The main tournaments played at Killarney (Killeen) are shown in the table below, which also includes relevant information on the winners, their scores and prize money.
Played as the Ladies Irish Open (June 13-15; next played in 2008). Second-placed Laura Davies (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Gustafson (Swe). [Mahony's Point course, Killarney G&FC, Co. Kerry].
Played as the Ladies Irish Open (May 10-12). Tinning (Den) beat Suzann Pettersen (Nor) with a par at the first playoff hole, to become the first Danish winner in women's professional golf. [Lackabane course, Killarney G&FC, Co. Kerry].
LGU / USGA
The Curtis Cup (29th). USA vs Gt Britain & Ireland. Eight top women amateurs per team competing in 2x three foursomes and 2x six singles. Result: GB&I 11.5, USA 6.5. Non-playing captains: Ita Butler (Ire/GB&I); Martha Lang (USA). [Killeen course, Killarney G&FC, Co. Kerry].
FRIDAY SINGLES (six 18-hole matches; home player stated first): Julie Hall (Eng, née Wade) lost to Sarah LeBrun Ingram 4&2; Karen Stupples (Eng) bt Kellee Booth 3&2; Alison Rose (Scot) bt Brenda Corrie Kuehn 5&4; Elaine Ratcliffe (Eng) halved with Marla Jemsek; Mhairi McKay (Scot) bt Cristie Kerr 1 hole; Janice Moodie (Scot) bt Carol Semple Thompson 3&1.
SATURDAY SINGLES (six 18-hole matches): Wade lost to Kerr 1 hole; Ratcliffe bt Ingram 3&1; Stupples lost to Booth 3&2; Rose bt Ellen Port 6&5; McKay halved with Thompson; Moodie bt Kelli Kuehne 2&1.
Lisa Educate (Eng, née Walton) and Lisa Dermott (Wales) did not play in the singles.
Played as the Irish Open presented by Discover Ireland (July 28-31). Second-placed Richard Green (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Dyson (Eng). [Killeen course, Killarney G&FC, Co. Kerry].
Played as the 3 Irish Open (Jul 29-Aug 1). Second-placed Padraig Harrington (Ire) finished 2 shots behind Fisher (Eng). [Killeen course, Killarney G&FC, Co. Kerry].
Played as Carroll's Irish Open. Defending champion Faldo (Eng) beat Wayne Westner (RSA) at the fourth playoff hole. This was the second of three Irish Open wins for Faldo. [Killeen course, Killarney G&FC, Co. Kerry].
Played as Carroll's Irish Open. Second-placed Colin Montgomerie (Scot) finished 3 shots behind Faldo (Eng). This was the first of three Irish Open wins for Faldo. [Killeen course, Killarney G&FC, Co. Kerry].
Played as the (last) Jeyes £3500 Tournament (June 9-12). Second-placed and defending champion Peter Alliss (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Dave Thomas (Wales). The result was a reversal of first and second from the previous year. Reduced to 54 holes after final round on June 12 abandoned due to rain. [Mahony's Point course, Killarney G&FC, Co. Kerry].
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.
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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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