Bill Longmuir

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Bill Longmuir
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Personal information
Full nameWilliam George Longmuir
Born (1953-06-10) 10 June 1953 (age 65)
Thundersley, Essex, England
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Nationality Scotland
ResidenceRedhill, Surrey, England
ChildrenChloe (b. 1989)
Callum (b. 1991)
Angus (b. 1995)
Sydney (b. 1996)
Turned professional1968
Current tour(s)European Senior Tour
Former tour(s)European Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins14
Number of wins by tour
European Senior Tour8
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipT30: 1979
PGA ChampionshipDNP

William George Longmuir (born 10 June 1953) is a British professional golfer.

Longmuir was born in Thundersley, Essex, England to Scottish parents. Despite having lived in England all his life, he regards himself as Scottish and is classified as such for international competition. He turned professional in 1968 and was a regular on the European Tour from 1976 to 1992, finishing as a tournament runner-up three times. He made the top 90 on the Order of Merit every year from 1976 to 1990, which a best ranking of 24th in 1982.

In 1979, Longmuir won the Tooting Bec Cup having shot the lowest single round by a British player in The Open Championship, with a 65 in the first round at Royal Lytham.

Longmuir joined the European Senior Tour in 2003 and finished runner up on the Order of Merit that year. In 2006 he played on the United States-based Champions Tour after coming through its Qualifying School. His son, Callum, often caddies for him on the European Senior Tour.

Professional wins[edit]

European Senior Tour wins (8)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 6 Jul 2003 Ryder Cup Wales Seniors Open −8 (68-66-65=199) 3 strokes United States David Oakley
2 23 Aug 2003 De Vere PGA Seniors Championship −17 (68-67-69-67=271) 2 strokes England Carl Mason, Republic of Ireland Denis O'Sullivan
3 20 Jun 2004 Mobile Cup −9 (72-68-67=207) 1 stroke Japan Seiji Ebihara
4 29 Aug 2004 Charles Church Scottish Seniors Open −6 (69-73-68=210) 1 stroke Scotland John Chillas, England Carl Mason
5 11 Sep 2005 Scandinavian Senior Open −17 (66-66-64=196) 4 strokes Italy Giuseppe Calì
6 19 Aug 2007 Midas English Seniors Open −8 (70-69-69=208) 2 strokes England Carl Mason
7 9 Mar 2008 DGM Barbados Open −10 (74-67-65=206) 3 strokes Scotland Bob Cameron
8 14 May 2010 Handa Senior Masters −20 (64-69-66=199) 7 strokes England Roger Chapman, Thailand Boonchu Ruangkit

Other wins (6)[edit]

Playoff record[edit]

European Tour playoff record (0–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1982 Lufthansa German Open West Germany Bernhard Langer Lost to par on first extra hole
2 1982 Ebel Swiss Open Wales Ian Woosnam Lost to par on third extra hole

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995
The Open Championship T52 T30 CUT CUT T47 T55 CUT CUT CUT T94

Note: Longmuir only played in The Open Championship.

  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

Team appearances[edit]

  • Europcar Cup (representing Scotland): 1988
  • PGA Cup (representing Great Britain and Ireland): 1996 (tie), 2003
  • UBS Cup (representing the Rest of the World): 2003 (tie)

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