Born:Aug 22, 1985 in Richmond, Virginia.
Occupation:Professional golfer and golf instructor.
MAJORS (1): US Women's Open (2016). Curtis Cup player (2004). Solheim Cup player (2009, '11, '13, '15, '17). LPGA Tour wins (2).
Following graduation from McKinney High School in Texas in 2003, Lang attended Duke University, North Carolina. She recorded six collegiate tournament wins, and amongst several prestigious awards was named the 2004 NCAA Freshman College Golfer of the Year. After two years of college golf, Lang decided to turn professional in 2005. Her first professional win came in 2012 in her 154th LPGA Tour event.
Lang claimed a breakthrough major championship win in 2016. In a three-hole aggregate playoff against Sweden's Anna Nordqvist, both players were notified on the final playoff hole that video evidence showed Nordqvist had inadvertently touched the sand with her club in a bunker at the previous hole.
The US Women's Open (71st) conducted by the USGA (July 7-10). First-time major championship winner Lang (USA) beat Anna Nordqvist (Swe) in a 3-hole aggregate playoff: Lang: 12 (E); Nordqvist: 15 (+3; including a 2-shot penalty at the second hole). [CordeValle GC, San Martin, Calif.].
Played as the inaugural Manulife Financial LPGA Classic (June 21-24). 26-year-old Brittany Lang (USA) beat Hee Kyung Seo (S Kor) with a birdie at the third playoff hole, to record her first LPGA Tour win. Inbee Park (S Kor) was eliminated at the second playoff hole and Chella Choi (S Kor) at the first. [Grey Silo Golf Course, Waterloo, Ontario, Can].
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.
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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