Harold Varner III is a professional golfer from the United States. He holds a career-high Official World Golf Ranking of 39. He achieved this on April 10, 2022. Varner plays on the PGA Tour. He used to play in the Web.com Tour and also the European Tour. One of his biggest wins includes the 2022 PIF Saudi International.
Varner was born on August 15, 1990, in Akron, Ohio. As of April 2022, he lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. Varner stands 175 cm and his weight was last listed at 75 kg. He attended East Carolina University and he turned pro in 2012.
An African-American player, he is noted for being one of the top golfers on the PGA Tour despite his smaller stature.
As an amateur, Varner played high school golf for Forestview High School. For college, he attended East Carolina. There, he holds the record for being the first player in the college’s history to be named the Conference USA Player of the Year.
He turned pro in 2012 and started playing for the Web.com Tour. In 2012, he made a Top 2 finish at the Rex Hospital Open. For his first full season, he landed in the 30th spot on the money list. Later, in 2015, he had five top-25 finishes. He earned his first professional victory in 2016 when he won the Australian PGA Championship on the European Tour. Varner is the first American to win this tournament since 1978.
Varner tied for the second spot at the PGA Championship in 2019. In 2021, he tied for second place at the RBC Heritage. In the following year, in 2022, he won the PF Saudi International.
Number of Wins by Tour
- European Tour - 1
- Asian Tour - 1
- PGA Tour of Australasia - 1
Best Results in Major Tournaments
- Masters Tournament - T23: 2022
- PGA Championship - T29: 2020
- U.S. Open - CUT: 2013, 2018
- The Open Championship - T66: 2016