Name:Brett Michael Rumford
Also known as:Rummie
Born:July 27, 1977 in Perth, Western Australia.
Australian Amateur champion (1998). Multiple wins on the Australasian, European, Asian and OneAsia Tours. Australasian Tour Order of Merit winner (2017).
During his professional golfing career Rumford has been equally at home playing on the tours in Australasia, Europe, Asia and the U.S. He is known for the quality of his short game.
Played as the ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth (Feb 16-19; Aus/Asian/Eurpn Trs event; formerly the Perth International; a revised format meant that after three rounds of strokeplay, the top 24 went into knockout matches on the final day; each match played over over 6 holes). Brett Rumford (Aus) beat Pachara Khongwatmai (Thai) 2 and 1 in the 6-hole final. Rumford also led the field by 5 shots after the three rounds of stroke play. [Lake Karrinyup CC, Perth, WA, Aus].
Rumford (Aus) won the PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit, with 2017 season earnings of A$313,094 on the Tour. Adam Bland (Aus) was second with A$292,570; Jason Norris (Aus) was third with A$273,305.
Played as the Ballantine's Championship (April 25-28; Asian/Eurpn Trs event). Rumford (Aus) beat Marcus Fraser (Aus) and Peter Whiteford (Scot) with an eagle-3 at the first playoff hole. This was Rumford's first win in six years. [Blackstone GC, Icheon, Seoul, S Korea].
Played as the Volvo China Open (May 2-5; OneAsia/European Tours event). Second-placed Mikko Ilonen (Fin) finished 4 shots behind Brett Rumford (Aus), who recorded his fifth European Tour win. After a six year winless streak, Rumford recorded two wins in as many weeks, both coming in European Tour co-sanctioned events in Asia. [North course, Binhai Lake GC, Tianjin, China].
Played as the Omega European Masters (Sept 6-9). Rumford (Aus) beat Phillip Archer (Eng) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [GC Crans-sur-Sierre, Crans-Montana, Switzerland].
Played as the Nissan Irish Open (July 22-25). Second-placed Raphaël Jacquelin (Fra) and Padraig Harrington (Ire) finished 4 shots behind Rumford (Aus). [County Louth GC, Baltray, Drogheda, Ireland].
Played as the Aa St Omer Open (June 12-15; first time a full European Tour event). Second-placed Ben Mason (Eng) finished 5 strokes behind Rumford (Aus). [Aa St Omer Golf Club, Lumbres, Hauts-de-France, France].
PGA Championship: the year’s second men’s major championship is hosted by Southern Hills CC, Tulsa, Oklahoma, amidst doubt as to whether reigning champion Phil Mickelson will defend his title (May 19-22).
Soudal Open: Belgium’s return to European Tour golf sees 36-hole Rinkven International GC host the Soudal Open, the country’s national open championship (May 12-15).
Scottie Scheffler: bags the 2022 Masters Tournament title, and with it a fourth win in six starts on the PGA Tour and his first major championship victory.
Stephen Dodd: took the European Senior Tour’s 2021 Order of Merit honours following the abandonment due to rain of the season’s final event, the MCB Tour Championship – Mauritius (April 1-3, 2022).
Golf World Top 100: Best Golf Courses in Europe. From France to Spain to the Netherlands and Norway, the Golf World Top 100 panel reveals the places you have to play (published 20 October 2021).
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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