|Full name||Henry August Kuehne II|
September 11, 1975 |
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)|
|Residence||Palm Beach Gardens, Florida|
|College||Oklahoma State University
Southern Methodist University
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Best results in major championships
|Masters Tournament||CUT: 1999|
|U.S. Open||65th: 1999|
|The Open Championship||DNP|
|PGA Championship||CUT: 2003|
|Achievements and awards|
Order of Merit winner
Kuehne was born in Dallas, Texas. His father started him playing golf at a young age. He has a sister (Kelli) who plays on the LPGA Tour, and a brother (Trip) who finished second to Tiger Woods in the 1994 U.S. Amateur and remains an amateur. Kuehne began his college career at Oklahoma State University, but later transferred to Southern Methodist University, where he earned All-American honors three times as a member of the golf team (third team in 1996, second team in 1998, and honorable mention in 1999). He won the 1998 U.S. Amateur and played on the 1998 U.S. Eisenhower Trophy team. He graduated from SMU in 1999 with a degree in communications and turned professional.
Although he has several professional wins in non-Tour events, Kuehne's best finish on the PGA Tour has been a T-2 at both the 2003 Shell Houston Open and the 2005 John Deere Classic. His best result in a major is a 65th-place finish at the 1999 U.S. Open. In 2003, he won the Tour's Driving Distance title, unseating John Daly who had won eight consecutive titles and 11 in total.
Kuehne missed the cut at the 2012 Honda Classic, his first PGA Tour event since 2007. Lingering back problems prevented Kuehne from playing for five years.
Kuehne lives in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida and has a son, Henry August Kuehne III (born 2005), with ex-wife Nicole Kuehne. After his divorce, he was seen in public with tennis champion Venus Williams, whom he accompanied to the 2007 Wimbledon Championships and the 2007 U.S. Open. They broke up in 2010, after which Kuehne met his current wife Andy, whom he married in May 2011. Kuehne was initiated into Sigma Nu Fraternity while at Oklahoma State University (Epsilon Epsilon chapter).
- 1998 U.S. Amateur
Professional wins (4)
- 2002 Texas Challenge, Telus Quebec Open (both Canadian Tour events)
- 2003 Franklin Templeton Shootout (with Jeff Sluman)
- 2004 Franklin Templeton Shootout (with Jeff Sluman)
Results in major championships
|U.S. Open||65 LA||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP|
|The Open Championship||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP|
LA = Low amateur
DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tie
Yellow background for top-10.
U.S. national team appearances
- "Hank Kuehne". PGA Tour. Retrieved October 15, 2013.
- "U.S. Amateur – Past Champions – 1998". USGA. Retrieved October 15, 2013.
- "PGA Tour's official site - Hank Kuehne media guide". PGA Tour. Retrieved October 15, 2013.
- "Honors and Awards". Golf Coaches Association of America. Retrieved October 15, 2013.
- "PGA Tour Driving Distance stats". PGA Tour. Retrieved October 15, 2013.