Peter Baker (golfer)

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Peter Baker
— Golfer —
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Personal information
Full name Peter A. Baker
Born (1967-10-07)7 October 1967
Shifnal, Shropshire, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 168 lb (76 kg; 12.0 st)
Nationality  England
Residence Tettenhall, Wolverhampton, England
Spouse Helen (m.1990)
Children Georgina (b. 1992), Grace (b. 1994)
Career
Turned professional 1986
Former tour(s) European Tour
Professional wins 9
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 3
Challenge Tour 3
Other 3
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament CUT: 1994
U.S. Open T39: 1994
The Open Championship T15: 1998
PGA Championship CUT: 1994
Achievements and awards
European Tour
Rookie of the Year
1987

Peter A. Baker (born 7 October 1967) is an English professional golfer.

Baker was born in Shifnal, Shropshire, and currently lives near Wolverhampton. He learned golf at his father's nine hole Himley Hall course and was taught by Sandy Lyle's father Alex.

In 1985, Baker won the Brabazon Trophy (tie with Roger Roper). He represented Great Britain & Ireland in the 1985 Walker Cup and turned professional the following year.

Baker was a consistent performer on the European Tour from the late 1980s until the early years of the new Millennium, with three tournament wins on the tour and a highest Order of Merit finish of seventh in 1993. His one Ryder Cup appearance for Europe came in the losing 1993 team, but he picked up three points out of four, beating Corey Pavin in the singles.

In 2007 Baker won two events on the second-tier Challenge Tour, the Credit Suisse Challenge and the Open AGF-Allianz Côtes d’Armor Bretagne on his 40th birthday. He also won the Mauritius Open at the end of 2007, beating José-Filipe Lima by three shots.

In 2009 Baker won once again the Credit Suisse Challenge.

Baker was one of Ian Woosnam's vice-captains at the 2006 Ryder Cup.

Professional wins (9)[edit]

European Tour wins (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 7 Aug 1988 Benson and Hedges International Open −17 (68-68-66-69=271) Playoff England Nick Faldo
2 6 Jun 1993 Dunhill British Masters −22 (67-64-72-63=266) 7 strokes England Carl Mason
3 1 Aug 1993 Scandinavian Masters −10 (67-71-68-72=278) Playoff Sweden Anders Forsbrand

European Tour playoff record (2–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1988 Benson and Hedges International Open England Nick Faldo Won with eagle on second extra hole
2 1993 Scandinavian Masters Sweden Anders Forsbrand Won with par on second extra hole

Challenge Tour wins (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 24 Jun 2007 Credit Suisse Challenge −20 (72-67-66-67=272) 1 stroke Scotland Andrew McArthur
2 7 Oct 2007 Open AGF-Allianz Côtes d'Armor Bretagne −13 (64-67-65-71=272) Playoff England Ross McGowan
3 5 Jul 2009 Credit Suisse Challenge −18 (70-71-66-67=274) 1 stroke Austria Florian Praegant

Other (3)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
The Masters DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T39 DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT
The Open Championship CUT CUT T63 DNP DNP T21 T55 T68 DNP CUT T15 T37
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
The Masters DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP CUT DNP CUT CUT CUT
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

See also[edit]

External links[edit]