TCU Men's Golf on the PGA Tour

Dan Jenkins (1953) / Best-Selling Author and Pulitzer Prize Nominee
After serving as the team captain for the Horned Frogs' men's golf program for three seasons - Dan Jenkins graduated from TCU in 1953.

After graduation - Jenkins became a legendary sportswriter for the Dallas Times Herald, Sports Illustrated and Golf Digest. Jenkins has also authored over 17 books - seven of which have been best-selling novels. Three of his best sellers were made into movies - Dead Solid Perfect, Semi-Tough and Baja Oklahoma.

The former TCU captain was a seven-time recipient of the "Best Story of the Year Award" selected by the Golf Writers Association of America and six-time "Best Story of the Year Award" winner by the Texas Sportswriters Association. He also was a three-time nominee for the Pulitzer Prize in commentary. He has covered more than 175 major championships throughout his career - including 54 consecutive trips to the Master's.

Jenkins has been induced into the World Sportswriters Hall of Fame, National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame, Texas Golf Hall of Fame and TCU Letterman's Hall of Fame. His other awards include the Jack Nicklaus Memorial Golf Journalism Award, Lincoln A. Werden Award for Outstanding Contributions to Golf Journalism, PGA Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism, Distinguished TCU Alumnus Award and the 2001 College Golf Foundation Rolex Achievement Award.

Don Massengale (1960) / 1967 PGA Championship Runner-Up
Don Massengale was a standout for the TCU men's golf program during the 1950s and joined the PGA Tour following his graduation in 1960. He narrowly missed becoming the first Majors champion in the history of TCU as he was defeated in an 18-hole playoff by Don January for the 1967 PGA Championship title.

The former TCU standout captured a pair of victories during the 1966 season at the Bing Crosby National Pro-Am and The Canadian Open en route to finishing 27th overall on the money list that campaign. Massengale finished among the top-60 on the money list on the PGA Tour on four occasions.

A 16-time Majors competitor - Massengale played on the Champions Tour full-time from 1987 to 1996 where he collected a pair of victories at the 1990 Grand Rapids Open and 1992 Royal Caribbean Classic. During his career on the Senior PGA Tour - Massengale amassed over $1 million in prize winnings. Massengale passed away in January of 2007.

Charles Coody (1960) / 1971 Master's Champion & 1971 U.S. Ryder Cup Team Member
After finishing a fine collegiate career at TCU in 1960 - Charles Coody joined the PGA Tour in 1963 where his career highlight would be capturing the 1971 Master's Championship. A three-time winner of the PGA Tour - Coody was a member of the 1971 U.S. Ryder Cup Team.

Coody - who was diagnosed with polio at the age of 13 - joined the Champions Tour during the 1987 season where he has accumulated 12 victories during his career on the senior circuit. The former TCU standout captured the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf on three occasions as well as claimed four victories during the 1991 season - including the Chrysler Cup and NYNEX Commemorative.

A winner of over $4 million on the Champions Tour - Coody captured the 1997 MasterCard Champions Championship and finished second overall at the 1991 Senior Players Championship. Coody ranks among the top-30 on the tour's all-time money list and has been inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame and Texas Golf Hall of Fame.

Peter Jordan (1986) / 21-Year PGA Tour Veteran
Pete Jordan - a 1986 All-American for the TCU men's golf program - has made nearly 300 appearances on the PGA Tour during his 14-year professional career. The former TCU standout recorded his best finish at the British Columbia Open where he notched silver medal laurels by virtue of a sudden-death playoff hole.

A winner of over $2 million on the PGA Tour - Jordan's biggest purse came at the 2001 John Deere Classic where he earned a paycheck of $190,400 after finishing third overall. Jordan also finished fourth overall at the FedEx St. Jude Classic in 2000 as well as a pair of top-10 showings during the 1999 campaign at the John Deere Classic and Canon Greater Hartford Open where he earned fifth and sixth-place honors, respectively.

Jordan notched four runner-up showings during his career on the Nationwide Tour, and he collected his best finish at a Major Championship during the 1995 U.S. Open where he tied for 21st overall.

J.J. Henry (1998) / 2006 Buick Championship & 2006 U.S. Ryder Cup Team Member
J.J. Henry earned Golfweek College Co-Player of the Year honors following his senior campaign in 1998 and became the lone three-time All-American in the history of TCU men's golf. The Western Athletic Conference champion finished second overall by one stroke at the 1998 NCAA Championships - which was the highest finish ever for a TCU golfer.

In his eighth season on the PGA Tour - Henry has became one of the elite golfers in the world as he earned a spot on the 2006 U.S. Ryder Cup Team and finished the season ranked in the top-30 on the money list. In addition - he is among the top-75 in the Official World Golf Rankings.

The former TCU standout registered his first PGA Tour victory in his home State of Connecticut at the 2006 Buick Championship and has won more than $8 million during his professional career. As a PGA Tour rookie in 2001 - Henry finished 49th on the money list at over $2 million in purse prize - which was keyed by a pair of second-place finishes at the Kemper Insurance Open and Texas Open at La Cantera.


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