Peter Senior in major upset to win 2010 Australian PGA Championship.
Peter Senior has beaten Geoff Ogilvy on the second hole of sudden-death playoff to win his third Australian PGA Championship, and mark the first time a golfer has won the event after getting a senior’s discount on green fees.
Yes, it has been a strange tournament and a real “blast form the past” with a few old names circling the top of the leaderboard, but don’t forget how well Peter Senior has been playing this year. He qualified to join the 2010 US Champions Tour and played 25 tournaments earning over US$800,000 with 18 top-25’s including a second and a third. (See Peter Senior’s Champions Tour stats) Yes, it is just the Champions Tour but his scoring average was 70.52.
He looked to have the tournament locked up overnight but when Geoff Ogilvy hit the lead, most assumed Senior’s hopes were over. Ogilvy came from nowhere, he putted superbly on the fifth day of the tournament and posted a final round 66. Senior birdied 18 to force the playoff and grabbed the winners cheque.
The 51-year old Senior was reportedly last seen heading north, in a brand new caravan.