Ross McGowan

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Ross McGowan
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Personal information
Full name Ross Ian Thomas McGowan
Born (1982-04-23) 23 April 1982 (age 34)
Basildon, Essex, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 14 st)
Nationality  England
Residence Cheam, London, England
College University of Tennessee
Turned professional 2006
Current tour(s) Challenge Tour
Sunshine Tour
Former tour(s) European Tour
Professional wins 4
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 1
Sunshine Tour 1
Challenge Tour 2
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open T40: 2010
The Open Championship CUT: 2010
PGA Championship 70th: 2010

Ross Ian Thomas McGowan (born 23 April 1982) is an English professional golfer.

McGowan was born in Basildon, Essex, and grew up in Banstead, Surrey and educated at Epsom College. With the assistance of College Prospects of America, he went to university in the United States and played collegiate golf at the University of Tennessee. McGowan won the 2006 English Amateur, where he defeated Oliver Fisher in the final by the score of 5&4. Shortly after that he turned professional.[1]

McGowan led the 2007 Challenge Tour Rankings going into the Apulia San Domenico Grand Final, thanks to two wins and three runner-up finishes during the year. Having finished in a tie for 28th place in the final event of the season, he dropped to second place on the money list, as Michael Lorenzo-Vera won the tournament and jumped to the top of the Challenge Tour's money list.

Courtesy of his final Challenge Tour Rankings position in 2007, McGowan graduated to the European Tour for the 2008 season.[1] He moved into the top 100 of the Official World Golf Rankings in January of that year, and in June played in his first major championship, the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines. He made the halfway cut and eventually finished in 77th place.

McGowan won his first European Tour event in 2009 at the Madrid Masters, most notably for shooting 12 under par 60 in the third round. He finished at -25, winning by three strokes over Mikko Ilonen.[2] McGowan finished second at the inaugural Dubai World Championship, and was ranked 12th in the Race to Dubai.

Following this McGowan suffered injuries and his form slumped. He lost his full playing rights at the end of the 2011 season.

McGowan won for the fourth time as a professional in April 2015 on the Sunshine Tour at the Mopani/Redpath Zambia Open, finishing two strokes ahead South African golfer Danie van Tonder.[3]

Amateur wins (1)[edit]

Professional wins (4)[edit]

European Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 11 Oct 2009 Madrid Masters −25 (66-66-60-71=263) 3 strokes Finland Mikko Ilonen

Challenge Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 3 Jun 2007 Oceânico Developments Pro-Am Challenge −15 (66–63–69–67=265) Playoff France Michael Lorenzo-Vera
2 1 Jul 2007 Estoril Challenge de Portugal −12 (68-68-70-66=272) 3 strokes Wales Stuart Manley

Sunshine Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 26 Apr 2015 Mopani/Redpath Zambia Open −13 (68-69-71-67=275) 2 strokes South Africa Danie van Tonder

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2008 2009 2010
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open 77 DNP T40
The Open Championship DNP DNP CUT
PGA Championship DNP DNP 70

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

Team appearances[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Dixon, Peter (3 April 2009). "Ross McGowan all smiles after opening-round 64". The Times. London. Retrieved 7 July 2009. 
  2. ^ "McGowan holds on for maiden title". BBC Sport. 11 October 2009. Retrieved 12 October 009.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ "Ross marches in to Zambia victory". Sunshine Tour. 26 April 2015. Retrieved 17 September 2015. 

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