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Encyclopedia > E.J. "Dutch" Harrison

Ernest Joseph (E.J.) "Dutch" Harrison (born March 29, 1910 in Conway, Arkansas, died June 19, 1982 in St. Louis, Missouri) was a well known professional golfer whose career spanned over four decades, which is one of the longest in the history of the PGA Tour. Nicknamed "The Arkansas Traveler", Harrison turned pro in 1930 at the height of the Great Depression. Although he played in what tournaments existed back in those days, the mainstay of his income was the result of the many exhibitions and private "money" matches in which he, as well as many of his fellow professionals, played. March 29 is the 88th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (89th in Leap years). ... -1... Conway is a city located in Faulkner County, Arkansas, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city was the eighth most populous in Arkansas, with a total population of 43,167. ... June 19 is the 170th day of the year (171st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 195 days remaining. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Gateway City, Gateway to the West, or Mound City Official website: http://stlouis. ... Golf (gowf in Scots) is a game where individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs, and is one of the few ball games that does not use a fixed standard playing area. ... The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours for men. ... 1930 (MCMXXX) is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... The Great Depression was a worldwide economic downturn, starting in 1929 and lasting through most of the 1930s. ...


Throughout his career, Harrison lived up to his nickname and although he could not live up to the reputation of a Walter Hagen, he still maintained his itinerant lifestyle well after it was feasible to make a legitimate living on the PGA Tour. He had a total of 18 career victories spanning from the 1939 Bing Crosby Pro-Am and ending in 1958 with the Tijuana Open. However, as late as 1969, Harrison had a top 25 finish in the Canadian Open at the age of 59 which illustrated his longevity as an effective top level competitor. Walter Hagen (born December 21, 1892 in Rochester, New York; died October 6, 1969) was a major figure in golf in the first half of the 20th century. ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am The AT&T National Pro-Am is a PGA Tour golf tournament that is held every year at Pebble Beach, California. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... The Canadian Open is a golf tournament which was founded in 1904. ...


He had no major championship victories. He ranks fifth on the list of players with the most PGA victories without a major championship in his resume. The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in mens professional golf. ...


PGA Tour wins

  • 1939 (2) Bing Crosby Pro-Am, Texas Open
  • 1944 (2) Charlotte Open, Miami Open
  • 1945 (1) St. Paul Open
  • 1947 (3) Reno Open, Reading Open, Hawaiian Open
  • 1948 (1) Richmond Open
  • 1949 (1) Canadian Open
  • 1950 (1) Wilmington Open
  • 1951 (1) Texas Open
  • 1953 (3) St. Petersburg Open, Western Open, Columbia Open
  • 1954 (1) Bing Crosby Pro-Am Invitational
  • 1956 (1) All American Open
  • 1958 (1) Tijuana Open Invitational

 
 

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