Pat McGowan

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Pat McGowan
Personal information
Full name Patrick Ray McGowan
Born (1954-11-27) November 27, 1954 (age 62)
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Nationality  United States
Career
College Brigham Young University
Turned professional 1977
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins 2
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament CUT: 1981, 1984
U.S. Open T13: 1983
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship 4th: 1983

Patrick Ray McGowan (born November 27, 1954) is an American professional golf instructor and former PGA Tour player.

McGowan was born in Grand Forks, North Dakota. He attended Brigham Young University. He played on the golf team with fellow PGA Tour player Mike Reid and graduated in 1977.

McGowan developed his game under the tutelage of Warren McCarty, head pro at Colusa Golf and Country Club, and Karl Tucker, golf coach at Brigham Young University. During more recent years, his game and career have been influenced by Peggy Kirk Bell, his mother-in-law and one of golf’s leading instructors, and David Orr, Head Teaching Professional at Pine Needles. McGowan qualified for the PGA Tour on his first attempt in the fall of 1977, playing at Pinehurst, where he met his wife, Bonnie, daughter of Peggy Kirk and late "Bullet" Bell. McGowan was named Golf Digest / Rolex Rookie-of-the-Year in 1978.

One highlight of McGowan's career came in the 1984 Sacramento Classic in the Tournament Players Series during which he defeated Steve Hart in a playoff. Other highlights include a 2nd-place finish in the 1978 Canadian Open to Bruce Lietzke. During the Quad Cities Open in 1982, he was tied for the lead after three rounds with Calvin Peete and Jeff Mitchell. A final round 67 left him tied for second behind Payne Stewart who finished with a 63. McGowan also finished second to Calvin Peete in the 1986 USF&G Classic, while his best finish in a major was 4th in the 1983 PGA Championship at Riviera Country Club.

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