3 May 1948 |
Lambeth, London, England
|Height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Weight||230 lb (100 kg; 16 st)|
|Residence||Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.|
|Former tour(s)||European Tour
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships
|Masters Tournament||T3: 1973|
|U.S. Open||T7: 1975|
|The Open Championship||2nd/T2: 1974, 1982|
|PGA Championship||T22: 1982|
|Achievements and awards|
Order of Merit winner
|1971, 1972, 1973, 1974|
|Sir Henry Cotton
Rookie of the Year
Peter Arthur Oosterhuis (born 3 May 1948) is an English professional golfer and golf analyst.
- 1 Early years, amateur golf
- 2 European Tour
- 3 PGA Tour
- 4 Ryder Cup
- 5 Club professional
- 6 Broadcasting career
- 7 Personal
- 8 Amateur wins
- 9 Professional wins (25)
- 10 Results in major championships
- 11 Team appearances
- 12 References
- 13 External links
Early years, amateur golf
Oosterhuis was born in London and educated at Dulwich College. He won the 1966 Berkshire Trophy by a stroke from Michael Bonallack, after a final round 67 which included nine 3s in 11 holes, with seven 3s in succession. He represented Great Britain in the 1967 Walker Cup and in the 1968 Eisenhower Trophy. He turned professional in November 1968, playing in his first professional tournament in South Africa in January 1969.
He played on the European Tour in the early years of his professional career, and won four consecutive Order of Merit titles from 1971 to 1974. He was also the leading money winner in 1972 and 1974 (the two did not necessarily coincide at that time, because the Order of Merit was based on a points system).
Oosterhuis then moved to the U.S.-based PGA Tour, which he played full-time from 1975 until 1986, winning the Canadian Open in 1981. In all he collected 20 victories worldwide. He was the runner-up in The Open Championship in 1974 and 1982, and in 1973 led The Masters after three rounds before finishing third. He also led The Open Championship after the first round in 1975 before finishing tied for seventh, just three shots off the lead.
In 1994, Oosterhuis was hired to cover the PGA Tour by Britain's Sky Sports and covered two Open Championships for the BBC. From 1995 to 1997, he was the lead analyst for the Golf Channel's coverage of the European Tour.
In 1997, Oosterhuis joined of the CBS Sports announce team part time, working five events including the Masters and the PGA Championship. In 1998, he joined the CBS golf team full-time. Oosterhuis has also worked on early-round coverage when CBS was covering the weekend, fulfilling this role for ESPN (2003–2006), Golf Channel (1998–2002, 2007–2014), and USA Network (1997–2007). In 2010, Oosterhuis began to work for CBS part-time, again calling around five events per year including the Masters and PGA Championship. Oosterhuis retired from broadcasting following the 2014 PGA Championship due to health concerns stemming from early-onset Alzheimer's disease.
Oosterhuis called the action at Augusta National's 17th hole for 18 consecutive years from 1997 through 2014.
Oosterhuis lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, in the United States with his wife, Ruth Ann. He is a member of the Quail Hollow Golf Club in that city.
- 1966 Berkshire Trophy
Professional wins (25)
European Tour wins (7)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||13 May 1972||Penfold-Bournemouth Tournament||+1 (72-70-72-71=285)||Playoff||Christy O'Connor Jnr|
|2||28 Apr 1973||Piccadilly Medal||−6 (67)||6 strokes||Terry Westbrook|
|3||3 Jun 1973||French Open||−4 (75-69-68-68=280)||1 stroke||Tony Jacklin|
|4||25 Aug 1973||Viyella PGA Championship||−4 (69-69-70-72=280)||3 strokes||Dale Hayes, Donald Swalens|
|5||5 May 1974||French Open||+4 (71-72-68-73=284)||2 strokes||Peter Townsend|
|6||20 Oct 1974||Italian Open||37-72-70-70=249||2 strokes||Dale Hayes|
|7||26 Oct 1974||El Paraiso Open||−4 (69-69-74=212)||Playoff||Manuel Ballesteros|
European Tour playoff record (2–1)
|1||1972||Penfold-Bournemouth Tournament||Christy O'Connor Jnr||Won with birdie on first extra hole|
|2||1974||German Open||Simon Owen||Lost to birdie on first extra hole|
|3||1974||El Paraiso Open||Manuel Ballesteros||Won with birdie on first extra hole|
PGA Tour wins (1)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||2 Aug 1981||Canadian Open||−4 (69-69-72-70=280)||1 stroke||Bruce Lietzke, Jack Nicklaus, Andy North|
PGA Tour playoff record (0–1)
|1||1974||Monsanto Open||Lee Elder||Lost to birdie on fourth extra hole|
Other wins (17)
This list may be incomplete.
- 1969 Sunningdale Foursomes (with Peter Benka)
- 1970 General Motors Open (South Africa), Coca-Cola Young Professionals' Championship, Lord Derby’s Under-23 Professional Tournament
- 1971 Transvaal Open, Schoeman Park Open (South Africa), Agfa-Gevaert Tournament, Southern Professional Championship, Sunbeam Electric Tournament, Piccadilly Medal, Rhodesian Dunlop Masters
- 1972 Coca-Cola Young Professionals' Championship
- 1973 Rothmans International Matchplay (South Africa), Ford Maracaibo Open (Venezuela)
- 1983 Spalding Invitational
- 1985 Spalding Invitational
- 1989 New Jersey PGA Championship
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||CUT||CUT|
|The Open Championship||T6||T18||T28||T18||2||T7||T42||DNP||6||T41|
|The Open Championship||T23||CUT||T2||CUT||DNP||DNP||DNP|
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut (3rd round cut in 1981 Open Championship)
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.
|The Open Championship||0||2||0||2||5||8||15||11|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 16 (1975 U.S. Open – 1980 Open Championship)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (1975 U.S. Open – 1975 Open Championship)
- Walker Cup (representing Great Britain & Ireland): 1967
- Eisenhower Trophy (representing Great Britain & Ireland): 1968
- Ryder Cup (representing Great Britain & Ireland/Europe): 1971, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1981
- World Cup (representing England): 1971
- Double Diamond International (representing England): 1973, 1974 (winners, captain)
- Sotogrande Match: (representing Great Britain and Ireland): 1974 (winners)
- "Berkshire Trophy for Oosterhuis". The Glasgow Herald. 30 May 1966. p. 4.
- "Oosterhuis will play on South African professional circuit". The Glasgow Herald. 26 November 1968. p. 6.
- Menta, Nick (29 June 2015). "Oosterhuis announces he has Alzheimer's disease". Golf Channel.
- Oosterhuis, Peter (31 August 2015). "My Shot: Peter Oosterhuis". Golf Digest.
- "A Rich History: Exploring Wedgewood's Heritage". The Soapbox. 17 August 2013.