Harrison Frazar

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Harrison Frazar
— Golfer —
Personal information
Born (1971-07-29) July 29, 1971 (age 42)
Dallas, Texas
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 14 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Dallas, Texas
Spouse Allison
Children Harrison, Ford and Slaydon
Career
College University of Texas
Turned professional 1996
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
Former tour(s) Nike Tour
Professional wins 3
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 1
Web.com Tour 1
Other 1
Best results in Major Championships
Masters Tournament CUT: 2012
U.S. Open T30: 2011
The Open Championship 69th: 2011
PGA Championship T20: 2006

Harrison Frazar (born July 29, 1971) is an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour and the Nike Tour.

Amateur career[edit]

Frazar was born in Dallas, Texas[1] and was raised there and in Abilene, Texas. He attended Highland Park High School, where he won two state golf championships and was a three-time all-Texas selection.[2] He then attended the University of Texas majoring in Psychology and Business Foundations.[1] He played on the Longhorns golf team where he was a three time honorable mention All-American. In his junior year he shot a 65, and led Texas to a 2nd place team finish at the NCAA Championship.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Frazar worked as an analyst at a Dallas commercial real estate firm, managing and developing golf courses as part of his job.[2] It was originally his intent to not play golf professionally, but Mark Brooks convinced him to give it a try.[3]

On December 6, 2008, Frazer became one of the few golfers in history to shoot a 59 at a professional event. The 59 was scored on the Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West in La Quinta, California, in the fourth round of the qualifying school finals. He went on to take medalist honors, winning by eight strokes with a total of −32 after six rounds.[2]

Throughout his career Frazar has been unfortunate with a number of injuries. He suffered a hip injury in 2001, and a wrist injury in 2005, both of which required surgery. In 2010 he again had surgery on his hip, as well as surgery on his shoulder. At one point, he was considering retirement from professional golf.[4]

In 2011, Frazar was playing the PGA Tour on a medical exemption which required him to earn over $600,000 in 11 tournaments to earn his 2011 PGA Tour card. After missing five straight cuts Frazar took a number of weeks off to reassess his game and bounced back with a T-14 finish at the HP Byron Nelson Championship upon his return. Two weeks later, with two starts left on his medical exemption, he won his maiden PGA Tour title at the FedEx St. Jude Classic in a playoff over Swede Robert Karlsson. Frazar had a one stroke lead entering the final hole on Sunday but found the water hazard with his second shot resulting in a sudden death playoff. After both players parred the first two playoff holes, Frazar won at the third extra hole when Karlsson missed a 12 foot par putt to extend the playoff. This was Frazar's first win in 355 starts on tour; he had four times previously finished in second place.[5] This win earned Frazar his PGA Tour card through the 2013 season, an invitation to his first Masters in 2012, and moved him from 178th to 40th in the FedEx Cup standings. The win also elevated Frazar from 583rd to 144th in the Official World Golf Ranking.[6] Frazar had already qualified his way into the U.S. Open the week before, where he finished T30. Frazar's earnings between The Players Championship and the AT&T National earned him an exemption into the 2011 Open Championship, his first Open, where his finished 69th.

Frazar's career high world ranking is 82nd, after finishing in a tie for second at the 2012 Sony Open in Hawaii.

Frazar sat out the 2013 season with a back injury and is playing the 2013–14 season on a Major Medical Extension.

Professional wins (3)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 Jun 12, 2011 FedEx St. Jude Classic −13 (71-65-64-67=267) Playoff Sweden Robert Karlsson

PGA Tour playoff record (1–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2004 Sony Open in Hawaii South Africa Ernie Els Lost to birdie on third extra hole
2 2011 FedEx St. Jude Classic Sweden Robert Karlsson Won with par on third extra hole

Nike Tour wins (1)[edit]

Other wins (1)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1998 1999
Masters Tournament DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP
PGA Championship CUT CUT
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP T66 T54 DNP DNP DNP DNP T58 DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship CUT CUT DNP DNP CUT DNP T20 DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 2010 2011 2012
Masters Tournament DNP DNP CUT
U.S. Open CUT T30 DNP
The Open Championship DNP 69 DNP
PGA Championship DNP T39 DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
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 0 1 0
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 4
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 2
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 1 14 7
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 3 (2011 U.S. Open – 2011 PGA)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 0

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "PGA Tour Profile – Harrison Frazar". PGA Tour. Retrieved November 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "PGA Tour Media Guide – Harrison Frazar". PGA Tour. Retrieved November 13, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Pards". Sports Illustrated. May 24, 1999. Retrieved February 20, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Decision Points". Sports Illustrated. March 7, 2011. Retrieved February 20, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Frazar wins sudden death playoff to earn his maiden PGA Tour win". BBC Sport. June 12, 2011. Retrieved June 13, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Official World Golf Ranking, Week 24, 2011". June 12, 2011. Retrieved February 20, 2012. 

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