Jack McGowan (golfer)

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Jack McGowan
Personal information
Full name John W. McGowan
Born (1930-12-18)December 18, 1930
Concord, New Hampshire
Died February 15, 2001(2001-02-15) (aged 70)
Height 5 ft 9.5 in (1.77 m)
Weight 140 lb (64 kg; 10 st)
Nationality  United States
Turned professional 1954
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 1
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T42: 1965
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship T43: 1961

John W. "Jack" McGowan (December 18, 1930[1] – February 15, 2001) was an American professional golfer.

McGowan was born in Concord, New Hampshire.[1] He turned professional in 1954 and joined the PGA Tour in 1961.[1]

He played on the PGA Tour through 1970,[2] winning one event, the 1964 Mountain View Open[1][3] among 32 top-10 finishes.[2] He had four runner-up finishes: 1964 St. Paul Open Invitational to Chuck Courtney, 1964 Sahara Invitational to R. H. Sikes, 1965 Western Open to Billy Casper, and 1969 Texas Open Invitational to Deane Beman.

PGA Tour wins[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner-up
1 Oct 25, 1964 Mountain View Open –11 (66-68-65-74=273) 4 strokes United States R. H. Sikes

PGA Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1969 Texas Open Invitational United States Deane Beman Lost to birdie on first extra hole


  1. ^ a b c d Elliott, Len; Kelly, Barbara (1976). Who's Who in Golf. New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House. p. 130. ISBN 0870002252. 
  2. ^ a b Johnson, Sal; Seanor, Dave, eds. (2009). The USA Today Golfers Encyclopedia. New York, New York: Skyhorse Publishing. pp. 365–6. ISBN 978-1-60239-302-8. 
  3. ^ "Playing It Commercially Almost Costs McGowan". Toledo Blade. October 26, 1964. p. 22. Retrieved July 15, 2013.