Brian Henninger

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Brian Henninger
Personal information
Full name Brian Hatfield Henninger
Born (1962-10-19) October 19, 1962 (age 55)
Sacramento, California
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 150 lb (68 kg; 11 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Wilsonville, Oregon
Career
College University of Southern California
Turned professional 1987
Current tour(s) Champions Tour
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 6
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 2
Web.com Tour 3
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T10: 1995
U.S. Open T66: 2003
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship T46: 2000

Brian Hatfield Henninger (born October 19, 1962) is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour and the Nationwide Tour. He has won two tournaments on the PGA Tour and three on the Nationwide Tour.

Early life

Henninger was born in Sacramento, California. He attended the University of Southern California and walked on to the golf team there.[1]

Professional career

Henninger turned pro in 1987, playing on the developmental Golden State Golf Tour.[2] After winning three tournaments on the Nationwide Tour in 1992, he joined the PGA Tour in 1993. Henninger's first PGA tournament win came in a playoff at the 1994 Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic in Madison, Mississippi, which was shortened by rain to only 36 holes (this win predated current PGA Tour rules which require 54 holes to be played for a tournament to be considered "official"). His only other PGA Tour win came in the same tournament (renamed as the Southern Farm Bureau Classic) in 1999 when he won by three strokes in another rain-shortened affair.[3] Henninger's best result in a major championship was in the 1995 Masters Tournament, in which he shared the lead after 54 holes but closed with a disappointing 76, leaving him in a tie for 10th place.[4]

Henninger's results in the early 2000s were disappointing, and he lost his PGA Tour card after the 2002 season. He spent the majority of the remaining decade on the Nationwide Tour, playing in PGA Tour events whenever possible as an alternate, through exemptions, or past champion status. After turning 50, Henninger joined the Champions Tour.

Henninger was one of the primary subjects of John Feinstein's 1995 book, A Good Walk Spoiled, which detailed life inside the ropes of the PGA Tour. [5]

Personal life

Henninger resides in Wilsonville, Oregon, with his wife and three children.[6] His Brian Henninger Foundation has donated over $700,000 to numerous causes, mostly located in the Pacific Northwest.[7]

Amateur wins

this list may be incomplete

Professional wins (6)

PGA Tour wins (2)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner-up
1 Jul 17, 1994 Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic –9 (67-68=135) Playoff United States Mike Sullivan
2 Oct 31, 1999 Southern Farm Bureau Classic –14 (67-66-69=202) 3 strokes United States Chris DiMarco

PGA Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1994 Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic United States Mike Sullivan Won with birdie on first extra hole

Nationwide Tour wins (3)

Other wins (1)

Results in major championships

Tournament 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Masters Tournament T10 CUT
U.S. Open CUT CUT CUT T66
PGA Championship T75 CUT T49 T46

Note: Henninger never played in The Open Championship.

  Top 10
  Did not play

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

See also

References

  1. ^ "Brian Henninger – Profile". PGA Tour. Retrieved November 8, 2016. 
  2. ^ Golden State Golf Tour website Archived July 7, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Golf Today recap
  4. ^ The Masters website Archived April 8, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/john-feinstein/a-good-walk-spoiled/
  6. ^ "Golfer fights to reignite his career" Archived March 14, 2006, at the Wayback Machine., Jason Vondersmith, Portland Tribune, March 18, 2005
  7. ^ George Fox University press release, March 10, 2006

External links

  • Official site
  • Brian Henninger at the PGA Tour official site
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