Name:Brian George Charles Huggett
Born:Nov 18, 1936 in Porthcawl, Glamorganshire, South Wales.
Original/Home Club:Royal Porthcawl GC and Neath GC.
Occupation:Professional golfer; golf course architect.
Played as the Beko Classic (May 5-7). 63-year-old Huggett (Wales) beat Bob Shearer (Aus) with a par at the first playoff hole, to record the last of his ten European Snr Tour wins. [Gloria Resort, Belek, nr Antalya, Turkey].
Played as the Schroder Senior Masters (Jul 31-Aug 2). Huggett (Wales) beat Neil Coles (Eng) and Eddie Polland (N.Ire) in a playoff. [Edinburgh course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
Played as the Senior British Open (12th) (Aug 6-9). Huggett (Wales) beat Eddie Polland (N. Ire) with a par at the first playoff hole (par-4 18th), to claim back-to-back wins on the European Snr Tour. [Dunluce Links, Royal Portrush GC, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland].
Played as the Windsor Senior Masters (Eurpn Snrs Tr event). Second-placed Antonio Garrido (Esp) finished 1 shot behind Huggett (Wales). [Windsor Golf Hotel & CC, Nairobi, Kenya].
Played as the Shell Scottish Seniors Open (Sept 1-3). Second-placed Neil Coles (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Brian Huggett (Wales). [Royal Aberdeen GC, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen].
Played as the La Manga Spanish Seniors Open. Huggett (Wales) beat Malcolm Gregson (Eng) and David Snell (Eng) in a playoff. [La Manga Club, nr Cartagena, Murcia, Spain].
Played as the Forte PGA Seniors Championship (Aug 6-8). Second-placed Bobby Verwey (RSA) finished 3 shots behind Brian Huggett (Wales). [Old course, Sunningdale GC, Sunningdale, Berks].
Played as the Northern Electric Seniors Open. Second-placed Brian Waites (Eng) and Tim Horton (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Huggett (Wales). [Slaley Hall Resort, Hexham, Northumberland].
Played as the Northern Electric Seniors Open. Huggett (Wales) beat David Jimenez (USA) in a playoff. [Slaley Hall Resort, Hexham, Northumberland].
Played as the Gary Player Anvil Snrs Classic. Brian Huggett (Wales) beat Tommy Horton (Eng) in a playoff. [Old course, St Pierre Hotel & CC, Chepstow, South Wales].
Played as the inaugural BA/Avis Jersey Open (June 1-4). Second-placed Eamonn Darcy (Ire) finished 3 shots behind Huggett (Wales), who recorded the second of his two European Tour wins, which came after 14 European circuit wins. [La Moye GC, St Brelade, Jersey, Channel Islands].
Played as the Portuguese Open (Apr 10-13; European Tr season-opener). Second-placed John Fourie (RSA) finished 4 shots behind 37-year-old Brian Huggett (Wales), who recorded the first of his two European Tour wins (having won several times on the earlier European circuit). [Estoril GC, Estoril, Portugal].
Played as the (last) Daks Tournament. Brian Huggett (Wales) and defending champion Neil Coles (Eng) finished in a tie for first place. Peter Townsend (Eng) finished 2 shots further back in third place. [South Herts GC, Totteridge, North London].
Played as the Algarve Open (March 19-21). Second-placed Andrew Brooks (Scot) finished 3 shots behind Brian Huggett (Wales). [Old course, Vilamoura GC, Algarve, Portugal].
Played as the Dunlop Masters (25th) (Sept 10-12). Second-placed David Graham (Aus) finished 5 shots behind Huggett (Wales). [Royal Lytham & St Annes GC, nr Blackpool, Lancs].
Played as the Carroll's International. Second-placed Christy O'Connor Snr (Ire) finished 7 shots behind Huggett (Wales). [Woodbrook GC, nr Bray, Co. Wicklow].
Played as the Daks Tournament. Second-placed Bernard Gallacher (Scot) finished 2 shots behind Huggett (Wales). [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
Played as the Bowmaker £4000 Tournament (a 36-hole pro-am event). Tony Grubb (Eng) and Brian Huggett (Wales) finished in a tie for first place. Peter Butler (Eng) and George Will (Scot) finished 1 shot further back in joint third place. [Sunningdale GC, Sunningdale, Berks].
Played as the News of the World Match Play (Sept 5-8). Huggett (Wales) beat John Panton (Scot) by 1 hole in the 18-hole final. [Old course, Walton Heath GC, Walton on the Hill, Surrey].
Played as the Martini £7000 International (June 13-15). Second-placed Tommy Horton (Eng) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Huggett (Wales), who recorded his third European circuit win of the year. [Southerndown GC, Ogmore by Sea, nr Bridgend, S Wales].
Huggett (Wales) won the Harry Vardon Trophy as the British PGA Tour 1968 Order of Merit winner. Using a season-long points system, Huggett accumulated 919 pts; Peter Butler (Eng) was second with 909 pts; Christy O'Connor Sr (Ire) was third with 895.5 pts. Peter Townsend (Eng) topped the Tour's 1968 Prize Money List with £9,593; Huggett was second with £8,223; Neil Coles (Eng) was third with £5,934.
Played as the PGA Close Championship (June 8-10; this was a "closed" event, for UK & Irish professionals only; also played in 1967 was the Schweppes PGA Championship, "open" to professionals from any country). Second-placed Jimmy Hitchcock (Eng) and Bernard Hunt (Eng) finished 8 shots behind Huggett (Wales). [Thorndon Park GC, Ingrave, Essex].
Played as the Martini International (June 15-17). Brian Huggett (Wales) and Malcolm Gregson (Eng) finished in a tie for first place. Hugh Boyle (Ire) finished 1 shot further back in third place. [Fulford GC, York, North Yorkshire].
Played as the German Open. Won by Huggett (Wales). [Golf & Land Club Köln, Refrath, nr Cologne].
Played as the Dutch Open (Aug 2-5). Second-placed Gerard de Wit (Neth) finished 2 shots behind Huggett (Wales). This was the last of De Wit's five runner-up finishes in his home national championship, an event he was destined never to win. [Hilversumsche GC, Hilversum, nr Amsterdam].
European Tour: 2021 marks the 50th and last season of the world renowned European Tour, launched in April 1972 at the Spanish Open. From 2022 the Tour will be sponsored by Dubai-based global supply chain and ports operator DP World, and will be known as the DP World Tour.
South African Open: December 2021 events in South Africa have again been impacted by the Covid pandemic. The South African Open (Dec 2-5) will no longer be played as a DP World Tour event, and the Alfred Dunhill Championship (Dec 9-12) has been cancelled.
Bernhard Langer: at age 64, Langer collected a record sixth Charles Schwab Cup, the only player to have won the season-long points chase more than twice. He also topped the PGA Tour Champions money-list for the 11th time out of a possible 13 since 2008.
Carlota Ciganda: the five-time Solheim Cup star was delighted to record a fourth Ladies European Tour win in her home national championship, the Ladies Spanish Open.
Lee Elder: Trailblazer, Ryder Cup player, four-time PGA Tour winner and eight-time Senior PGA Tour winner, Lee Elder died on November 28, aged 87. In 1975 he became the first African American golfer to play in the Masters tournament, and in so doing provided one of the pivotal moments in the history of professional golf.
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