Who's who: Peter Baker

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Who's who: Peter Baker

  • Name:

    Peter Baker
  • Country:

    England
  • Born:

    Oct 7, 1967 in Shifnal, Shropshire.
  • Original/Home Club:

    South Staffordshire GC
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1986

Roll of Honour

Walker Cup player (1985). Ryder Cup player (1993). European Tour wins (3). European Tour Rookie of the Year (1987).

Did you know?

Baker was a consistent player on the European Tour in the late-1980s and '90s, capping his achievements with an appearance in the 1993 Ryder Cup. Although on the losing side, Baker contributed 3 points out of a possible four, including a 2-up victory over Corey Pavin in the Sunday singles.

Top tournaments won by Peter Baker

2019
Europe
203 (-13)
€30,000
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Baker, Peter

Venue

Arras

Score

203 (-13)

Prize money

€30,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the inaugural Senior Open Hauts de France by Jean van de Velde (June 7-9). Second-placed James Kingston (RSA) finished 5 shots behind 51-year-old Baker (Eng), who recorded his first win for almost ten years, and his maiden European Senior (Staysure) Tour victory. [Arras Golf Resort, Anzin-Saint-Aubin, nr Arras, Pas-de-Calais].

1994
Europe
260 (-20)
£35,000
Perrier

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Baker, Peter

Score

260 (-20)

Prize money

£35,000

Title sponsor

Perrier

Played as the Tournoi Perrier de Paris (April 14-17; Eurpn Tr unofficial money event; two-man teams playing fourball, foursome and greensome formats). Second-placed team of Mark Mouland (Wales) & Jamie Spence (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Peter Baker (Eng) & David J. Russell (Eng). [Vert course, Saint Cloud GC, Garches, nr Paris].

1993
Europe
266 (-22)
£100,000
Dunhill

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Baker, Peter

Score

266 (-22)

Prize money

£100,000

Title sponsor

Dunhill

Played as the Dunhill British Masters (June 3-6). Second-placed Carl Mason (Eng) finished 7 shots behind Baker (Eng), who recorded his second European Tour win. [Duke's course, Woburn GC, nr Milton Keynes, Bucks].

1993
Europe
278 (-10)
£108,330
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Baker, Peter

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

£108,330

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Scandinavian Masters (Jul 29-Aug 1). Peter Baker (Eng) beat Anders Forsbrand (Swe) with a par at the second playoff hole, to record the last of his three European Tour wins. [Forsgården Golfklubb, Kungsbacka, nr Gothenburg].

1988
Europe
271 (-17)
£41,660
Benson & Hedges

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Baker, Peter

Venue

Fulford

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

£41,660

Title sponsor

Benson & Hedges

Played as the Benson & Hedges International Open (Aug 4-7). First-time European Tour winner Baker (Eng) beat Nick Faldo (Eng) with an eagle at the second playoff hole. [Fulford GC, York, North Yorkshire].

1987
Awards
£24,547
see Score
Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Baker, Peter

Venue

Score

£24,547

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

Baker (Eng) won the European Tour 1987 Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. Baker finished 63rd on the Tour's Order of Merit, with earnings of £24,547.

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