Born:April 22, 1938 in Washington, DC.
Original/Home Club:Washington, DC
Occupation:Amateur golfer; professional golfer; PGA Tour Commissioner (1974-94); golf course designer.
Played as the Quad Cities Open (Sept 28-Oct 1; first year as a PGA Tour event). Second-placed tour-rookie Tom Watson (USA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Beman (USA). [Crow Valley GC, Davenport, Iowa].
Played as the inaugural Quad Cities Open (Sept 16-19; PGA Tour "satellite" event). Second-placed Dow Finsterwald (USA) finished 2 shots behind Beman (USA). [Crow Valley GC, Davenport, Iowa].
Played as the Gtr Milwaukee Open. Second-placed Don Massengale (USA) finished 3 shots behind Beman (USA). [North Shore CC, Mequon, nr Milwaukee, Wisc.].
Played as the Texas Open Invitational. Beman (USA) beat Jack McGowan (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. This was future PGA Tour Commissioner Beman's first win as a professional. [Pecan Valley GC, San Antonio, Texas. This course is now closed].
The US Amateur Championship (63rd). Beman (USA) beat Richard Sikes (USA) 2 and 1 in the final. [Wakonda Club, Des Moines, Iowa].
The US Amateur Championship (60th). Beman (USA) beat Robert Gardner (USA) 6 and 4 in the final. [St Louis CC, Clayton, Missouri].
The Amateur Championship (64th). Beman (USA) beat Bill Hyndman (USA) 3 and 2 in the final. [Royal St George's GC, Sandwich, Kent].
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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