Name:Bob Alan Estes
Born:Feb 2, 1966 in Graham, Texas.
Played as the Kemper Insurance Open (May 30-Jun 2). Second-placed Rich Beem (USA) finished 1 shot behind Bob Estes (USA), who recorded the last of his four PGA Tour wins. [TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm, Potomac, nr Washington DC. At the time known as TPC Avenel].
Played as the Invensys Classic at Las Vegas (Oct 10-14). Second-placed Tom Lehman (USA) and Rory Sabbatini (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Estes (USA). [TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas, NV. Earlier rounds also at: TPC at The Canyons (now TPC Las Vegas) and Southern Highlands GC].
Played as the FedEx St Jude Classic (June 7-10). Second-placed Bernhard Langer (Ger) finished 1 shot behind Estes (USA). [TPC Southwind, Memphis, TN].
Played as the Texas Open (Oct 13-16). Second-placed Gil Morgan (USA) finished 1 shot behind 28-year-old wire-to-wire winner Bob Estes (USA), who recorded his first PGA Tour win. Estes joined an impressive list of Texans to win this event, following the likes of Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, Jack Burke Jr, Ben Crenshaw and Lee Trevino. [Oak Hills CC, San Antonio, TX].
Tournament of Champions: the PGA Tour’s calendar-year starts, as it has done since 1999, with this iconic event in Hawaii. The field is drawn from players who won a PGA Tour event in 2022, or were amongst the top 30 in last year’s FedEx Cup final standings (Jan 6-9).
Desert Swing: the European (DP World) Tour launches into 2023 with three events in its UAE “Desert Swing”. Up first is the Abu Dhabi Championship (Jan 19-22), followed by the Dubai Desert Classic (Jan 26-29) and the Ras Al Kaimah Championship (Feb 2-5).
Kathy Whitworth: the end of 2022 saw the passing of LPGA Tour legend Kathy Whitworth. Her 88 LPGA Tour victories is more than achieved by any other golfer on either the LPGA or PGA Tours. Amongst her victories were six major championship titles.
Barry Lane: the golfing world was also saddened by the passing of Barry Lane, one of the European Tour and European Senior Tours most popular players. Enjoying success on both Tours, Lane was know for his excellent ball-striking and amiable personality.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
Costa’s "Cruise & Golf" allows golfers and their families to combine a unique golfing experience with the relaxation and fun of a cruise on board Costa Smeralda. Golf enthusiasts are offered a choice from 23 top-quality golf clubs; their chosen courses are played during the ship’s port calls in Italy, France and Spain. While the golfers are driving the fairways, accompanying non-golfers are able to enjoy the amenities and activities on-board, or explore wonderful places on day excursions organised by Costa. Read more ...
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