Name:David Alexander Howell
Born:June 23, 1975 in Swindon, County of Wiltshire, England.
Original/Home Club:Broome Manor GC, Swindon
Occupation:Professional golfer; occasional golf commentator.
Played as the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship (Sept 26-29). Howell (Eng) beat Peter Uihlein (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole, to claim his first European Tour win in seven years. [Old Course, St Andrews, Fife. Earlier rounds of this pro-am event also played at Carnoustie and Kingsbarns].
Played as the BMW Championship (May 25-28). Second-placed Simon Khan (Eng) finished 5 shots behind Howell (Eng). [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
Played as the inaugural HSBC Champions (Nov 10-13; Eurpn/Asian Trs event; Eurpn Tr 2006 season-opener). Second-placed Tiger Woods (USA) finished 3 shots behind Howell (Eng), who enjoyed his biggest career victory to date. [Sheshan Intl GC, Shanghai, China].
Played as the BMW International Open (Aug 25-28). Second-placed John Daly (USA) and Brett Rumford (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Howell (Eng), who recorded his first European Tour win since 1999. [Golfclub München Eichenried, nr Munich, Germany].
Played as the Dubai Desert Classic (Feb 11-14; Eurpn Tr event). Second-placed Lee Westwood (Eng) finished 4 shots behind first-time European Tour winner Howell (Eng). [Dubai Creek GC, Dubai, UAE].
Played as the Mastercard Australian PGA Ch'ship. First time professional tournament win for Howell (Eng).
Played as the Boys Amateur Championship. Howell (Eng) beat Viktor Gustavsson (Swe) 3 and 1 in the 36-hole final match. [Glenbervie GC, nr Falkirk, Scotland].
US Women's PGA Championship: located just outside Philadelphia, the famed Donald Ross layout of Aronimink Golf Club hosts the third women’s major championship of 2020 (Oct 8-11).
Scottish Open: first played in 1972, this year’s championship is again played on the Tom Doak-designed Renaissance Club course, which sits alongside mighty Muirfield in East Lothian (Oct 1-4).
Jim Furyk: in winning the Pure Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach Golf Links, “The Grinder” joined Arnold Palmer and Bruce Fleisher as the only players to win their first two starts on the PGA Tour Champions.
Georgia Hall: recorded her first win in an LPGA Tour event on American soil at this year’s Portland Classic, played at Columbia Edgewater Country Club … on the edge of the Columbia River.
Traigh Golf Course (pronounced "try", and meaning "beach" in Gaelic): You'll find this nine-hole seaside gem on the scenic coast road (as opposed to the more inland and quicker A830) between Arisaig and Morar. Although not on the well-beaten path of Scotland's "trophy" courses, if you are passing through this area, it's a must play.
Cullen Links Golf Club: "immensely scenic", "quirky as golf can get", "short!", "hugely enjoyable" ... Cullen Links attracts as wide a variety of comments as it lays down golfing challenges. Shoehorned into this 4,600 yard treasure trove are ten par-3s, seven par-4s and a good-length par-5. Here you'll find all the seaside scenery a golfer could ask for, and a lot more besides. Read More...
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