Name:Christian Dean "Chris" DiMarco
Born:Aug 23, 1968 in Huntingdon, Long Island, New York.
Original/Home Club:Lake Brantley H.S., Florida.
The inaugural Abu Dhabi Golf Championship (Jan 19-22; European Tour event). Second-placed Henrik Stenson (Swe) finished 1 shot behind 37-year-old Chris DiMarco (USA), who recorded his first and only European Tour win. [Abu Dhabi GC, UAE].
Played as the Phoenix Open (Jan 24-27). Second-placed Kenny Perry (USA) and Kaname Yokoo (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind DiMarco (USA), who recorded the last of his three PGA Tour wins. [Stadium course, TPC Scottsdale, Phoenix, AZ].
Played as the Buick Challenge (Oct 25-28). Chris DiMarco (USA) beat defending champion David Duval (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole, to record his second PGA Tour win. [Mountain View course, Callaway Gdns Resort, Pine Mtn, GA].
Played as the SEI Pennsylvania Classic (Sept 14-17). Second-placed Mark Calcavecchia (USA), Brad Elder (USA), Scott Hoch (USA), Jonathan Kaye (USA) and Chris Perry (USA) finished 6 shots behind first-time PGA Tour winner DiMarco (USA). [Waynesborough CC, Paoli, nr Philadelphia, PA].
FedEx Cup playoffs: the PGA Tour’s season finale starts in Memphis (TPC Southwind; Aug 11-14) and culminates in Atlanta (East Lake; Aug 25-28) … for the winner, the biggest prize in world golf … $18 million.
British Women’s Open: the year’s final women’s major championship heads for mighty Muirfield in East Lothian, Scotland, with Anna Nordqvist defending (Aug 4-7).
Anna Nordqvist: major championships aside, Solheim Cup stalwart Nordqvist notched up her first official Ladies European Tour win at the 2022 Ladies Dutch Open (aka Big Green Egg Open).
Cameron Smith: the Aussie PGA Tour player shot a blistering final round 64 to record his first major championship win at the home of golf in the 150th Open Championship.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
Golf Son Gual is home to a course frequently rated the No.1 layout on the holiday island of Mallorca. Opening for play in 2007, this Thomas Himmel design combines the openness of a links-style layout with the stylish bunkering and not infrequent water hazards more typically associated with parkland courses.
Son Gual is located just a few kilometres from Palma (Mallorca). Palma's Old City shows clear influences from the city's Arab past.
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