Name:Robert Tennyson "Bob" Hamilton
Lived:[1916-1990]. Born on Jan 10, 1916 in Evansville, Indiana. Died on Dec 6, 1990 in Evansville (aged 74).
Played as the New Orleans Open (Feb 19-22; played for the last time until 1958). Second-placed Roberto De Vicenzo (Arg), Fred Haas (USA) and Lawson Little (USA) finished 1 shot behind Bob Hamilton (USA). [Bayou Oaks at City Park, New Orleans, LA. Played on what was known as City Park's No.1 (East) course; now part of the South course).
Played as the Charlotte Open (March 28-31). Second-placed Sam Snead (USA), Jimmy Demaret (USA) and Pete Cooper (USA) finished 3 shots behind Bob Hamilton (USA), who recorded his third PGA Tour win with a final round 7-under-par 65. [Myers Park CC, Charlotte, NC].
PGA of America
The US PGA Championship (26th) (Aug 14-20). Hamilton (USA) beat the heavily favoured Byron Nelson (USA) 1-up in the 36-hole final. This was Hamilton's first and only major championship win. [Manito G&CC, Spokane, WA].
Played as the North & South Open (March 14-16). Second-placed and defending champion Bobby Cruickshank (Scot) finished 7 shots behind 28-year-old Bob Hamilton (USA), who recorded the first of his five PGA Tour wins. [No.2 Course, Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina].
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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