John Huh

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Huh.
John Huh
— Golfer —
Personal information
Born (1990-05-21) May 21, 1990 (age 24)
New York City, New York
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 14 st)
Nationality American
Residence Los Angeles, California
Career
College California State University, Northridge
Turned professional 2008
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
Former tour(s) OneAsia Tour
Korean Tour
Professional wins 2
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T11: 2013
U.S. Open T17: 2013
The Open Championship CUT: 2012, 2013
PGA Championship T68: 2012
Achievements and awards
PGA Tour
Rookie of the Year
2012

John Huh (Korean: 허찬수, born May 21, 1990) is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour.

Amateur career[edit]

Huh was born in New York City to Korean parents. He moved to South Korea shortly after his birth and he lived there for 12 years, then moved to Chicago, Illinois for three years, and then to Los Angeles, California.[1] He attended California State University, Northridge for two weeks before turning professional in 2008. Huh left college due to the lack of core courses, preventing him from receiving a scholarship and being approved for NCAA competition.

Professional career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Huh played on the Korean Tour for three years. In 2010 he won the Shinhan Donghae Open and was named the 2010 Korean Tour Rookie of the Year. He also played on the OneAsia Tour in 2010 and 2011, finishing 46th[2] and 15th[3] on the Order of Merit, respectively. He earned his PGA Tour card for 2012 by finishing in a tie for 27th at qualifying school, making the cut on the number (two Nationwide Tour graduates were among the top 25, allowing Huh to earn a Tour card). Prior to qualifying school, Huh had no starts on a U.S.-based professional tour.

2012[edit]

In only his second PGA Tour event, Huh finished in a tie for 6th at the Farmers Insurance Open. He continued his strong play the following week when he finished in a tie for 12th at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. In only his fifth PGA Tour event, Huh picked up his first victory at the Mayakoba Golf Classic, defeating Robert Allenby in an eight-hole sudden death playoff.[4] Allenby held a two stroke lead with one hole to play but double bogeyed after putting his tee shot in the trees, and a Huh par forced a playoff. The playoff tied the second longest playoff in PGA Tour history. Huh made the cut in his first six PGA Tour events. He was in contention at the Valero Texas Open, but fell two shots short of champion Ben Curtis and finished in a tie for second.[5] Huh broke into the top-100 of the Official World Golf Ranking for the first time, moving to 90th. In May, Huh finished in a tie for fifth at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial. Huh played in his first major at the 2012 Open Championship, earning entry through FedEx Cup standings, where he missed the cut. He would also be the only rookie to advance to the 2012 Tour Championship, the fourth and final event of the FedEx Cup. Huh's performance was good enough for 28th on the money list, earning him entry into the 2013 Masters Tournament (top 30 money earners were given automatic entry). Huh won the PGA Tour Rookie of the Year for his 2012 season, the first person of Korean descent to win the honor.

2013[edit]

Huh was unable to repeat the success of 2012, but did well enough to go to the FedEx Cup. He finished T11 at the Masters and earned entry into the 2014 tournament. His best finish of the season was a T3 at the Wyndham Championship and reached a career high of 62nd in the OWGR.

2014[edit]

Huh had two T3 finishes (Valero Texas Open and Barracuda Championship) and finished 96th in the FedEx Cup.

Professional wins (2)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Feb 26, 2012 Mayakoba Golf Classic –13 (67-70-71-63=271) Playoff Australia Robert Allenby

PGA Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2012 Mayakoba Golf Classic Australia Robert Allenby Won with par on eighth extra hole

Korean Tour wins (1)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2012 2013 2014
Masters Tournament DNP T11 CUT
U.S. Open DNP T17 DNP
The Open Championship CUT CUT DNP
PGA Championship T68 CUT CUT

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 1 2 1
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 3
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 3 (2012 PGA – 2013 U.S. Open)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 0

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