John Huston (golfer)
|Full name||Johnny Ray Huston|
|Born||June 1, 1961|
Mt. Vernon, Illinois
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)|
|Residence||Palm Harbor, Florida|
|Current tour(s)||Champions Tour|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Highest ranking||16 (September 26, 1999)|
|Number of wins by tour|
|PGA Tour Champions||1|
|Best results in major championships|
|Masters Tournament||T3: 1990|
|PGA Championship||T7: 1991|
|U.S. Open||4th: 2000|
|The Open Championship||T11: 1998|
Huston turned professional in 1983. He won seven PGA Tour events and has had more than 80 top-10 finishes in his career. He has a history of being a "streaky" player, who either plays extremely well or mediocre. At the 1998 United Airlines Hawaiian Open, he broke a 53-year-old record for 72-hole scoring by shooting 260, a 28-under-par performance. Huston attributed his record-breaking score to magnets that he placed in his shoes and in the cover of his mattress. He also had a course-record 61 at the 1996 Memorial Tournament. He finished in the top-100 on the money list every year but one during the first 17 years of his career.
Huston's best finish in a major championship was T-3 at the 1990 Masters Tournament; he also had a solo 4th-place finish at the 2000 U.S. Open. His peak Official World Golf Ranking was 15th in 1999.
Professional wins (11)
PGA Tour wins (7)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of victory||Runner(s)-up|
|1||Mar 11, 1990||Honda Classic||−6 (68-73-70-71=282)||2 strokes||Mark Calcavecchia|
|2||Oct 18, 1992||Walt Disney World/Oldsmobile Classic||−26 (66-68-66-62=262)||3 strokes||Mark O'Meara|
|3||Mar 6, 1994||Doral-Ryder Open||−14 (70-68-70-66=274)||3 strokes||Billy Andrade, Brad Bryant|
|4||Feb 15, 1998||United Airlines Hawaiian Open||−28 (63-65-66-66=260)||7 strokes||Tom Watson|
|5||Oct 25, 1998||National Car Rental Golf Classic Disney||−16 (67-70-69-66=272)||1 stroke||Davis Love III|
|6||Oct 22, 2000||Tampa Bay Classic||−13 (66-73-67-65=271)||3 strokes||Carl Paulson|
|7||Oct 5, 2003||Southern Farm Bureau Classic||−20 (66-66-68-68=268)||1 stroke||Brenden Pappas|
PGA Tour playoff record (0–1)
|1||1993||Shell Houston Open||Jim McGovern||Lost to birdie on second extra hole|
Other wins (4)
- 1985 Florida Open
- 1987 PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament
- 1988 JCPenney Classic (with Amy Benz)
- 2005 Franklin Templeton Shootout (with Kenny Perry)
Champions Tour wins (1)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of victory||Runner-up|
|1||Jun 26, 2011||Dick's Sporting Goods Open||−16 (65-70-65=200)||3 strokes||Nick Price|
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||CUT||T48||CUT||T31||T11||T68||CUT||CUT||CUT|
CUT = missed the half-way cut
WD = Withdrew
DQ = Disqualified
"T" = tied
|The Open Championship||0||0||0||0||0||1||9||4|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 8 (1997 Masters – 1999 Open Championship)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (five times)
U.S. national team appearances
- "Week 39 1999 Ending 26 Sep 1999" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved October 3, 2019.
- "PGA Tour Profile – John Huston". PGA Tour. Retrieved November 5, 2013.
- Zullo, Allan (2001). Astonishing but True Golf Facts. Forest Fairview, North Carolina: Andrew McMeels Publishing. ISBN 978-0740714269.
- "Golf Major Championships".
- "PGA Tour Media Guide – John Huston". PGA Tour. Retrieved November 5, 2013.