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

Steve Lowery
Personal information
Full nameStephen Brent Lowery
Born (1960-10-12) October 12, 1960 (age 59)
Birmingham, Alabama
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight225 lb (102 kg; 16.1 st)
Nationality United States
Career
CollegeUniversity of Alabama
Turned professional1983
Current tour(s)Champions Tour
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Professional wins4
Highest ranking32 (October 6, 2002)[1]
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour3
Korn Ferry Tour1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT40: 2001, 2002
PGA Championship3rd: 2001
U.S. OpenT16: 1994
The Open ChampionshipT36: 2004

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 winsEdit

this list may be incomplete

Professional wins (4)Edit

PGA Tour wins (3)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 Aug 21, 1994 Sprint International 35 pts (7-14-5-9=35) Playoff   Rick Fehr
2 Nov 5, 2000 Southern Farm Bureau Classic –22 (64-67-65-70=266) Playoff   Skip Kendall
3 Feb 10, 2008 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am –10 (69-71-70-68=278) Playoff   Vijay Singh

PGA Tour playoff record (3–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1994 Sprint International   Rick Fehr Won with par on first extra hole
2 2000 Southern Farm Bureau Classic   Skip Kendall Won with birdie on first extra hole
3 2008 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am   Vijay Singh Won with birdie on first extra hole

Nationwide Tour wins (1)Edit

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1988 1989
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open CUT
The Open Championship
PGA Championship
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament CUT T41
U.S. Open T33 T16 T56 T60 CUT
The Open Championship T79
PGA Championship CUT T8 CUT T58 T44
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Masters Tournament T40 T40 CUT CUT
U.S. Open T24 CUT T42 CUT CUT
The Open Championship T36
PGA Championship T51 3 T10 CUT CUT T60 CUT CUT
  Top 10
  Did not play

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

SummaryEdit

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 3
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 2 11 6
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
PGA Championship 0 0 1 1 3 3 13 7
Totals 0 0 1 1 3 5 32 18
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 5 (twice)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (three times)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

External linksEdit