Olympic Games (Women)
Olympic Games Women's Individual golf event (3rd) (Aug 4-7; Summer Olympic Games XXXII). 23-year-old World No.1 Nelly Korda (USA; gold medal) finished 1 shot ahead of Mone Inami (Jpn; silver) and defending champion Lydia Ko (NZ; bronze). Inami beat Ko with a par at the first playoff hole (par-4 18th) to secure the silver medal. [East course, Kasumigaseki CC, Kawagoe, Saitama, nr Tokyo]. Postponed from 2020 due to global coronavirus pandemic.
Played as the Women's Individual golf event (Aug 17-20; Summer Olympic Games XXXI). Shanshan Feng (China; bronze medal) finished 1 shot behind Lydia Ko (NZ; silver), who finished 5 shots behind Park (S Kor; gold). Park became only the second woman to win an Olympic gold medal for golf, following the return of women's golf to the Olympics after an absence of 116 yrs. [Olympic Course, Reserva da Marapendi, Barra de Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro].
Played as the Women's Individual golf event (Summer Olympic Games II); the debut appearance of golf at the Games. 9-hole strokeplay format between 10 players from two countries: USA (5) and France (5). Gold medal: Margaret Abbott (USA), score 47. Silver medal: Pauline Whittier (USA) 49. Bronze medal: Daria Pratt (USA) 53. [Compiègne GC, Compiègne, nr Paris, France].
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).
Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.
The San Roque Club: "... how best to revitalise a course that had previously been fit to play regular host to the European Tour’s qualifying school finals..." by Toby Ingleton.
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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