La Gorce Open
Played as the (last) La Gorce Open (March 19-21). Second-placed Tommy Armour (Scot/USA) finished 3 shots behind Gene Sarazen (USA), whose 5-under-par 66 final round clinched the win. [La Gorce CC, Miami Beach, FL].
Played as the La Gorce Open (March 20-22). Second-placed and defending champion Horton Smith (USA) finished 1 shot behind Bill Mehlhorn (USA), who recorded the last of his 19 PGA Tour wins. [La Gorce CC, Miami Beach, FL].
Played as the La Gorce Open (March 22/23). Second-placed Ed Dudley (USA) finished 2 shots behind Horton Smith (USA). [La Gorce CC, Miami Beach, FL].
Played as the inaugural La Gorce Open (March 19/20; the event offered the largest purse in the history of professional golf). Second-placed Bobby Cruickshank (Scot) finished 2 shots behind Johnny Farrell (USA), who shot a 8-under-par 63 in the final round to clinch the win. [La Gorce CC, Miami Beach, FL].
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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