Steve Lowery

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Steve Lowery
Personal information
Full nameStephen Brent Lowery
Born (1960-10-12) October 12, 1960 (age 60)
Birmingham, Alabama
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight225 lb (102 kg; 16.1 st)
NationalityFlag of the United States.svg  United States
Career
College University of Alabama
Turned professional1983
Current tour(s) Champions Tour
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Ben Hogan Tour
Professional wins4
Highest ranking 32 (October 6, 2002) [1]
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour3
Korn Ferry Tour1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T40: 2001, 2002
PGA Championship 3rd: 2001
U.S. Open T16: 1994
The Open Championship T36: 2004

Stephen Brent Lowery (born October 12, 1960) is an American professional golfer.

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Lowery was born in Birmingham, Alabama. He has PGA Tour victories in 1994, 2000 and 2008. All three of his victories on the PGA Tour have come in playoffs.

Lowery has been featured in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking. His best season on the PGA Tour was in 1994, when he finished 12th on the money list. He missed most of 2007 with a wrist injury. The PGA Tour granted him a partial exemption for the 2008 season. He needed to win more than $250,000 during his first eight starts in 2008 in order to re-gain his full exemption on the PGA Tour, but that became a moot point when he won the 2008 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. The victory gave him a full two-year exemption.

Lowery also won the Birmingham Golf Association Junior and State Junior in the late 1970s, before embarking on his four years of college at the University of Alabama. He played for coach Conrad Rehling from 1979-1983, on the Alabama Crimson Tide golf team.

Though it was in a losing effort, Lowery played a memorable stretch of golf at The International in 2002. He holed out a shot from over 200 yards for a rare double eagle (or albatross) on the 71st hole to pull within one point, ultimately losing by the same margin after missing a birdie putt on the last hole. Coming near the very end of the tournament and creating such a close finish, Lowery's double eagle was one of the most dramatic in PGA Tour history since Gene Sarazen made a double eagle at 15 in the final round of the 1935 Masters Tournament. Two holes before his double eagle, Lowery also holed out a wedge from the fairway for an eagle.

Amateur wins

this list may be incomplete

Professional wins (4)

PGA Tour wins (3)

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
victory
Runner-up
1Aug 21, 1994 Sprint International 35 pts (7-14-5-9=35)Playoff Flag of the United States.svg Rick Fehr
2Nov 5, 2000 Southern Farm Bureau Classic −22 (64-67-65-70=266)Playoff Flag of the United States.svg Skip Kendall
3Feb 10, 2008 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am −10 (69-71-70-68=278)Playoff Flag of Fiji.svg Vijay Singh

PGA Tour playoff record (3–0)

No.YearTournamentOpponentResult
1 1994 Sprint International Flag of the United States.svg Rick Fehr Won with par on first extra hole
2 2000 Southern Farm Bureau Classic Flag of the United States.svg Skip Kendall Won with birdie on first extra hole
3 2008 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Flag of Fiji.svg Vijay Singh Won with birdie on first extra hole

Ben Hogan Tour wins (1)

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
victory
Runner-up
1Aug 23, 1992 Ben Hogan Tulsa Open −3 (70-70-73=213)Playoff Flag of the United States.svg Jeff Coston

Ben Hogan Tour playoff record (1–0)

No.YearTournamentOpponentResult
1 1992 Ben Hogan Tulsa Open Flag of the United States.svg Jeff Coston Won with birdie on second extra hole

Results in major championships

Tournament19881989
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open CUT
The Open Championship
PGA Championship
Tournament1990199119921993199419951996199719981999
Masters Tournament CUTT41
U.S. Open T33T16T56T60CUT
The Open Championship T79
PGA Championship CUTT8CUTT58T44
Tournament200020012002200320042005200620072008
Masters Tournament T40T40CUTCUT
U.S. Open T24CUTT42CUTCUT
The Open Championship T36
PGA Championship T513T10CUTCUTT60CUTCUT
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

Summary

TournamentWins2nd3rdTop-5Top-10Top-25EventsCuts made
Masters Tournament 00000063
U.S. Open 000002116
The Open Championship 00000022
PGA Championship 001133137
Totals0011353218

Results in The Players Championship

Tournament1994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009
The Players Championship T6DQT46T65CUTCUTT66CUTT22WDCUTT12T56T28CUTCUT
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the halfway cut
WD = withdrew
DQ = disqualified
"T" indicates a tie for a place

Results in World Golf Championships

Tournament20012002200320042005200620072008
Match Play R64R32R32
Championship NT1T15
Invitational 8T20

1Cancelled due to 9/11

  Top 10
  Did not play

QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = Tied
NT = No tournament

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References

  1. "Week 40 2002 Ending 6 Oct 2002" (pdf). OWGR . Retrieved October 3, 2019.