October 20, 1936 |
San Diego, California
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||194 lb (88 kg; 13.9 st)|
|Former tour(s)||Champions Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|PGA Tour Champions||5|
|Best results in major championships
|U.S. Open||CUT: 1961, 1964|
|The Open Championship||DNP|
|PGA Championship||T11: 1969|
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.
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. 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)
PGA Tour wins (1)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of victory||Runner-up|
|1||Apr 14, 1968||Rebel Yell Open||−9 (71-69-68-71=279)||Playoff||Chris Blocker|
PGA Tour playoff record (1–0)
|1||1968||Rebel Yell Open||Chris Blocker||Won with par on first extra hole|
Other wins (4)
Senior PGA Tour wins (5)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||Sep 20, 1987||Crestar Classic||−13 (67-69-67=203)||1 stroke||Bob Charles, Gary Player|
|2||Oct 11, 1987||Pepsi Senior Challenge||−13 (70-67-66=203)||2 strokes||Gene Littler|
|3||Oct 30, 1988||General Tire Las Vegas Classic||−12 (68-65-71=204)||2 strokes||Bob Charles, Bobby Nichols|
|4||Feb 12, 1989||General Foods PGA Seniors' Championship||−7 (74-69-65-73=281)||1 stroke||Miller Barber, Al Geiberger|
|5||May 7, 1989||RJR at The Dominion||−15 (66-67-68=201)||4 strokes||Gay Brewer|
Senior major championship is shown in bold.
Senior major championships
|1989||General Foods PGA Seniors' Championship||−7 (74-69-65-73=281)||1 stroke||Miller Barber, Al Geiberger|