Name:Bradford John "Brad" Faxon Jr
Born:Aug 1, 1961 in Oceanport, New Jersey.
Played as the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf (April 26-28; two-man better-ball team event). Second-placed Fred Funk (USA) & Mike Goodes (USA), and Kenny Perry (USA) & Gene Sauers (USA) finished 1 shot behind Brad Faxon (USA) & Jeff Sluman (USA). [Savannah Harbor Resort, Savannah, GA].
Played as Insperity Championship (Oct 7-9; formerly Administaff Small Business Classic). Second-placed Tommy Armour III (USA) finished 1 shot behind 50-year-old Brad Faxon (USA), who recorded his first Champions Tour win. Final round washed out due to heavy rain. [Tournament course, The Woodlands CC, nr Houston, TX].
Played as the Buick Championship (Aug 25-28). Brad Faxon (USA) beat Tjaart van der Walt (RSA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. Faxon shot a final round 61 to set up the playoff and claim the last of his eight PGA Tour victories. [TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, CT].
Played as the Franklin Templeton Shootout (Nov 8-11; played over three rounds: 1-alternate shot; 2-better ball; 3-scramble). Second-placed team of John Daly (USA) & Frank Lickliter (USA) finished 2 shots behind defending champions Brad Faxon (USA) & Scott McCarron (USA). [Gold course, Tiburon GC, Naples, FL].
Played as the Sony Open in Hawaii (Jan 18-21). Second-placed Tom Lehman (USA) finished 4 shots behind Brad Faxon (USA). [Waialae CC, Honolulu, Hawaii].
Played as the Franklin Templeton Shootout (Nov 17-19; played over three rounds: 1-alternate shot; 2-better ball; 3-scramble). Winning team of Brad Faxon (USA) & Scott McCarron (USA) beat Carlos Franco (Para) & Scott Hoch (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [White course, Trump Natl Doral Resort, Miami, FL].
Played as the B.C. Open (July 20-23). Second-placed Esteban Toledo (Mex) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Faxon (USA). [En-Joie GC, Endicott, NY].
Played as the B.C. Open (Sept 16-19). Faxon (USA) beat Fred Funk (USA) with a par at the second playoff hole. [En-Joie GC, Endicott, NY].
Played as the Freeport-McDermott Classic (April 3-6). Second-placed Bill Glasson (USA) and Jesper Parnevik (Swe) finished 3 shots behind Brad Faxon (USA). [English Turn G&CC, New Orleans, LA].
Played as the Franklin Funds Shark Shootout (Nov 18-20; played over three rounds: 1-alternate shot; 2-better ball; 3-scramble). Second-placed Curtis Strange (USA) & Mark O'Meara (USA) finished 2 shots behind the winning team of Fred Couples (USA) & Brad Faxon (USA). [Sherwood CC, Thousand Oaks, nr LA, Calif.].
Played as the Heineken Australian Open (Nov 25-28). Second-placed Michael Clayton (Aus) and Jeff Woodland (Aus) finished 2 shots behind Faxon (USA). [Metropolitan GC, South Oakleigh, Melbourne, Aus].
Played as the New England Classic (July 23-26). Second-placed Phil Mickelson (USA) finished 2 shots behind Brad Faxon (USA), who claimed his second PGA Tour win. [Pleasant Valley CC, Sutton, MA].
Played as The International (Aug 20-23; modified stableford format). Second-placed Lee Janzen (USA) finished 2 points behind Faxon (USA). [Castle Pines GC, Castle Rock, nr Denver, Colorado].
Played as the Buick Open (Aug 1-4). Brad Faxon (USA) beat defending champion Chip Beck (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole, to record his first PGA Tour win. Faxon celebrated his 30th birthday on the opening day. [Warwick Hills G&CC, Grand Blanc, Michigan].
Played as the Provident Classic (June 12-15; not counted as a full PGA Tour event). Second-placed Scott Hoch (USA) finished 1 shot behind Faxon (USA), who shot a final round 7-under-par 63. [Valleybrook G&CC, Hixson, Chattanooga, Tennessee].
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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