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].
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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