Name:Peter Lawrence Lonard
Born:July 17, 1967 in Epping, Sydney, Australia.
Multiple Australian and PGA Tours winner. Presidents Cup (2003, 2005).
During his professional golfing career Lonard has been equally at home playing on the tours in Australasia, Europe and the U.S.
Played as the Cadbury Schweppes Australian PGA Championship (Dec 6-9; Aus Tr event). Second-placed David Smail (NZ) finished 3 shots behind Lonard (Aus). [Coolum Resort, Coolum Beach, QLD, Australia].
Played as the MCI Heritage (April 14-17). Second-placed Darren Clarke (N.Ire), Billy Andrade (USA), Jim Furyk (USA) and Davis Love III (USA) finished 2 shots behind first-time PGA Tour winner Lonard (Aus). [Harbour Town Links, Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head, SC].
Played as the Hillross Australian Open (Nov 25-28). Second-placed Stuart Appleby (Aus) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Lonard (Aus). This was the 100th year and 89th playing of the Australian Open. [The Australian GC, Rosebery, Sydney, Aus].
Played as the Cadbury Schweppes Australian PGA Championship (Dec 2-5). Second-placed James Nitties (Aus) finished 2 shots behind Lonard (Aus), who also won the Australian Open a week earlier. [Coolum Resort, Coolum Beach, QLD, Australia].
Lonard (Aus) won his second PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit, with 2003 season earnings of A$604,000 on the Tour. Andre Stolz (Aus) was second with A$395,269; Peter Senior (Aus) was third with A$354,195.
Played as the Hillross Australian Open (Dec 18-21). Second-placed Chris Downes (Aus) and Stephen Leaney (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Lonard (Aus). [Open course, Moonah Links, Fingal, Vic.].
Played as the MasterCard Masters (Dec 5-8; Aus Tr event). Lonard (Aus) beat Gavin Coles (Aus) with a par at the third playoff hole. Adam Scott (Aus) was eliminated at the first playoff hole. [Huntingdale GC, Oakleigh South, Melbourne].
Played as the Australian PGA Championship. Peter Lonard (Aus) and Jarrod Moseley (Aus) were co-winners of this event. After both finished on 271, one playoff hole was attempted, but darkness forced play to be suspended and a tie was declared. [Coolum Resort, Coolum Beach, QLD, Australia].
Played as the Hyundai Team Matches (Nov 16/17; unofficial post-season event involving four two-player teams from each of the LPGA, PGA and Snr PGA Tours; teams compete against other teams from their own tour). Rich Beem (USA) & Peter Lonard (Aus) beat Fred Couples & Mark Calcavecchia (USA) 2 and 1 in the final of the PGA Tour matches. [Monarch Beach Links, Dana Point, CA].
Played as the ANZ Tour Championship (Feb 22-25; Aus Tour 2000/01 season-ending event). Second-placed Nathan Green (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Peter Lonard (Aus), who finished eagle-birdie in the final round. [Concord GC, Sydney, Aus].
Played as the Ericsson Masters (an Australasian Tour event). Won by Peter Lonard (Aus).
Lonard (Aus) won the PGA Tour of Australasia 1996/97 Order of Merit. [Season: Oct 96 to March 97].
PGA Championship: the year’s second men’s major championship is hosted by Southern Hills CC, Tulsa, Oklahoma, amidst doubt as to whether reigning champion Phil Mickelson will defend his title (May 19-22).
Soudal Open: Belgium’s return to European Tour golf sees 36-hole Rinkven International GC host the Soudal Open, the country’s national open championship (May 12-15).
Scottie Scheffler: bags the 2022 Masters Tournament title, and with it a fourth win in six starts on the PGA Tour and his first major championship victory.
Stephen Dodd: took the European Senior Tour’s 2021 Order of Merit honours following the abandonment due to rain of the season’s final event, the MCB Tour Championship – Mauritius (April 1-3, 2022).
Golf World Top 100: Best Golf Courses in Europe. From France to Spain to the Netherlands and Norway, the Golf World Top 100 panel reveals the places you have to play (published 20 October 2021).
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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