Fran Quinn

Fran Quinn, Jr. (born March 11, 1965) is an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour and the Nationwide Tour.

Fran Quinn
Personal information
Full nameFran Quinn, Jr.
Born (1965-03-11) March 11, 1965 (age 56)
Worcester, Massachusetts
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight175 lb (79 kg; 12.5 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceHolden, Massachusetts
ChildrenOwen, Katie, Sean
CollegeNorthwestern University
Turned professional1988
Current tour(s)Champions Tour
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Nationwide Tour
Professional wins8
Number of wins by tour
Asian Tour2
Korn Ferry Tour4
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. Open43rd: 1994
The Open ChampionshipCUT: 1994

Quinn was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, and attended Northwestern University, where he graduated in 1987 with a degree in economics. He turned professional in 1988.

Quinn played his first full season on the Nationwide Tour, then Ben Hogan Tour, in 1991, where he made 13 of 25 cuts. Later in the year he finished T8 at Q-School, obtaining his PGA Tour card for 1992. He made only 6 of 18 cuts in 1992 and lost his tour card for 1993.

Quinn played off and on the PGA and Nationwide Tour's from 1993 to 1997, until he shifted his focus mainly to the Nationwide Tour. In 1999, Quinn picked up his first win on a major tour at the Nike Dakota Dunes Open in a playoff. He had three top-10s on the season, but it was not enough to earn his PGA Tour card for 2000.

Quinn won his first start of 2000 at the Florida Classic, but it was his only top 10 of the season. He finished with $125,000 in season long earnings. After his 2000 win, Quinn saw his game come to a standstill. From 2002 to mid-2009, he played in over 300 events, without another win, finishing in the top-10 only 17 times.

Quinn saw his career be resurrected in late 2009 at the Albertsons Boise Open in September. He went head-to-head in the final round with Blake Adams, who had led after all three rounds. Quinn found himself tied for the lead at the 18th hole. He hit his approach within 10 feet and knocked in his birdie putt after Adams failed to make his. It was Quinn's third career Nationwide Tour win, and it put him to over $1,000,000 in Nationwide Tour career earnings. It also vaulted him from 92nd to 18th on the 2009 money list. He finished the year 25th on the money list to earn his 2010 PGA Tour card.

Stress fractures limited Quinn to seven PGA Tour events in 2010, where he made two cuts. Quinn also played in three Nationwide Tour events in 2010, where he won his fourth career Nationwide Tour event, the Panama Claro Championship. He played the 2011 and 2012 seasons on a Major Medical Exemption, which he was unable to satisfy.

At the 2014 U.S. Open, Quinn had to go through local and sectional qualifying just to make the field. He ended the first round tied for second. It was his first U.S. Open since 1996 and only has past champion status on the Tour for 2014.

Amateur winsEdit

Professional wins (8)Edit

Asian Tour wins (2)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Dec 4, 1999 Mittweida Thailand Open −13 (71-66-67-71=275) 1 stroke   Christian Pena,   Jim Rutledge,
  Simon Yates
2 Dec 12, 1999 Omega PGA Championship −18 (69-67-69-65=270) 3 strokes   Simon Yates

Nationwide Tour wins (4)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Aug 1, 1999 Nike Dakota Dunes Open −18 (65-69-68-68=270) Playoff   Ryan Howison,   Craig Kanada
2 Feb 6, 2000 Florida Classic −13 (69-67-69-66=271) 3 strokes   Mark Hensby
3 Sep 20, 2009 Albertson's Boise Open −14 (68-65-68-69=270) 1 stroke   Blake Adams
4 Feb 29, 2010 Panama Claro Championship −15 (66-66-62-71=265) 2 strokes   Brian Smock

Nationwide Tour playoff record (1–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1991 Ben Hogan Texarkana Open   Jerry Anderson Lost to par on first extra hole
2 1999 Nike Dakota Dunes Open   Ryan Howison,   Craig Kanada Won with birdie on first extra hole

Other wins (2)Edit

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
U.S. Open CUT 43 CUT
The Open Championship CUT
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
U.S. Open
The Open Championship
Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
U.S. Open T56
The Open Championship
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = Tied
Note: Quinn never played in the Masters Tournament or the PGA Championship.

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