John Huston

    John Huston

    Height: 5 ft. 10 in 

    Weight: 155 lbs 

    Birthday: 06/01/1961

    College: Auburn University

    Turned Pro: 1983

    Birthplace: Mount Vernon, Illinois

    Country: United States

    Sponsor: Srixon


    After graduating from the University of Auburn in 1983, Huston turned pro. Huston played on the various mini tours for a number of years before winning his PGA Tour card for the 1988 season. He had two top 10s including a 3rd place finish at the Hawaiian Open, his fourth event of the season. He would finish his rookie year 78th on the money list.

    Huston claimed his first PGA Tour title in 1990 at the Honda Classic where he beat Mark Calcavecchia by two strokes. He had two other top 10s to finish the season 30th on the money list. He won again in 1992, this time at the Walt Disney World/Oldsmobile Classic by three strokes ahead of Mark O’Meara. Huston registered two runner-up finishes in 1993, including a play-off loss to Jim McGovern at the Shell Houston Open. He had a total of six top 10s on his way to finishing 15th on the money list. He won again in 1994 at the Doral-Ryder Open where he closed with a 66 to finish three shots ahead of Billy Andrade and Brad Bryant.

    Huston didn’t win again until 1998 but he managed to win twice that season. His first win was an emphatic one at the United Airlines Hawaiian Open where he finished seven shots ahead of runner-up Tom Watson. His second win came in October at the National Car Rental Golf Classic Disney when he finished a shot ahead of Davis Love III. He had a total of eight top 10s that season on his way to finishing 10th on the money list.

    Huston’s seventh and final PGA Tour win came in 2003 at the Southern Farm Bureau Classic where he won by a single shot over South African Brendan Pappas. He also finished runner-up in his second event of the season at the Phoenix Open and ended the year 42nd on the money list. His best finish in a Major Championship was a tie for 3rd at the 1990 US Masters. He became eligible for the Champions Tour in 2011 and won his third ever event, the Dick's Sporting Goods Open.