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].
2021 Opens: whether by accident or design, four of the top five mens’ Open Championships played in the British Isles occupy consecutive weeks in July: the Irish Open (1-4), Scottish Open (8-11), The Open (15-18) and Wales Open (22-25). The recently relaunched English Open is scheduled for early-August.
Hoag Classic: Ernie Els defends his title in this prestigious PGA Tour Champions event, played since 1991 at the Newport Beach Country Club, CA (Mar 5-7).
Traigh Golf Course (pronounced "try", and meaning "beach" in Gaelic): You'll find this nine-hole seaside gem on the scenic coast road (as opposed to the more inland and quicker A830) between Arisaig and Morar. Although not on the well-beaten path of Scotland's "trophy" courses, if you are passing through this area, it's a must play.
Cullen Links Golf Club: "immensely scenic", "quirky as golf can get", "short!", "hugely enjoyable" ... Cullen Links attracts as wide a variety of comments as it lays down golfing challenges. Shoehorned into this 4,600 yard treasure trove are ten par-3s, seven par-4s and a good-length par-5. Here you'll find all the seaside scenery a golfer could ask for, and a lot more besides. Read More...
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