|— Golfer —|
|Full name||John Paul Morse|
February 16, 1958 |
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||180 lb (82 kg; 13 st)|
|College||University of Michigan|
|Current tour(s)||Champions Tour|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour of Australasia
|Number of wins by tour|
|PGA Tour of Australasia||3|
|Best results in Major Championships
|Masters Tournament||CUT: 1996, 1997|
|U.S. Open||4th: 1996|
|The Open Championship||T101th: 2001|
|PGA Championship||T41: 1996|
Morse was born in Marshall, Michigan. He attended the University of Michigan and was an All-American member of the golf team and Big-10 Champion in 1980. He won the 1978 Michigan Amateur and was the Big 10 Championship individual medalist in 1980. He turned professional in 1981.
Morse began his career playing in tournaments in and around Michigan; he later played on the Florida Tour, the PGA Tour of Australasia, the European Tour and the Nike Tour (now called the Nationwide Tour). Morse has 15 top-10 finishes in Nationwide Tour events including a win at the 1993 NIKE New England Classic. He earned his PGA Tour card by finishing fifth on the 1993 Nationwide Tour money list, and joined the PGA Tour in 1994 at the age of 35.
Morse was known for using very heavy golf clubs, much heavier than his contemporaries. Morse has eight top-10 finishes in PGA Tour events including a win at the 1995 United Airlines Hawaiian Open. His best finish in a major championship is a solo 4th at the 1996 U.S. Open. Morse has also won three events on the PGA Tour of Australasia and one event in Canada.
Morse was inducted into the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame in 2006.
Amateur wins (2)
- 1978 Michigan Amateur
- 1980 Big 10 Championship (individual medalist)
Professional wins (6)
PGA Tour wins (1)
Nationwide Tour wins (1)
PGA Tour of Australasia wins (3)
- 1990 Australian Open, Nedlands Masters
- 1991 Air New Zealand/Shell Open
Canadian Tour wins (1)
- 1989 Quebec Open
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP|
|The Open Championship||DNP||DNP||DNP||T101||DNP||DNP||DNP||CUT||DNP||DNP|
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.