Lived:[1956-2012]. Born on Aug 16, 1956 in Jacksonville, Florida. Died on Dec 11, 2012 in Valrico, nr Tampa, Florida (aged 56).
MAJORS (1): du Maurier Classic (1997). Total professional wins (12), including LPGA Tour (9) and LPGA of Japan (1).
Former LPGA Tour player, who retired from the Tour in 2004.
Played as the du Maurier Classic (25th) (Jul 31-Aug 3). Second-placed Liselotte Neumann (Swe) finished 2 shots behind Colleen Walker (USA), who recorded her first and only major championship win. [Glen Abbey GC, Oakville, Ontario].
Played as the Star Bank LPGA Classic in conjunction with The Children's Medical Centre (Aug 22-24). Second-placed Terry-Jo Meyers (USA) finished 2 shots behind Walker (USA), who recorded the last of her nine LPGA Tour wins. [CC of the North, Beavercreek, Dayton, Ohio].
Played as the Safeco Classic. Second-placed Vicki Fergon (USA) and Rosie Jones (USA) finished 2 shots behind Walker (USA). [Meridian Valley CC, Kent, nr Seattle, WA].
Played as the LPGA Corning Classic. Second-placed Alice Miller (USA) and Beth Daniel (USA) finished 5 shots behind Walker (USA). [Corning CC, Corning, nr Elmira, New York].
Played as the Oldsmobile LPGA Classic. Walker (USA) beat Dawn Coe (Can) with a par at the first playoff hole. [Wycliffe G&CC, Wellington, nr West Palm Beach, FL].
Played as the Lady Keystone Open. Second-placed Kris Tschetter (USA) and Beth Daniel (USA) finished 2 shots behind Walker (USA). [West course, Hershey CC, Hershey, PA].
Played as the Circle K LPGA Tucson Open. Second-placed Pat Bradley (USA), Kate Rogerson (USA), Betsy King (USA) and Heather Drew (USA) finished 5 shots behind Walker (USA). [North course, Randolph GC, Tucson, AZ].
Played as the Nichirei International (Oct 27-29; individual low score prize within the US-Japan team match). Hiromi Kobayashi (Jpn) finished in second place behind Walker (USA). [Tsukuba CC, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan].
Walker (USA) won the Vare Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the LPGA Tour.
Played as the Boston Five Classic. Second-placed Patty Sheehan (USA), Jane Geddes (USA), Jan Stephenson (Aus) and Kathryn Young-Robyn (USA) finished 8 shots behind Walker (USA). [Ferncroft CC, Middleton, nr Boston, MA].
Played as the Mazda Champions (Dec 16-18; unofficial 54-hole better-ball team event; the 12 teams each comprised an LPGA Tr and Snr PGA Tr player). Second-placed Jan Stephenson (Aus) & Ch Chi Rodriguez (PR/USA) finished 4 shots behind Colleen Walker (USA) & Dave Hill (USA). [East course, TPC Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico; at the time known as Dorado Beach Resort].].
Played as the Mayflower Classic. Second-placed Sally Quinlan (USA), Bonnie Lauer (USA), Patty Sheehan (USA) and Patti Rizzo (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time LPGA Tour winner Walker (USA). [CC of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana].
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.
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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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