Played as the BMW Masters (Nov 12-15; Eurpn Tr/CGA event; third of four Eurpn Tr Final Series events). First-time European Tour winner Broberg (Swe) beat Patrick Reed (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole (par-4 18th). [Lake Malaren GC, Shanghai, China].
Played as the BMW Masters (Oct 30-Nov 2; Eurpn Tr/CGA event; first of four Eurpn Tr Final Series events). Siem (Ger) beat Ross Fisher (Eng) and Alexander Levy (Fra) at the first playoff hole. [Lake Malaren GC, Shanghai, China].
Played as the BMW Masters presented by SRE Group (Oct 24-27; Eurpn Tr/CGA event; first of four Eurpn Tr Final Series events). Second-placed Thongchai Jaidee (Thai) and Francesco Molinari (Italy) finished 1 shot behind Fernández-Castaño (Esp). [Lake Malaren GC, Shanghai, China].
Played as the BMW Masters (Oct 25-28; Eurpn Tr/CGA event). Second-placed Rory McIlroy (N.Ire) finished 1 shot behind Hanson (Swe), who claimed his sixth European Tour win. [Lake Malaren GC, Shanghai, China].
Played as the inaugural Lake Malaren Shanghai Masters (30-player invitational event, not sanctioned by the world's leading Tours; renamed the BMW Masters as a Eurpn Tr event in 2012). McIlroy (N.Ire) beat Anthony Kim (USA) in a playoff, to win the biggest single-tournament prize in golf in 2011. [Lake Malaren GC, Shanghai, China].
European Tour: 2021 marks the 50th and last season of the world renowned European Tour, launched in April 1972 at the Spanish Open. From 2022 the Tour will be sponsored by Dubai-based global supply chain and ports operator DP World, and will be known as the DP World Tour.
South African Open: December 2021 events in South Africa have again been impacted by the Covid pandemic. The South African Open (Dec 2-5) will no longer be played as a DP World Tour event, and the Alfred Dunhill Championship (Dec 9-12) has been cancelled.
Bernhard Langer: at age 64, Langer collected a record sixth Charles Schwab Cup, the only player to have won the season-long points chase more than twice. He also topped the PGA Tour Champions money-list for the 11th time out of a possible 13 since 2008.
Carlota Ciganda: the five-time Solheim Cup star was delighted to record a fourth Ladies European Tour win in her home national championship, the Ladies Spanish Open.
Lee Elder: Trailblazer, Ryder Cup player, four-time PGA Tour winner and eight-time Senior PGA Tour winner, Lee Elder died on November 28, aged 87. In 1975 he became the first African American golfer to play in the Masters tournament, and in so doing provided one of the pivotal moments in the history of professional golf.
Golf World Top 100: Best Golf Courses in Europe. From France to Spain to the Netherlands and Norway, the Golf World Top 100 panel reveals the places you have to play (published 20 October 2021).
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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