Bob Sowards is more than just a PGA Professional, he is also a serious competitor. Sowards put on quite the display of skill at the 2021 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship.
Sowards, PGA Director of Instruction at Kinsale Golf and Fitness Club in Ohio, started the week strong and kept it that way. By the end of Round 1, he had landed himself at the top of the leaderboard after firing a 3-under par 67 that included a total of 6 birdies.
The second round proved a little trickier for Sowards, he carded a 5-over 75, a significant difference from the previous day's showing. However, his first round score was enough to put him on the list as one of nine PGA Professionals to make the cut.
Despite the misstep, Sowards was able to get very well back into the swing of things on Saturday. He tallied 4 more birdies, turning in a much improved score of even-par 70.
By Sunday, he had fully returned to first-round form, racking up an impressive 5 birdies that led him to his second 67 of the week. By the time the last putt fell on Sunday, Sowards sat T5 on the leaderboard amongst some very recognizable names.
Sowards was able to handily claim the low PGA Professional honors for the Championship. This makes Bob Sowards the first to claim two-consecutive low-pro honors in the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship since Chris Starkjohann (2009, '10). Sowards shared the 2019 honors with Mark R. Brown at Oak Hill Country Club.