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Pete Oakley

  • Birthplace: Panama City, FL
  • Residence: Lincoln, DE
  • Birth Date: June 28, 1949
  • height: 5-7
  • Turned Pro: 1974

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Champions Tour Victories

(1) 2004,Senior British Open.

Other Victories

(6): 1980 Delaware State Open. 1982 Delaware State Open. 1989 Philadelphia Open. 1990 Delaware State Open, Philadelphia Open. 1995 Delaware State Open.

2009 Champions Tour Money and Position

$13,500 (93)

2009 Champions Tour Best Finishes

T7-- *Legends of Golf - Raphael Division.

Champions Tour Best Round

76 at Round 2, Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai.

Career Best Champions Tour Finishes

1-- Senior British Open.

Career Highlights

2004: Joined the Champions Tour on a full-time basis after claiming the Senior British Open in July. Earned a full year's exemption from that point when he won at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland. Sank a 10-foot par putt on the final hole to hold off Tom Kite and Eduardo Romero by one stroke for the title. Had blasted out of a deep, greenside bunker moments before sinking his winning putt. Victory at Portrush made him the 10th open qualifier to win a Champions Tour event. Successfully open-qualified for the event earlier that week out of a 132-man field. Earned $289,152 for his win, the largest payday of his pro career. Had been a fully-exempt player on the European Seniors Tour prior to his victory, after finishing fourth at that Tour's qualifying tournament in the fall of 2003 in Portugal. Best finishes on the European Seniors Tour prior to his win in Northern Ireland were a pair of T8s at the Open de France Seniors and the Ryder Cup Wales Senior Open. 2003: Played in two events, missing the cut at the Senior PGA Championship and finishing T35 at the U.S. Senior Open...Finished fourth at the European Seniors Tour Qualifying Tournament in Portugal. 2002: Finished T32 at the U.S. Senior Open. 2001: Made one start on the Champions Tour and was T61 at the Senior PGA Championship...Was T35 at the Champions Tour National Qualifying Tournament. 2000: Finished T41 at the U.S. Senior Open and T66 at the Senior PGA Championship...Was T31 at the Champions Tour National Qualifying Tournament. 1999: Made one appearance and was T32 at the U.S. Senior Open...Also T36 at the Champions Tour National Qualifying Tournament.

Personal

Got started in the game as an 11-year-old by his mother, who thought the nearby nine-hole golf course would be a great babysitter for him and his brother, David, a former Champions Tour player...Calls his 2004 Senior British Open victory his biggest thrill in golf...Serves as the director of golf at The Rookery in Delaware, a daily fee course where he is a managing partner...Considers consistency the strongest part of his game...One of his superstitions is staying with the same golf ball when he is playing well.

Other Information

Won the 2004 Senior British Open at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland. Sank a 10-foot par putt on the final hole to hold off Tom Kite and Eduardo Romero by one stroke for the title. Had blasted out of a deep greenside bunker moments before sinking his winning putt. Victory at Portrush made him the 10th open qualifier to win a Champions Tour event. Successfully open-qualified for the event earlier that week out of a 132-man field. Earned $289,152 for his win, the largest payday of his pro career...Best finishes on the European Seniors Tour prior to his win in Northern Ireland were a pair of T8s at the Open de France Seniors and the Ryder Cup Wales Senior Open...Was a long-time club professional who won numerous sectional titles in the Philadelphia-Delaware area, including four Delaware State Open crowns. Also claimed the 1999 PGA Senior Club Pro Championship by three strokes despite starting his final round with a double bogey...Represented the U.S. at the 1994 PGA Cup Matches...Won the 2000 PGA Senior Stroke Play title...Got started in the game as an 11-year-old by his mother who thought the nearby nine-hole golf course would be a great babysitter for him and his brother, David, a former Champions Tour player...Serves as the Director of Golf at The Rookery in Delaware, a daily fee course where he is a managing partner.

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