Hank Kuehne

    Hank Kuehne

    Height: 6 ft. 2 in 

    Weight: 205 lbs 

    Birthday: 09/11/1975

    College: Southern Methodist University

    Turned Pro: 1999

    Birthplace: Dallas, Texas

    Country: United States

    Sponsor: Top Flite


    Kuehne was a very successful amateur and comes from a much esteemed family in the world of golf. He won the 1998 US Amateur title at the Oak Hill Country Club. He was a three-time All American at SMU. His sister Kelli plays on the LPGA Tour currently and his brother Trip was a successful amateur who lost to Tiger Woods at the 1994 US Amateur. He turned pro after graduating in 1999. He qualified for the PGA Tour in 2002 to gain a card for the 2003 season.

    Kuehne had a great start to his rookie year. In only his third event, he finished in a tie for 3rd at the BellSouth Classic. Then, in his next event the Shell Houston Open, he finished in a tie for 2nd when he finished four shots behind Freddie Couples. In total he had four top 10s in his rookie season and finished a respectable 79th on the money list. He also managed to surpass John Daly as the longest hitter on Tour. The 2005 season brought another runner up finish, this time at the John Deere Classic. He finished one shot behind fellow American Sean O’Hair. This was one of only two top 10s that season in a year where he missed more cuts that he made.

    After the 2005 season, Kuehne started to suffer with a lot of back problems which hindered his ability to play tournaments. From 2007 until 2012 he could not play in a single PGA Tour event due to the injuries. He hasn’t played an event since 2013 on either the PGA or Web.com Tours.