Also known as:Hands
Born:March 1, 1952 in Kelowna, British Columbia.
Multiple PGA Tour and Champions Tour wins.
Former Canadian Tour, PGA Tour and PGA Champions Tour player.
Played as the Royal Caribbean Classic (Feb 7-9). Second-placed Bobby Wadkins (USA) and Gil Morgan (USA) finished 1 shot behind Barr (Can), who recorded his first and only Champions Tour win. [Crandon Golf at Key Biscayne, nr Miami, FL; at the time known as Crandon Pk GC].
Played as the Georgia-Pacific Atlanta Golf Classic (May 21-24). Second-placed Larry Mize (USA) finished 4 shots behind Barr (Can), who recorded the second of his two PGA Tour wins. [Atlanta CC, Marietta, Georgia].
Played as the World Cup of Golf (individual low score) (Dec 8-11). Second-placed Rex Caldwell (USA) finished 3 shots behind Dave Barr (Can), who won the International Trophy for best individual score in the World Cup of Golf. Team winners of the Cup: Rex Caldwell & John Cook (USA). [Pondok Indah GC, South Jakarta, Indonesia].
Played as the Quad Cities Open (July 16-19). First-time PGA Tour winner Barr (Can) beat Woody Blackburn (USA) with a par at the eighth playoff hole. Frank Conner (USA), Dan Halldorson (Can) and Victor Regalado (Mex) were eliminated at the first playoff hole. [Oakwood CC, Coal Valley, Quad Cities, IL].
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.
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.
Costa’s "Cruise & Golf" allows golfers and their families to combine a unique golfing experience with the relaxation and fun of a cruise on board Costa Smeralda. Golf enthusiasts are offered a choice from 23 top-quality golf clubs; their chosen courses are played during the ship’s port calls in Italy, France and Spain. While the golfers are driving the fairways, accompanying non-golfers are able to enjoy the amenities and activities on-board, or explore wonderful places on day excursions organised by Costa. Read more ...
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