Name:Andrew Stewart "Andy" North
Born:March 9, 1950 in Thorp, Wisconsin.
Played as the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf (April 25-27; two-man better-ball team event for the first time since 2001). Second-placed Jeff Sluman (USA) & Craig Stadler (USA) finished 1 shot behind Tom Watson (USA) & Andy North (USA). [Savannah Harbor Resort, Savannah, GA].
Played as the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf (Mar 30-Apr 1; unofficial two-man better-ball team event). Second-placed Bruce Fleisher (USA) & David Graham (Aus) finished 3 shots behind defending champions Jim Colbert (USA) & Andy North (USA). Reduced to 36 holes due to rain. [King & Bear course, World Golf Village, St Augustine, FL].
Played as the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf (March 17-19; unofficial two-man better-ball team event). Second-placed team of David Graham (Aus) & Bruce Fleisher (USA) finished 1 shot behind Jim Colbert (USA) & Andy North (USA). [Slammer & Squire course, World Golf Village, St Augustine, FL].
PGA of America
Played as the PGA Grand Slam of Golf (May 28; unofficial event for the previous year's four Major winners ... two of whom were otherwise engaged: Nick Faldo (The Masters) and Mark Calcavecchia (The Open); their alternates were previous major winners). Second-placed Craig Stadler (1982 major winner) finished 4 shots behind Andy North (1978 and 1985 major winner). Third with 75 was Payne Stewart (US PGA). Curtis Strange (US Open) withdrew at the last minute with a stomach disorder. [Kemper Lakes GC, Kildeer, nr Chicago, Illinois].
The US Open (85th) (June 13-16). Second-placed Dave Barr (Can), Denis Watson (Zim) and Tze-Chung "T.C." Chen (Taiw) finished 1 shot behind North (USA), who recorded the last of his three PGA Tour wins (two of them US Open Championships). [South course, Oakland Hills CC, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan].
Played as the inaugural PGA Grand Slam of Golf (Aug 7; unofficial event for the previous year's winners of the three US-based Majors and the Tournament Plyrs). Tied after 18 holes, Gary Player (The Masters) and Andy North (US Open) shared the $12,000 first prize. Tied in third place on 77 were Jack Nicklaus (Tournament Plyrs) and John Mahaffey (US PGA). [East Course, Oak Hill CC, Pittsford, Rochester, NY].
The US Open (78th) (June 15-18). Second-placed JC Snead (USA) and Dave Stockton (USA) finished 1 shot behind North (USA). [Cherry Hills CC, Englewood, nr Denver, CO].
Played as the American Express Westchester Classic (Aug 18-21). Second-placed George Archer (USA) finished 2 shots behind North (USA), who recorded the first of his three PGA Tour wins. [West course, Westchester CC, Rye, NY].
US Women's PGA Championship: located just outside Philadelphia, the famed Donald Ross layout of Aronimink Golf Club hosts the third women’s major championship of 2020 (Oct 8-11).
Scottish Open: first played in 1972, this year’s championship is again played on the Tom Doak-designed Renaissance Club course, which sits alongside mighty Muirfield in East Lothian (Oct 1-4).
Jim Furyk: in winning the Pure Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach Golf Links, “The Grinder” joined Arnold Palmer and Bruce Fleisher as the only players to win their first two starts on the PGA Tour Champions.
Georgia Hall: recorded her first win in an LPGA Tour event on American soil at this year’s Portland Classic, played at Columbia Edgewater Country Club … on the edge of the Columbia River.
Traigh Golf Course (pronounced "try", and meaning "beach" in Gaelic): You'll find this nine-hole seaside gem on the scenic coast road (as opposed to the more inland and quicker A830) between Arisaig and Morar. Although not on the well-beaten path of Scotland's "trophy" courses, if you are passing through this area, it's a must play.
Cullen Links Golf Club: "immensely scenic", "quirky as golf can get", "short!", "hugely enjoyable" ... Cullen Links attracts as wide a variety of comments as it lays down golfing challenges. Shoehorned into this 4,600 yard treasure trove are ten par-3s, seven par-4s and a good-length par-5. Here you'll find all the seaside scenery a golfer could ask for, and a lot more besides. Read More...
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