Played as the State Express Classic (July 6-9). Hugh Baiocchi (RSA) beat Eamonn Darcy (Ire) and Mike Sullivan (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole, to record the last of his six European Tour wins. [Brabazon course, The Belfry, Wishaw, nr Birmingham].
Played as the State Express English Classic (July 7-10). Second-placed Brian Marchbank (Scot) finished 1 shot behind Greg Norman (Aus). [Brabazon course, The Belfry, Wishaw, nr Birmingham].
Played as the State Express English Classic (July 8-11). Second-placed Greg Norman (Aus) finished 2 shots behind 30-year-old Rodger Davis (Aus), who recorded the first of his seven European Tour wins. [Brabazon course, The Belfry, Wishaw, nr Birmingham].
Played as the Mazda Cars English Classic (July 9-12). Second-placed Sandy Lyle (Scot) finished 1 shot behind Manuel Piñero (Esp). [Brabazon course, The Belfry, Wishaw, nr Birmingham].
Played as the inaugural Lada English Golf Classic (June 29-Jul 1). Second-placed Neil Coles (Eng) and Simon Hobday (RSA) finished 6 shots behind Seve Ballesteros (Esp). [Brabazon course, The Belfry, Wishaw, nr Birmingham].
Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).
Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24).
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Céline Boutier: with many successes as both an amateur and professional golfer, Boutier added a major championship title to her impressive résumé at this year’s Evian Championship.
Alex Cejka: buffeted by rain and high winds, especially on the high-scoring final day, Čejka prevailed over Pádraig Harrington in a playoff at Royal Porthcawl, to scoop the Senior Open Championship title.
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.
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