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].
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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