Steve Lowery

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Steve Lowery
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Stephen Brent Lowery
Born (1960-10-12) October 12, 1960 (age 53)
Birmingham, Alabama
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 225 lb (102 kg; 16.1 st)
Nationality  United States
Career
College University of Alabama
Turned professional 1983
Current tour(s) Champions Tour
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 4
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 3
Web.com Tour 1
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 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 Rankings. 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 70's, 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.[1]

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 albatross (or double eagle) 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 affecting 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 Masters in 1935. Two holes before his double eagle, Lowery also holed out a wedge from the fairway for an eagle.

Amateur wins[edit]

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 United States Rick Fehr
2 Nov 5, 2000 Southern Farm Bureau Classic –22 (64-67-65-70=266) Playoff United States Skip Kendall
3 Feb 10, 2008 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am –10 (69-71-70-68=278) Playoff Fiji Vijay Singh

PGA Tour playoff record (3–0)

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

Nationwide Tour wins (1)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1988 1989
Masters Tournament DNP DNP
U.S. Open CUT DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT T41 DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP T33 T16 T56 T60 DNP DNP CUT
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T79 DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT T8 CUT T58 T44 DNP
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Masters Tournament DNP T40 T40 CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT
U.S. Open DNP T24 CUT T42 DNP CUT CUT DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP T36 DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship T51 3 T10 CUT CUT DNP T60 CUT CUT

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

Summary[edit]

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 also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "USGA - Rule 18". Retrieved 2009-12-06. 

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