Peter Senior

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Peter Senior
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Peter Albert Charles Senior
Born (1959-07-31) 31 July 1959 (age 55)
Singapore
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Nationality  Australia
Residence Hope Island, Australia
Career
Turned professional 1978
Current tour(s) European Seniors Tour
PGA Tour of Australasia
Former tour(s) European Tour
PGA Tour
Japan Golf Tour
Professional wins 33
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 4
Japan Golf Tour 3
PGA Tour of Australasia 22
European Seniors Tour 1
Other 3
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T42: 1990
U.S. Open CUT: 1990
The Open Championship T4: 1993
PGA Championship T44: 1995
Achievements and awards
PGA Tour of Australasia
Order of Merit winner
1987, 1989, 1993, 2012

Peter Albert Charles Senior (born 31 July 1959) is an Australian professional golfer who has won more than twenty tournaments around the world.

Senior has competed mainly on the PGA Tour of Australasia, where he has had the most success and won the Order of Merit on four occasions, and the European Tour. He has also played occasionally on the Japan Golf Tour and the United States based PGA Tour.

Senior has represented Australia in international competitions several times, and was a member of the International Team at the first two stagings of the Presidents Cup.

Personal life[edit]

Senior was born in Singapore. He lives in Hope Island, Queensland with his wife June, whom he married in 1984. They have three children: Krystlle, Jasmine and Mitchell.

In his spare time Peter enjoys fishing, reading and spending time with his family. Peter also owns various other businesses unrelated to his golfing career.

Career[edit]

Senior turned professional in 1978 and joined the PGA Tour of Australia, now the PGA Tour of Australasia. During his career, he has won 19 tournaments on the tour, including the Australian PGA Championship and Australian Open in 1989, the Australian Masters in 1991 and 1995, a second Australian PGA Championship in 2003 and a third in 2010. These last two victories meant Senior had won professional events on the main men's tour in five separate decades, a feat achieved by very few players previously anywhere in the world. He also topped the tour's Order of Merit in 1987, 1989 and 1993. Even after reaching the age of fifty, he remains competitive on the tour.[1][2]

Between 1984 and 1992, Senior competed on the European Tour full time, winning four tournaments and finishing a career best of 7th on the Order of Merit in 1987. He also played regularly on the Japanese Tour, winning three tournaments before rejoining the European Tour in 1998.[3] Through the 2007 season he continued to play in a small number of tournaments on the tour.

In 1985, Senior finished 5th at the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament to earn his card for the following season. He did not have much success, making just two cuts in the first half of the season, before he elected to return to Europe. He did play in several PGA Tour events in other seasons, notably finishing tied for second in The International in 1990, but never tried to qualify for the tour again.

Senior made his debut on the over-50 circuit the Champions Tour in February 2010 at The ACE Group Classic. Senior has yet to win on the Champions Tour, but has finished as a runner up on six occasions, with three playoff defeats. One of these came in February 2012 at the Allianz Championship, when Senior birdied the final hole of regulation to make the playoff before losing to Corey Pavin with a birdie on the first playoff hole.

Professional wins (33)[edit]

European Tour wins (4)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 10 Aug 1986 PLM Open −11 (69-72-64-68=273) 2 strokes Sweden Mats Lanner
2 27 Jun 1987 Johnnie Walker Monte Carlo Open −16 (66-63-65-66=260) 1 stroke Australia Rodger Davis
3 9 Sep 1990 Panasonic European Open −13 (67-68-66-66=267) 1 stroke Wales Ian Woosnam
4 10 May 1992 Benson & Hedges International Open −1 (74-73-70-70=287) Playoff Zimbabwe Tony Johnstone

Australasia wins (22)[edit]

* This was not the same event as the current Johnnie Walker Classic, which was originally called the Johnnie Walker Asian Classic and acquired its current name in 1993.

Japan Golf Tour wins (3)[edit]

Other wins (3)[edit]

European Seniors Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 21 Nov 2010
(2011 season)
Handa Australian Senior Open −9 (65-70-72=207) 3 strokes Scotland Sandy Lyle

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP T14 T44 CUT CUT 6 CUT
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T58 DNP
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament T42 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship CUT T17 T25 T4 T20 T58 CUT T51 CUT DNP
PGA Championship 62 CUT T48 T51 T71 T44 CUT DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament 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 T72 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship T60 DNP DNP T79
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP

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

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
The Open Championship 0 0 0 1 2 6 19 12
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 6
Totals 0 0 0 1 2 6 29 19
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 8 (1992 Open Championship – 1995 PGA)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (twice)

Team appearances[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Craddock, Robert (8 December 2008). "Persistent Peter Senior just keeps on coming at 49". Herald Sun. Retrieved 5 August 2009. 
  2. ^ "Peter Senior to take on US Seniors tour". The Daily Telegraph (Australia). 24 December 2008. Retrieved 5 August 2009. 
  3. ^ "Australian PGA champ Senior to play in NZ Open". The New Zealand Herald. 18 December 2003. Retrieved 5 August 2009. 

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