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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).


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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

2019Snr EuropeHauts de France Snr OpenArras Golf203 (-13)€30,000
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].
1994Men EuropeNovotel Perrier OpenSaint Cloud260 (-20)£35,000
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].
1993Men EuropeBritish MastersWoburn266 (-22)£100,000
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].
1993Men EuropeScandinavian MastersForsgardens278 (-10)£108,330
Played as the Scandinavian Masters. 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].
1988Men EuropeB&H Intl. OpenFulford271 (-17)£41,660
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].
1987Men AwardsRookie of Yr - Eurpn Tr£24,547see Score
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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