PGA Seniors Championship

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The PGA Seniors Championship was a European Senior Tour golf tournament for men aged fifty and above. It was founded in 1957, and became part of the European Senior Tour on its founding in 1992. It was played at the Royal Dublin Golf Club in the Republic of Ireland that year, but since 1993 it has been played at various golf clubs in England. It has had several sponsored names. In 2011 the prize fund was £250,000. In 2008, Gordon J. Brand beat Gordon Brand Jnr after a six-hole playoff.

Winners[edit]

Year Winner Country Venue Score Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up Ref
ISPS Handa PGA Seniors Championship
2015 Peter Fowler  Australia Close House 272 (−12) 3 strokes Austria Gordon Manson
2014 Santiago Luna  Spain Stoke-by-Nayland 270 (−14) 2 strokes Denmark Steen Tinning
2013 Paul Wesselingh (2)  England Mottram Hall 272 (−20) 4 strokes Paraguay Ángel Franco
2012 Paul Wesselingh  England Slaley Hall 210 (−6) 1 stroke Sweden Anders Forsbrand
Scotland Andrew Oldcorn
De Vere Club PGA Seniors Championship
2011 Andrew Oldcorn  Scotland Slaley Hall 277 (−11) 9 strokes Scotland Gordon Brand, Jnr
De Vere Collection PGA Seniors Championship
2010 David J Russell  England Slaley Hall 283 (−5) 2 strokes Paraguay Ángel Franco
England Barry Lane
South Africa Chris Williams
2009 Carl Mason (3)  England Slaley Hall 279 (−9) 3 strokes Paraguay Ángel Franco
South Africa Chris Williams
2008 Gordon J. Brand  England Slaley Hall 292 (+4) Playoff Scotland Gordon Brand, Jnr
PGA Seniors Championship
2007 Carl Mason (2)  England Stoke-by-Nayland 268 (−20) 6 strokes France Philippe Dugeny
Italy Costantino Rocca
2006 Sam Torrance (2)  Scotland Stoke-by-Nayland 268 (−20) 3 strokes Argentina Luis Carbonetti
De Vere PGA Seniors Championship
2005 Sam Torrance  Scotland Carden Park 271 (−17) 4 strokes England David J Russell
2004 Carl Mason  England Carden Park 275 (−13) Playoff Japan Seiji Ebihara
England Jim Rhodes
2003 Bill Longmuir  Scotland Carden Park 271 (−17) 2 strokes England Carl Mason
Republic of Ireland Denis O'Sullivan
2002 Seiji Ebihara  Japan Carden Park 267 (−21) 10 strokes United States George Burns
United States Steve Stull
2001 Ian Stanley  Australia Carden Park 278 (−10) 2 strokes England Maurice Bembridge
The Belfry PGA Seniors Championship
2000 John Grace  United States The Belfry 282 (−6) Playoff England Peter Dawson
1999 Ross Metherell  Australia The Belfry 276 (−12) 1 stroke United States Bill Brask
1998 Tommy Horton (2)  England The Belfry 277 (−11) 2 strokes Italy Renato Campagnoli
England Jim Rhodes
1997 Walter Hall  United States The Belfry 277 (−11) 3 strokes England Tommy Horton
1996 Terry Gale  Australia The Belfry 284 (−4) 1 stroke England Tommy Horton
Forte PGA Seniors Championship
1995 John Morgan (2)  England Sunningdale 204 (−6) Playoff Spain Antonio Garrido
1994 John Morgan  England Sunningdale 203 (−7) 2 strokes England David Creamer
1993 Brian Huggett  Wales Sunningdale 204 (−6) 3 strokes South Africa Bobby Verwey
1992 Tommy Horton  England Royal Dublin 290 (+2) Playoff England Tony Grubb
Republic of Ireland Christy O'Connor Snr
Trusthouse Forte PGA Seniors Championship (prior to European Senior Tour sanction)
1991 Brian Waites (2)  England Wollaton Park 277 (−7) 3 strokes England Neil Coles [1]
1990 Brian Waites  England Brough 269 (−3) 4 strokes England Neil Coles [2]
1989 Neil Coles (4)  England West Hill 277 (+1) 4 strokes England Peter Butler [3]
1988 Peter Thomson  Australia North Berwick 287 (+7) 2 strokes South Africa Denis Hutchinson [4]
1987 Neil Coles (3)  England Coventry 206 (−13) 4 strokes Australia Peter Thomson [5]
1986 Neil Coles (2)  England Mere 276 (−4) 1 stroke England Peter Butler [6]
1985 Neil Coles  England Pannal 284 (−4) 2 strokes Republic of Ireland Christy O'Connor Snr [7]
1984 Ernie Jones  Ireland Stratford-on-Avon 280 (−8) 3 strokes England Peter Butler
England Ross Whitehead
[8]
1983 Christy O'Connor Snr (6)  Ireland Burnham & Berrow 277 (−7) 9 strokes England Peter Gill [9]
1982 Christy O'Connor Snr (5)  Ireland Longniddry 285 (+13) Playoff England Peter Butler
Alex Mitchell
Australia Guy Wolstenholme
[10]
1981 Christy O'Connor Snr (4)  Ireland North Berwick 287 (+3) Playoff England Fred Boobyer [11]
PGA Seniors Championship
1980 Paddy Skerritt (2)  Ireland Gleneagles Hotel 286 (+6) 5 strokes Scotland Doug Beattie [12]
PGA Seniors Championship sponsored by the Cambridgeshire Hotel
1979 Christy O'Connor Snr (3)  Ireland Cambridgeshire Hotel 280 (−8) Playoff Argentina Roberto De Vicenzo [13]
1978 Paddy Skerritt  Ireland Cambridgeshire Hotel 288 (E) 1 stroke Argentina Roberto De Vicenzo
Republic of Ireland Jimmy Martin
[14]
1977 Christy O'Connor Snr (2)  Ireland Cambridgeshire Hotel 284 (−4) 3 strokes Argentina Roberto De Vicenzo [15]
PGA Seniors Championship sponsored by Ben Sayers-Strathclyde Hotels
1976 Christy O'Connor Snr  Ireland North Berwick 276 (−8) 4 strokes Australia Kel Nagle [16]
1975 Kel Nagle (3)  Australia Longniddry 268 (−4) 2 strokes England Ken Bousfield [17]
Pringle of Scotland Seniors Championship
1974 Eric Lester  England Lundin Links 282 (−2) 4 strokes England Ken Bousfield [18]
1973 Kel Nagle (2)  Australia Elie 270 (−10) 1 stroke Argentina Roberto De Vicenzo [19]
1972 Ken Bousfield  England Longniddry 291 (+15) Playoff Italy Alfonso Angelini [20]
1971 Kel Nagle  Australia Elie 269 (−11) 6 strokes England Ken Bousfield
Scotland John Panton
[21]
1970 Max Faulkner (2)  England Longniddry 288 (+12) 1 stroke Wales Dai Rees [22]
1969 John Panton (2)  Scotland West Kilbride 281 (−3) 8 strokes Wales Dai Rees [23]
Teacher's Seniors Championship
1968 Max Faulkner  England Aldeburgh 283 (+11) 3 strokes Scotland John Panton [24]
1967 John Panton  Scotland Ayr Belleisle 282 (+2) 5 strokes Belgium Flory Van Donck [25]
1966 Dai Rees  Wales Coventry 215 (−1) Playoff Belgium Flory Van Donck [26][27]
1965 Charlie Ward  England Ashford Manor 210 (E) 2 strokes Wales Dai Rees [28]
1964 Syd Scott  England Northumberland 213 1 stroke Wales Dai Rees [29]
1963 George Evans  England Weston-super-Mare 222 1 stroke England Norman Sutton [30]
1962 Sam King (2)  England Harrogate 214 2 strokes England Fred Daly [31]
1961 Sam King  England Hill Barn 208 Playoff Scotland Allan Dailey [32][33]
1960 Reg Horne  England Mere 213 3 strokes England Norman Sutton [34]
1959 Arthur Lees  England Royal Mid-Surrey 204 6 strokes England Jack Jacobs [35]
1958 Norman Sutton  England Copt Heath 214 3 strokes England Jack Jacobs [36]
1957 John Burton  England Fulwell 213 5 strokes J.T. Baker
England Wally Smithers
[37]

In 2012 and 1987, the event was reduced to 54 holes because of bad weather. From 1993 to 1995 and from 1957 to 1966, the event was over 54 holes.

In 1966 Rees beat Van Donck 71 to 75 in an 18-hole playoff. In 1961 King beat Dailey 69 to 80 in an 18-hole playoff. The first sudden-death playoff was in 1972.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "In brief - Golf". The Times. 17 June 1991. p. 35. 
  2. ^ "Newcomer prives old hand". The Times. 18 June 1990. p. 45. 
  3. ^ "Scots find Coles too hot to handle". The Glasgow Herald. 19 June 1989. p. 22. 
  4. ^ "Thomson makes in a double". The Glasgow Herald. 27 June 1988. p. 9. 
  5. ^ "Coles wins title for third time". The Times. 22 June 1987. p. 38. 
  6. ^ "Jittery Coles wins as Butler charge just fails". The Glasgow Herald. 4 August 1986. p. 10. 
  7. ^ "O'Connor fails to catch 'young fox'". The Glasgow Herald. 29 July 1985. p. 15. 
  8. ^ "Ernie Jones". The Glasgow Herald. 21 May 1984. p. 14. 
  9. ^ "O'Connor retains his seniors crown". The Glasgow Herald. 27 May 1983. p. 25. 
  10. ^ "O'Connor again after play-off". The Glasgow Herald. 28 May 1982. p. 23. 
  11. ^ "Christy has Irish luck". The Glasgow Herald. 25 July 1981. p. 14. 
  12. ^ "Lighter grip eases mounting pressure". The Times. 1 July 1980. p. 13. 
  13. ^ "Christy wins the battle of the grand old men". The Glasgow Herald. 9 July 1979. p. 20. 
  14. ^ "Senior PGA title for Skerritt". The Glasgow Herald. 6 July 1978. p. 15. 
  15. ^ "Christy O'Connor wins after a scare". The Glasgow Herald. 30 June 1977. p. 23. 
  16. ^ "Great O'Connor wins by 4 shots". The Glasgow Herald. 1 July 1976. p. 14. 
  17. ^ "A record 64 gives Nagle seniors title". The Glasgow Herald. 3 July 1975. p. 18. 
  18. ^ "Lester wins despite two bad lapses". The Glasgow Herald. 4 July 1974. p. 5. 
  19. ^ "Last-round 65 gives Nagle seniors' title". The Glasgow Herald. 5 July 1973. p. 2. 
  20. ^ "Bousfield wins play off to meet Snead". The Times. 23 June 1972. p. 13. 
  21. ^ "Nagle wins seniors' title with record-breaking 62". The Glasgow Herald. 25 June 1971. p. 6. 
  22. ^ "Seniors' title won by Faulkner after desperate struggle". The Glasgow Herald. 26 June 1970. p. 6. 
  23. ^ "Panton wins by eight strokes". The Glasgow Herald. 27 June 1969. p. 6. 
  24. ^ "Senior title won by Faulkner". The Glasgow Herald. 24 May 1968. p. 6. 
  25. ^ "Senior tournament won by Panton by five strokes". The Glasgow Herald. 26 May 1967. p. 6. 
  26. ^ "Rees and Van Donck in play-off". The Glasgow Herald. 27 May 1966. p. 6. 
  27. ^ "Rees beats Van Donck by four strokes". The Glasgow Herald. 28 May 1966. p. 6. 
  28. ^ "Senior title for C.H. Ward". The Glasgow Herald. 28 May 1965. p. 6. 
  29. ^ "Scott takes senior title". The Glasgow Herald. 29 May 1964. p. 6. 
  30. ^ "Senior title for Evans". The Glasgow Herald. 31 May 1963. p. 13. 
  31. ^ "King again wins senior title". The Glasgow Herald. 1 June 1962. p. 5. 
  32. ^ "Tie for senior championship". The Glasgow Herald. 13 May 1961. p. 5. 
  33. ^ "British senior champion". The Glasgow Herald. 15 May 1961. p. 10. 
  34. ^ "Horne senior champion". The Glasgow Herald. 14 May 1960. p. 10. 
  35. ^ "Senior title for Lees". The Glasgow Herald. 15 May 1959. p. 6. 
  36. ^ "Senior title for Sutton". The Glasgow Herald. 4 April 1958. p. 4. 
  37. ^ "Burton wins seniors' event". The Glasgow Herald. 13 April 1957. p. 4. 

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