Nov. 7, 2011
AUBURN - Former Auburn golfer John Huston put himself in the talk for Champions Tour rookie-of-the-year, finishing 17th in the Charles Schwab Cup standings with seven top-10 finishes including a win at the Dick's Sporting Goods Open.
Huston made 14-of-14 cuts on the 2011 Champions Tour, picking up 11 top-25s. The Tampa, Fla, resident also competed on the 2011 PGA and nationwide Tours, playing three events in each.
Huston won the 2011 Dick's Sporting Goods Open shooting 16-under through three rounds of play that included opening and final rounds of 65. In the final stages of the season, Huston rattled off five top-10s in seven evetns before closing with a tie for 15th at the Charles Schwab Cup Championship.
Since turning pro in 1983, Huston has earned over $15.8 million on the Nationwide, PGA and Champions Tours with seven career wins on the PGA Tour. The Tampa, Fla, resident picked up 82 top-10 finishes on the PGA Tour since his first appearance in 1987.
At the 1998 United Airlines Hawaiian Open, Huston broke a 53-year-old PGA Tour scoring record shooting a 28-under 260. That score remains the sixth lowest in history.
Over the course of his career, Huston played in 49 majors with his
best finishes coming in a tie for third at the 1989 Masters and a
fourth-place showing at the 2000 U.S. Open.