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Peter Lawrence Lonard (born 17 July 1967) is an Australian professional golfer who has played mainly on the U.S.-based PGA Tour. He credits fellow Australian Greg Norman as his inspiration.

Peter Lonard
Personal information
Full namePeter Lawrence Lonard
Born (1967-07-17) 17 July 1967 (age 51)
Epping, Sydney, Australia
Height1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Nationality Australia
ResidenceWindermere, Florida, U.S.
Turned professional1989
Current tour(s)PGA Tour of Australasia
Former tour(s)European Tour
PGA Tour Tour
Professional wins12
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour1
PGA Tour of Australasia9
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentCUT: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008
U.S. Open11th: 2002
The Open ChampionshipT14: 2002
PGA ChampionshipT17: 2002
Achievements and awards
PGA Tour of Australasia
Order of Merit winner
1996/97, 2003


Early lifeEdit

Lonard was born at Epping, Sydney.

Professional careerEdit

Lonard turned professional in 1989 and began his career on the PGA Tour of Australasia. He played on the European Tour in 1991 and 1992, where he had very moderate results. He was sidelined for nearly 18 months in 1993–94 after contracting Ross River Fever, a mosquito-carried virus which caused damage to his eyes. He worked as a club professional at Sydney's prestigious Oatlands Golf Club for three years before returning to tournament golf, topping the PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit in 1996/97. He returned to the European Tour in 1997 and has performed steadily with a best Order of Merit placing of 18th in 2002.

Lonard joined the United States-based PGA Tour in 2002 and settled in well, winning over $1 million in his first season. He won the PGA Tour of Australasia's Order of Merit for a second time in 2003. His first win in the U.S. came at the 2005 MCI Heritage. He has featured in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking. In 2009 he finished outside the top 150 of the money list and lost his PGA Tour card. He has mainly focused on the PGA Tour of Australasia and Tour since losing his PGA Tour card.

Lonard was a member of the International Team at the Presidents Cup in 2003 and 2005.

After turning 50, Lonard played in the Senior Open Championship in 2017 and finished T3.

Professional wins (12)Edit

PGA Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin
of victory
1 17 Apr 2005 MCI Heritage 62-74-66-75=277 −7 2 strokes   Billy Andrade,   Darren Clarke,
  Jim Furyk,   Davis Love III

PGA Tour of Australasia wins (9)Edit

Other wins (2)Edit

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Masters Tournament CUT CUT CUT CUT CUT
U.S. Open T66 11 T20 T31 T42
The Open Championship T24 T49 T47 T14 T59 CUT 66 T16
PGA Championship CUT CUT T17 T29 CUT CUT CUT T68
  Did not play

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


Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 5
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 3 8 7
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 3
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 6 26 15
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 6 (1999 Open Championship – 2002 PGA)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 0

Results in World Golf championshipsEdit

Tournament 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Accenture Match Play Championship 4 R32 R64 R64
Cadillac Championship T54 37 T23 T37
Bridgestone Invitational T19 T23 T32 T36 T71 T4 T6
  Top 10
  Did not play
  • QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
  • "T" = Tied

Team appearancesEdit

See alsoEdit

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