Jim Ahern

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Jim Ahern
Personal information
Full nameJames Russell Ahern
Born (1949-02-26) February 26, 1949 (age 70)
Duluth, Minnesota
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight160 lb (73 kg; 11 st)
Nationality United States
ResidencePhoenix, Arizona
CollegeOklahoma State University
Turned professional1972
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins3
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour Champions2
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
U.S. OpenCUT: 1972
The Open ChampionshipDNP
PGA ChampionshipCUT: 1978

James Russell Ahern (born February 26, 1949) is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour and the Champions Tour.

Ahern was born in Duluth, Minnesota. He attended Oklahoma State University and turned professional in 1972. He toiled in relative obscurity on the PGA Tour in the 1970s, never finishing higher than ninth in 60 tournaments. He lost his card at the end of the 1975 season.[1]

Ahern became the head pro at the Des Moines Golf and Country Club in 1980 and five years later founded Executive Golf Ltd., a golf concierge firm that arranges weekend golf instruction retreats for high-end and Forturne 500 clients.[1]

Ahern joined the Senior PGA Tour after turning 50 in February 1999, and has two wins on this circuit. He lives in Phoenix, Arizona.

Professional wins[edit]

Champions Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Aug 29, 1999 AT&T Canada Senior Open Championship −16 (67-68-69-68=272) Playoff United States Hale Irwin
2 Jun 1, 2003 Music City Championship at Gaylord Opryland −20 (64-63-69=196) 4 strokes Spain José Maria Cañizares

Champions Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1999 AT&T Canada Senior Open Championship United States Hale Irwin Won with par on second extra hole

Other wins[edit]

Results in senior majors[edit]

Results not in chronological order before 2008

Tournament 1999 2000 2001 2002
Senior PGA Championship DNP T8 T40 T18
U.S. Senior Open T18 CUT T7 T31
The Tradition DNP T19 T12 T57
Senior Players Championship DNP T64 T28 T33
Tournament 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Senior PGA Championship CUT CUT T40 T68 CUT T46
Senior British Open Championship 70 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Senior Open T35 T44 CUT CUT T50 DNP
The Tradition T2 T36 T56 T49 DNP DNP
Senior Players Championship T71 T39 T53 T65 T67 DNP

The Senior British Open was not a Champions Tour major until 2003
DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Yellow background for top-10.


  1. ^ a b "Ahern Takes Lead With an Opening 65". New York Times. March 31, 2000. Retrieved December 3, 2007.

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