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Timothy Daniel Herron (born February 6, 1970) is an American professional golfer.

Tim Herron
Personal information
Full nameTimothy Daniel Herron
NicknameLumpy
Born (1970-02-06) February 6, 1970 (age 49)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight250 lb (110 kg; 18 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceWayzata, Minnesota
Career
CollegeUniversity of New Mexico
Turned professional1993
Current tour(s)PGA Tour
(past champion status)
Web.com Tour
Professional wins4
Highest ranking29 (February 6, 2000)[1]
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour4
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT11: 2005
PGA ChampionshipT13: 1997
U.S. Open6th: 1999
The Open ChampionshipT30: 1999

BiographyEdit

Herron was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota.[2] His father and grandfather, both named Carson Herron, were professional golfers who played in the U.S. Open.[3]

Herron attended the University of New Mexico[2] and played on the 1993 United States Walker Cup team before turning professional later that year.[2] He played on the Nationwide Tour in 1995, and the following season he won for the first time on the PGA Tour at the Honda Classic. He won three times in his first four seasons at the top level. Herron continued to play consistently after that, but there was a seven-year gap before he claimed his fourth PGA Tour title at the 2006 Bank of America Colonial.[3] His best finish in a major championship is a solo 6th-place finish in the 1999 U.S. Open.[4] In 2000, Herron was as high as 29th in the Official World Golf Rankings.[3]

Herron has played in 560 PGA Tour events through 2019 and won more than $19.6 million during his career, but has not been fully exempt on the PGA Tour since 2012.[2] He currently resides in Wayzata, Minnesota, with his three children Carson, Mick, and Patrick.

Herron has a genetic condition called Dupuytren's contracture, which affected his father and sister[5]. Herron's younger sister Alissa (married name Super) is also an accomplished golfer; she won the 1999 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur title, won several Minnesota state titles, is a member of the Minnesota Golf Hall of Fame, and has served as her brother's agent.

Professional wins (4)Edit

PGA Tour wins (4)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner(s)-up
1 Mar 12, 1996 Honda Classic −17 (66-69-66-68=271) 3 strokes   Nick Price
2 Sep 21, 1997 LaCantera Texas Open −17 (71-67-64-69=271) 2 strokes   Rick Fehr,   Brent Geiberger
3 Mar 21, 1999 Bay Hill Invitational −14 (66-69-67-72=274) Playoff   Tom Lehman
4 May 21, 2006 Bank of America Colonial −12 (67-65-68-68=268) Playoff   Richard S. Johnson

PGA Tour playoff record (2–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1999 Bay Hill Invitational   Tom Lehman Won with birdie on second extra hole
2 2004 Buick Championship   Woody Austin Lost to birdie on first extra hole
3 2006 Bank of America Colonial   Richard S. Johnson Won with birdie on second extra hole

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament CUT CUT T44
U.S. Open CUT CUT T53 6
The Open Championship CUT T30
PGA Championship T31 T13 75 CUT
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament CUT CUT T11 T36 T37
U.S. Open CUT T40 T50 T13 T33 63
The Open Championship CUT CUT T41 CUT
PGA Championship CUT CUT CUT T14 CUT CUT T14 T66
Tournament 2010 2011 2012
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open CUT
The Open Championship
PGA Championship
  Top 10
  Did not play

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

SummaryEdit

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 4
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 1 2 11 7
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 3 12 6
Totals 0 0 0 0 1 6 37 19
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 5 (1998 U.S. Open – 1999 Open Championship)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1

U.S. national team appearancesEdit

Amateur

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Week 5 2000 Ending 6 Feb 2000" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved October 3, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d "Profile on PGA Tour's official site". Retrieved May 12, 2014.
  3. ^ a b c "Biographical information from PGA Tour's official site". Retrieved May 12, 2014.
  4. ^ "Golf Major Championships".
  5. ^ Herron dealing with early stages of Dupuytren’s contracture

External linksEdit