John Morse

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John Morse
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name John Paul Morse
Born (1958-02-16) February 16, 1958 (age 56)
Marshall, Michigan
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 13 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Marshall, Michigan
Career
College University of Michigan
Turned professional 1981
Current tour(s) Champions Tour
Former tour(s) PGA Tour of Australasia
European Tour
Nationwide Tour
PGA Tour
Professional wins 6
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 1
PGA Tour of Australasia 3
Web.com Tour 1
Other 1
Best results in Major Championships
Masters Tournament CUT: 1996, 1997
U.S. Open 4th: 1996
The Open Championship T101th: 2001
PGA Championship T41: 1996

John Paul Morse (born February 16, 1958) is an American professional golfer who currently plays on the Champions Tour.

Amateur career[edit]

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.

Professional career[edit]

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.[1]

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.[2] Morse has also won three events on the PGA Tour of Australasia and one event in Canada.

Morse joined the Champions Tour in 2008. His best finish was T-3 at the 2008 AT&T Championship.

Morse was inducted into the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame in 2006.

Amateur wins (2)[edit]

  • 1978 Michigan Amateur
  • 1980 Big 10 Championship (individual medalist)

Professional wins (6)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (1)[edit]

Nationwide Tour wins (1)[edit]

PGA Tour of Australasia wins (3)[edit]

Canadian Tour wins (1)[edit]

  • 1989 Quebec Open

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1984 1985 1986 1987
The Masters DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open CUT DNP CUT DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997
The Masters DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT CUT
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP 4 T68
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP T101 DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT T41 DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Michigan Golf News Vol. 6 No.8". Michigan Golfer ON-LINE. February 24, 2006. 
  2. ^ "Golf Major Championships". 

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