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JOHNSTONE Tony

Tony JOHNSTONE

ZIM

Biography

ResidenceSunningdale, England
AttachmentParadis Hotel & Golf Mauritius
Date of Birth:02/05/1956
Place of BirthBulawayo, Zimbabwe
Height & Weight5ft 9½in 10st 10lbs (174cm 68kg)
FamilyWife: Karen (m. 1981); Children: Dale (1985), Lauren (1990)
InterestsWildlife, birding, gardening, driving a Morgan, antique book collecting
Turned Pro1979 (plus 3)
Qualifying School

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Biography

Splits his time between life on the Senior Tour and commentating on European Tour events for Sky Sports. Recorded four top ten finishes in 2011, the same number as the previous season, and will be looking to break back into the top 30 on the Order of Merit in 2012 after two years outside. Won his second Senior Tour title in front of his family in the 2009 Travis Perkins plc Senior Masters, overturning Peter Senior’s four shot lead at Woburn. Had cause for another celebration the next day when his MS Society Pro-Am at Sunningdale raised more than £100,000 for the charity. Was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2003 and was told he would never play golf again but undertook a revolutionary drug treatment to make an emotional return to the game on the Senior Tour shortly after his 50th birthday in 2006. Went on to clinch a fairytale first Senior Tour win at the 2008 Jersey Seniors Classic, a moment he called the proudest of his career. The 1992 PGA Championship winner struck a hole-in-one in Switzerland during the Bad Ragaz PGA Seniors Open in 2007. Was a charismatic figure on The European Tour for more than 20 years, winning six times and carving a reputation as a short-game genius, topping the Sand Saves Category in 1998, 1999 and 2000.

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European Tour Wins6
Senior Tour Wins2
Wins this season0
Current Rankings
OWGR1508
64
Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 140,000 (1992)

Teams

Amateur Eisenhower Trophy 1976 Seniors 1976-79 Professional Alfred Dunhill Cup 1993, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 00 World Cup 1994, 95, 96, 97, 98, 00, 01 Hennessy Cognac Cup 1982

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