Name:Benjamin McCully "Ben" Crane
Born:March 6, 1976 in Portland, Oregon.
Original/Home Club:Portland GC, Oregon.
Played as the FedEx St Jude Classic (June 5-8). Second-placed Troy Merritt (USA) finished 1 shot behind wire-to-wire winner Crane (USA), who claimed his first PGA Tour win since 2011. [TPC Southwind, Memphis, TN].
Played as the McGladrey Classic (Oct 13-16). Ben Crane (USA) beat Webb Simpson (USA) with a par at the second playoff hole. [Seaside course, Sea Island GC, GA].
Played as the inaugural CIMB Asia Pacific Classic Malaysia (Oct 28-31; Asian Tr event; US PGA Tour unofficial money event; first PGA Tour event in southeast Asia). Second-placed Brian Davis (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Ben Crane (USA), who recorded his first Asian Tour win. [The Mines Resort & GC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia].
Played as the Farmers Insurance Open (Jan 28-31; formerly the Buick Invitational). Second-placed Marc Leishman (Aus), Michael Sim (Aus) and Brandt Snedeker (USA) finished 1 shot behind Crane (USA). [South course, Torrey Pines, La Jolla, CA; earlier rounds on North & South courses].
Played as the US Bank Championship in Milwaukee (July 21-24). Second-placed Scott Verplank (USA) finished 4 shots behind Ben Crane (USA), who recorded his second PGA Tour win. [Brown Deer Park GC, Brown Deer, nr Milwaukee, Wisc.].
Played as the BellSouth Classic (April 3-6). Second-placed Bob Tway (USA) finished 4 shots behind first-time PGA Tour winner Crane (USA), who shot a third round 64, and final round 63 that included a back-nine 29. [TPC Sugarloaf, Duluth, Georgia].
PGA Championship: the year’s second men’s major championship is hosted by Southern Hills CC, Tulsa, Oklahoma, amidst doubt as to whether reigning champion Phil Mickelson will defend his title (May 19-22).
Soudal Open: Belgium’s return to European Tour golf sees 36-hole Rinkven International GC host the Soudal Open, the country’s national open championship (May 12-15).
Scottie Scheffler: bags the 2022 Masters Tournament title, and with it a fourth win in six starts on the PGA Tour and his first major championship victory.
Stephen Dodd: took the European Senior Tour’s 2021 Order of Merit honours following the abandonment due to rain of the season’s final event, the MCB Tour Championship – Mauritius (April 1-3, 2022).
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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