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Harold Henning (3 October 1934 – 1 January 2004) was a South African professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour and the Senior PGA Tour.

Harold Henning
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Personal information
Born(1934-10-03)3 October 1934
Johannesburg, South Africa
Died1 January 2004(2004-01-01) (aged 69)
Miami Beach, Florida, U.S.
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight165 lb (75 kg; 11.8 st)
Nationality South Africa
Career
Turned professional1953
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
European Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins39
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour2
European Tour1
PGA Tour Champions3
Other33
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT11: 1962
PGA ChampionshipT44: 1969
U.S. OpenT37: 1968
The Open ChampionshipT3: 1960, 1970

Henning was born into a golfing family. His brothers Allan, Brian, and Graham all became professional golfers.[1]

Henning was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. Nicknamed The Horse, he turned pro in 1953. From 1953–1965, Henning traveled the world playing on international circuits, winning the national championships of Switzerland. South Africa, Italy, and Germany. A World Cup win with Gary Player in 1965 convinced him to join the PGA Tour.

Henning won two official PGA Tour events – the 1966 Texas Open Invitational and the 1970 Tallahassee Open Invitational – before retiring in 1972. He returned to the game six years later and recorded a victory at the KLM Dutch Open in 1981. Upon reaching age 50 in October 1984, Henning began play on the Senior PGA Tour. During his 18 seasons on this Tour, he won three official events and two Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf Championships.

Henning died in 2004 after a long illness.[2]

Professional wins (39)Edit

PGA Tour wins (2)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner(s)-up
1 1 May 1966 Texas Open Invitational −8 (72-67-65-68=272) 3 strokes   Wes Ellis,   Gene Littler,
  Ken Still
1 26 Apr 1970 Tallahassee Open Invitational −11 (67-76-64-70=277) 1 stroke   Rives McBee

PGA Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1969 Los Angeles Open   Charlie Sifford Lost to birdie on first extra hole

European Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 26 Jul 1981 KLM Dutch Open −8 (71-68-70-71=280) 1 stroke   Raymond Floyd,   Nick Price

South African circuit wins (18)Edit

European circuit wins (11)Edit

Asian circuit wins (1)Edit

Other wins (1)Edit

Senior PGA Tour wins (3)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up(s)
1 27 Oct 1985 Seiko-Tucson Senior Match Play Championship 4&3   Dan Sikes
2 13 Mar 1988 GTE Classic −2 (68-73-73=214) 3 strokes   Bruce Crampton,   Dale Douglass
3 8 Sep 1991 First of America Classic −11 (72-64-66=202) Playoff   Gibby Gilbert

Senior PGA Tour playoff record (1–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1988 Silver Pages Classic   Gary Player Lost to birdie on first extra hole
2 1989 GTE Suncoast Classic   Bob Charles,   Dave Hill,   Jim Ferree Charles won with birdie on third extra hole
Ferree and Hill eliminated with birdie on first hole
3 1991 First of America Classic   Gibby Gilbert Won with birdie on first extra hole

Other senior wins (2)Edit

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1957 1958 1959
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open
The Open Championship 29 13 T23
PGA Championship
Tournament 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
Masters Tournament CUT T11 CUT CUT T22 T36 T22 T13
U.S. Open CUT T37
The Open Championship T3 T10 T30 T20 T8 T13 T6 T16
PGA Championship T45 T44
Tournament 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Masters Tournament CUT 41
U.S. Open
The Open Championship T3 T10
PGA Championship
Tournament 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open
The Open Championship T51 CUT 41 T6 CUT
PGA Championship
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut (3rd round cut in 1984 Open Championship)
"T" indicates a tie for a place

SummaryEdit

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 4 10 6
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
The Open Championship 0 0 2 2 6 12 18 16
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Totals 0 0 2 2 6 16 32 19
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 7 (1967 Open Championship – 1969 PGA)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (six times)

Team appearancesEdit

this list may be incomplete

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Brothers aim to qualify". News24. 7 January 2003. Retrieved 18 September 2019.
  2. ^ Golfer Harold Henning dead at 69
  3. ^ "Henning wins S.A. golf tourney". The Canberra Times. 6 March 1957.
  4. ^ "Hennings Win". The Glasgow Herald. 28 February 1972.
  5. ^ "Hennings win team event". The Glasgow Herald. 25 December 1972.
  6. ^ "Jacklin fails to make the cut". The Glasgow Herald. 7 February 1972. p. 5.

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