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Height  5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Name  Brian Tennyson
Nationality  United States
Role  Golfer

Spouse  Jeanne
Education  Ball State University
College  Ball State University
Professional wins  2
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Born  July 10, 1962 (age 53) Evansville, Indiana (1962-07-10)
Weight  165 lb (75 kg; 11.8 st)
Turned professional  1984 Reinstated as amateur in 2008
Residence  Fullerton, California, United States

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Brian Tennyson (born July 10, 1962) is a retired American golfer.


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Tennyson was born in Evansville, Indiana. He played college golf at Ball State University. He was twice named as an NCAA All-American in 1982 and 1983; in 1984, the Golf Coaches Association named him an All-American. He was a three-time All-MAC golfer (1982-84) and the team MVP in 1982 and 1984. He led the Cardinals to the 1982 Conference title, he tied for first but lost in the playoff.

Tennyson turned professional in 1984. He played on the Asian Tour, winning twice in 1987. He played on the PGA Tour from 1988 to 1992. His best finishes were T-2 at the 1989 Hardee's Golf Classic and the 1990 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic.

When his golf game diminished in 1991 and 1992, Tennyson quit golf and accepted a job in October 1992 as vice president of strategic planning at Papa John's Pizza – he had been roommates with Papa John's founder, John Schnatter at Ball State. He helped take the company public in June 1993. Unhappy with a corporate job, Tennyson quit in April 1994 and decided to resume his golf career. He returned to the PGA Tour in 1996 where he had one top-10 finish, T-9 at the Quad City Classic. He played on the Tour (now Tour) from 1998 to 2000 where his best finish was second at the 1999 Nike Dayton Open.

After retiring from golf in 2001, Tennyson worked as a studio analyst at Golf Channel and Fox Sports. He also started his own business. He regained his amateur status in 2008.

Amateur wins (10)

this list may be incomplete

  • 8 intercollegiate events from 1980–84
  • 1980 Evansville City Champion (men's)
  • 1979 Evansville High School Champion (boy's)
  • Professional wins (3)

    this list may be incomplete

    Asian Tour wins (2)

  • 1987 Philippine Open, India Open
  • Other wins (1)

  • 1990 Palm Beach Golf Classic (with Ken Green)
  • Results in major championships

    Note: Tennyson never played in The Open Championship
    DNP = Did not play
    CUT = missed the half-way cut
    "T" = tied


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