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John Inman (golfer)

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.

John Inman
Personal information
Full nameJohn Samuel Inman
Born (1962-11-26) November 26, 1962 (age 57)
Greensboro, North Carolina
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
Nationality United States
SpousePatti Arnold
CollegeUniversity of North Carolina
Turned professional1985
Current tour(s)Champions Tour
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Nationwide Tour
Professional wins2
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour2
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament59th: 1985
PGA ChampionshipT58: 1988
U.S. OpenT14: 1990
The Open ChampionshipDNP

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 winsEdit

PGA Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 1993 Buick Southern Open   Billy Andrade,   Mark Brooks,
  Brad Bryant,   Bob Estes
Won with birdie on second extra hole
Andrade, Bryant, and Brooks eliminated with birdie on first hole

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994
Masters Tournament 59 CUT CUT
U.S. Open CUT T14 T53
PGA Championship T58 T66

Note: Inman never played in The Open Championship.

  Did not play

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

U.S. national team appearancesEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Bio of Men's Head Golf Coach - John Inman". Retrieved June 8, 2011.
  2. ^ "The Natural". Augusta Chronicle. Archived from the original on July 11, 2005. Retrieved August 12, 2006.
  3. ^ "Golf Major Championships - John Inman". Retrieved June 8, 2011.
  4. ^ "UNC Men's Golf Technologies Update editorial". Archived from the original on March 23, 2006. Retrieved August 12, 2006.
  5. ^ Dell, John (June 8, 2011). "Former UNC coach Inman returns to competition at Rex". Archived from the original on June 17, 2011. Retrieved June 8, 2011.

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