Simon Owen

Simon Owen
Personal information
Full name Simon Owen
Born (1950-12-10) 10 December 1950
Wanganui, New Zealand
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Nationality  New Zealand
Residence Kinloch, New Zealand
Turned professional 1971
Current tour(s) European Seniors Tour
Australasian PGA Legends Tour
Former tour(s) European Tour
PGA Tour of Australasia
Asian PGA Tour
Professional wins 17
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 2
European Senior Tour 2
Other 10 (regular)
3 (senior)
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament CUT: 1979
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship T2: 1978
PGA Championship DNP
Achievements and awards
European Seniors Tour
Rookie of the Year

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.[1]

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.

Professional wins

European Tour wins (2)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 4 Aug 1974 German Open −12 (67-68-65-69=276) Playoff England Peter Oosterhuis
2 18 Aug 1976 Double Diamond Individual Championship −8 (65-67=132) 2 strokes Wales Brian Huggett, Scotland David Ingram

European Tour playoff record (1–0)

1 1974 German Open England Peter Oosterhuis Won with birdie on first extra hole

Other wins (10)

European Seniors Tour wins (2)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 19 Oct 2001 Tunisian Seniors Open −8 (69-73-66=208) Playoff United States Bob Lendzion
2 20 May 2007 Sharp Italian Seniors Open −8 (70-65-73=208) Playoff England Tony Allen, United States John Benda,
England Carl Mason

Other senior wins (3)

Results in major championships

Tournament 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984
The Open Championship CUT CUT CUT T2 T13 T64 T23 CUT DNP CUT

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


  1. "Chance of glory gone in a second". Otago Daily Times. 19 July 2008. Retrieved 2009-07-20.
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