John Harris was born June 13, 1952. Although he played on the PGA Tour for a brief period of time, he was able to regain his amateur status and win a string of big amateur events later in his career.
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June 12 - Today in Golf History
Marc Calcavecchia was born June 12, 1960 in Laurel, Nebraska. He has won 28 professional tournaments around the world, but is best known for being the winner of the 1989 Open Championship. '
Calcavecchia's professional wins span four decades, from his first win at the Southwest Classic in 1986 to his win at the Boeing Classic on the Champions Tour in 2011.
Calc has 141 top 10's on the PGA Tour and 13 wins. On the Champions Tour, Calc has finished in the top 10 in over 50% of the tournaments he's played in (25/47). His consistent play has earned him over $27 million in career earnings between the two tours.
In addition to his win at the 1989 Open Championship, Calcavecchia has also had top 15 finishes at the other three majors.
Calcavecchia also played on four Ryder Cup teams, with the only USA win of those four coming at now historic Kiawah Island, South Carolina.
He was the winner of the Byron Nelson award in 2011.
June 11 - Today in Golf History
Geoff Ogilvy was born June 11, 1977. Although he has won events all over the world, he is best known for his win at the 2006 US Open, over Phil Mickelson, Colin Montgomerie, and Jim Furyk.
June 10 - Today in Golf History
Jim Ferree was born June 10, 1931 in Pinebluff, North Carolina. He captured 1 win while on the PGA Tour, but really reached his biggest successes after 50. He had 81 top 10's, winning 6 times and earning over $2.5 Million on the Champions Tour.
June 9 - Today in Golf History
On June 9, 1907, Mike Turnesa was born. He was part of the famous Turnesa golfing family.
Turnesa won many times on the PGA Tour, including two Westchester Open titles. Mike's brother Jim won the 1952 PGA Championship over Chick Harbert.
June 7 - Today in Golf History
Keegan Bradley was born June 7, 1986. He is best known for winning the 2011 PGA Championship. He is only the third player to have won a major on his first attempt (after Ben Curtis and Francis Ouimet). He was also the first to win a major with a long putter.
June 6 - Today in Golf History
Jock Hutchinson was born June 6, 1884 in St. Andrews, Scotland (left). He was quite successful on the early "PGA Tour" days. From 1918 to 1928, he won 14 times, including 2 majors.