Jack Renner (golfer)

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Jack Renner
Personal information
Born (1956-07-06) July 6, 1956 (age 60)
Palm Springs, California
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 150 lb (68 kg; 11 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence San Diego, California
College College of the Desert
Turned professional 1976
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins 3
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 3
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T11: 1984
U.S. Open T9: 1985
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship T12: 1979

Jack Renner (born July 6, 1956) is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour from 1977–1988, and on the Champions Tour from 2006–2007.

Renner was born in Palm Springs, California. While in high school at the age of 17, he won the U.S. Junior Amateur. He attended the College of the Desert in Palm Desert, California. He turned pro in 1976 and joined the PGA Tour in 1977.

Renner had three PGA Tour event wins during that phase of his career. His first win was at the 1979 Manufacturers Hanover Westchester Classic. In 1981, he earned his second Tour victory at the Pleasant Valley Jimmy Fund Classic. His last win came at the 1984 Hawaiian Open. He had 53 top-10 finishes including over a dozen 2nd or 3rd-place finishes in his PGA Tour career. His best finish in a major was T9 at the 1985 U.S. Open.[1]

After his PGA Tour days were over, Renner played some on the Nationwide Tour. His best finish in that venue is a T-22 at the 1993 NIKE Utah Classic. He turned 50 in July 2006 and made his debut on the Champions Tour at the U.S. Senior Open.

Renner was known for his outstanding short game. He has a sister (Jane) who played on the LPGA Tour and a brother (Jim). He lives in San Diego, California.

Amateur wins[edit]

PGA Tour wins[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning Score Margin of
1 Aug 19, 1979 Manufacturers Hanover Westchester Classic -7 (69-71-70-67=277) 1 stroke Australia David Graham,
United States Howard Twitty
2 Sep 13, 1981 Pleasant Valley Jimmy Fund Classic -11 (68-68-68-69=273) 2 strokes United States Scott Simpson
3 Feb 12, 1984 Hawaiian Open -17 (70-66-68-67=271) Playoff United States Wayne Levi

PGA Tour playoff record (1-0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1984 Hawaiian Open United States Wayne Levi Won with par on second extra hole


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