Born:March 11, 1948 in Cork, Ireland.
Multiple winner on the European Seniors Tour.
European Senior Tour player.
Played as the DGM Barbados Open (March 2-4; Eurpn Snr Tr season opener). Second-placed John Grace (USA) finished 3 shots behind O'Sullivan (Ire), who recorded the last of his six European Snr Tour wins. [Royal Westmoreland, St James, Barbados].
Played as the Tunisian Seniors Open (Oct 17-19). Second-placed John Morgan (Eng) finished 2 shots behind O'Sullivan (Ire), who recorded his fifth Eurpn Snr Tr win. [El Kantaoui Golf Intl, nr Sousse, Tunisia].
Played as the inaugural (and only) Palmerston Trophy Berlin (June 22-24). Second-placed Seiji Ebihara (Jpn) and Eddie Polland (N. Ire) finished 4 shots behind O'Sullivan (Ire). [Faldo course, Sporting Club Berlin, Bad Saarow, nr Berlin; at the time known as the Palmerston Resort].
Played as the inaugural (and only) STC Scandinavian International (July 13-15). Second-placed Maurice Bembridge (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Denis O'Sullivan (Ire). [Kungsängen GC, nr Stockholm, Sweden].
Played as the Dan Technology Senior Tournament of Champions (Oct 20-22). Second-placed Maurice Bembridge (Eng), Nick Job (Eng) and Ross Metherell (Aus) finished 1 shot behind first-time European Snr Tour winner O'Sullivan (Ire), who closed with three straight birdies to snatch victory. [Buckinghamshire GC, Denham, Bucks].
Played as the inaugural Abu Dhabi European Seniors Tour Championship (Oct 26-28; European Senior Tour season-ending event). Second-placed Diniz Priscillo (Brazil) finished 1 shot behind Denis O'Sullivan (Ire), who recorded his second win on the Tour, coming just one week after his first. [Abu Dhabi GC, UAE].
O'Sullivan (Ire) won the inaugural Eurpn Snr Tr 1998 PING Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. He finished ninth on the Tour's Order of Merit, with earnings of £54,990.
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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