J. P. Hayes

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J. P. Hayes
Personal information
Full name John Patrick Hayes
Born (1965-08-02) August 2, 1965 (age 52)
Appleton, Wisconsin
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence El Paso, Texas
College UTEP
Turned professional 1989
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 3
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 2
Web.com Tour 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament CUT: 1999
U.S. Open T64: 2003
The Open Championship T42: 2001
PGA Championship T19: 2000

John Patrick "J.P." Hayes (born August 2, 1965) is an American professional golfer.

Early life[edit]

Hayes was born and raised in Appleton, Wisconsin.[1] He attended the University of Texas at El Paso, where he was a member of the golf team. He majored in marketing and graduated in 1988. In 1989, he turned professional.[2]


Hayes began play on the PGA Tour in 1992 after earning his tour card at qualifying school (Q school). He failed to finish high enough on the money list to retain his card and played on the Nike Tour (now Web.com Tour) in 1993 and 1994. He again gained a PGA Tour card for the 1995 season through Q school but failed to keep it. Playing the Nike Tour again in 1996, he won the Nike Miami Valley Open and finished 14th on the money list. He finished 13th at Q school to earn his 1997 PGA Tour card. He has played that tour ever since, returning to Q school in 1997 and 2004.[3]

Hayes has won twice on the PGA Tour: the 1998 Buick Classic and the 2002 John Deere Classic.[3]

Hayes disqualified himself in a Q-school qualifying event in November 2008 for mistakenly using a non-regulation ball for two strokes.[1][4] He still managed to make 15 starts in 2009 through past champion status and sponsor invites. He returned to the PGA Tour in 2010 after finishing tied for 8th in the 2009 Q school. He retained his tour card after finishing 113th on the Tour.[3]

A knee injury and wrist surgery halted Hayes' career in 2012. He was a motivation speaker for the Cedarburg High School boys' golf team that won the 2013 Wisconsin Division I state title, led by a high school teammate of Hayes. Hayes planned to return to competitive golf in 2014 to prepare for the Champions Tour.[5] Hayes has not played a PGA Tour-sanctioned event since 2012.

Professional wins (3)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner-up
1 Jun 14, 1998 Buick Classic −12 (66-67-68=201) Playoff United States Jim Furyk
2 Jul 28, 2002 John Deere Classic −22 (67-61-67-67=262) 4 strokes United States Robert Gamez

PGA Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1998 Buick Classic United States Jim Furyk Won with birdie on first extra hole

Nationwide Tour wins (1)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament CUT
U.S. Open CUT
The Open Championship CUT
PGA Championship CUT T54
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open CUT T64 CUT T71 CUT
The Open Championship T42
PGA Championship T19 T64
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b D'Amato, Gary (November 18, 2008). "Pro golfer Hayes penalizes himself out of a job". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved February 24, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Profile on PGA Tour's official site". Retrieved February 24, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c "Biographical information on PGA Tour's official site". Retrieved February 24, 2011. 
  4. ^ Berman, John (November 20, 2008). "Golfer J.P. Hayes Pays Price for Honesty". ABC News. Retrieved February 24, 2011. 
  5. ^ Hayes served as a motivational speaker

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