Nolan Henke

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Nolan Henke
Personal information
Full name Nolan Jay Henke
Born (1964-11-25) November 25, 1964 (age 53)
Battle Creek, Michigan
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 165 lb (75 kg; 11.8 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Fort Myers, Florida
College Florida State University
Turned professional 1987
Current tour(s) Champions Tour
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 4
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 3
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T6: 1991
U.S. Open 7th/T7: 1991, 1993
The Open Championship T38: 1991
PGA Championship T6: 1993

Nolan Jay Henke (born November 25, 1964) is an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour and the Nationwide Tour.

Henke was born in Battle Creek, Michigan. He attended Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida and was a distinguished member of the golf team. During his years at Florida State, Henke won seven tournaments and was an All-American for 3 consecutive years: 1985 – 1987.[1] He turned pro in 1987 and joined the PGA Tour in 1988.

In the early 1990s, Henke won three PGA Tour events. His first win came at the 1990 B.C. Open. In 1991, he won the Phoenix Open, finished 5th on the money list, and had six top-10 finishes. His third win came in 1993 at the BellSouth Classic.[1] His best finish in a major has been T6 at both the 1992 Masters Tournament and the 1993 PGA Championship.[2]

As he has grown older, Henke has had difficulty maintaining his PGA Tour privileges, and has had to play some events on the Nationwide Tour. His best finish in this venue is a T-4 at the 2002 Preferred Health Systems Wichita Open.

Henke began playing on the Champions Tour in 2015.

Henke lives in Fort Myers, Florida. Each year, he hosts a charity event in Fort Myers to benefit Southwest Florida Children's Hospital and Hope Hospice House. He also had teamed with Patty Berg to promote the development of young players by sponsoring the Nolan Henke/Patty Berg Junior Masters tournament.

Amateur wins (11)

  • 1985 Seminole Classic, Panhandle Intercollegiate, Forest Hills Invitational
  • 1986 Porter Cup, Florida Intercollegiate
  • 1987 American Amateur, Monroe Invitational, Seminole Golf Classic, South Florida Invitational, Jerry Pate Invitational, Metro Conference Championship

Professional wins (4)

PGA Tour wins (3)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Sep 23, 1990 B.C. Open −18 (66-64-70-68=268) 3 stroke United States Mark Wiebe
2 Jan 27, 1991 Phoenix Open −16 (65-66-66-71=268) 1 stroke United States Gil Morgan, United States Curtis Strange, United States Tom Watson
3 May 9, 1993 BellSouth Classic −17 (67-69-68-67=271) 2 strokes United States Mark Calcavecchia, Zimbabwe Nick Price, United States Tom Sieckmann

PGA Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 1995 MCI Classic South Africa David Frost, United States Bob Tway Tway won with par on second extra hole
Frost eliminated with par on first hole

Other wins (1)

  • 1988 South Florida Open

Results in major championships

Tournament 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament T53 T6 T27 CUT
U.S. Open T21 7 CUT T7 CUT
The Open Championship T38
PGA Championship T57 CUT T6 CUT T23 T69 CUT
  Top 10
  Did not play

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


Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 3
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 2 3 5 3
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 1 2 7 4
Totals 0 0 0 0 4 6 17 11
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 6 (1989 U.S. Open – 1992 Masters)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (1993 U.S. Open – 1993 PGA)

See Also


  1. ^ a b "Profile on Florida State Seminoles Official Athletic Site".
  2. ^ "Golf Major Championships". Retrieved 2008-01-25.

External links

  • Nolan Henke at the PGA Tour official site
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