Peter Albert Charles Senior (born 31 July 1959) is an Australian professional golfer who has won more than twenty tournaments around the world.
|Full name||Peter Albert Charles Senior|
|Born||31 July 1959|
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Residence||Hope Island, Australia|
|Current tour(s)||European Senior Tour|
PGA Tour of Australasia
|Former tour(s)||European Tour|
Japan Golf Tour
|Highest ranking||23 (28 November 1993)|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Japan Golf Tour||3|
|PGA Tour of Australasia||23|
|European Senior Tour||1|
|Best results in major championships|
|Masters Tournament||T42: 1990|
|PGA Championship||T44: 1995|
|U.S. Open||CUT: 1990|
|The Open Championship||T4: 1993|
|Achievements and awards|
|PGA Tour of Australasia|
Order of Merit winner
|1987, 1989, 1993, 2012|
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. He has also represented Australia twice at the World 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 in 1989, 2003 and 2010, the Australian Open in 1989 and 2012, and the Australian Masters in 1991, 1995 and 2015. Senior has 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 has the distinction of winning the Australian PGA, Open and Masters tournaments after he turned 50. 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.
Senior announced his retirement during the second round of the 2016 Australian Open held at The Royal Sydney Golf Club. Senior suffered a hip injury on the sixth hole and announced his retirement from professional golf shortly after.
Professional wins (34)
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|
|2||27 Jun 1987||Johnnie Walker Monte Carlo Open||−16 (66-63-65-66=260)||1 stroke|
|3||9 Sep 1990||Panasonic European Open||−13 (67-68-66-66=267)||1 stroke|
|4||10 May 1992||Benson & Hedges International Open||−1 (74-73-70-70=287)||Playoff|
European Tour playoff record (1–0)
|1||1992||Benson & Hedges International Open||Won with par on first extra hole|
PGA Tour of Australasia wins (23)
- 1979 South Australian Open
- 1984 Queensland Open, Honeywell Classic (incorporating the NSW PGA Championship)
- 1987 Rich River Classic, U-Bix Classic (incorporating the NSW PGA Championship), Queensland PGA Championship, Victorian PGA Championship
- 1989 New South Wales PGA, Australian PGA Championship, Australian Open, Johnnie Walker Australian Classic
- 1991 Australian Masters, Johnnie Walker Australian 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
- 2015 Australian Masters
Japan Golf Tour wins (3)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||19 Apr 1992||Bridgestone ASO Open||−7 (70-70-70-71=281)||1 stroke|
|2||02 May 1993||The Crowns||−10 (68-67-69-66=270)||1 stroke|
|3||23 Apr 1995||Dunlop Open||−9 (69-70-67-73=279)||5 strokes|
Other wins (3)
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||CUT||T14||T44||CUT||CUT||6||CUT|
|The Open Championship||CUT||T17||T25||T4||T20||T58||CUT||T51||CUT|
|The Open Championship||T72|
|The Open Championship||T60||T79|
CUT = missed the half-way cut (3rd round cut in 1979 Open Championship)
"T" = tied
- "Week 48 1993 Ending 28 Nov 1993" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
- 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 (Sydney). 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.
- Murnane, Matt (23 November 2015). "A step back in time as Peter Senior wins the Australian Masters golf title at Huntingdale". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
- 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