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Steve  Lowery

Steve Lowery

Birmingham, AL

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Updated: Wednesday, 23 May 2012 02:32 PM
  • Birthplace: Birmingham, AL
  • Residence: Birmingham, AL
  • Age: 51
  • Turned Pro: 1983

PGA TOUR Victories

(3) 1994,Sprint International. 2000,Southern Farm Bureau Classic. 2008,AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

2010 PGA TOUR Money and Position

$68,015 (184)

PGA TOUR Best Round

64 at Round 2, AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- Sprint International, Southern Farm Bureau Classic, AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

2009 Season Highlights

Made the cut in 17 of 27 starts on the PGA TOUR in 2009, highlighted by a pair of T24 finishes, first at the season-opening Mercedes-Benz Championship and then at the U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee in July...Held the first-round lead at the Buick Open after a 63. Finished T63...Eligible for the Champions Tour in October 2010.

Career Highlights

2009: Made the cut in 17 of 27 starts on the PGA TOUR in 2009, highlighted by a pair of T24 finishes, first at the season-opening Mercedes-Benz Championship and then at the U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee in July...Held the first-round lead at the Buick Open after a 63. Finished T63...Eligible for the Champions Tour in October 2010. 2008: At age 47 years, 3 months and 29 days, collected the third PGA TOUR title of his career in a playoff win over Vijay Singh at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Singh bogeyed Nos. 14-16 before making a birdie on 18 to force the playoff. Birdied the first playoff hole, the par-5 18th, to record his first win since claiming the 2000 Southern Farm Bureau Classic, a span of 199 tournaments. Was only 1-under for the tournament and in danger of missing the cut through three holes in Saturday's third round before playing his last 33 holes in 9-under. Victory gave him a two-year exemption, which will take him through his 50th birthday on October 12, 2010...Second top-10 finish was a T6 at the Memorial Tournament. It was just his second top-10 (2000-T5) in 13 starts at Muirfield Village Golf Club. 2007: Veteran hampered by left wrist injury suffered at the FBR Open, where he was forced to withdraw during the final round. Did not play again until the Wachovia Championship in May. Granted Minor Medical Extension and had eight events in 2008 to earn $282,558 (combined with 2007 earnings of $502,622 would equal 2007's No. 125 earnings of $785,180), and subsequently be upgraded to Major Medical Extension status for the remainder of the 2008 campaign...Lone top-10 in 22 starts was a T10 in first start of the season at the Sony Open in Hawaii, aided by rounds of 67-67 on the weekend. 2006: Another solid season with three top-10s and more than $1 million in earnings. 2005: Started the season with 11 missed cuts in his first 12 starts, but ended the year with top-10s in three of his last five TOUR appearances, helping him secure his card for 2006...Best effort of the season was T3 at the Chrysler Championship. Leader after 36 and 54 holes but a closing 3-over 75 dropped him to T3. Collected a season-best $216,164 to move inside the top-100 on the money list for the 12th time in his 18-year career. 2004: Sank an 8-foot putt on the 72nd hole at the Cialis Western Open to finish solo second, earning one of the last exemptions into the British Open. Shared second-round lead. His $518,400 payday marked a career best. 2003: Held the outright lead through three rounds of the B.C. Open but a closing 72 and a 9-under-par 63 by Champions Tour player Craig Stadler dropped Lowery into T2...Finished solo third at Las Vegas Invitational, three behind the playoff between Stuart Appleby and Scott McCarron. 2002: Thanks to three runner-up finishes (Greater Milwaukee Open, The INTERNATIONAL and Air Canada), earned a career-best $1,885,553 and gained a spot in THE TOUR Championship for the third time in career...Missed 10-foot birdie putt on 18th hole at The INTERNATIONAL which would have given him the win by one over Rich Beem. In his final five holes, Lowery had a birdie on the par-5 14th after getting up and down from a water hazard, a hole-out eagle on the par-4 15th and hole-out double eagle on the par-5 17th (6-iron from 200 yards). 2001: Returned to THE TOUR Championship for the first time since 1994 by placing 27th in earnings...Finished third at the PGA, three behind winner David Toms. 2000: His second career victory at the Southern Farm Bureau Classic crowned a season that included nine top-10s. In season-ending victory, opened with 64 for share of lead with Frank Lickliter II. Followed with a 67 and 65 for solo lead through 36 and 54 holes. Took three-stroke lead into final round, shot 37 on the front nine and then birdied three of his final six holes to finish tied with Skip Kendall. In playoff, ran in 45-foot birdie putt from the fringe on the first extra hole for the title. 1997: Challenged TOUR scoring record in final round at Buick Challenge where he was 10-under through 13 holes. He needed to birdie three of the final five holes to equal record but parred 14, 15 and 16 before birdies at 17 and 18 gave him a 60 and a third-place finish. 1994: First TOUR victory came at the Sprint International. Tied with Rick Fehr with 35 points through 72 holes and then won playoff on first extra hole when Fehr's ball found water. Victory was worth $252,000, more than he had earned in any previous season on TOUR...Year also included T2 at Buick Invitational, one stroke behind Craig Stadler, and T3 at NEC World Series of Golf where he held a one-stroke lead through 54 holes at Firestone before closing 72 left him two behind winner Jose Maria Olazabal. 1992: Used his play on the Nationwide Tour to return to the PGA TOUR in 1993. Won Tulsa Open to finish third on the money list. 1990: Earned Special Temporary Membership in 1990 and 1991 by earning as much as 150th-place finisher on previous year's money list. 1988: Lost card after finishing 157th on money list. 1987: First earned playing privileges at Qualifying Tournament. Amateur: 1982 and 1983 All-American and Southeastern Conference Player of the Year while at the University of Alabama.

Personal

Enjoys spending time and playing golf with his wife Heather...Huge Alabama Crimson Tide football fan. Grandfather was "Smokey" Harper, who worked with coach Bear Bryant and was part of famed Junction Boys at Texas A&M...Has supported the Big Oak Ranch charity tournament in Alabama for nearly 20 years. Also supports Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) charities...Received 1995 Singleton Award as Outstanding Professional Athlete in Alabama...Voted into Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in May 2008.

PGA TOUR Playoff Record

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