Who's who: Chandler Harper

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Who's who: Chandler Harper

  • Name:

    John Chandler Harper
  • Country:

    USA
  • Lived:

    [1914-2004]. Born on March 10, 1914 in Portsmouth, Virginia. Died on Nov 8, 2004 in Portsmouth (aged 90).
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1934

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): US PGA Championship (1950)

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Harper was a prominent figure in golf in Virginia, being born and living his entire life in Portsmouth, Virginia. He was a long-time friend of Bobby Jones, and a mentor to major champion and 17-time PGA Tour winner Curtis Strange.

Top tournaments won by Chandler Harper

1968
America
BallenIsles CC
279 (-9)
$4,000
PGA of America

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Harper, Chandler

Venue

BallenIsles CC

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

$4,000

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Played as the PGA Seniors' Championship. Second-placed Sam Snead (USA) finished 4 shots behind Chandler Harper (USA). [East Course, BallenIsles CC, Palm Beach Gdns, FL. at the time known as Champions course, PGA National GC].

1968
Europe
2 up
£600
Teacher's

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Harper, Chandler

Score

2 up

Prize money

£600

Title sponsor

Teacher's

Played as the Teacher International Senior Golf Championship (July 7; 36-hole match between the US and British PGA Senior Champions; for the unofficial title of world senior professional champion). Harper (USA) beat Max Faulkner (Eng) by 2 holes. [Downfield GC, Dundee, Angus].

1955
America
Cavalier Y&CC
260 (-16)
$2,400
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Harper, Chandler

Venue

Cavalier Y&CC

Score

260 (-16)

Prize money

$2,400

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Virginia Beach Open (April 21-24). Second-placed Dick Mayer (USA) finished 4 shots behind Harper (USA). [Cavalier Y&CC, Virginia Beach, Virginia; now called Cavalier G&YC].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Harper, Chandler

Score

276 (-4)

Prize money

$5,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Colonial National Invitation (May 5-8). Second-placed Dow Finsterwald (USA) finished 8 shots behind Chandler Harper (USA), who recorded the last of his seven PGA Tour wins. [Colonial CC, Ft Worth, TX].

1954
America
259 (-25)
$2,200
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Harper, Chandler

Score

259 (-25)

Prize money

$2,200

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Texas Open (Feb 18-21). Second-placed Johnny Palmer (USA) finished 2 shots behind 39-year-old Chandler Harper (USA), who shot 63s (-8) in each of the final three rounds of this event. [Brackenridge Park GC, San Antonio, TX].

1950
Majors
4 & 3
$3,500
PGA of America

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Harper, Chandler

Venue

Scioto

Score

4 & 3

Prize money

$3,500

Title sponsor

PGA of America

The US PGA Championship (32nd) (June 21-27). Harper (USA) beat Henry Williams Jr (USA) 4 and 3 in the 36-hole final, to win his first and only major championship title. [Scioto CC, Columbus, Ohio].

1950
America
267 (-13)
$2,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Harper, Chandler

Score

267 (-13)

Prize money

$2,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Tucson Open (Feb 2-5). Second-placed Sam Snead (USA) finished 2 shots behind Chandler Harper (USA). [El Rio G&CC, Tucson, AZ. Now known as El Rio GC].

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