Name:John Chandler Harper
Lived:[1914-2004]. Born on March 10, 1914 in Portsmouth, Virginia. Died on Nov 8, 2004 in Portsmouth (aged 90).
PGA of America
Played as the PGA Seniors' Championship. Second-placed Sam Snead (USA) finished 4 shots behind Chandler Harper (USA). [East Course, BallenIsles CC, Palm Beach Gdns, FL. at the time known as Champions course, PGA National GC].
Played as the Teacher International Senior Golf Championship (July 7; 36-hole match between the US and British PGA Senior Champions; for the unofficial title of world senior professional champion). Harper (USA) beat Max Faulkner (Eng) by 2 holes. [Downfield GC, Dundee, Angus].
Played as the Virginia Beach Open (April 21-24). Second-placed Dick Mayer (USA) finished 4 shots behind Harper (USA). [Cavalier Y&CC, Virginia Beach, Virginia; now called Cavalier G&YC].
Played as the Colonial National Invitation (May 5-8). Second-placed Dow Finsterwald (USA) finished 8 shots behind Chandler Harper (USA), who recorded the last of his seven PGA Tour wins. [Colonial CC, Ft Worth, TX].
Played as the Texas Open (Feb 18-21). Second-placed Johnny Palmer (USA) finished 2 shots behind 39-year-old Chandler Harper (USA), who shot 63s (-8) in each of the final three rounds of this event. [Brackenridge Park GC, San Antonio, TX].
The US PGA Championship (32nd) (June 21-27). Harper (USA) beat Henry Williams Jr (USA) 4 and 3 in the 36-hole final, to win his first and only major championship title. [Scioto CC, Columbus, Ohio].
Played as the Tucson Open (Feb 2-5). Second-placed Sam Snead (USA) finished 2 shots behind Chandler Harper (USA). [El Rio G&CC, Tucson, AZ. Now known as El Rio GC].
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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