World Championship (AC)
Played as the Andersen Consulting World Championship of Golf (Jan 3/4; four-player final event that followed four regional qualifiers played in 1997; replaced in 1999 by the inaugural WGC-Andersen Consulting Match Play). Montgomerie (Scot) beat Davis Love III (USA) 2-up in the 36-hole final. Previous day's semi-finals: Love bt Hajime Meshiai (Jpn) 1-up; "Monty" bt Ernie Els (RSA) 3 and 2. [Grayhawk GC, Scottsdale, AZ].
Played as the Andersen Consulting World Championship of Golf (Jan 3/4; four-player final event that followed four regional qualifiers played in 1996). Norman (Aus) beat Scott Hoch (USA) 1-up in the 36-hole final. Previous day's semi-finals: Norman bt Hisayuki Sasaki (Jpn) 5 and 4; Hoch bt Sam Torrance (Scot) 4 and 2. [Grayhawk GC, Scottsdale, AZ].
The Andersen Consulting World Championship of Golf was not played in 1996; although regional qualifiers were played to produce four contestants for the semi-final and final stage on Jan 3/4, 1997 at Grayhawk GC, Scottsdale, AZ.
Played as the inaugural Andersen Consulting World Championship of Golf (Dec 30/31; four-player final event that followed four regional qualifiers played earlier in the season). Lane (Eng) beat David Frost (RSA) by 2 holes in the 36-hole final. Previous day's semi-finals: Lane bt Massy Kuramoto (Jpn) 2-up; Frost bt Mark McCumber (USA) 2 and 1. [Grayhawk GC, Scottsdale, AZ].
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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