Charles Owens (Golfer) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born


Charles Owens was an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour and the Senior PGA Tour.

Born: Feb 22, 1932, Winter Haven, Florida
Died: Sept 7, 2017, Winter Haven, Florida
Residence: Tampa, Florida, Winter Haven, Florida
College: Florida A&M University
Turned professional: 1967
Former tour(s): PGA Tour, Champions Tour
Professional wins: 4
PGA Tour Champions: 2
Other: 2

About Charles Owens

Former PGA golfer who won two Champions Tours despite playing cross-handed and needing a golf cart after a parachute accident in 1952. He was inducted into the Florida Sports Hall of Fame in 1987 and the African American Golfers Hall of Fame in 2007.

Before Fame

He joined the PGA in 1970, and to help him overcome his putting disability, he invented a new putter, which he called the Yip Killer.


While most of the time he was allowed to use a cart in competition, in 1987 he protested the USGA’s ban on carts at the Senior Open.

Family Life

He was born in Tampa, Florida.


His first Senior PGA Tour win came in 1986, with a three stroke margin over Lee Elder and Don January.

Information related to Charles Owens

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  • African-American golfers
  • Florida A&M Rattlers football players
  • Golfers from Florida
  • Sportspeople from Tampa, Florida
  • Champions Tour golfers

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Latest information about Charles Owens updated on September 06, 2020.

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