Name:Robert Edwin "Bobby" Wadkins
Born:July 26, 1951 in Richmond, Virginia.
Played as the ACE Group Classic (Feb 23-25). Second-placed Allen Doyle (USA) finished 1 shot behind Bobby Wadkins (USA), who posted the last of his four Champions Tour wins. [Quail West G&CC, Naples, FL].
Played as the Ford Senior Players Championship (July 13-16). Second-placed Jim Thorpe (USA) finished 1 shot behind Wadkins (USA), who claimed his first and only major championship title. [TPC Michigan, Dearborn, Detroit, Mich.].
Played as the Boeing Championship at Sandestin (May 12-14; formerly Blue Angels Classic). Second-placed Raymond Floyd (USA) finished 1 shot behind Wadkins (USA). [Raven GC, Sandestin Resort, Miramar Beach, FL].
Played as the Lightpath Long Island Classic (Aug 3-5). Second-placed Allen Doyle (USA) and Larry Nelson (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time Snr PGA Tr winner Wadkins (USA). [Meadow Brook Club, Jericho, Long Island, NY].
Played as the Dunlop Phoenix Tournament (Nov 20-23; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Graham Marsh (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Wadkins (USA), who recorded his second win in this event. [Phoenix CC, Miyazaki, Japan].
Played as the Dunlop Phoenix Tournament (Nov 22-25; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Lu Liang-huan (Taiw) and Minao Takasu (Jpn) finished 3 shots Wadkins (USA). [Phoenix CC, Miyazaki, Japan].
The inaugural European Open Championship (Oct 19-22). Wadkins (USA, brother of Lanny Wadkins) beat Bernard Gallacher (Scot) and Gil Morgan (USA) at the first playoff hole, to record his first and only European Tour win. [Composite course (predominantly based on the Old course), Walton Heath GC, Walton on the Hill, Surrey].
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).
Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.
The San Roque Club: "... how best to revitalise a course that had previously been fit to play regular host to the European Tour’s qualifying school finals..." by Toby Ingleton.
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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