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 43)
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 T20: 2015
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 he finished 183rd on the PGA Tour money list and lost 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. He finished 85th in earnings in 2012, but was less successful in 2013, finishing 134th in the FedEx Cup.

In 2014 he split time between the PGA Tour and Web.com Tour; after winning the United Leasing Championship he finished 27th on the regular-season Web.com money list, missing out on a PGA Tour card by only $3,205. He went on to earn his card by finishing 10th on the Web.com Tour Finals money list.

Owen has featured in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings.

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 2013 2014 2015
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP 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 DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship CUT T55 T23 CUT CUT DNP DNP T22 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T54 DNP DNP T20
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP CUT CUT DNP T47 CUT DNP DNP 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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