Peter Persons

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Peter Persons
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Peter Taylor Persons
Born (1962-09-08) September 8, 1962 (age 51)
Macon, Georgia
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
Nationality  United States
Career
College University of Georgia
Turned professional 1986
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 1
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 1
Best results in Major Championships
Masters Tournament CUT: 1986
U.S. Open T19: 1991
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship CUT: 1991

Peter Taylor Persons (born September 8, 1962) is an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour and the Nationwide Tour.

Persons was born and raised in Macon, Georgia. He received coaching and training in the junior program developed by Georgia Golf Hall of Fame member Dan Nyimicz at Idle Hour Golf Club in Macon.[1] Persons won the 1980 Georgia Junior Championship and was the runner-up to Sam Randolph at the 1985 U.S. Amateur. He was the 1984–1985 Georgia Golf Association Men's Player of the Year. He attended the University of Georgia and was a member of the golf team. He turned professional in 1986.

Persons played in a limited number of PGA Tour events in the 1980s. He played full-time on the elite Tour from 1990–1993; and on the Nike Tour (now called the Nationwide Tour) from 1994–1996. His best year in professional golf was 1990; he had a win at the Chattanooga Classic, a T-6 at the Hawaiian Open, and finished 66th on the final money list that year. At the 1990 Chattanooga Classic, he finished at 20-under-par 260 to defeat Richard Zokol by two strokes. The tournament was held the same week as the NEC World Series of Golf where most of the Tour's top-tier players elected to compete.[2]

Amateur wins[edit]

  • 1980 Georgia Junior Championship
  • 1984 Georgia Amateur
  • 1985 SEC Championship (individual)

PGA Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning Score Margin of Victory Runner-up
1 Aug 26, 1990 Chattanooga Classic -20 (64-64-65-67=260) 2 strokes Canada Richard Zokol

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991
The Masters CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T19
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Georgia Golf Hall of Fame: Dan Nyimicz". Retrieved 2007-10-29. 
  2. ^ "Today in Golf History: August 26". Archived from the original on 2007-10-11. Retrieved 2007-10-29. 

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