John Garner (golfer)

John Garner
Personal information
Full name John R. Garner
Born (1947-01-09) 9 January 1947
Preston, Lancashire
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Nationality  England
Residence Waitara, New Zealand
Turned professional 1963
Former tour(s) European Tour
Professional wins 3
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 1
European Senior Tour 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship T11: 1974
PGA Championship DNP

John R. Garner (born 9 January 1947) is an English professional golfer.

During his playing career, Garner won one European Tour event, when he defeated Neil Coles in the final of the Benson & Hedges Match Play Championship in 1972. He didn't win again until 1998 at the Senior Tournament of Champions on the European Seniors Tour.

Garner was a member of the Great Britain Ryder Cup team in 1971 and the Great Britain and Ireland team in 1973. He made just one appearance in 1971, teaming up with Neil Coles in a four-ball match against Americans Frank Beard and J. C. Snead, who won the match 2 up with 1 hole to play. Garner did not play a single match in 1973.

Garner is currently the teaching professional at the Manukorihi Golf Club in Taranaki, New Zealand.

Professional wins (3)

European Tour wins (1)

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
1 16 Sep 1972 Benson & Hedges Match Play Championship 7 & 6 England Neil Coles

Other wins (1)

European Seniors Tour wins (1)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 25 Oct 1998 Senior Tournament of Champions −5 (69-70=139) 1 stroke Republic of Ireland Liam Higgins, Northern Ireland Eddie Polland

Results in major championships

Tournament 1967 1968 1969
The Open Championship CUT CUT T34
Tournament 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
The Open Championship DNP T35 T28 CUT T11 CUT DNP CUT DNP DNP
Tournament 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989

Note: The only major that Garner played in was The Open Championship.
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

Team appearances

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