|Full name||Peter H. Oakley|
June 28, 1949 |
Panama City, Florida
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Weight||155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)|
|College||Santa Fe Community College|
|Former tour(s)||Champions Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|PGA Tour Champions||1|
|Best results in major championships
|U.S. Open||CUT: 1975, 1980, 1983|
|The Open Championship||CUT: 2005|
|PGA Championship||CUT: 1983, 1986, 1987, 1994, 1995, 1997|
Peter H. Oakley (born June 28, 1949) is an American professional golfer best known for winning the 2004 Senior British Open, one of the major championships in senior men's professional golf. He is the younger brother of golfer David Oakley.
Oakley was born in Panama City, Florida. He got started in the game at age 11 by his mother who thought a nearby nine-hole course would be a great babysitter for him and his brother David.
Oakley was a long-time club pro in the Philadelphia-Delaware area where he won numerous sectional titles including the Delaware State Open six times and the Shawnee Open six times. He played some on the Nationwide Tour in his forties to prepare himself for the Champions Tour.
The biggest win of his career was his first on the Champions Tour, and came in a major – The 2004 Senior British Open played at Royal Portrush Golf Club in Northern Ireland. Oakley sank a 10-foot par putt on the final hole to win by one stroke and avoid a playoff with Tom Kite and Eduardo Romero. The victory made him only the 10th open qualifier to win a Champions Tour event.
Oakley was awarded the Player of the Year for the Philadelphia Section of the PGA of America in 1980, 1984, 1999 and 2000. His son's, Zac and J.J., are also golfers. Zac was a three-time All-American at Wesley College, and J.J. played at the University of Delaware. Oakley is a man of strong religious faith. He lives in Lincoln, Delaware.
Regular career wins (non-PGA Tour events)
- 1980 Delaware State Open, Shawnee Open
- 1983 Shawnee Open
- 1984 Shawnee Open
- 1986 Delaware State Open, Shawnee Open
- 1987 Delaware State Open
- 1989 Philadelphia Open Championship, Delaware State Open
- 1990 Philadelphia Open Championship
- 1998 Shawnee Open
- 1999 Shawnee Open
- 1995 Delaware State Open
- 2000 Delaware State Open
Champions Tour wins
|Champions Tour major championships (1)|
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning Score||Margin of
|1||Jul 25, 2004||Senior British Open||−4 (73-68-73-70=284)||1 stroke||Tom Kite, Eduardo Romero|
Other senior wins
- 1999 PGA Senior Club Pro Championship
- 2000 PGA Senior Stroke Play Championship
Champions Tour major championships
|2004||Senior British Open Championship||−4 (73-68-73-70=284)||1 stroke||Tom Kite, Eduardo Romero|
U.S. national team appearances
- PGA Cup: 1994 (winners)