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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Paul Harney, American golfer, died he was 82.

Paul Harney was an American professional golfer and golf course owner who spent part of his career as a full-time PGA Tour player, but mostly was a club professional, part-time Tour player, and owner-operator of his own course died he was 82..

(July 11, 1929 – August 24, 2011)

Harney was born and raised in Worcester, Massachusetts. He attended the College of the Holy Cross, which is located in his hometown; and was captain of the golf team.
Harney played full-time on the PGA Tour from 1955 to 1962; and part-time from 1963 to 1973. During that time, he won six PGA Tour events. His first win came at the 1957 Carling Open; he won his second PGA Tour event just two weeks later at the Labatt Open. In 1963 at the prime of his career, he fulfilled a promise made to his wife, Patricia, that when their oldest child started school, he would only play the tour on a part-time basis.[1] He took his first club pro job at Sunset Oaks in northern California, where he stayed a couple years. He then moved his family across the country to Sutton, Massachusetts, where he took the club pro's job at Pleasant Valley Country Club.[1]
Harney had a great deal of success in major championships, placing in the top-10 six times. His best finish in a major was 4th at the 1963 U.S. Open; however, he also finished in the top-8 four times at The Masters in the 1960s.
Harney has received many honors and awards. In 1957, he received Golf Digest's Most Improved Golfer award. He was inducted into the Holy Cross Varsity Club Hall of Fame in June 1963. In 1974, he earned "PGA Golf Professional of the Year" honors. In 1995, he became the first inductee into the New England Golf Hall of Fame. On September 8, 2005, Harney was enshrined into the PGA Golf Professional Hall of Fame.
As his competitive playing days were winding down, Harney used his prize money to open his own course in East Falmouth, Massachusetts, which he owned until his death. His daughter Erin is the general manager, and son Mike is the head pro. Harney had six children with his wife Patricia.

Professional wins (11)

PGA Tour wins (6)

No. Date Tournament Winning Score Margin of Victory Runner-up
1 Jun 23, 1957 Carling Open Invitational -9 (275) 3 strokes United States Dow Finsterwald
2 Jul 7, 1957 Labatt Open -10 (69-69-70-70=278) 1 stroke United States George Bayer
3 Mar 15, 1959 Pensacola Open -19 (69-65-65-70=269) 3 strokes United States Jay Hebert
4 Jan 6, 1964 Los Angeles Open -4 (71-72-66-71=280) 1 stroke United States Bobby Nichols
5 Jan 11, 1965 Los Angeles Open -8 (68-71-68-69=276) 3 strokes United States Dan Sikes
6 Jan 30, 1972 Andy Williams-San Diego Open Invitational -13 (68-71-66-70=275) 1 stroke United States Hale Irwin
PGA Tour playoff record (0-1)
No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1963 Thunderbird Classic United States Arnold Palmer Lost to par on first extra hole

Other wins (5)

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