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].
FedEx Cup playoffs: the PGA Tour’s season finale starts in Memphis (TPC Southwind; Aug 11-14) and culminates in Atlanta (East Lake; Aug 25-28) … for the winner, the biggest prize in world golf … $18 million.
British Women’s Open: the year’s final women’s major championship heads for mighty Muirfield in East Lothian, Scotland, with Anna Nordqvist defending (Aug 4-7).
Anna Nordqvist: major championships aside, Solheim Cup stalwart Nordqvist notched up her first official Ladies European Tour win at the 2022 Ladies Dutch Open (aka Big Green Egg Open).
Cameron Smith: the Aussie PGA Tour player shot a blistering final round 64 to record his first major championship win at the home of golf in the 150th Open Championship.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
Golf Son Gual is home to a course frequently rated the No.1 layout on the holiday island of Mallorca. Opening for play in 2007, this Thomas Himmel design combines the openness of a links-style layout with the stylish bunkering and not infrequent water hazards more typically associated with parkland courses.
Son Gual is located just a few kilometres from Palma (Mallorca). Palma's Old City shows clear influences from the city's Arab past.
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