Peter Fowler

Peter Randall Fowler (born 9 June 1959) is an Australian golfer who plays on the PGA Tour of Australasia and European Senior Tour.

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Personal information
Full namePeter Randall Fowler
NicknameChook
Born (1959-06-09) 9 June 1959 (age 61)
Hornsby, New South Wales, Australia
Height1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight89 kg (196 lb; 14.0 st)
Nationality Australia
ResidenceAuckland, New Zealand
Career
Turned professional1977
Current tour(s)PGA Tour of Australasia
European Senior Tour
Champions Tour
Former tour(s)European Tour
Professional wins20
Highest ranking46 (29 April 1990)[1]
Number of wins by tour
European Tour1
PGA Tour of Australasia4
European Senior Tour7
Other8
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipT22: 2003
Achievements and awards
European Senior Tour
Order of Merit winner
2011

Fowler was born in Hornsby, New South Wales. He turned professional in 1977 and won the Australian Open in 1983. He has spent a large part of his career playing on the European Tour, where he made the top one hundred on the Order of Merit every year from 1983 to 1993, with a best ranking of 22nd in 1989. His only European Tour win came at the 1993 BMW International Open in Germany.

After struggling for form in through the mid and late nineties Fowler enjoyed something of an Indian summer between 2002 and 2004, returning to the top hundred for those three seasons, and recording his best finish in The Open Championship in 2003 when he came joint 22nd.

Another career highlight for Fowler was winning the 1989 World Cup for Australia in partnership with Wayne Grady. In addition to the team title, Fowler won the prize for the best individual performance.

In 2009, Fowler joined the European Senior Tour, making his début in the Jersey Seniors Classic, which was played at the same venue, La Moye Golf Club, at which he had made his first appearance on the European Tour in 1983.[2]

Professional wins (20)Edit

European Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 8 Aug 1993 BMW International Open −21 (67-69-68-63=267) 3 strokes   Ian Woosnam

European Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1986 Jersey Open   John Morgan Lost to par on first extra hole

PGA Tour of Australasia wins (4)Edit

Legend
Australian Opens (1)
Other PGA Tour of Australasia (3)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 20 Nov 1983 Australian Open −3 (72-76-68-69=285) 3 strokes   Ian Baker-Finch
2 6 Oct 1985 Queensland PGA Championship −11 (71-68-69-69=277) 1 stroke   Keith Parker,   Wayne Riley
3 16 Feb 1986 Robert Boyd Transport
Australian Match Play Championship
6 & 5   Bob Shearer
4 14 Feb 1993 AMP New Zealand Open −10 (69-71-67-67=274) 1 stroke   Elliot Boult

PGA Tour of Australasia playoff record (0–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1982 Queensland PGA Championship   Paul Foley Lost to par on first extra hole
2 1993 Ford Australian PGA Championship   Ian Baker-Finch,   Grant Waite Baker-Finch won with birdie on second extra hole

Asia Golf Circuit wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 29 Mar 1987 Singapore Open −10 (66-70-65-73=274) Playoff   Hsu Sheng-san,   Jeff Maggert

Other wins (5)Edit

European Senior Tour wins (7)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 5 Jun 2011 ISPS Handa Senior Masters −10 (68-71-70=209) 3 strokes   Andrew Oldcorn
2 3 Jul 2011 Bad Ragaz PGA Seniors Open −14 (66-65-65=196) 2 strokes   Andrew Oldcorn
3 22 Sep 2013 French Riviera Masters −11 (68-71-66=205) 3 strokes   Andrew Oldcorn,   Santiago Luna
4 6 Jun 2015 Acorn Jersey Open −7 (70-68-71=209) 1 stroke   Anders Forsbrand
5 14 Jun 2015 ISPS Handa PGA Seniors Championship −12 (68-67-67-70=272) 3 strokes   Gordon Manson
6 25 Aug 2018 Willow Senior Golf Classic −12 (66-69-69=204) 2 strokes   Clark Dennis,   Gary Orr
7 7 Dec 2019 MCB Tour Championship – Seychelles −4 (70-69-67=206) 1 stroke   James Kingston

European Senior Tour playoff record (0–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2017 Senior Italian Open   Clark Dennis Lost to birdie on first extra hole
2 2018 Sharjah Senior Golf Masters   Clark Dennis,   Thaworn Wiratchant Wiratchant won with par on fourth extra hole
Fowler eliminated by par on first hole

Asia Pacific Champions Tour wins (2)Edit

Japan Senior Tour wins (1)Edit

  • 2016 ISPS Handa Cup Philanthropy Senior Tournament

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
The Open Championship CUT CUT T56 T70 T52
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
The Open Championship T48 T73 CUT
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
The Open Championship T22 CUT CUT CUT

Note: Fowler only played in The Open Championship.

  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut (3rd round cut in 1983 Open Championship)
"T" indicates a tie for a place

Team appearancesEdit

  • World Cup (representing Australia): 1989 (winners, individual winner)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Week 17 1990 Ending 29 Apr 1990" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved 6 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Jersey debut for Fowler...second time around". PGA European Tour. 10 June 2009. Retrieved 13 June 2009.[dead link]

External linksEdit