Born:April 1, 1961 in Filipstad, Värmland, Sweden.
Original/Home Club:Filipstad, Sweden
Played as the SSE Scottish Senior Open (Aug 17-19). Second-placed Philip Golding (Eng) finished 1 shot behind wire-to-wire winner Anders Forsbrand (Swe), who recorded his first European Snr Tour title and the first by a Swede. [Torrance course, Fairmont St Andrews, Fife].
Played as the Open Novotel Perrier (Oct 9-12; Eurpn Tr unofficial money event over 90 holes; two-man teams playing fourball, foursome and greensome formats). Sweden (Anders Forsbrand & Michael Jonzon) beat Spain (Santiago Luna & José Rivero) at the first playoff hole. [Châteaux course, Golf du Médoc, nr Bordeaux].
Played as the Mercedes German Masters (Oct 5-8). Second-placed Bernhard Langer (Ger) finished 2 shots behind Forsbrand (Swe), who recorded the last of his six European Tour wins. [Berliner G&CC Motzener See, Motzen, nr Berlin].
Played as the Moroccan Open (Jan 20-23). Second-placed Howard Clark (Eng) finished 4 shots behind Forsbrand (Swe), who recorded his fifth European Tour win. [Royal GC Agadir, Agadir, Morocco].
Played as the Credit Lyonnais Cannes Open (April 23-26). Second-placed Per-Ulrik Johansson (Swe) finished 1 shot behind Forsbrand (Swe). [Cannes Mougins GCC, Mougins, nr Cannes, France].
Played as the Equity & Law Challenge (Sept 14/15; unofficial Eurpn Tr money event over 54 holes; pts accumulated based on eagles and birdies). Second-placed Russell Claydon (Eng) finished 3 pts behind Forsbrand (Swe). [Composite course, Royal Mid-Surrey GC, Richmond, Surrey].
Played as the Volvo Open di Firenze (March 26-29). Second-placed Peter Senior (Aus) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Forsbrand (Swe). [GC Ugolino, Impruneta, nr Firenze (Florence)].
Played as the Volvo Open di Firenze (March 28-31). Second-placed Barry Lane (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Forsbrand (Swe), who recorded his second European Tour win. [GC Ugolino, Impruneta, nr Firenze (Florence)].
Played as the Benson & Hedges Trophy (Nov 7-10; European and LET Trs mixed pairs unofficial money event). Second-placed Malcolm Mackenzie & Penny Grice-Whittaker (Eng), and Bryan Norton & Pearl Sinn (USA) finished 2 shots behind the winning team of Anders Forsbrand & Helen Alfredsson (Swe), who shared the £33,900 first prize. [Las Brisas GC, Nueva Andalucía, Costa del Sol. Now called Real (Royal) Las Brisas].
Played as the Ebel European Masters Swiss Open. Second-placed Mark Mouland (Wales) finished 3 shots behind Forsbrand (Swe). [GC Crans-sur-Sierre, Crans-Montana, Switzerland].
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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