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].
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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