Lonard decides enough is enough in US
He’s still three years from the seniors tour, but Sydneysider Peter Lonard has decided enough is enough…in the US, that is.
Lonard has moved all his clubs and gear home to Australia from his US base and admitted he felt almost “unemployed” having decided to give the secondary US Tour a miss in 2015.
Peter Lonard (Credit: Anthony Powter)
“I’ll play a few of the Australian events and muck around but that’s about it,” Lonard said.
It’s a long way from the prolific winner from a decade or so ago when Lonard won the Heritage Classic on the $180m US Tour and dominated events in his home country, winning three Australian PGA titles (2002, 2004, 2007), two Australian Masters (1997, 2002) and two Australian Opens (2003, 2004) to subsidise his trips to play in the US, where he has plied his trade for more than 10 years.
Still the former Oatlands club professional has not been satisfied with his play over the past 12 months and in 2014 played just 16 events on the Web.Com tour in the US for a return of nine cuts and a mere $US15,000 prizemoney for his efforts.
The easy-going Lonard said he had no serious plans for next year.