Jack Renner (golfer)

Jack Renner (born July 6, 1956) is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour from 1977–1988, and on the Champions Tour from 2006–2007.

Jack Renner
Personal information
Born (1956-07-06) July 6, 1956 (age 65)
Palm Springs, California
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight150 lb (68 kg; 11 st)
Sporting nationality United States
ResidenceSan Diego, California
CollegeCollege of the Desert
Turned professional1976
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins4
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour3
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT11: 1984
PGA ChampionshipT12: 1979
U.S. OpenT9: 1985
The Open ChampionshipDNP

Renner was born in Palm Springs, California. While in high school at the age of 17, he won the U.S. Junior Amateur. He attended the College of the Desert in Palm Desert, California. He turned pro in 1976 and joined the PGA Tour in 1977.

Renner had three PGA Tour event wins during that phase of his career. His first win was at the 1979 Manufacturers Hanover Westchester Classic. In 1981, he earned his second Tour victory at the Pleasant Valley Jimmy Fund Classic. His last win came at the 1984 Hawaiian Open. He had 53 top-10 finishes including over a dozen 2nd or 3rd-place finishes in his PGA Tour career. His best finish in a major was T9 at the 1985 U.S. Open.[1]

After his PGA Tour days were over, Renner played some on the Nationwide Tour. His best finish in that venue is a T-22 at the 1993 NIKE Utah Classic. He turned 50 in July 2006 and made his debut on the Champions Tour at the U.S. Senior Open.

Renner was known for his outstanding short game. He has a sister (Jane) who played on the LPGA Tour and a brother (Jim). All three siblings won Junior World Golf Championships in their youth. He lives in San Diego, California.

Amateur winsEdit

Professional wins (4)Edit

PGA Tour wins (3)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Aug 19, 1979 Manufacturers Hanover Westchester Classic −7 (69-71-70-67=277) 1 stroke   David Graham,   Howard Twitty
2 Sep 13, 1981 Pleasant Valley Jimmy Fund Classic −11 (68-68-68-69=273) 2 strokes   Scott Simpson
3 Feb 12, 1984 Hawaiian Open −17 (70-66-68-67=271) Playoff   Wayne Levi

PGA Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1984 Hawaiian Open   Wayne Levi Won with par on second extra hole

Other wins (1)Edit

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987
Masters Tournament T14 T31 T20 T16 T11 T47 CUT
U.S. Open T41 CUT T17 T30 T43 T9 WD T58
PGA Championship T12 CUT T49 CUT T55 T48 CUT

Note: Renner never played in The Open Championship.

  Top 10
  Did not play

WD = withdrew
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Golf Major Championships".

External linksEdit