E. J. Harrison (golfer)
|E. J. "Dutch" Harrison|
|Full name||Ernest Joseph Harrison|
March 29, 1910|
|Died||June 19, 1982
St. Louis, Missouri
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships
|Masters Tournament||T4: 1954|
|U.S. Open||T3: 1960|
|The Open Championship||DNP|
|PGA Championship||T3: 1939|
|Achievements and awards|
Ernest Joseph (E. J.) "Dutch" Harrison (March 29, 1910 – June 19, 1982) was an American professional golfer whose career spanned over four decades—one of the longest in the history of the PGA Tour.
Born in Conway, Arkansas and nicknamed "The Arkansas Traveler", Harrison turned pro in 1930 at the start of the Great Depression. Although he played in what tournaments existed in those days, the mainstay of his income was the many exhibitions and private "money" matches in which he, as well as many of his fellow professionals, played.
Harrison had a total of 18 career victories spanning from the 1939 Bing Crosby Pro-Am to the 1958 Tijuana Open Invitational. However, as late as 1969, Harrison had a top-25 finish in the Canadian Open at the age of 59. He played on three Ryder Cup teams: 1947, 1949, and 1951.
Harrison finished nine times in the top-10 at major championships, including third place finishes at the PGA Championship in 1939 and the U.S. Open in 1960. He won the Vardon Trophy for lowest scoring average in 1954, and ranks fifth on the list of players with the most PGA Tour victories without a major championship on his resume.
PGA Tour wins (18)
- 1939 (2) Bing Crosby Pro-Am, Texas Open
- 1944 (2) Charlotte Open, Miami Open
- 1945 (1) St. Paul Open
- 1947 (3) Reno Open, Reading Open, Hawaiian Open
- 1948 (1) Richmond Open
- 1949 (1) Canadian Open
- 1950 (1) Wilmington Open
- 1951 (1) Texas Open
- 1953 (3) St. Petersburg Open, Western Open, Columbia Open
- 1954 (1) Bing Crosby Pro-Am Invitational
- 1956 (1) All American Open
- 1958 (1) Tijuana Open Invitational
- 1940 Illinois PGA Championship
- 1942 Illinois PGA Championship
- 1950 California State Open
- 1952 Northern California Open, Ampol Tournament (Oct)
- 1955 White Sulphur Springs Open
- 1957 Greenbrier Invitational
Results in major championships
Note: Harrison never played in The Open Championship.
NT = no tournament
WD = withdrew
DQ = disqualified
CUT = missed the half-way cut
R64, R32, R16, QF, SF = Round in which player lost in PGA Championship match play
"T" indicates a tie for a place
|The Open Championship||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 10 (1940 PGA – 1949 Masters)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (twice)
- "Dutch Harrison, golfer, dies; member of the Hall of Fame". New York Times. Associated Press. June 20, 1982. Retrieved March 8, 2017.
- Jenkins, Dan (April 4, 1966). "It was fun time in the Thirties". Sports Illustrated. p. 100.
- "History of Old Warson Country Club". Retrieved April 28, 2018.