Peter Dawson (golfer)

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Peter Dawson
Personal information
Full namePeter Dawson
Born (1950-05-09) 9 May 1950 (age 68)
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Nationality England
ResidenceWinchester, Hampshire
SpouseLiz
ChildrenBeverley, Robert
Career
Turned professional1970
Former tour(s)European Tour
Professional wins1
Number of wins by tour
European Tour1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipT18: 1974
PGA ChampionshipDNP

Peter Dawson (born 9 May 1950) is an English professional golfer.

Dawson was born in Doncaster. He was a member of the European Tour in the 1970s and won his sole European Tour title at the 1975 Double Diamond Strokeplay. However his most consistent season by far was 1977, when he finished seventh on the European Tour Order of Merit, that being the only time he made the top thirty. He played in the 1977 Ryder Cup, becoming the first left-handed European to play in the competition. He also represented England in the World Cup that year partnering with Nick Faldo.

Since leaving the European Tour in 1981 he has worked as a golf director and club professional in Hardelot France, and then Penina and Sao Lorenzo, Portugal. He was also to coach the national teams in Denmark (where his students included Thomas Bjørn), Switzerland and Morocco. After turning 50, he played several seasons on the European Seniors Tour, with his best finish of 2nd after a playoff at the Tournament Players Championship at the Belfry.

Professional wins (1)[edit]

European Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 24 Sep 1975 Double Diamond Strokeplay +8 (77-73=150) 3 strokes England Martin Foster, South Africa Dale Hayes

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982
The Open Championship T18 T32 T42 T22 62 CUT CUT

Note: Dawson only played in The Open Championship.

  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut (3rd round cut in 1979 and 1982 Open Championships)
"T" = tied

Team appearances[edit]

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