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].
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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