Larry Mowry

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Larry Mowry
— Golfer —
Personal information
Born (1936-10-20) October 20, 1936 (age 78)
San Diego, California
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 194 lb (88 kg; 13.9 st)
Nationality  United States
Career
Turned professional 1959
Former tour(s) Champions Tour
Professional wins 10
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 1
Champions Tour 5
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open CUT: 1961, 1964
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship T11: 1969

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).

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(s)-up
1 Apr 14, 1968 Rebel Yell Open −9 (71-69-68-71=279) Playoff United States Chris Blocker

Other wins (4)[edit]

Senior PGA Tour wins (5)[edit]

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

Senior major championship is shown in bold.

Senior major championships[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

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

References[edit]

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

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