Today's Golfer (UK) - - FIRST TEE -

A for­mer Eu­ro­pean Tour pro, Cowen played in seven Opens and won the 1976 Zam­bia Open.

Aged 19, he sold his driver to Gary Player for $100 af­ter out-hit­ting him with it by 40 yards.

In 2004, Cowen opened his own golf academy in Rother­ham, Yorks.

Louis Oosthuizen, Lee West­wood and Hen­rik Sten­son oc­cu­pied the top three spots of the 2010 Open – when they were all coached by Cowen

He was named UK Coach of the Year at the 2010 UK Coach­ing Awards.

He has coached a dozen play­ers to Ma­jor glory, in­clud­ing Har­ring­ton, Clarke and Wil­lett.

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