John Huston (golfer)

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John Huston
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Johnny Ray Huston
Born (1961-06-01) June 1, 1961 (age 53)
Mt. Vernon, Illinois
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Palm Harbor, Florida
Career
College Auburn University
Turned professional 1983
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins 12
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 7
Champions Tour 1
Other 4
Best results in Major Championships
Masters Tournament T3: 1990
U.S. Open 4th: 2000
The Open Championship T10: 1998
PGA Championship T7: 1991

Johnny Ray Huston (born June 1, 1961) is an American professional golfer who won seven PGA Tour events and currently plays on the Champions Tour.

Early life[edit]

Huston was born in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. He attended Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama and was a member of the golf team.

Professional career[edit]

Huston turned professional in 1983.[1] He won seven PGA Tour events and has had more than 80 top-10 finishes in his career. He has a history of being a "streaky" player, who either plays extremely well or mediocre. At the 1998 United Airlines Hawaiian Open, he broke a 53-year-old record for 72-hole scoring by shooting 260, a 28-under-par performance. Huston attributed his record-breaking score to magnets that he placed in his shoes and in the cover of his mattress.[2] He also had a course-record 61 at the 1996 Memorial Tournament. He finished in the top-100 on the money list every year but one during the first 17 years of his career.

Huston's best finish in a major championship was T-3 at the 1990 Masters Tournament; he also had a solo 4th place finish at the 2000 U.S. Open.[3] He has featured in the top 20 of the Official World Golf Ranking.

Huston's first Champions Tour win was at the 2011 Dick's Sporting Goods Open, which was his third start and came just 25 days after he turned 50.[4]

Huston has a reputation for playing very quickly. Commentator Gary McCord has described Huston as the Tour's fastest golfer, with no one a close second. He lives in Palm Harbor, Florida.

Professional wins (11)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (7)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner(s)-up
1 Mar 11, 1990 Honda Classic −6 (68-73-70-71=282) 2 strokes United States Mark Calcavecchia
2 Oct 18, 1992 Walt Disney World/Oldsmobile Classic −26 (66-68-66-62=262) 3 strokes United States Mark O'Meara
3 Mar 6, 1994 Doral-Ryder Open −14 (70-68-70-66=274) 3 strokes United States Billy Andrade, United States Brad Bryant
4 Feb 15, 1998 United Airlines Hawaiian Open −20 (63-65-66-66=260) 7 strokes United States Tom Watson
5 Oct 25, 1998 National Car Rental Golf Classic Disney −16 (67-70-69-66=272) 1 stroke United States Davis Love III
6 Oct 22, 2000 Tampa Bay Classic −13 (66-73-67-65=271) 3 strokes United States Carl Paulson
7 Oct 5, 2003 Southern Farm Bureau Classic −20 (66-66-68-68=268) 1 stroke South Africa Brenden Pappas

PGA Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1993 Shell Houston Open United States Jim McGovern Lost to birdie on second extra hole

Other wins (4)[edit]

Champions Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner-up
1 Jun 26, 2011 Dick's Sporting Goods Open −16 (65-70-65=200) 3 strokes Zimbabwe Nick Price

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament DNP T3 T29 T25 59 T10 T17 17 T21 T23 T36
U.S. Open CUT T14 CUT DNP CUT CUT CUT T82 DNP T32 T17
The Open Championship DNP CUT DNP DNP T48 CUT T31 DNP DNP T10 T68
PGA Championship CUT T57 T7 T18 T44 CUT DQ CUT DNP T13 CUT
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Masters Tournament T14 T20 DNP CUT DNP
U.S. Open 4 CUT CUT DNP DNP
The Open Championship CUT CUT DNP DNP CUT
PGA Championship 71 72 T39 WD CUT

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
WD = Withdrew
DQ = Disqualified
"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 1 1 2 9 13 12
U.S. Open 0 0 0 1 1 3 12 5
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 4
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 1 3 15 8
Totals 0 0 1 2 5 16 49 29
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 8 (1997 Masters – 1999 Open Championship)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (five times)

U.S. national team appearances[edit]

Professional

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PGA Tour Profile – John Huston". PGA Tour. Retrieved November 5, 2013. 
  2. ^ Zullo, Allan (2001). Astonishing but True Golf Facts. Forest Fairview, North Carolina: Andrew McMeels Publishing. ISBN 978-0740714269. 
  3. ^ "Golf Major Championships". 
  4. ^ "PGA Tour Media Guide – John Huston". PGA Tour. Retrieved November 5, 2013. 

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