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Jerry Heard

Personal information
NameJerry Heard
Full nameJerry M. Heard
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight190 lb (86.2 kg ; 13.6 st)
NationalityUnited States
Career
CollegeFresno State
Turned professional1968
Former toursPGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins7
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour5
European Tour1
Best results in Major Championships
Masters TournamentT5: 1972
U.S. OpenT7: 1973
The Open ChampionshipT7: 1973
PGA ChampionshipT7: 1972

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Jerry M. Heard (born May 1, 1947) is an American professional golfer who won several PGA Tour events in the 1970s.

Heard was born in Visalia, California. He became a professional golfer in 1968 and joined the PGA Tour in 1969. His first professional win came in the American Golf Classic at the Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio in 1971. He finished with a four-day total of 275, three strokes better than runner-up Dale Douglass. In 1972, he won the Florida Citrus Open and the Colonial National Invitation. Heard had nearly 60 top-10 finishes in PGA Tour events in his career including four top-10 finishes in major championships — his best finish in a major was T-5 at The Masters in 1972. Heard was struck by lightning at the 1975 Western Open as were his playing partners, tour veterans Lee Trevino and Bobby Nichols. He left the Tour in 1980.

Today Heard owns and operates a golf school, the Jerry Heard Golf Academy located at the Silverthorn Country Club in Spring Hill, Florida. His school had been located for many years in southwest Florida - in the Fort Myers area.


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