Priscillo Diniz

Jose Priscillo G. Diniz (born 12 December 1948) is a Brazilian professional golfer.

Priscillo Diniz
Personal information
Full nameJose Priscillo G. Diniz
Born (1948-12-12) 12 December 1948 (age 72)
São Paulo, Brazil
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Nationality Brazil
SpouseRegina (m.1986)
Career
Turned professional1977
Former tour(s)European Tour
European Seniors Tour
Professional wins12
Number of wins by tour
European Senior Tour2
Other10
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentCUT: 1976
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipDNP
Achievements and awards
European Seniors Tour
Rookie of the Year
2000

Diniz was born in São Paulo. He comes from a family which boasts several other professional golfers, including his grandfather, but he did not turn professional himself until the age of 28, having previously been a practicing lawyer. As an amateur he was twice Brazilian Amateur champion and he also won the 1975 South American Amateur Championship.

In his regular (that is under fifty) career, Diniz won several titles on the South American circuit. He played on the European Tour in 1977 and 1978, but with little success. In 2000 he was the Rookie of the Year on the European Seniors Tour and finished sixth on that tour's Order of Merit. He has won two European Seniors Tour events, the 2000 The Daily Telegraph European Seniors Match Play Championship and the 2001 Royal Westmoreland Barbados Open.

Amateur wins (4)Edit

  • 1974 Brazilian Amateur Championship
  • 1975 South American Amateur Championship, Brazilian Amateur Championship
  • 1976 Simon Bolivar Cup (Venezuela)

Professional wins (12)Edit

South American wins (10)Edit

  • 1975 Brazil Open (as an amateur)
  • 1977 Uruguay Open
  • 1978 Brazil PGA Championship, Medellin Open (Colombia)
  • 1979 Brazil PGA Championship
  • 1985 Peru Open
  • 1986 Peru Open
  • 1991 Brazilian Masters
  • 1992 Brazilian Masters, Johnnie Walker Classic (Brazil)

European Senior Tour wins (2)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 13 Jul 2000 The Daily Telegraph European Seniors Match Play Championship 3 & 2   Ian Stanley
2 31 Mar 2001 Royal Westmoreland Barbados Open −16 (64-67-69=200) 3 strokes   David Creamer

Team appearancesEdit

Amateur

Professional

External linksEdit