Played as the Catalan Open (Feb 29-Mar 3). Second-placed Fernando Roca (Esp) finished 1 shot behind first-time European Tour winner Lawrie (Scot). Reduced to 36 holes due to bad weather. [GC Bonmont, nr Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain].
Played as the Open de Catalonia (April 14-17). Second-placed Andrew Coltart (Scot) finished 3 shots behind Walton (Ire), who recorded his second European Tour win. [GC Peralada, Figueres, nr Girona, Spain].
Played as the Heineken Open de Catalonia (April 21-24). Second-placed Jean-Louis Guepy (Fra) finished 3 shots behind first-time European Tour winner Cóceres (Arg). [Platja de Pals GC, Pals, nr Girona, Spain].
Played as the Heineken Open (Apr 22-25). Second-placed Jay Townsend (USA) finished 3 shots behind Torrance (Scot). Reduced to 54 holes due to bad weather. [GC Osona-Montanyà, El Brull, nr Barcelona, Spain].
Played as the Catalan Open (March 11-14). Second-placed José María Cañizares (Esp), Johan Ryström (Swe) and Haydn Selby-Green (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Rivero (Esp), who recorded the last of his four European Tour wins. [GC D'Aro-Mas Nou, Playa d'Aro, nr Girona, Spain].
Played as the Open de Catalonia (March 14-17). Second-placed David Feherty (N.Ire) finished 6 shots behind Olazábal (Esp), who recorded his tenth European Tour win. [GC Bonmont, nr Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain].
Catalan Open not played in 1990.
Played as the Massimo Dutti Catalan Open (March 16-19). Second-placed Colin Montgomerie (Scot), Gordon Brand Jr (Scot) and José María Olazábal (Esp) finished 1 shot behind 26-year-old Roe (Eng), who recorded his first European Tour win. [Platja de Pals GC, Pals, nr Girona, Spain].
FedEx Cup playoffs: the PGA Tour’s season finale starts in Memphis (TPC Southwind; Aug 11-14) and culminates in Atlanta (East Lake; Aug 25-28) … for the winner, the biggest prize in world golf … $18 million.
British Women’s Open: the year’s final women’s major championship heads for mighty Muirfield in East Lothian, Scotland, with Anna Nordqvist defending (Aug 4-7).
Anna Nordqvist: major championships aside, Solheim Cup stalwart Nordqvist notched up her first official Ladies European Tour win at the 2022 Ladies Dutch Open (aka Big Green Egg Open).
Cameron Smith: the Aussie PGA Tour player shot a blistering final round 64 to record his first major championship win at the home of golf in the 150th Open Championship.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
Golf Son Gual is home to a course frequently rated the No.1 layout on the holiday island of Mallorca. Opening for play in 2007, this Thomas Himmel design combines the openness of a links-style layout with the stylish bunkering and not infrequent water hazards more typically associated with parkland courses.
Son Gual is located just a few kilometres from Palma (Mallorca). Palma's Old City shows clear influences from the city's Arab past.
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