Greg Owen

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Greg Owen
— Golfer —
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Personal information
Full name Gregory Clive Owen
Born (1972-02-19) 19 February 1972 (age 42)
Mansfield, England
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 206 lb (93 kg; 14.7 st)
Nationality  England
Residence Windermere, Florida, U.S.
Career
Turned professional 1992
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
Former tour(s) European Tour
Web.com Tour
Challenge Tour
Professional wins 3
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 1
Web.com Tour 1
Challenge Tour 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship T22: 2006
PGA Championship T47: 2005

Gregory Clive Owen (born 19 February 1972) is an English professional golfer.

Owen was born in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. He turned professional in 1992 and gained his European Tour card at the 1997 qualifying school. He finished in the top 100 of the Order of Merit every year from 1998 to 2004, and won for the first time on tour at the 2003 Daily Telegraph Damovo British Masters at his 158th tournament.[1]

At the 2001 Open Championship, Owen notably became only the sixth golfer in the history of the competition to score a rare albatross (double eagle), on the par-5 11th hole at Royal Lytham.[2]

Since 2005, Owen has played mainly in the United States being a full member of the PGA Tour in 2005–07, 2009–10 and 2012. His best finish in the United States was second at the 2006 Bay Hill Invitational, where he finished one shot behind Rod Pampling after playing the last two holes in three over par.[3]

Having lost his PGA Tour card at the end of 2007, he bounced back the following season, to graduate directly from the second tier Nationwide Tour by finishing in 10th place on the money list.[4]

In 2010 finished 183rd on the PGA Tour money list to lose his card for the second time. In 2011 he played again on the Nationwide Tour, finishing 52nd on the money list. However he finished tied for 18th in the 2011 PGA Q School to regain his full PGA Tour card for 2012.

Owen has featured in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings although his ranking at the start of 2012 was 620.

Professional wins[edit]

European Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 8 Jun 2003 Daily Telegraph Damovo British Masters −14 (68-68-67-71=274) 3 strokes France Christian Cévaër, England Ian Poulter

Challenge Tour wins (1)[edit]

Web.com Tour wins (1)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship CUT T55 T23 CUT CUT DNP DNP T22 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T54
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP CUT CUT DNP T47 CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Yellow background for top-10

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Farrell, Andy (9 June 2003). "Owen masters the finishing stretch to land first Tour title". London: The Independent. Retrieved 20 July 2009. 
  2. ^ Paul Lawrie sinks Turnberry albatross to join select Open club
  3. ^ "Bummer at Bay Hill". Sports Illustrated. 27 March 2006. Retrieved 20 July 2009. 
  4. ^ "Owen back in the big-time". Nottingham Evening Post. 15 January 2009. Retrieved 20 July 2009. 

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