Peter Baker won The JCB Championship '23


Peter Baker won The JCB Championship '23
Peter Baker won The JCB Championship '23

The Englishman Peter Baker won The JCB Championship, a Legends Tour tournament that took place on the JCB Golf & Country Club course (par 72), in Uttoxeter in England, with 138 (69 69, -6) strokes. After the heavy rain that fell between the night and the morning, the organizing committee decided to cancel the last round, thus proclaiming the former Ryder Cup player (1993), leader after the first 36 holes, winner of the tournament.

Behind him the Fijian Vijay Singh, second with 139 (-5) and the South African Ernie Els together with the Australian Steven Alker third with 140 (-4). In fifth place the Indian Jeev Milkha Singh with 141 (-3).

Peter Baker, results

Emanuele Canonica, the only blue in the race, finished in 43rd place with 151 (72 79, +7).

Second success of the season after the Irish Legends at the end of June for the 55-year-old from Shifnal which adds to a palmares of 13 victories as a professional, including 3 on the European Tour and 3 on the Senior Tour (now the Legends Tour).

The British golfer is having an excellent season: for him, in addition to the two victories, a third place at the Jersey Legends and a fifth place at the Swiss Seniors Open should also be mentioned. His second trophy of 2023 takes him to second place in the MCB Road to Mauritius, Legends Tour order of merit.

The Legends Tour, formerly known as the Women's Senior Golf Tour, is a professional golf tour for women over the age of 45. The tour was founded in 2000 by the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA). Since its inception, the tour has been organized by the LPGA.

It is similar to the Champions Tour, a golf tour for men over the age of 50. All Legends Tour golf tournaments take place in the United States. In 2000, the tour was established as the Women's Senior Golf Tour until it was renamed the Legends Tour in 2006.

In 2000 the first golf season started and there were two golf tournaments on the calendar. From 2001 to 2006, 16 golf tournaments were organized. Since 2006, the Legends Tour has organized a golf tournament for teams with the Handa Cup.

It is a team competition between American golfers and golfers outside the United States. It is comparable to the Solheim Cup, a team competition between American and European golfers. In 2009, the Legends Tour established the Legends Tour Open Championship and it was the only "Major" of this golf tour until 2013.