Peter Mitchell (golfer)

Peter Robert Mitchell (born 6 April 1958) is an English professional golfer.

Peter Mitchell
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Personal information
Full namePeter Robert Mitchell
Born (1958-04-06) 6 April 1958 (age 62)
London, England
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight158 lb (72 kg; 11.3 st)
Nationality England
ResidenceWoodchurch, Kent, England
Career
Turned professional1974
Current tour(s)European Senior Tour
Former tour(s)European Tour
Professional wins7
Highest ranking74 (4 May 1997)[1]
Number of wins by tour
European Tour3
European Senior Tour4
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipT20: 1995

Mitchell was born in London. He turned professional at an early age in 1974, working in a club job before embarking on a tournament career several years later. He made his first appearance on the European Tour in 1979 and his last in 2003. In the early years he had difficulties holding on to his tour card, but in the thirteen-year stretch from 1988 to 2000 he finished in the top eighty of the European Tour Order of Merit every season, with a highest ranking of 12th in 1996. That same year he made his only appearance in the World Cup of Golf. He won three European Tour events: the 1992 Mitsubishi Austrian Open, the 1997 Madeira Island Open and the 1998 Portuguese Open.

Upon turning 50 in 2008, Mitchell joined the European Seniors Tour. He won three times during his rookie season, finishing in 3rd place on the Order of Merit, and won again the following year.

Professional wins (7)Edit

European Tour wins (3)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 14 Jun 1992 Mitsubishi Austrian Open −17 (74-62-73-62=271) 1 stroke   Peter Fowler,   David J. Russell,
  Jamie Spence
2 30 Mar 1997 Madeira Island Open −12 (70-63-71=204) 1 stroke   Freddie Jacobson
3 22 Mar 1998 Portuguese Open −18 (67-70-67-70=274) 1 stroke   David Gilford,   Jarmo Sandelin

European Senior Tour wins (4)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 15 Jun 2008 Ryder Cup Wales Seniors Open −3 (72-70-71=213) 2 strokes   Ian Woosnam
2 28 Sep 2008 Scottish Seniors Open −9 (71-67-69=207) 2 strokes   Sam Torrance
3 12 Oct 2008 Lake Garda Italian Seniors Open −13 (68-67-68=203) 1 stroke   Gordon J. Brand,   Ian Woosnam
4 20 Sep 2009 Casa Serena Open −13 (67-67-66=200) 3 strokes   Glenn Ralph,   Peter Senior

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988
The Open Championship CUT CUT 71
Tournament 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
The Open Championship CUT CUT T22 T73 CUT T20 T27 T51 CUT

Note: Mitchell only played in The Open Championship.

  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

Team appearancesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Week 18 1997 Ending 4 May 1997" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved 29 October 2019.

External linksEdit