John Player Classic
Played as the John Player Classic (Sept 26-29). Second-placed Tony Jacklin (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Coody (USA), who recorded the second of his two European Tour wins. [Ailsa course, Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire].
Played as the John Player Classic (Sept 27-30). Second-placed Gay Brewer (USA) and Peter Oosterhuis (Eng) finished 1 shot behind first-time European Tour winner Charles (NZ). [Ailsa course, Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire].
John Player Classic not played in 1971.
Played as the inaugural John Player Classic (Sept 3-6). Second-placed Tony Jacklin (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Christy O'Connor Sr (Ire), who won the £25,000 first prize, at the time the richest prize in world golf. [Notts GC, Hollinwell, nr Mansfield, England].
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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