The 2005 Senior PGA Championship
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John Chillas

Player Data
  • Birthplace: Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Residence: Stirling, Scotland
  • Birthdate: July 30, 1951
  • Age: 53
  • Turned Pro: 1971
Player Notes

Turned 50 in July 2001 and has since made a huge impact on the European Seniors Tour. Posted three top ten finishes in only five starts on the 2001 Tour and then cemented his playing privileges by finishing fourth at the subsequent Seniors Tour Qualifying School at Pestana Golf Resort. His 2002 season started in fine fashion when he finished second in his first start at the Tobago Plantations Seniors Classic and he was to go on to post six further top ten finishes on his way to finishing eighth on the Order of Merit. Last season, his progress continued, winning his first Seniors Tour title at the Travis Perkins Senior Masters, accumulating no less than 11 top ten finishes and finishing fourth on the Seniors Tour Order of Merit. Turned professional in 1971 after representing Scotland at Boys level and subsequently went on to become one of the Tartan Tour's most accomplished performers. He represented Great Britain and Ireland in five PGA Cups between 1982 and 1992 and in 2001 achieved arguably his most impressive feat to date, winning the Scottish Professional Championship for a second time, 25 years after he first won it in 1976. One of the country's top coaches, working both with individuals and as the coach for the hugely successful Stirling University golf team. At the start of last year he retired as club professional at Glenbervie GC, to concentrate on his career on the European Seniors Tour.

Career Victories

European Seniors Tour
2 - 2003 Travis Perkins Senior Masters, 2004 Estoril Seniors Tour Championship.

Career Summary

2001 European Seniors Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 5; top-10 finishes - 3; stroke average 71.40; Euro ?26,602 or ?16,449 (ranked 54th); best finish, T6th, Temes Seniors Open.

2002 European Seniors Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 15; top-10 finishes - 7; stroke average 71.16; Euro ?125,830 or ?79,008 (ranked 8th); best finish, T2nd, Tobago Plantations Senior Classic.

2003 European Seniors Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 21; top-10 finishes - 11; Euro ?190,003 or ?132,488 (ranked 4th); winner Travis Perkins Senior Masters.

2004 European Seniors Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 21; top-10 finishes - 11; Euro ?218,262.06 (ranked 3rd); winner Estoril Seniors Tour Championship.

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