|— Golfer —|
|Full name||Peter Albert Charles Senior|
31 July 1959 |
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Residence||Hope Island, Australia|
|Current tour(s)||European Seniors Tour
PGA Tour of Australasia
|Former tour(s)||European Tour
Japan Golf Tour
|Number of wins by tour|
|Japan Golf Tour||3|
|PGA Tour of Australasia||22|
|European Seniors Tour||1|
|Best results in major championships
|Masters Tournament||T42: 1990|
|U.S. Open||CUT: 1990|
|The Open Championship||T4: 1993|
|PGA Championship||T44: 1995|
|Achievements and awards|
|PGA Tour of Australasia
Order of Merit winner
|1987, 1989, 1993, 2012|
Peter Albert Charles Senior (born 31 July 1959) is an Australian professional golfer who has won more than twenty tournaments around the world.
Senior has competed mainly on the PGA Tour of Australasia, where he has had the most success and won the Order of Merit on four occasions, and the European Tour. He has also played occasionally on the Japan Golf Tour and the United States-based PGA Tour.
Senior has represented Australia in international competitions several times, and was a member of the International Team at the first two stagings of the Presidents Cup.
In his spare time Peter enjoys fishing, reading and spending time with his family. Peter also owns various other businesses unrelated to his golfing career.
Senior turned professional in 1978 and joined the PGA Tour of Australia, now the PGA Tour of Australasia. During his career, he has won 19 tournaments on the tour, including the Australian PGA Championship and Australian Open in 1989, the Australian Masters in 1991 and 1995, a second Australian PGA Championship in 2003 and a third in 2010. These last two victories meant Senior had won professional events on the main men's tour in five separate decades, a feat achieved by very few players previously anywhere in the world. He also topped the tour's Order of Merit in 1987, 1989 and 1993. Even after reaching the age of fifty, he remains competitive on the tour.
Between 1984 and 1992, Senior competed on the European Tour full-time, winning four tournaments and finishing a career best of 7th on the Order of Merit in 1987. He also played regularly on the Japanese Tour, winning three tournaments before rejoining the European Tour in 1998. Through the 2007 season he continued to play in a small number of tournaments on the tour.
In 1985, Senior finished 5th at the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament to earn his card for the following season. He did not have much success, making just two cuts in the first half of the season, before he elected to return to Europe. He did play in several PGA Tour events in other seasons, notably finishing tied for second in The International in 1990, but never tried to qualify for the tour again.
Senior made his debut on the over-50 circuit the Champions Tour in February 2010 at The ACE Group Classic. Senior has yet to win on the Champions Tour, but has finished as a runner up on six occasions, with three playoff defeats. One of these came in February 2012 at the Allianz Championship, when Senior birdied the final hole of regulation to make the playoff before losing to Corey Pavin with a birdie on the first playoff hole.
Professional wins (33)
European Tour wins (4)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||10 Aug 1986||PLM Open||−11 (69-72-64-68=273)||2 strokes||Mats Lanner|
|2||27 Jun 1987||Johnnie Walker Monte Carlo Open||−16 (66-63-65-66=260)||1 stroke||Rodger Davis|
|3||9 Sep 1990||Panasonic European Open||−13 (67-68-66-66=267)||1 stroke||Ian Woosnam|
|4||10 May 1992||Benson & Hedges International Open||−1 (74-73-70-70=287)||Playoff||Tony Johnstone|
Australasia wins (22)
- 1979 South Australian Open
- 1984 Queensland Open, Honeywell Classic
- 1987 Rich River Classic, U-Bix Classic, Queensland PGA Championship, Victorian PGA Championship
- 1989 New South Wales PGA, Australian PGA Championship, Australian Open, Johnnie Walker Classic*
- 1991 Australian Masters, Johnnie Walker Classic*
- 1993 Heineken Classic
- 1994 Canon Challenge
- 1995 Australian Masters
- 1996 Canon Challenge, Greg Norman's Holden Classic
- 1997 Canon Challenge
- 2003 Australian PGA Championship
- 2010 Australian PGA Championship
- 2012 Emirates Australian Open
* This was not the same event as the current Johnnie Walker Classic, which was originally called the Johnnie Walker Asian Classic and acquired its current name in 1993.
Japan Golf Tour wins (3)
Other wins (3)
- 1984 New South Wales PGA
- 1985 Western Australia PGA Championship
- 1987 New South Wales PGA
European Seniors Tour wins (1)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||21 Nov 2010
|Handa Australian Senior Open||−9 (65-70-72=207)||3 strokes||Sandy Lyle|
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||CUT||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||T14||T44||CUT||CUT||6||CUT|
|The Open Championship||CUT||T17||T25||T4||T20||T58||CUT||T51||CUT||DNP|
|The Open Championship||T72||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP|
|The Open Championship||T60||DNP||DNP||T79|
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.
|The Open Championship||0||0||0||1||2||6||19||12|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 8 (1992 Open Championship – 1995 PGA)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (twice)
- Dunhill Cup (representing Australia): 1987, 1993
- Four Tours World Championship: 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990 (winners)
- World Cup (representing Australia): 1988, 1990
- Presidents Cup (International Team): 1994, 1996
- UBS Cup (Rest of the World team): 2004
- Craddock, Robert (8 December 2008). "Persistent Peter Senior just keeps on coming at 49". Herald Sun. Retrieved 5 August 2009.
- "Peter Senior to take on US Seniors tour". The Daily Telegraph (Australia). 24 December 2008. Retrieved 5 August 2009.
- "Australian PGA champ Senior to play in NZ Open". The New Zealand Herald. 18 December 2003. Retrieved 5 August 2009.
- Peter Senior at the PGA Tour of Australasia official site
- Peter Senior at the European Tour official site
- Peter Senior at the PGA Tour official site
- Peter Senior at the Japan Golf Tour official site
- Peter Senior at the Official World Golf Ranking official site
- Peter Senior player profile, Golf Australia