Double Diamond Indiv.
Played as the Skol Lager Individual (Aug 16/17; 36-hole strokeplay event that preceded the Double Diamond Intl team event). 20-year-old Faldo (Eng) beat Craig DeFoy (Wales) and Chris Witcher (Aus) with a birdie at the first playoff hole to claim his first European Tour win. [King's course, Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder, Perthshire].
Played as the Double Diamond Individual Championship (Aug 17/18; 36-hole strokeplay event that preceded the Double Diamond Intl team event). Second-placed Brian Huggett (Wales) and David Ingram (Scot) finished 2 shots behind Owen (NZ), who recorded the second of his two European Tour wins. [King's course, Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder, Perthshire].
Played as the Double Diamond Strokeplay (Sept 23/24; 36-hole strokeplay event that preceded the Double Diamond Intl team event). Second-placed Martin Foster (Eng) and Dale Hayes (RSA) finished 3 shots behind Dawson (Eng), who recorded his first and only European Tour win. [Ailsa course, Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire].
Played as the inaugural Double Diamond Strokeplay (Aug 20/21; 36-hole strokeplay event that preceded the Double Diamond Intl team event). Second-placed Bob Charles (NZ) finished 1 shot behind Bembridge (Eng), who closed with a back-nine of 32 in the final round. [King's course, Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder, Perthshire].
US Women's PGA Championship: located just outside Philadelphia, the famed Donald Ross layout of Aronimink Golf Club hosts the third women’s major championship of 2020 (Oct 8-11).
Scottish Open: first played in 1972, this year’s championship is again played on the Tom Doak-designed Renaissance Club course, which sits alongside mighty Muirfield in East Lothian (Oct 1-4).
Jim Furyk: in winning the Pure Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach Golf Links, “The Grinder” joined Arnold Palmer and Bruce Fleisher as the only players to win their first two starts on the PGA Tour Champions.
Georgia Hall: recorded her first win in an LPGA Tour event on American soil at this year’s Portland Classic, played at Columbia Edgewater Country Club … on the edge of the Columbia River.
Traigh Golf Course (pronounced "try", and meaning "beach" in Gaelic): You'll find this nine-hole seaside gem on the scenic coast road (as opposed to the more inland and quicker A830) between Arisaig and Morar. Although not on the well-beaten path of Scotland's "trophy" courses, if you are passing through this area, it's a must play.
Cullen Links Golf Club: "immensely scenic", "quirky as golf can get", "short!", "hugely enjoyable" ... Cullen Links attracts as wide a variety of comments as it lays down golfing challenges. Shoehorned into this 4,600 yard treasure trove are ten par-3s, seven par-4s and a good-length par-5. Here you'll find all the seaside scenery a golfer could ask for, and a lot more besides. Read More...
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