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].
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).
Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.
Golf World Top 100: Best Golf Courses in Europe. From France to Spain to the Netherlands and Norway, the Golf World Top 100 panel reveals the places you have to play (published 20 October 2021).
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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