Golfing great Peter Senior has come out of Tour retirement to tee it up at the Australian PGA Championship on the Gold Coast at the end of this month.
The 58-year-old Hope Island local was a last minute addition to the field and joins a star studded lineup including World Number 11 Sergio Garcia, World Number 13 Marc Leishman and fellow Gold Coaster Adam Scott.
“I rang up at 3.30pm on the day that entries closed, I just had a feeling that I would like to play,” Senior said.
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“When you are playing professional golf you never play many tournaments at home. So my friends and family don’t get a chance to get out to the tournaments to have a look. So this gives my family a good opportunity to see me just one last time.
“They can’t wait, they are more excited than I am.”
The much loved Australian announced his retirement from Tour level golf after suffering from a hip injury at the Emirates Australian Open in 2016.
However, Senior decided that he will make a one-off appearance on the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia this summer, believing his year was missing a special something.
He did stress however, that “this is not a comeback.”
“I need to write Grades (Wayne Grady) into my will I think,” laughed Senior.
“I really didn’t think I would get to play any more tournaments. At the time my body was not good and it was just not nice playing injured. Now the body is back to normal.
“But this is not a comeback.”
General admission to the Australian PGA Championship is $25* when purchased at the gate or via Ticketmaster with children, 16 and under, granted free admission when attending with a paying adult.