Who's who: Peter Senior

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Who's who: Peter Senior

  • Name:

    Peter Albert Charles Senior
  • Country:

    Australia
  • Born:

    July 31, 1959 in Singapore.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1978

Roll of Honour

Multiple European Tour and international tour winner.

Did you know?

During his professional golfing career Senior was equally at home playing on the tours in Australasia, Europe, Japan and the U.S. He retired from professional golf in 2016, following a hip injury sustained at Royal Sydney in the Australian Open ... a tournament he had previously won in 1989 and 2012.

Top tournaments won by Peter Senior

2015
Aus/NZ
276 (-8)
A$135,000
Uniqlo

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Senior, Peter

Score

276 (-8)

Prize money

A$135,000

Title sponsor

Uniqlo

Played as the Uniqlo Masters (Nov 19-22; Aus Tr event). Second-placed John Senden (Aus), Andrew Evans (Aus) and Bryson DeChambeau (USA, amateur) finished 2 shots behind 56-year-old Senior (Aus), who recorded the last of his 23 wins on the Australasian Tour. [Huntingdale GC, Oakleigh South, Melbourne].

2012
Aus/NZ
284 (-4)
A$225,000
Emirates

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Senior, Peter

Score

284 (-4)

Prize money

A$225,000

Title sponsor

Emirates

Played as the Emirates Australian Open (Dec 6-9; Aus/OneAsia Trs event). Second-placed Brendan Jones (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Senior (Aus), who at 53 years became the oldest winner of this title. [The Lakes GC, Sydney, Aus].

2012
Awards
A$268,291
see Score
Aus Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Senior, Peter

Venue

Score

A$268,291

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Aus Tr

Senior (Aus) won his fourth PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit, with 2012 season earnings of A$268,291 on the Tour. Michael Hendry (NZ) was second with A$249,625; rookie Daniel Popovic (Aus) was third with A$238,858.

2010
Aus/NZ
207 (-9)
A$72,000
Handa

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Senior, Peter

Score

207 (-9)

Prize money

A$72,000

Title sponsor

Handa

Played as the Handa Australian Senior Open (Nov 19-21; Aus/Eurpn Snr Trs event; Eurpn Snr Tr 2011 season opener). Second-placed Sandy Lyle (Scot) finished 3 shots behind Senior (Aus). [Royal Perth GC, South Perth, WA, Australia].

2010
Aus/NZ
276 (-12)
A$270,000
Coca-Cola

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Senior, Peter

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

A$270,000

Title sponsor

Coca-Cola

Played as the Australian PGA Championship presented by Coca-Cola (Dec 9-12; Aus/OneAsia Trs event). Senior (Aus) beat Geoff Ogilvy (Aus) with a par at the second playoff hole. 51-year-old Senior became a three-time winner of this event and its oldest winner. [Coolum Resort, Coolum Beach, QLD, Australia].

2003
Aus/NZ
271 (-17)
A$180,000
x

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Senior, Peter

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

A$180,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Australian PGA Championship (Dec 2-5; Aus Tr event). Second-placed Rod Pampling (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Senior (Aus). [Coolum Resort, Coolum Beach, QLD, Australia].

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Senior, Peter

Score

281 (-7)

Prize money

A$106,100

Title sponsor

Holden

Played as Greg Norman's Holden Classic (Nov 28-Dec 1; Aus Tr event). Second-placed Greg Norman (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Peter Senior (Aus). [Composite of East & West courses, Royal Melbourne GC, Victoria, Aus].

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Senior, Peter

Score

280

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Australian Masters. Won by Peter Senior (Aus).

1993
Aus/NZ
275 (-13)
A$54,000
Heineken

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Senior, Peter

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

A$54,000

Title sponsor

Heineken

Played as the Heineken Classic (Jan 28-31; Aus Tr event; formerly the Vines Classic). Second-placed Michael Campbell (NZ) finished 3 shots behind wire-to-wire winner Peter Senior (Aus). [The Vines Resort & CC, nr Perth, Aus; composite of Lakes & Ellenbrook courses].

1993
Japan
270 (-10)
¥21million
x

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Senior, Peter

Score

270 (-10)

Prize money

¥21million

Title sponsor

x

Played as The Crowns - International Invitation Golf (Apr 29-May 2; Japan Tr event; aka the Chunichi Crowns). Second-placed Gary Hallberg (USA) and Masashi "Jumbo" Ozaki (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind Senior (Aus), who claimed his second Japan Tour win. [Wago course, Nagoya GC, Aichi, Japan].

1993
Awards
A$243,504
see Score
Aus/NZ Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Senior, Peter

Venue

Score

A$243,504

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Aus/NZ Tr

Senior (Aus) won his third Australia/NZ Tour Order of Merit, with 1993 season earnings of A$243,504 on the Tour. Brad Hughes (Aus) was second with A$190,147; Robert Allenby (Aus) was third with A$171,083.

1992
Europe
287 (-1)
£83,330
Benson & Hedges

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Senior, Peter

Score

287 (-1)

Prize money

£83,330

Title sponsor

Benson & Hedges

Played as the Benson & Hedges International Open (May 7-10). Senior (Aus) beat Tony Johnstone (Zim) with a par at the first playoff hole, to record the last of his four European Tour wins. [Nicklaus course, St Mellion Intl Resort, St Mellion, Cornwall].

1992
Japan
Aso GC
281 (-7)
¥12.6million
Bridgestone

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Senior, Peter

Venue

Aso GC

Score

281 (-7)

Prize money

¥12.6million

Title sponsor

Bridgestone

Played as the Bridgestone Aso Open (Japan Tr event). Second-placed Rick Gibson (Can) finished 1 shot behind Senior (Aus). [Aso GC, Aso, Kumamoto].

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Senior, Peter

Score

278

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Australian Masters. Won by Peter Senior (Aus).

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Senior, Peter

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

Johnnie Walker

Played as the Johnnie Walker Classic. [The Lakes GC, Sydney, Aus].

1990
Europe
267 (-13)
£66,660
Panasonic

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Senior, Peter

Score

267 (-13)

Prize money

£66,660

Title sponsor

Panasonic

Played as the Panasonic European Open (Sept 6-9). Second-placed Ian Woosnam (Wales) finished 1 shot behind Senior (Aus). [Old course, Sunningdale GC, Sunningdale, Berks].

1989
Aus/NZ
271 (-17)
A$90,000
x

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Senior, Peter

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

A$90,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Australian Open (Nov 30-Dec 3). Second-placed Peter Fowler (Aus) finished 7 shots behind Senior (Aus). [Kingston Heath GC, Melbourne, Australia].

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Senior, Peter

Score

274

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Australian PGA Ch'ship. Won by Peter Senior (Aus). [Bungool course, Riverside Oaks GR, Cattai, NSW].

1989
Awards
A$443,196
see Score
Aus/NZ Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Senior, Peter

Venue

Score

A$443,196

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Aus/NZ Tr

Senior (Aus) won his second Australia/NZ Tour Order of Merit, with 1989 season earnings of A$443,196. Greg Norman (Aus) was second with A$288,600; Peter Fowler (Aus) was third with A$221,900.

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Senior, Peter

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

Title sponsor

Aus/NZ Tr

Senior (Aus) won the Australia/NZ Tour 1987 Order of Merit.

1987
Europe
260 (-16)
£34,000
Johnnie Walker

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Senior, Peter

Score

260 (-16)

Prize money

£34,000

Title sponsor

Johnnie Walker

Played as the Johnnie Walker Monte Carlo Open (June 24-27). Second-placed Rodger Davis (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Senior (Aus), who recorded his second European Tour win. [Monte-Carlo GC, Mont Agel, La Turbie, French Riviera].

1986
Europe
273 (-11)
£19,500
PLM

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Senior, Peter

Score

273 (-11)

Prize money

£19,500

Title sponsor

PLM

Played as the PLM Open (Aug 7-10; first year sanctioned as a European Tour event). Second-placed Mats Lanner (Swe) finished 2 shots behind Senior (Aus), who recorded the first of his four European Tour wins. [Falsterbo GC, Falsterbo, nr Malmo, Sweden].

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