Name:George Douglas Sanders
Lived:[1933-2020]. Born on July 24, 1933 in Cedartown, Georgia. Died on April 12, 2020 in Houston, Texas, aged 86.
Original/Home Club:Cedartown, GA.
Occupation:Professional golfer; golf writer.
Played as the World Seniors Invitational. Second-placed Miller Barber (USA) finished 1 shot behind Sanders (USA). [Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, North Carolina].
Played as the Kemper Open. Second-placed Lee Trevino (USA) finished 1 shot behind Sanders (USA). [Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, NC].
Played as the Doral Open Invitational ( ).
Played as the Greater Greensboro Open (Mar 31-Apr 3). Sanders (USA) beat Tom Weiskopf (USA) with a par at the second playoff hole, to record his second win in this event. [Sedgefield CC, Greensboro, NC].
Played as the Greater Jacksonville Open (March 24-27). Second-placed Gay Brewer (USA) finished 1 shot behind Sanders (USA). During the final round of this tournament on the 18th hole (492-yard par-5), Jack Nicklaus (USA) holed-out with a four iron from 208 yards to record his first ever double-eagle (albatross). Nicklaus finished in 11th place. [Atlantic Beach CC, nr Jacksonville, FL; at the time called Selva Marina CC].
Played as the Bob Hope Desert Classic (Feb 2-6). Sanders (USA) beat Arnold Palmer (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole, to post his 15th PGA Tour win. [Indian Wells CC, Coachella Valley, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Bermuda Dunes CC; Eldorado CC; La Quinta CC].
Played as the Pensacola Open (March 4-7). Sanders (USA) beat Jack Nicklaus (USA) with a birdie at the third playoff hole. [Pensacola CC, Pensacola, FL].
Played as the Doral Open Invitational ( ).
Played as the Greater Greensboro Open (April 11-14). Second-placed Jimmy Clark (USA) finished 4 shots behind Sanders (USA). [Sedgefield CC, Greensboro, NC].
Played as the Pensacola Open (March 8-11). Second-placed Don Fairfield (USA) finished 1 shot behind Sanders (USA). [Pensacola CC, Pensacola, FL].
Played as the Colonial National Invitation. Second-placed Kel Nagle (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Sanders (USA). [Colonial CC, Ft Worth, TX].
Played as the Cajun Classic (Nov 16-19). Second-placed Ken Still (USA) finished 6 shots behind Sanders (USA). [Oakbourne CC, Lafayette, Louisiana].
Played as the Greater New Orleans Open Invitational. Second-placed Gay Brewer (USA) and Mac Main (USA) finished 5 shots behind Sanders (USA). [Bayou Oaks at City Park, New Orleans, LA. Played on what was known as City Park's Wisner, No.1 or East course; now part of the South course).
Played as the Western Open. Second-placed Dow Finsterwald (USA) finished 1 shot behind Sanders (USA). [Red Run GC, Royal Oak, nr Detroit, Mich].
Played as the Colombian Open (Abierto de Colombia). Won by Sanders (USA). [San Andrés GC, Funza, nr Bogotá, Colombia].
Played as the Canadian Open (the first one to be televised). Sanders (USA, amateur) beat Dow Finsterwald (USA) with a par at the first sudden-death playoff hole (the par-4 16th). [Beaconsfield GC, Pointe-Claire, Québec].
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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