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Harold Varner III

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Harold Varner III

Born: 15 August 1990
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, USA
College: East Carolina University
Resides: Jacksonville Beach, Florida, USA

Major Wins: 0
Euro or PGA Tour Wins : 0
Other Wins: 2

Grass Preference: Unknown
Significant Life Events: Yes
GBC Wind Performance Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
GBC Pressure Performance Rating: ⭐⭐


Harold reached the fringes of the worlds top 100 when he recorded his breakthrough win at the 2016 Australian PGA Championship. A solid 2021 saw him break inside the top 100 for the first time.

Significant info

Harold turned 30 in August 2020.  He also became a father in October 2021.


Pressure Performance Analysis

Harold usually struggles when in contention but proved the doubter's wrong in Saudi with a big finish to claim the title. His Golf Betting Club Pressure Performance Rating is set at ⭐⭐.

May 2022
❌ Began the final round of the Charles Schwab Challenge 3 shots behind Scottie Scheffler and shot a final round 78, dropping 10 shots on his back nine!

April 2022
Harold led the RBS Heritage by one shot and shot 70 to miss out on a layoff by one shot.

February 2022
Harold led by one going into the final round of the Saudi International. He shot 69 to beat Bubba Watson by one shot, finishing birdie-eagle. 

June 2020
❌ Harold held a one shot lead after 36 holes at the Charles Schwab Challenge but shot a disappointing 70-72 over the weekend to finish 19th.

March 2020
❌ Harold was one shot behind at the Genesis Open before shooting a final round 74 (2nd worst score of the top 29).

May 2019
❌ Shot a disastrous final round 81 when playing in the final group at the PGA Championship.

July 2018
❌ Harrold held a share of the lead at the 2018 Military Tribute at Greenbrier before shooting a final round 72 (joint worst score of anyone in the top 20) to slip to 5th.

December 2016
Harold's first win at the Australian PGA came after he shot a final round 65 having been two shots behind going into the final round. 

December 2015
❌ At the Australian PGA Championship, Harold was tied for the lead but shot a final round 75 to end up in a three way playoff.


Goes Well fresh
win in Saud in 2022 and 2nd at Heritage in 2021 both followed weeks off. See quotes - "I feel like after a week off I play pretty well no matter where we go."

Events to back Varner III

John Deere Classic
Finishes of 6th and 11th in the last four years at TPC Deere Run make him one to watch.

Asian events
For reasons that are unclear from our research, Harold seems to enjoy his best golf outside of America. He has won in Australia as well as recording a 2nd place finish. Similarly, he has two top 20 finishes at the Dunlop Phoenix tournament in Japan in 2016 and 2017 and when the PGA Tour has visited Asia he has recorded four top 27 finishes in 5 starts (the other finish was a respectable 39th also) at various events. He's one to keep an eye on when the PGA Tour stops in Asia.

Playoff Record


Harold lost out to Nathan Holman at the 2015 Australian PGA Championship.

Significant Quotes

2021 Sanderson Farms Championship
"I feel like after a week off I play pretty well no matter where we go."

2019 Military Tribute at Greenbrier
Q. A place you had success at last year when it fell in the 2018 calendar year. Tell me how satisfied you are with your start.
HAROLD VARNER III: Super satisfied because, you know, I get nervous, even though I just played like two weeks ago. Just doing the same thing I guess. Just need to figure it out.

2019 Northern Trust
Q. Can you talk about what you might have learned in the final round of the PGA Championship that helped you maybe after nine today to keep the wheels on?
HAROLD VARNER III: I'm playing a lot better than I was that last round, so that kind of helped, and it's not blowing 40.
Yeah, I learned a lot; that I'm capable, and you know, you just need a chance, and I had a chance. Just if you're 100 percent on taking advantage of every chance, I'd be Tiger Woods, I guess.

2019 US PGA Championship
Q. (Indiscernible) learn about yourself on a day like this? Four hours ago, what do you know about yourself now that you didn't?
HAROLD VARNER III: I'm good enough to compete with the best. I was right there. Gosh, it was a lot of fun, man. It was something I've never felt before. So it was pretty cool.