Name:Alvin Richard "Dick" Mayer
Lived:[1924-1989]. Born on Aug 28, 1924 in Stamford, Connecticut. Died on June 2, 1989 in Palm Springs, California (aged 64).
Played as the Greater New Orleans Open Invitational (May 13-16). Second-placed Bruce Devlin (Aus) and Billy Martindale (USA) finished 1 shot behind Dick Mayer (USA), who recorded the last of his seven PGA Tour wins. [Lakewood GC, New Orleans, LA].
PGA of America
Mayer (USA) won the PGA of America Player of the Year Award (based on points allocated for PGA Tour wins, money-list position and scoring average).
The US Open (57th) (Jun 12-15). Mayer (USA) beat Cary Middlecoff (USA) in an 18-hole playoff: Mayer 72 (+2), Middlecoff 79 (+9). [Inverness Club, Toledo, Ohio].
PGA of America
Mayer (USA) was the PGA Tour 1957 leading money winner, with earnings of $65,835 on the Tour. Doug Ford (USA) was second on the money list.
George S. May
Played as the World Championship of Golf (Aug 8-11; PGA Tour event for the richest first prize in world golf). Second-placed Sam Snead (USA) and Al Balding (Can) finished 1 shot behind Dick Mayer (USA). [Tam O'Shanter CC, Niles, nr Chicago, IL; now the municipal Tam O'Shanter Golf Course].
Philadelphia Daily News
Played as the (second and last) Philadelphia Daily News Open (June 21-24). Dick Mayer (USA) beat Bud Holscher (USA) with a birdie-three at the second playoff hole. [Cobbs Creek GC, Philadelphia, PA].
Played as the Kansas City Open (May 19-22). Second-placed Chandler Harper (USA) and Billy Maxwell (USA) finished 6 shots behind Mayer (USA). [Hillcrest CC, Kansas City, MO].
Played as the Eastern Open (Sept 10-13). Second-placed Chandler Harper (USA), Doug Ford (USA) and Charlie Bassler (USA) finished 4 shots behind 29-year-old Dick Mayer (USA), who recorded the first of his seven PGA Tour wins. [Mt Pleasant Municipal GC, Baltimore, MD].
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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