John Inman (golfer)

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John Inman
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name John Samuel Inman
Born (1962-11-26) November 26, 1962 (age 52)
Greensboro, North Carolina
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
Nationality  United States
Spouse Patti Arnold
College University of North Carolina
Turned professional 1985
Current tour(s) Nationwide Tour
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 2
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 2
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament 59th: 1985
U.S. Open T14: 1990
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship T58: 1988

John Samuel Inman (born November 26, 1962) is an American professional golfer and college men's golf head coach. He is the younger brother of professional golfer Joe Inman.

Inman was born in Greensboro, North Carolina, where he graduated from Grimsley High School in 1980. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1980–1984, and was a distinguished member of the golf team – a three-time All-American. In his senior year, Inman received the Haskins Award given annually to the college player of the year. He was the individual medalist in the 1984 NCAA Division I Championship. His 17 under par performance in that tournament broke the record set 13 years earlier by Ben Crenshaw and stood until 2000,[1] when it was bettered by the 23-under-par performance of Oklahoma State's Charles Howell III.[2]

Inman turned professional in 1985 and played on the PGA Tour from 1985–1995, and won two events. His first win came in the 1987 Provident Classic by one stroke over Bill Glasson and Rocco Mediate. Inman's second win came during a 5-man playoff at the 1993 Buick Southern Open. His best finish in a major championship was T-14 at the 1990 U.S. Open.[3]

After his tour playing days were over, Inman returned to his alma mater in July 1998 to take over the reins of the men's golf program. He has shown himself to be an innovator in respect to making emerging technology and applications available to his players.[4]

In 2011, Inman decided to return to professional golf and play in the Nationwide Tour's Rex Hospital Open. The two-time PGA Tour winner will play on the Nationwide Tour until he is eligible to compete in the Champions Tour.[5]

Amateur wins (4)[edit]

PGA Tour wins[edit]

U.S. national team appearances[edit]



  1. ^ "Bio of Men's Head Golf Coach - John Inman". Retrieved June 8, 2011. 
  2. ^ "The Natural". Augusta Chronicle. Retrieved August 12, 2006. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Golf Major Championships - John Inman". Retrieved June 8, 2011. 
  4. ^ "UNC Men's Golf Technologies Update editorial". Retrieved August 12, 2006. 
  5. ^ Dell, John (June 8, 2011). "Former UNC coach Inman returns to competition at Rex". Retrieved June 8, 2011. 

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