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Bob Sowards

United States
United States

Bob Sowards

United States
United States
Turned Pro
Dublin, Ohio
Glenville State College
6 ft 1 in

PGA Club Professional

PGA Membership
PGA Section
Southern Ohio
Home Club
Kinsale Golf & Fitness Club, Powell, Ohio
PGA Classification
A-14, PGA Director of Instruction


PGA Director of Instruction at Kinsale Golf & Fitness Club... Finished T-17 at the 2022 Senior PGA Pro- fessional Championship to earn a spot on the Corebridge Financial PGA team... Winner, 2004 PGA Professional Championship at Longaberger Golf Club in Nashport, Ohio... Has earned spots in 11 PGA Championships, tied for second all-time among PGA Professionals... Winner, 2014, β€˜05, β€˜04, β€˜03 PGA of America PGA Professional Player of the Year... Winner, 2022, β€˜21, β€˜19, β€˜18 PGA of America Senior PGA Professional Player of the Year... His eight national PGA awards are the most in the history of the Association... Finished, T-5 at the 2021 KitchenAid Senior PGA Champi- onship at Southern Hills after leading for portions of the second round (earned the second-largest payday of his pro- fessional career with $106,000)... Also played in the 2022 and β€˜19 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championships... Winner, 2018 Senior PGA Professional Championship... Member of 2005, β€˜13, β€˜15, and β€˜19 United States PGA Cup Teams; Ig- nited final-day comeback victory in the 2019 PGA Cup by holing out an unimaginable (and blind) downhill pitch on the 18th hole for eagle to secure the first U.S. point of the day, β€œI have never hit a shot like that. I couldn’t see where it landed. Once I did see the ball, it was three feet from the hole and going soft. I thought it had a chance. What a feeling when it went in, what a feeling”... Inducted into the Southern Ohio PGA Section Hall of Fame in 2019... Has won 20 Southern Ohio PGA Section Player of the Year honors (2022, 2011-20, 2002-07, 2000, 1997, 1995), the most in the section’s history... Has won the Southern Ohio PGA Section Senior Player of the Year in all five years of his eligibility (2018-22)... 10-time Southern Ohio PGA Section Cham- pion... Winner, 2022, β€˜21, β€˜20, β€˜19, β€˜18 Southern Ohio Senior PGA Professional Championship... Winner, 2022, β€˜21, β€˜20, β€˜19 Ohio Senior Open... Winner, 2021, β€˜20, β€˜19, β€˜18 Southern Ohio PGA Tour Championship... Winner, 2020, β€˜19, β€˜18, β€˜17, β€˜16 Southern Ohio PGA Match Play Championship... Win- ner, 2019 Southern Ohio PGA Senior Match Play Championship... Winner, 2010, β€˜04, β€˜02 Ohio Open... Five-time winner of PGA Stroke Play Championship (2016, β€˜14, β€˜13, β€˜06, β€˜05)... Three-time winner of PGA Match Play Champion- ship (2013, β€˜12, β€˜06)... Competed full-time on the Korn Ferry Tour in 1998, 2004, and 2009, playing a total of 76 events and making 31 cuts (he had five top-25 finishes, best was T-12th at the 1998 Lakeland Classic)... Competed full-time on the PGA Tour in 2008, with best finish T-9th in the 2008 Wyndham Championship... Has played a total of 41 events on the PGA Tour... At Glenville State, he was a two-time All-American, three-time conference golfer of the year and four-time all-conference selection... Was inducted into the Glenville State Athletics Hall of Fame in 2004... Made a name for himself early in life, finishing as a co-champion of the 1986 OHSAA AA state championship.