Played as the ZOZO Championship (Oct 21-24; PGA Tr and unofficial Japan Tr event; PGA Tour 2021/22 season). Second-placed Brendan Steele (USA) and Cameron Tringale (USA) finished 5 shots behind Hideki Matsuyama (Jpn), who won his first PGA Tour title in his native Japan, recording his seventh PGA Tour win in total. [King course, Accordia Golf Narashino CC, Inzai, Chiba].
Played as the ZOZO Championship @ Sherwood (Oct 22-25; US PGA/Jpn Trs event; PGA Tour 2020/21 season). Second-placed Justin Thomas (USA) and Jon Rahm (Esp) finished 1 shot behind Patrick Cantlay (USA). [Sherwood CC, Thousand Oaks, nr LA, Calif.]. Originally scheduled as the ZOZO Championship in Narashino CC, Inzai, Japan, but relocated to the U.S. for 2020 due to the world coronavirus pandemic.
Played as the inaugural ZOZO Championship (Oct 24-28; US PGA/Jpn Trs event; PGA Tour 2019/20 season; first ever official US PGA Tr event in Japan). Second-placed Hideki Matsuyama (Jpn) finished 3 shots behind wire-to-wire winner Tiger Woods (USA), who equalled Sam Snead's record of 82 PGA Tour wins. Monday finish required due to bad weekend weather. [King course, Narashino CC, Inzai, Chiba].
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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