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Harold Henning

Harold Henning (October 3, 1934 – January 1, 2004)

Henning was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. Nicknamed The Horse, he turned pro in 1953. From 1953–1965, Henning traveled the world playing on various international circuits, winning championships in Switzerland and Italy. A World Cup win with Gary Player in 1965 conviced him to join the PGA Tour.Henning won two official PGA Tour events – the 1966 Texas Open Invitational and the 1970 Tallahassee Open Invitational – before retiring in 1972. He returned to the game six years later and recorded a victory at the KLM Dutch Open in 1981. Upon reaching the age 50 in October 1984, Henning began play on the Senior PGA Tour. During his 18 seasons on this Tour, he won three official events and two Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf Championships.Henning died at the age of 69 of pancreatic cancer.

Tournament Wins

PGA Tour wins
1966 Texas Open Invitational
1970 Tallahassee Open Invitational

Other regular career wins
1957 South African Open, Italian Open
1960 Swiss Open
1962 South African Open
1964 Swiss Open
1965 South African PGA Championship, Swiss Open, WGC-World Cup (with Gary Player), German Open
1966 South African PGA Championship, Malaysian Open
1967 South African PGA Championship
1972 South African PGA Championship
1981 KLM Dutch Open

Champions Tour wins
1985 Senior Seiko Tucson Match Play Championship
1988 GTE Classic
1991 First of America Classic

Other senior career wins
1989 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf (with Al Geiberger)
1993 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf (head to head individual format)

 

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