David Hearn is a Canadian professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. Born on June 17, 1979 in Ohio, Hearn turned pro in 2001 and has two professional wins under his belt. Aside from the PGA the Canadian golfer has also played in the Nationwide Tour and the Asian Tour.
Hearn started playing golf at the age of three and played in a first t regulation course for the first time at the age of seven. He competed in his first tournament at the age of ten which allowed him to represent Ontario at the United Commercial Travellers at their North American 11-and-under championship in Victoria, British Columbia. At 15 he was competing in his first junior boys’ championship, just two months shy from entering high school.
He attended the University of Wyoming where he played collegiate golf. Hearn was also one of the golfers in the Canadian team which won the Four Nations Cup tournament in 2001. As an amateur, the 31 year-old also played at the Brantford Golf and Country Club. He was named the Canadian Tour Rookie of the Year after finishing 8th on the Order of Merit. Despite a back injury that hampered his game in 2003, Hearn managed to be up and running by 2004, qualifying for the Asian Tour and winning twice on the Great Lakes Tour. He also won the Alberta Classic on the nationwide tour and earned a spot on the PGA when he passed Q-school, a feat that made him one of the youngest Canadian golfers to qualify for the PGA.