Brian Tennyson

Brian Tennyson is a retired American golfer. Tennyson was born in Evansville, Indiana. He played college golf at Ball State University and turned professional in 1984. Tennyson played on the Asian Tour, winning twice in 1987

High School

Tennyson, while a student at Mater Dei High School, was the Evansville City Golf Champion in 1980. Tennyson finished second in the Evansville City Tournament in 1981, but that event was held to 3 rounds due to rain.

College Career

Tennyson golfed for Ball State and was a semifinalist in the 1984 U.S. Amateur Public Links and a two-time participant in the U.S. Amateur (1982 and 1983).

Pro Career

As a professional Tennyson competed in more than 26 countries and produced several wins, including the 1983 Philippine Open and 1987 India Open.

During a 10-year period from 1987-97, the 50-year-old Tennyson qualified for five U.S. Opens, three PGA Championships and was invited to the 1991 Masters, where he finished T-22. He also was the runner-up at the 1990 Bob Hope Desert Classic (now Humana Challenge) and the 1998 Hardees Golf Classic (now John Deere Classic)

Outside of Golf

Tennyson was a college roommate of John Schnatter. Schnatter would go on to found Papa John’s Pizza, and after his first retirement from golf, Tennyson went from owner a few Papa John’s in Ohio to becoming the companies Vice-President for strategic planning. As Papa John’s went public in 1993, Tennyson became its first head of investor relations.

Studio Analyst

Tennyson has been a studio analyst for both Golf Channel and Fox Sports Net.

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