Lawrence Batley Intl.
Played as the Lawrence Batley International Championship (Aug 20-23). Second-placed Carl Mason (Eng) finished 3 shots behind O'Meara (USA), who recorded the first of his four European Tour wins. [Royal Birkdale GC, Southport, Merseyside].
Played as the Lawrence Batley International TPC (Sept 18-21; incorporating the European Tour's 1986 TPC of Europe). Second-placed Ken Brown (Scot) and José María Cañizares (Esp) finished 7 shots behind Woosnam (Wales). [Brabazon course, The Belfry, Wishaw, nr Birmingham].
Played as the Lawrence Batley International Classic (July 10-13). Second-placed Rick Hartmann (USA) finished 2 shots behind Marsh (Aus). [Brabazon course, The Belfry, Wishaw, nr Birmingham].
Played as the Lawrence Batley International Classic (July 11-14). Second-placed José María Cañizares (Esp) finished 1 shot behind Rivero (Esp), who recorded the first of his four European Tour wins. [Brabazon course, The Belfry, Wishaw, nr Birmingham].
Played as the Lawrence Batley International (July 21-24). Second-placed Warren Humphreys (Eng) finished 4 shots behind Faldo (Eng). [Bingley St Ives GC, Bingley, W Yorks].
Played as the Lawrence Batley International (July 22-25). Second-placed Manuel Piñero (Esp) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Lyle (Scot). [Bingley St Ives GC, Bingley, W Yorks].
Played as the inaugural Lawrence Batley International (June 4-7). Second-placed Nick Faldo (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Lyle (Scot) ... the only two players to finish the tournament under par. [Bingley St Ives GC, Bingley, W Yorks].
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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