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). David 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 David 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; European Tour event). Second-placed Lee Westwood (Eng) finished 4 shots behind 23-year-old David Howell (Eng), who recorded his first European Tour win. [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].
PGA Championship: the year’s second men’s major championship is hosted by Southern Hills CC, Tulsa, Oklahoma, amidst doubt as to whether reigning champion Phil Mickelson will defend his title (May 19-22).
Soudal Open: Belgium’s return to European Tour golf sees 36-hole Rinkven International GC host the Soudal Open, the country’s national open championship (May 12-15).
Scottie Scheffler: bags the 2022 Masters Tournament title, and with it a fourth win in six starts on the PGA Tour and his first major championship victory.
Stephen Dodd: took the European Senior Tour’s 2021 Order of Merit honours following the abandonment due to rain of the season’s final event, the MCB Tour Championship – Mauritius (April 1-3, 2022).
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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