Charles Howell III
Name:Charles Gordon Howell III
Born:June 20, 1979 in Augusta, Georgia.
Original/Home Club:Augusta CC
PGA Tour winner. Presidents Cup (2003).
Howell enjoyed three notable victories on the PGA Tour and two Presidents Cup appearances. In 2022, aged 43, he was enticed onto Greg Norman's "rebel" LIV Golf series, alongside a few other well-known but mainly "ageing" golf stars, and an abundance of lower-ranked "unknowns". (LIV Golf is a Saudi Arabian-bankrolled breakaway rival to the main international tours. It is based on limited-field 54-hole events, with massive prize funds, guaranteed payouts and, for some, eye-watering signing-on bonuses).
Played as the inaugural LIV Golf Mayakoba (Feb 24-26; 54-hole 48-player no-cut individual event, and accompanying 4-player team event). [El Camaleón course, Mayakoba Resort, Riviera Maya, Mexico].
Individual event: second-placed Peter Uihlein (USA) finished 4 shots behind Charles Howell III (USA), who pocketed the $4 million first prize.
Team event: second-placed Four Aces team (Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed, Pat Perez & Peter Uihlein) finished 9 shots behind the Crushers team (Bryson DeChambeau, Charles Howell III, Anirban Lahiri & Paul Casey), who shared the $3 million team first prize.
Note: the first of fourteen 2023 LIV Golf League events run by Greg Norman's Saudi Arabian-bankrolled LIV Golf company.
Played as the RSM Classic (Nov 15-18, 2018; PGA Tour 2018/19 season). Charles Howell III (USA) beat Patrick Rodgers (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole (par-4 18th), to record his third PGA Tour win and first since 2007. [Seaside course, Sea Island GC, GA; Plantation course also used during first two rounds].
Played as the Nissan Open (Feb 15-18). Howell (USA) beat Phil Mickelson (USA) with a par at the third playoff hole, to record his second PGA Tour win. [Riviera CC, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA].
Played as the Michelob Championship at Kingsmill (Oct 3-6; the last of the 36 editions of this event, which started in 1968). Second-placed Scott Hoch (USA) and Brandt Jobe (USA) finished 2 shots behind 23-year-old Charles Howell III (USA), who recorded his first PGA Tour win. [River course, Kingsmill Resort, Williamsburg, VA].
Howell (USA) won the PGA Tour 2001 Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. He finished ninth on the Tour's money list, with earnings of $2,702,747.
Tournament of Champions: the PGA Tour’s calendar-year starts, as it has done since 1999, with this iconic event in Hawaii. The field is drawn from players who won a PGA Tour event in 2022, or were amongst the top 30 in last year’s FedEx Cup final standings (Jan 6-9).
Desert Swing: the European (DP World) Tour launches into 2023 with three events in its UAE “Desert Swing”. Up first is the Abu Dhabi Championship (Jan 19-22), followed by the Dubai Desert Classic (Jan 26-29) and the Ras Al Kaimah Championship (Feb 2-5).
Kathy Whitworth: the end of 2022 saw the passing of LPGA Tour legend Kathy Whitworth. Her 88 LPGA Tour victories is more than achieved by any other golfer on either the LPGA or PGA Tours. Amongst her victories were six major championship titles.
Barry Lane: the golfing world was also saddened by the passing of Barry Lane, one of the European Tour and European Senior Tours most popular players. Enjoying success on both Tours, Lane was know for his excellent ball-striking and amiable personality.
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