Larry Mowry

Larry Mowry (born October 20, 1936) is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour and Senior PGA Tour (now known as the Champions Tour).

Larry Mowry
Personal information
Born (1936-10-20) October 20, 1936 (age 83)
San Diego, California
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight194 lb (88 kg; 13.9 st)
Nationality United States
Career
Turned professional1959
Former tour(s)Champions Tour
Professional wins10
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour1
PGA Tour Champions5
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipT11: 1969
U.S. OpenCUT: 1961, 1964
The Open ChampionshipDNP

Mowry was born in San Diego, California. He turned pro in 1959. Mowry spent his regular career as a club professional, only occasionally entering PGA Tour events. He won the 1968 Rebel Yell Open and finished T-2 at the 1969 Azalea Open Invitational. His best finish in a major was a T-11 at the 1969 PGA Championship.[1]

Mowry's win at the 1987 Crestar Classic made him the first player in Senior PGA Tour history to win an event after making it through the rigors of Monday qualifying.[2] That victory also made him the first former club professional to post an official Senior PGA Tour win. The biggest win of Mowry's career came at the 1989 Senior PGA Championship, which was held at the PGA National Golf Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

Mowry is married, and has two adult children and five grandchildren.

Professional wins (10)Edit

PGA Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 Apr 14, 1968 Rebel Yell Open −9 (71-69-68-71=279) Playoff   Chris Blocker

PGA Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1968 Rebel Yell Open   Chris Blocker Won with par on first extra hole

Other wins (4)Edit

Senior PGA Tour wins (5)Edit

Legend
Senior major championships (1)
Other Senior PGA Tour (4)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Sep 20, 1987 Crestar Classic −13 (67-69-67=203) 1 stroke   Bob Charles,   Gary Player
2 Oct 11, 1987 Pepsi Senior Challenge −13 (70-67-66=203) 2 strokes   Gene Littler
3 Oct 30, 1988 General Tire Las Vegas Classic −12 (68-65-71=204) 2 strokes   Bob Charles,   Bobby Nichols
4 Feb 12, 1989 General Foods PGA Seniors' Championship −7 (74-69-65-73=281) 1 stroke   Miller Barber,   Al Geiberger
5 May 7, 1989 RJR at The Dominion −15 (66-67-68=201) 4 strokes   Gay Brewer

Senior major championshipsEdit

Wins (1)Edit

Year Championship Winning Score Margin Runners-up
1989 General Foods PGA Seniors' Championship −7 (74-69-65-73=281) 1 stroke   Miller Barber,   Al Geiberger

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Golf Major Championships". Retrieved December 3, 2013.
  2. ^ "Qualifier Captures Seniors' Tournament". The New York Times. July 17, 1989.

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