Italian Snr Open
Played as the Senior Italian Open (May 29-31; CANCELLED due to world coronavirus pandemic). [Argentario Resort, Porto Ercole, Italy].
Played as the Senior Italian Open (May 30-Jun 1). Lane (Eng) beat Marc Farry (Fra) with a birdie at the second playoff hole (par-4 18th). [GC Udine / Villaverde Resort, Fagagna, nr Udine, Italy].
Played as the Senior Italian Open presented by Villaverde Resort (June 15-17). Defending champion Dennis (USA) beat Rafael Gomez (Arg) with a par at the first playoff hole (par-4 18th). His 2017 win in this event also came in a playoff. [GC Udine, Fagagna, nr Udine, Italy].
Played as the Senior Italian Open presented by Villaverde Resort (Sept 8-10). First-time European Snr Tour winner Dennis (USA) beat Peter Fowler (Aus) with an eagle-two at the first playoff hole, to Fowler's birdie-three (playoff hole was the par-4 18th, shortened to 162-yards for the playoff). Reduced to 36 holes following abandonment of third round due to rain and flooding. [GC Udine, Fagagna, nr Udine, Italy].
Played as the Senior Italian Open presented by Villaverde Resort (Oct 21-23; last played in 2008). Second-placed Phillip Price (Wales), whose 50th birthday was on the first day of the tournament, finished 1 shot behind fellow countryman and first-time European Snr Tour winner Dodd (Wales). [GC Udine, Fagagna, nr Udine, Italy].
Played as the Lake Garda Italian Seniors Open (Oct 10-12; next played in 2016). Second-placed Ian Woosnam (Wales) and Gordon J. Brand (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Mitchell (Eng), who recorded his second straight European Snr Tour win, and third win in 2008. [Arzaga GC, Calvagese della Riviera, nr Brescia, Italy].
Played as the Sharp Italian Seniors Open (May 18-20). Owen (NZ) beat Tony Allen (Eng), John Benda (USA) and Carl Mason (Eng) with a birdie at the first playoff hole, to record the second of his two wins on the European Snr Tour. [Venezia GC, Lido di Venezia, Veneto].
Played as the Sharp Italian Seniors Open (May 19-21). Eamonn Darcy (Ire) finished 4 shots behind Torrance (Scot). [Venezia GC, Lido di Venezia, Veneto].
Played as the Nokia 9300 Italian Seniors Open (May 20-22). First-time European Snr Tour winner Watine (Fra) beat Eamonn Darcy (Ire) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Venezia GC, Lido di Venezia, Veneto].
Played as the inaugural Bosch Italian Seniors Open (May 14-16). Second-placed David J. Russell (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Gale (Aus), who birdied the final two holes to claim victory. [Venezia GC, Lido di Venezia, Veneto].
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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