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|— Golfer —|
|Full name||Stephen Brent Lowery|
October 12, 1960 |
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||225 lb (102 kg; 16.1 st)|
|College||University of Alabama|
|Current tour(s)||Champions Tour|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships
|Masters Tournament||T40: 2001, 2002|
|U.S. Open||T16: 1994|
|The Open Championship||T36: 2004|
|PGA Championship||3rd: 2001|
Stephen Brent Lowery (born October 12, 1960) is an American professional golfer.
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.
In 1998, Lowery was involved in a bizarre incident at The Players Championship, in which his successful approach shot to the infamous island green on the 17th hole was stolen by a seagull (which then dropped his ball into the adjacent water hazard). Under PGA rules, Lowery was allowed to replace his ball with no penalty.
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.
this list may be incomplete
- 1982 Southern Amateur
Professional wins (4)
PGA Tour wins (3)
|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)
|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)
- 1992 Ben Hogan Tulsa Open
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||DNP||DNP|
|The Open Championship||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||T79||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP|
|The Open Championship||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||T36||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP|
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.
|The Open Championship||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||2|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 5 (twice)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (three times)
- "USGA - Rule 18". Retrieved December 6, 2009.