Name:Martin Davis "Dave" Eichelberger Jr
Born:Sept 3, 1943 in Waco, Texas.
Played as the Emerald Coast Classic (March 29-31). Second-placed Doug Tewell (USA) finished 2 shots behind Eichelberger (USA), who recorded the last of his six Snr PGA Tour wins. Reduced to 36 holes due to rain. [The Moors GC, Milton, Florida].
The US Senior Open (July 8-11). Second-placed Ed Dougherty (USA) finished 3 shots behind Eichelberger (USA), who recorded his only major championship win. [Des Moines G&CC, West Des Moines, Iowa].
Played as the Novell Utah Showdown (Jul 30-Aug 1). Eichelberger (USA) beat Dana Quigley (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole. [Park Meadows CC, Park City, nr Salt Lake City, Utah].
Played as The Transamerica (Oct 10-12). Second-placed Frank Conner (USA), Terry Dill (USA), John Jacobs (USA) and DeWitt Weaver (USA) finished 4 shots behind Eichelberger (USA). [South course, Silverado Resort, Napa, California].
Played as the VFW Senior Championship (Aug 2-4). Second-placed Jim Colbert (USA) finished 1 shot behind Eichelberger (USA). [Loch Lloyd CC, nr Kansas City, Missouri].
Played as the inaugural Diners Club Matches (Dec 9-11; unofficial post-season event involving four two-player teams from each of the LPGA, PGA and Snr PGA Tours; teams compete against other teams from their own tour). Dave Eichelberger (USA) & Raymond Floyd (USA) beat Jack Nicklaus (USA) & Arnold Palmer (USA) at the 19th hole in the final of the Snr PGA Tour matches. [Nicklaus Tournament (resort) course, PGA West, La Quinta, CA].
Played as the Quicksilver Classic (Sept 9-11). Second-placed Homero Blancas (USA) and Raymond Floyd (USA) finished 2 shots behind first-time Snr PGA Tour winner Eichelberger (USA). [Quicksilver GC, Midway, nr Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania].
Played as the Tallahassee Open (April 16-19). Eichelberger (USA) beat Bob Murphy (USA) and Mark O'Meara (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole, to land the last of his four PGA Tour wins. [Killearn CC, Tallahassee, FL].
Played as the Bay Hill Classic (Feb 28-Mar 2). Second-placed Leonard Thompson (USA) finished 3 shots behind Eichelberger (USA). [Bay Hill Club, Orlando, FL].
Played as the JCPenney Mixed Team Classic (two-person team event; one PGA Tr, one LPGA Tr). Winning team: Dave Eichelberger (USA) & Murle Breer (USA, formerly Lindstrom, née MacKenzie). Second place: Jim Colbert (USA) & Silvia Bertolaccini (Arg). [Bardmoor CC, Largo, FL].
Played as the Greater Milwaukee Open (Jun 30-Jul 3). Second-placed Morris Hatalsky (USA), Gary McCord (USA) and Mike Morley (USA) finished 2 shots behind Dave Eichelberger (USA), who recorded his second win in this event and second PGA Tour win. [Tuckaway CC, Franklin, nr Milwaukee, Wisc.].
Played as the Greater Milwaukee Open (July 8-11). Second-placed Bob Shaw (Aus) finished 1 shot behind 27-year-old Dave Eichelberger (USA), who recorded his first PGA Tour win. [Tripoli CC, Brown Deer, nr Milwaukee, Wisconsin; from 2016 called the University Club of Milwaukee].
Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).
Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24).
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Céline Boutier: with many successes as both an amateur and professional golfer, Boutier added a major championship title to her impressive résumé at this year’s Evian Championship.
Alex Cejka: buffeted by rain and high winds, especially on the high-scoring final day, Čejka prevailed over Pádraig Harrington in a playoff at Royal Porthcawl, to scoop the Senior Open Championship title.
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.
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