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Full name  Simon Owen
Name  Simon Owen
Turned professional  1971
Nationality  New Zealand
Role  Golfer
European seniors tour  2
Professional wins  17
Height  1.88 m
European tour  2
Masters Tournament  CUT: 1979
Residence  Kinloch, New Zealand

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Born  10 December 1950 (age 65) Wanganui, New Zealand (1950-12-10)
Current tour(s)  European Seniors Tour Australasian PGA Legends Tour
Other  10 (regular) 3 (senior)
Former tours  PGA European Tour, PGA Tour of Australasia, Asian Tour

Simon Owen (born 10 December 1950) is a professional golfer from New Zealand.


Owen was born in Wanganui. He turned professional in 1971 and has won several tournaments in Australasia. He played on the European Tour from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s, winning the 1974 German Open and the 1976 Double Diamond Individual Championship. His best finish on the European Tour Order of Merit was eleventh in 1974. His best finish in a major was at the 1978 British Open, when he finished tied for second behind Jack Nicklaus.

Since 2001 Owen has played senior professional golf, and he has won two tournaments on the European Seniors Tour. He has also won the New Zealand PGA Seniors Championship on two occasions.

Owen's brother Craig is also a professional golfer and played for New Zealand in the World Cup in 1979 and 1980.

European Tour wins (2)

European Tour playoff record (1–0)

Other wins (10)

  • 1972 Fiji Open
  • 1976 New Zealand Open
  • 1978 New Zealand PGA Championship, Malaysian Dunlop Masters
  • 1980 South Australian Open
  • 1984 Hawkes Bay 72 Hole Classic (New Zealand)
  • 1989 Hawkes Bay 72 Hole Classic (New Zealand)
  • 1990 City of Auckland 72 Hole Classic (New Zealand)
  • 1991 Tahiti Open, Cable & Wireless - Pacific Harbour Open (Fiji)
  • Other senior wins (3)

  • 2001 New Zealand PGA Seniors Championship
  • 2003 New Zealand PGA Seniors Championship
  • 2014 Australian PGA Seniors Championship
  • Results in major championships

    Note: Owen never played in the U.S. Open nor the PGA Championship.
    DNP = Did not play
    CUT = missed the half-way cut (3rd round cut in 1977 and 1982 Open Championships)
    "T" indicates a tie for a place
    Yellow background for top-10

    Team appearances

  • Dunhill Cup (representing New Zealand): 1989, 1990
  • World Cup (representing New Zealand): 1973, 1976, 1989
  • References

    Simon Owen Wikipedia

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