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Peter Alan Baker (born 7 October 1967) is an English professional golfer. He had three wins on the European Tour, one in 1988 and two in 1993. He represented Europe in the 1993 Ryder Cup.

Peter Baker
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Personal information
Full namePeter Alan Baker
Born (1967-10-07) 7 October 1967 (age 51)
Shifnal, Shropshire, England
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight168 lb (76 kg; 12.0 st)
Nationality England
ResidenceTettenhall, Wolverhampton, England
SpouseHelen (m.1990)
ChildrenGeorgina (b. 1992), Grace (b. 1994)
Career
Turned professional1986
Current tour(s)European Senior Tour
Former tour(s)European Tour
Challenge Tour
Professional wins10
Number of wins by tour
European Tour3
Challenge Tour3
European Senior Tour1
Other3
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentCUT: 1994
PGA ChampionshipCUT: 1994
U.S. OpenT39: 1994
The Open ChampionshipT15: 1998
Achievements and awards
European Tour
Rookie of the Year
1987

Contents

Amateur careerEdit

Baker learned golf at his father's nine-hole Himley Hall course and was taught by Sandy Lyle's father Alex. In 1985, he was the joint winner of the Brabazon Trophy, after a tie with Roger Roper. He represented Great Britain & Ireland in the 1985 Walker Cup and turned professional the following year.

Professional careerEdit

Baker was a consistent performer on the European Tour from the late 1980s until the early years of the new Millennium, with three tournament wins on the tour and a highest Order of Merit finish of seventh in 1993. His one Ryder Cup appearance for Europe came in the losing 1993 team. He won three of his four matches, winning two fourball matches, playing with Ian Woosnam, and beating Corey Pavin in the singles.

In 2007 Baker won two events on the second-tier Challenge Tour, the Credit Suisse Challenge and the Open AGF-Allianz Côtes d’Armor Bretagne on his 40th birthday. He also won the Mauritius Open at the end of 2007, beating José-Filipe Lima by three shots. In 2009 he had his third Challenge Tour success, winning the Credit Suisse Challenge for the second time.

Since reaching 50, he has played on the European Senior Tour. He won the 2019 Arras Open Senior Hauts de France, 5 strokes ahead of James Kingston.

Baker was one of Ian Woosnam's vice-captains at the 2006 Ryder Cup.

Amateur winsEdit

Professional wins (10)Edit

European Tour wins (3)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 7 Aug 1988 Benson and Hedges International Open −17 (68-68-66-69=271) Playoff   Nick Faldo
2 6 Jun 1993 Dunhill British Masters −22 (67-64-72-63=266) 7 strokes   Carl Mason
3 1 Aug 1993 Scandinavian Masters −10 (67-71-68-72=278) Playoff   Anders Forsbrand

European Tour playoff record (2–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1988 Benson and Hedges International Open   Nick Faldo Won with eagle on second extra hole
2 1993 Scandinavian Masters   Anders Forsbrand Won with par on second extra hole

Challenge Tour wins (3)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 24 Jun 2007 Credit Suisse Challenge −20 (72-67-66-67=272) 1 stroke   Andrew McArthur
2 7 Oct 2007 Open AGF-Allianz Côtes d'Armor Bretagne −13 (64-67-65-71=267) Playoff   Ross McGowan
3 5 Jul 2009 Credit Suisse Challenge −18 (70-71-66-67=274) 1 stroke   Florian Praegant

Other wins (3)Edit

European Senior Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 9 Jun 2019 Arras Open Senior Hauts de France −13 (66-70-67=203) 5 strokes   James Kingston

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament CUT
U.S. Open T39 CUT
The Open Championship CUT CUT T63 T21 T55 T68 CUT T15 T37
PGA Championship CUT
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open
The Open Championship CUT CUT CUT CUT CUT
PGA Championship
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

Team appearancesEdit

Amateur

Professional

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit