S. Open T37: 1968
The Open Championship T3: 1960, 1970
PGA Championship T44: 1969

Harold Henning (3 October 1934 – 1 January 2004) was a South African professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour and the Senior PGA Tour.

Henning was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. Nicknamed The Horse, he turned pro in 1953. From 1953–1965, Henning travelled the world playing on international circuits, winning championships in Switzerland and Italy. A World Cup win with Gary Player in 1965 convinced him to join the PGA Tour.

Henning won two official PGA Tour events – the 1966 Texas Open Invitational and the 1970 Tallahassee Open Invitational – before retiring in 1972. He returned to the game six years later and recorded a victory at the KLM Dutch Open in 1981. Upon reaching age 50 in October 1984, Henning began play on the Senior PGA Tour. During his 18 seasons on this Tour, he won three official events and two Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf Championships.

Henning died in 2004 after a long illness.[1]

Professional wins (26)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner(s)-up
1 1 May 1966 Texas Open Invitational −8 (72-67-65-68=272) 3 strokes United States Wes Ellis, United States Gene Littler,
United States Ken Still
1 26 Apr 1970 Tallahassee Open Invitational −11 (67-76-64-70=277) 1 stroke United States Rives McBee

PGA Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1969 Los Angeles Open United States Charlie Sifford Lost to birdie on first extra hole

European Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 26 Jul 1981 KLM Dutch Open −19 (71-68-70-71=280) 1 stroke United States Raymond Floyd, Zimbabwe Nick Price

Other wins (20)[edit]

Senior PGA Tour wins (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up(s)
1 27 Oct 1985 Seiko-Tucson Senior Match Play Championship 4&3 United States Dan Sikes
2 13 Mar 1988 GTE Classic −2 (68-73-73=214) 3 strokes Australia Bruce Crampton, United States Dale Douglass
3 8 Sep 1991 First of America Classic −11 (72-64-66=202) Playoff United States Gibby Gilbert

Senior PGA Tour playoff record (1–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1988 Southwestern Bell Classic South Africa Gary Player Lost to birdie on first extra hole
2 1989 GTE Suncoast Classic New Zealand Bob Charles, United States Dave Hill, United States Jim Ferree Charles won with birdie on third extra hole
Ferree and Hill eliminated with birdie on first hole
3 1991 First of America Classic United States Gibby Gilbert Won with birdie on first extra hole

Other senior wins (2)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1957 1958 1959
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship 29 13 T23
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
Masters Tournament CUT DNP T11 DNP CUT CUT T22 T36 T22 T13
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT T37 DNP
The Open Championship T3 T11 T30 T20 T8 DNP T13 T6 DNP T16
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T45 T44
Tournament 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Masters Tournament CUT 41 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship T3 DNP DNP T10 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship T51 CUT 41 T6 CUT
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"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 0 0 4 10 6
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
The Open Championship 0 0 2 2 6 12 18 16
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Totals 0 0 2 2 6 16 32 19
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 7 (1967 Open Championship – 1969 PGA)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (six times)

Team appearances[edit]

this list may be incomplete

  • World Cup: 1957, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1965 (winners), 1966, 1967, 1970, 1971

References[edit]

External links[edit]