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Tony Johnstone

  • Birthplace: Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
  • Residence: Sunningdale, England
  • Birthdate: May 1, 1956
  • Age: 50
  • Turned Pro: 1979

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Player Notes

Turns 50 on May 2, 2006, and is eligible to join the Seniors Tour through his position on the All Time Career Money List. Was a charismatic figure on The European Tour for more than 20 years, winning six times including the PGA Championship in 1992, but more recently he has swapped his clubs for a place in the television commentary box at golf tournaments around the globe. Contemplated a similar career change back in 1999 after the TNT Dutch Open when he announced: "I thought about becoming a window cleaner on very tall buildings!" Turned to coach Simon Holmes and eye specialist, Dr Ken West, to help with his putting - the one element in his game which was holding him back. Things came together in the 2001 Qatar Masters, when he had a career-best 101 putts (a month after telling his wife he was quitting) to take the title from Robert Karlsson. Grew up in Zimbabwe with Nick Price, Mark McNulty and Denis Watson. Noted short-game genius and topped Reuters Performance Data Sand Saves category in 1998, 1999 and 2000.

Career Victories

European Tour
6 - 1984 Portuguese Open, 1990, '91 Murphy Cup, 1992 Volvo PGA Championship, 1998 Alfred Dunhill S.A. PGA Championship, 2001 Qatar Masters

Career Summary

1990 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 16; in money - 13; top ten finishes - 5; stroke average 71.08 (ranked 18th); money £126,782 (ranked 26th)...

1991 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; in money - 16; top ten finishes - 6; stroke average 72.50 (ranked 60th); money £197,685 (ranked 19th)...

1992 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 19; in money - 17; top ten finishes - 6; stroke average 70.82 (ranked 15th); money £393,887 (ranked 7th)...

1993 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 17; top ten finishes - 4; stroke average 71.54 (ranked T29th); money £168,763 (ranked 41st); best finish 3rd Dunhill British Masters.

1994 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 15; top ten finishes - 2; stroke average 72.13 (ranked 69th); money £144,241 (ranked 72nd); best finish T-5th, Turespana Open Mediterrania.

1995 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 21; in money - 12; top ten finishes - 3; Scoring Average - 72.38 (ranked 74th); money £133,134 (ranked 96th); best finish T-3rd, Lexington South African PGA Championship.

1996 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; in money - 17; top ten finishes - 4; Scoring Average - 71.78; money £147,369 (ranked 44th); best finish 2nd BBVA Open Turespana Masters de Madrid.

1997 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 19; in money - 15; top ten finishes - 2; Scoring Average - 71.76 (ranked T69th); money £61,690 (ranked 98th); best finish T-9th, Dimension Data Pro-am.

1998 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 21; in money - 10; top ten finishes - 3; Scoring Average - 72.54; money £111,269 (ranked 60th); winner Alfred Dunhill S.A. PGA Championship.

1999 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 18; in money - 10; top-10 finishes - 1; stroke average 72.38; €Eruo76,272 or £54,480 (ranked 128th); best finish T10th, Victor Chandler British Masters.

2000 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 15; top-10 finishes - 1; stroke average 72.07 (ranked T83rd); €Eruo200,200 or £119,064 (ranked 74th); best finish T3rd Algarve Portuguese Open.

2001 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 10; top-10 finishes - 2; stroke average 71.70 (ranked 111th); €Eruo291,934 or £181,512 (ranked 69th); Win Qatar Masters.

2002 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 20; in money - 7; top-10 finishes - 0; stroke average 73.00 (ranked T160th); €Eruo71,145 or £45,363 (ranked 159th); best finish T26th BMW Asian Open.

2003 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; in money - 6; top-10 finishes - 1; stroke average 73.43 (ranked 194th); €Eruo48,187 or £30,896 (ranked 176th); best finish 7th, UBS Hong Kong Open.

2004 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 12; in money - 1; top-10 finishes -01; stroke average 74.41 (ranked 193rd); €Eruo2,790 or £1,846 (ranked 316th); best finish T69th Scandinavian Masters.

2005 Notes
Only played in three European Tour events in 2005, 76th in South African Airways Open, T62nd BMW Championship & missed cut in Dunhill Links Championship.

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