E. J. Harrison (golfer)

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E. J. "Dutch" Harrison
Personal information
Full name Ernest Joseph Harrison
Nickname Dutch
Born (1910-03-29)March 29, 1910
Conway, Arkansas
Died June 19, 1982(1982-06-19) (aged 72)
St. Louis, Missouri
Nationality  United States
Career
Turned professional 1930
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 25
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 18
Other 7
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
Vardon Trophy 1954

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.[1]

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.[2]

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.

In 1954 Harrison became the Old Warson Country Club's first golf professional.[3] He died of heart failure at age 72 in 1982 in St. Louis, Missouri.[1]

Professional wins[edit]

PGA Tour wins (18)[edit]

Other wins[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1936 1937 1938 1939
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open T36 T32 T25
PGA Championship SF
Tournament 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
Masters Tournament T31 T7 NT NT NT T37 T29 T14 T23
U.S. Open DQ T7 NT NT NT NT T10 T13 T35 CUT
PGA Championship R64 R64 R64 NT R64 R16 R64
Tournament 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
Masters Tournament WD T15 T4 CUT
U.S. Open 4 T47 T33 T14 T17 CUT T23
PGA Championship R64 R64 R16 R64
Tournament 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
Masters Tournament WD CUT
U.S. Open T3 T17 CUT T28 T16 CUT
PGA Championship T49
Tournament 1970 1971
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open CUT
PGA Championship

Note: Harrison never played in The Open Championship.

  Top 10
  Did not play

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

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 1 2 5 12 8
U.S. Open 0 0 1 2 4 11 23 17
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PGA Championship 0 0 1 1 3 3 12 12
Totals 0 0 2 4 9 19 47 37
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 10 (1940 PGA – 1949 Masters)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (twice)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Dutch Harrison, golfer, dies; member of the Hall of Fame". New York Times. Associated Press. June 20, 1982. Retrieved March 8, 2017. 
  2. ^ Jenkins, Dan (April 4, 1966). "It was fun time in the Thirties". Sports Illustrated. p. 100. 
  3. ^ "History of Old Warson Country Club". Retrieved April 28, 2018. 

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