Born:Sept 14, 1965 in Crewe, Cheshire.
Original/Home Club:Crewe, England
Played as the Turespana Open de Tenerife (Feb 10-13). Second-placed Andrew Murray (Eng), Wayne Riley (Aus) and Juan Quirós (Esp) finished 2 shots behind David Gilford (Eng), who recorded his fifth European Tour win. [Golf del Sur, nr Los Abrigos, Tenerife].
Played as the European Open (Sept 8-11). Second-placed José María Olazábal (Esp) and Costantino Rocca (Italy) finished 5 shots behind Gilford (Eng). [East course, East Sussex Natl GC, Little Horsted, nr Uckfield, E Sussex].
Played as the Moroccan Open (Feb 18-21). Second-placed Jamie Spence (Eng) and Stephen Ames (T&T) finished 1 shot behind defending champion David Gilford (Eng). [Royal GC Agadir, Agadir, Morocco].
Played as the Portuguese Open (March 18-21). David Gilford (Eng) beat Jorge Berendt (Arg) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Vila Sol Resort, nr Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal].
Played as the Moroccan Open (April 16-19; last played in 1987). Gilford (Eng) beat Robert Karlsson (Swe) with a birdie at the third playoff hole, to record his second European Tour win. [Royal Golf Dar Es Salam, Rabat, Morocco].
Played as the NM English Open (Aug 15-18). Second-placed Roger Chapman (Eng) finished 2 shots behind 25-year-old David Gilford (Eng), who recorded the first of his six European Tour wins. [Brabazon course, The Belfry, Wishaw, nr Birmingham].
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.
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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