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Bill Longmuir

  • Birthplace: Thundersleigh, Essex, England
  • Residence: Southend-on-Sea, England & Port St. Lucie, Fla.
  • Birthdate: June 10, 1953
  • Age: 53
  • Turned Pro: 1968
  • Eligibility Code: 20

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Player Notes

fter a disappointing first half of 2006 playing on the US Champions Tour, where his travails with the putter cost him dear, returned to Europe in impressive fashion with a share of third place at the Bad Ragaz PGA Seniors Open followed by tied seventh at the PGA Seniors Championship and a runner-up finish at the Charles Church Scottish Seniors Open, when he finished a shot behind fellow Scot Sam Torrance. Closed out the year 19th on the Order of Merit following a fourth Top-10 in six events at the Estoril Senior Open of Portugal. Prior to that captured his fifth European Seniors Tour title when he closed with a brilliant seven under par 64 to win the inaugural Scandinavian Senior Open at Royal Copenhagen Golf Club, a result which helped him finish tenth on the 2005 Order of Merit. From there headed to the 2005 US Champions Tour Qualifying School and captured the sixth fully exempt card. A regular on The European Tour for 16 years between 1976 and 1992 with three runner-up places to his name. Finished the 2005 European Seniors Tour season with a flourish when he closed with a brilliant seven under par 64 to win the inaugural Scandinavian Senior Open at Royal Copenhagen Golf Club, a result which helped him finish tenth on the Order of Merit. In 2004, he claimed The Mobile Cup and was especially overjoyed to triumph in the Charles Church Scottish Seniors Open at The Roxburghe, where his 13 year old son Callum caddied for him. He has lived in Essex all his life but was raised by Glaswegian parents and says he is a true blue Scot so was delighted to win in Kelso. In preparation for joining the Seniors Tour he spent most of the winter of 2002 practising at Greg Norman’s home in Florida and all the hard work paid off as he finished second on the Order of Merit in his maiden season. The Scot won for the first time in the Ryder Cup Wales Seniors Open at Royal St David’s. One month later he lifted the De Vere PGA Seniors Championship at De Vere Carden Park. A regular on The European Tour for 16 years between 1976 and 1992 without winning a European Tour title but he did come close on several occasions. The Scot first hit the headlines in 1978 when he finished tied third at the Belgian Open but it was in 1982 he enjoyed his best season by finishing runner-up in both the Lufthansa German Open and the Ebel Swiss Open. The following season Longmuir captured the Ivory Coast Open title on the Safari Tour and went on to record a third second place finish on The European Tour at the 1990 AGF Open.

Career Victories

European Seniors Tour
5 - 2003 De Vere PGA Seniors Championship, Ryder Cup Wales Seniors Open, 2004 The Mobile Cup, Charles Church Scottish Seniors Open, 2005 Scandinavian Senior Open

Career Summary

2003 European Seniors Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 15; Top-10 finishes - 7; Euro ¢253,667 or £176,881 (ranked 2nd); winner, De Vere PGA Seniors Championship, Ryder Cup Wales Seniors Open.

2004 European Seniors Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 21; Top-10 finishes - 10; Euro ¢201,464 (ranked 5th); winner, The Mobile Cup, Charles Church Scottish Seniors Open.

2005 European Seniors Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 20; Top-10 finishes - 4; Euro ¢146,162 (ranked 10th); winner, Scandinavian Senior Open.

2006 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 17; top 10 finishes - 0; scoring average - 73.31 (ranked 74th); money - $70,546 (ranked 91st); best finish - T32nd Regions Charity Classic & Commerce Bank Championship.!!!!2005 European Seniors Tour record: The Gloria Classic T14th 71-68-72=211 -5 ¢5,850.00

2006 European Seniors Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 11; Top-10 finishes - 4; Euro ¢83,040 (ranked 19th); best finish - 2nd Charles Church Scottish Seniors Open.

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