Born:Aug 7, 1952 in Delgany, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.
Original/Home Club:Delgany GC, Co Wicklow; Grange GC nr Dublin.
Played as the Emirates Airlines Desert Classic (Feb 22-25; Eurpn Tr event). Second-placed David Feherty (N.Ire) finished 4 shots behind Darcy (Ire), who recorded the last of his four European Tour wins. [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].
Played as the Volvo Belgian Open (June 17-20; played for the first time since 1979). Second-placed Nick Faldo (Eng), Ronan Rafferty (N.Ire) and Ian Woosnam (Wales) finished 1 shot behind Darcy (Ire). Tournament played over 54 holes due to bad weather. [Marache course, Royal Waterloo GC, Waterloo, Belgium].
Played as the Benson & Hedges Spanish Open. Second-placed Manuel Pinero (Esp) finished 1 shot behind Darcy (Ire). [Royal (Real) Las Brisas, Nueva Andalucía, Costa del Sol; at the time known as Las Brisas GC].
Played as the Benson & Hedges Kenya Open. Second-placed David Jagger (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Darcy (Ire). [Muthaiga GC, Nairobi, Kenya].
Played as the Air New Zealand Shell Open (Nov 27-30). Second-placed Lanny Wadkins (USA) finished 2 shots behind Darcy (Ire), who secured his first and only Australia Tour win. [Titirangi GC, New Lynn, Auckland, NZ].
Played as the Greater Manchester Open (June 16-19). Second-placed Brian Barnes (Scot), John Morgan (Eng) and Ken Brown (Scot) finished 8 shots behind first-time European Tour winner Darcy (Ire). [Wilmslow GC, Mobberley, Knutsford, Cheshire].
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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