|— Golfer —|
|Full name||Anthony Alastair Johnstone|
2 May 1956 |
Bulawayo, Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe)
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||68 kg (150 lb; 10.7 st)|
|Current tour(s)||European Seniors Tour|
|Former tour(s)||European Tour
|Number of wins by tour|
|Sunshine Tour||17 (6th all time)|
|European Seniors Tour||2|
|Best results in Major Championships
|Masters Tournament||CUT: 1993|
|U.S. Open||T77: 1993|
|The Open Championship||T34: 1992|
|PGA Championship||CUT: 1992, 1993, 1994|
|Achievements and awards|
|Southern Africa Tour
Order of Merit winner
Anthony Alastair Johnstone (born 2 May 1956) is a Zimbabwean professional golfer.
Johnstone was born in Bulawayo, Rhodesia and attended Christian Brothers College. He lives in Sunningdale in England. He turned professional in 1979 and has spent his career playing mainly on the Southern African Sunshine Tour and in Europe. He won six times on the European Tour and finished a career best seventh on the European Tour Order of Merit in 1992. His most prestigious win came at the 1992 British PGA Championship. He won seventeen times on the Sunshine Tour, including one co-sanctioned event also included in his European Tour win tally, and he topped that tour's Order of Merit in 1988/89 and 1993/94. He has represented Zimbabwe in international competition many times.
In 2004 Johnstone was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, possibly ending his playing career. With a revolutionary drug treatment, he appears to have put his MS in remission and made his European Seniors Tour debut shortly after turning fifty in 2006. In 2008 he won his first EST event, the Jersey Seniors Classic. He won his second event on the Seniors tour in 2009 at the Travis Perkins plc Senior Masters.
Johnstone is noted for his excellent short game and topped the European Tour's short game statistics in 1998, 1999 and 2000. He has also worked as a golf broadcaster.
Professional wins (25)
European Tour (6)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||4 Nov 1984||Portuguese Open||−14 (70-69-67-68=284)||3 strokes||Michael King|
|2||12 Aug 1990||Murphy's Cup||50 pts (6-23-6-15=50)||2 pts||Malcolm MacKenzie|
|3||9 Jun 1991||Murphy's Cup||40 pts (10-9-9-12=40)||Playoff||Eamonn Darcy|
|4||25 May 1992||Volvo PGA Championship||−16 (67-70-70-65=272)||2 strokes||Gordon Brand Jnr, José María Olazábal|
|5||15 Feb 1998||Alfred Dunhill South African PGA Championship
(co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour)
|−17 (68-64-67-72=271)||2 strokes||Ernie Els|
|6||11 Mar 2001||Qatar Masters||−14 (68-70-66-70=274)||2 strokes||Robert Karlsson|
Sunshine Tour (17)
- 1984 South African Open, Charity Classic, South African Masters
- 1986 Goodyear Classic
- 1987 ICL International, Minolta Copiers Match Play, Wild Coast Classic
- 1988 ICL International, Minolta Copiers Match Play, Bloemfontein Classic
- 1989 South African PGA Championship
- 1990 Palabora Classic
- 1993 South African Masters, Zimbabwe Open, Philips South African Open (Dec.)
- 1994 Bell's Cup
- 1998 Alfred Dunhill South African PGA Championship (co-sanctioned with European Tour)
European Seniors Tour (2)
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||CUT||CUT||CUT||T39||CUT||DNP||CUT||T52||DNP||T73||T34||CUT||CUT||CUT||CUT||DNP||CUT||DNP||CUT|
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.
- Eisenhower Trophy (representing Rhodesia): 1976
- Hennessy Cognac Cup: 1982
- Alfred Dunhill Cup (representing Zimbabwe): 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000
- World Cup (representing Zimbabwe): 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
- Harris, Cathy (19 May 2006). "Fit-again Johnstone happy to be back in the swing of things". The Times (London). Retrieved 2009-06-22.
- Parsons, Jill (11 November 2008). "Crippled by MS, golfer Tony was told he'd never play again. But an astonishing new drug has proved all the doctors wrong". Daily Mail (London). Retrieved 2009-06-22.