Australian golfing favourite Peter Senior has had to make a difficult announcement regarding his career. The 57-year-old played five holes of the first round of this year’s Australian Open at Royal Sydney, but pulled out due to “horrendous” pain in his right hip. He was forced to take a kart back to the clubhouse after embracing his wife June on the 18th green. Peter Senior has decided to put a stop to his long golf career, reports ABC News.
Earlier, he had already announced he would retire after the Australian PGA Championship in his home state of Queensland, however his hip complaint has forced him to wrap up his career earlier than expected.
“I did my hip last week at the New South Wales Open on the Monday. I battled through the tournament last week, didn’t do much practice on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, played the pro-am,” he said.
“Yesterday I played the pro-am but not today, it’s just horrendous. I can’t hit a golf shot out there.
“It’s no good me being out there annoying the other guys because they’re playing pretty well so this is it for me. I’m not playing any more golf.”
Peter Albert Charles Senior (born 31 July 1959) is an Australian professional golfer who has won more than twenty tournaments around the world.
Senior has competed mainly on the PGA Tour of Australasia, where he has had the most success and won the Order of Merit on four occasions, and the European Tour. He has also played occasionally on the Japan Golf Tour and the United States-based PGA Tour.
Senior has represented Australia in international competitions several times, and was a member of the International Team at the first two stagings of the Presidents Cup. He has also represented Australia twice at the World Cup.
He was born in Singapore. He lives in Hope Island, Queensland with his wife June, whom he married in 1984. They have three children: Krystlle, Jasmine and Mitchell.