Name:Billy Charles Coody
Born:July 13, 1937 in Stamford, Texas.
Played as the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf (March 20-22; unofficial two-man better-ball team event). Charles Coody (USA) & Dale Douglass (USA) beat Hugh Baiocchi (RSA) & David Graham (Aus) with a 25-foot birdie putt at the second playoff hole. [GC of Amelia Island, Summer Beach, Florida].
Played as the MasterCard Champions Championship (Nov 7-9; unofficial Snr PGA Tour event for 60+ age group; played as part of the season-ending Senior Tour Championship). Won by Coody (USA). [The Dunes G&BC, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina].
Played as the du Maurier Champions (June 13-16; last played in 1986). Second-placed Larry Mowry (USA) finished 1 shot behind Coody (USA), who recorded the last of his five Snr PGA Tour wins. [Hamilton G&CC, Ancaster, Ontario].
Played as the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf (unofficial two-man better-ball event, which reverted to team vs individual scoring). Second-placed Chi Chi Rodriguez (PR/USA) & Jim Dent (USA) and Bob Murphy (USA) & Jim Colbert (USA) finished 1 shot behind Dale Douglass (USA) & Charles Coody (USA). [Fazio Foothills course, Barton Creek Resort, Austin, Texas].
Played as the Transamerica Senior Golf Championship (Oct 18-20). Second-placed Lee Trevino (USA) finished 2 shots behind Coody (USA). [South course, Silverado Resort, Napa, California].
Played as the NYNEX Commemorative. Second-placed Don Massengale (USA) finished 3 shots behind Coody (USA). [Sleepy Hollow CC, Scarborough, New York].
Played as the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf (unofficial two-man better-ball team event). Defending champions and second-placed Al Geiberger (USA) & Harold Henning (RSA) finished 7 shots behind Dale Douglass (USA) & Charles Coody (USA), whose 249 set a new tournament record for 72-hole score. [Fazio Foothills course, Barton Creek Resort, Austin, Texas].
Played as the Vantage Championship. Second-placed Al Geiberger (USA) and Bob Charles (NZ) finished 3 shots behind Coody (USA). [Championship course, Tanglewood Golf, Clemmons, nr Winston-Salem, NC].
Played as the General Tire Las Vegas Classic. First-time US Snr Tr winner Coody (USA) beat Chi Chi Rodriguez (PR/USA) and Bob Charles (NZ) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. [Wynn Las Vegas, Nevada; at the time known as Desert Inn CC].
Played as the John Player Classic (Sept 26-29). Second-placed Tony Jacklin (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Coody (USA), who recorded the second of his two European Tour wins. [Ailsa course, Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire].
WD & HO Wills
Played as the W.D. & H.O. Wills Tournament (Sept 5-8). Second-placed Jack Newton (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Coody (USA). [Kings Norton GC, Alvechurch, nr Birmingham].
The Masters Tournament (35th) (April 8-11). Second-placed Jack Nicklaus (USA) and Johnny Miller (USA) finished 2 shots behind first-time major championship winner Coody (USA). [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
Played as the World Series of Golf (Sept 11/12; unofficial four-man 36-hole exhibition event for the season's four major championship winners ... or substitutes). First (on 141): Charles Coody (USA; Masters). Second (142): Jack Nicklaus (USA; US PGA). Third (143): Bruce Crampton (Aus; Western Open). Fourth (146): Lee Trevino (USA; British Open and US Open). [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].
Played as the Cleveland Open (June 26-29). Second-placed Bruce Crampton (Aus) finished 2 shots behind Charles Coody (USA), who recorded his second PGA Tour win. [Aurora CC, Aurora, nr Cleveland, OH].
Played as the Dallas Open Invitational (Sept 4-7). Second-placed Jerry Edwards (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time PGA Tour winner Coody (USA). [GC of Dallas, Dallas, TX; at the time called Oak Cliff CC].
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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