Name:Sheldon George "Don" Pooley Jr
Born:Aug 27, 1951 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Played as the Allianz Championship (Aug 22-24). Second-placed Jim Thorpe (USA), Bruce Fleisher (USA) and Bruce Lietzke (USA) finished 3 shots behind Pooley (USA). [Glen Oaks CC, West Des Moines, Iowa].
The US Senior Open (June 27-30). Pooley (USA) beat Tom Watson (USA) at the fifth sudden-death playoff hole. [Caves Valley GC, Owings Mill, Maryland].
Played as the Amoco-Centel Championship (Nov 5-8; post-season unofficial PGA Tour event for players aged 40-49). Second-placed Gil Morgan (USA) finished 3 shots behind Pooley (USA). [Dunes West G&RC, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina].
Played as The Memorial Tournament (May 28-31). Second-placed Curt Byrum (USA) finished 3 shots behind Pooley (USA), who recorded the second of his two PGA Tour wins. [Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, nr Columbus, OH].
PGA of America
Pooley (USA) won the PGA of America Vardon Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the PGA Tour (over a minimum of 80 rounds). John Mahaffey (USA) and Lanny Wadkins (USA) were tied second with 70.44.
Pooley (USA) won the PGA Tour Byron Nelson Award, recording the season's lowest scoring average (over a minimum of 50 rounds). Lanny Wadkins (USA) and John Mahaffey (USA) were tied second with 70.44.
Played as the B.C. Open (Aug 28-31). Second-placed Peter Jacobsen (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time PGA Tour winner Pooley (USA). Jacobsen had just recorded his first PGA Tour title one week earlier. [En-Joie GC, Endicott, NY].
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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