|Full name||Nolan Jay Henke|
November 25, 1964 |
Battle Creek, Michigan
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||165 lb (75 kg; 11.8 st)|
|Residence||Fort Myers, Florida|
|College||Florida State University|
|Current tour(s)||Champions Tour|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships
|Masters Tournament||T6: 1991|
|U.S. Open||7th/T7: 1991, 1993|
|The Open Championship||T38: 1991|
|PGA Championship||T6: 1993|
Henke was born in Battle Creek, Michigan. He attended Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida and was a distinguished member of the golf team. During his years at Florida State, Henke won seven tournaments and was an All-American for 3 consecutive years: 1985 – 1987. He turned pro in 1987 and joined the PGA Tour in 1988.
In the early 1990s, Henke won three PGA Tour events. His first win came at the 1990 B.C. Open. In 1991, he won the Phoenix Open, finished 5th on the money list, and had six top-10 finishes. His third win came in 1993 at the BellSouth Classic. His best finish in a major has been T6 at both the 1992 Masters Tournament and the 1993 PGA Championship.
As he has grown older, Henke has had difficulty maintaining his PGA Tour privileges, and has had to play some events on the Nationwide Tour. His best finish in this venue is a T-4 at the 2002 Preferred Health Systems Wichita Open.
Henke began playing on the Champions Tour in 2015.
Henke lives in Fort Myers, Florida. Each year, he hosts a charity event in Fort Myers to benefit Southwest Florida Children's Hospital and Hope Hospice House. He also had teamed with Patty Berg to promote the development of young players by sponsoring the Nolan Henke/Patty Berg Junior Masters tournament.
Amateur wins (11)
- 1985 Seminole Classic, Panhandle Intercollegiate, Forest Hills Invitational
- 1986 Porter Cup, Florida Intercollegiate
- 1987 American Amateur, Monroe Invitational, Seminole Golf Classic, South Florida Invitational, Jerry Pate Invitational, Metro Conference Championship
Professional wins (4)
PGA Tour wins (3)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||Sep 23, 1990||B.C. Open||−18 (66-64-70-68=268)||3 stroke||Mark Wiebe|
|2||Jan 27, 1991||Phoenix Open||−16 (65-66-66-71=268)||1 stroke||Gil Morgan, Curtis Strange, Tom Watson|
|3||May 9, 1993||BellSouth Classic||−17 (67-69-68-67=271)||2 strokes||Mark Calcavecchia, Nick Price, Tom Sieckmann|
PGA Tour playoff record (0–1)
|1||1995||MCI Classic||David Frost, Bob Tway||Tway won with par on second extra hole
Frost eliminated with par on first hole
Other wins (1)
- 1988 South Florida Open
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||T38|
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
|The Open Championship||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||1|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 6 (1989 U.S. Open – 1992 Masters)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (1993 U.S. Open – 1993 PGA)
- "Profile on Florida State Seminoles Official Athletic Site".
- "Golf Major Championships". Retrieved 2008-01-25.