Name:Robert Raymond "Bob" Tway IV
Born:May 4, 1959 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Played as the Bell Canadian Open (Sept 4-7). Bob Tway (USA) beat Brad Faxon (USA) with a bogey on the third playoff hole, to record the last of his eight PGA Tour wins. [Hamilton G&CC, Ancaster, Ontario].
Played as the MCI Classic (April 13-16). Tway (USA) beat Nolan Henke (USA) with a par at the second playoff hole. David Frost (RSA) was eliminated at the first playoff hole. [Harbour Town Links, Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head, SC].
Played as the Las Vegas Invitational (Oct 10-14). Tway (USA) beat John Cook (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole. [Las Vegas CC, Las Vegas, NV. Earlier rounds also at: Desert Inn CC (now Wynn G&CC) and Spanish Trail G&CC].
Played as The Memorial Tournament (May 11-14). Second-placed Fuzzy Zoeller (USA) finished 2 shots behind Tway (USA), who recorded his fifth PGA Tour win. [Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, nr Columbus, OH].
Played as the Chrysler Team Championship (Dec 10-13; PGA Tr post-season two-man better-ball unofficial money event). Second-placed Fred Couples & Mike Donald finished 1 shot behind winning team of Bob Tway & Mike Hulbert. [Palm Beach Polo G&CC, Wellington Club and Greenview Cove CC, Wellington, FL. The Wellington Club is now closed; Greenview is now called Polo West GC].
Played as the Georgia-Pacific Atlanta Golf Classic (June 19-22). Second-placed Hal Sutton (USA) finished 2 shots behind Tway (USA). [Atlanta CC, Marietta, Georgia].
The US PGA Championship (68th) (Aug 7-10). Second-placed Greg Norman (Aus) finished 2 shots behind Tway (USA), who recorded his first and only major championship win. [Inverness Club, Toledo, Ohio].
Played as the Shearson Lehman Brothers Andy Williams Open (Feb 6-9). First-time PGA Tour winner Tway (USA) beat Bernhard Langer (Ger) with a par at the second playoff hole. Event reduced to 54 holes due to bad weather. [South course, Torrey Pines, La Jolla, CA].
PGA of America
Tway (USA) won the PGA of America Player of the Year Award (based on points allocated for PGA Tour wins, money-list position and scoring average).
Played as the Manufactures Hanover Westchester Classic (June 5-8). Second-placed Willie Wood (USA) finished 1 shot behind Tway (USA), who recorded his second PGA Tour win. [West course, Westchester CC, Rye, NY].
Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).
Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24).
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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.
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