Name:Frederick "Fred" Funk
Born:June 14, 1956 in Takoma Park, Maryland.
Original/Home Club:Takoma Park, Maryland
Played as the Big Cedar Lodge Legends of Golf presented by Bass Pro Shops (June 6-8; two-man better-ball team event). Second-placed Jay Haas (USA) & Peter Jacobsen (USA) finished 1 shot behind Fred Funk (USA) & defending champion Jeff Sluman (USA). [Top of the Rock & Buffalo Ridge courses, Big Cedar Lodge, Branson, Missouri].
Played as the Insperity Championship presented by United Healthcare (May 4-6). Second-placed Tom Lehman (USA) finished 1 shot behind Fred Funk (USA). [Tournament course, The Woodlands CC, nr Houston, TX].
Played as the Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn (Oct 12-14). Second-placed Duffy Waldorf (USA) finished 1 shot behind Funk (USA), who claimed his second Champions Tour win of 2012. [Trent Jones Jr course, Rock Barn G&S, Conover, NC].
Played as the JELD-WEN Tradition (Aug 19-22). Second-placed Michael Allen (USA) and Chien-soon Lu (Taiwan) finished 1 shot behind Funk (USA), who recorded his second win in three years in this event. [Crosswater Club, Sunriver Resort, nr Bend, Oregon].
The US Senior Open (July 30-Aug 2). Second-placed Joey Sindelar (USA) finished 6 shots behind Funk (USA), who set a tournament record total of 20-under-par to take his second major championship title. [Crooked Stick GC, Carmel, Ind.].
Played as the MasterCard Championship at Hualalai (Jan 18-20; Champions Tour season-opener). Second-placed Allen Doyle (USA) finished 2 shots behind Fred Funk (USA). [Hualālai course, Hualālai Resort, Big Island, Hawaii].
Played as the JELD-WEN Tradition (Aug 14-17). Second-placed Mike Goodes (USA) finished 3 shots behind Funk (USA) who claimed his first career major championship title. [Crosswater Club, Sunriver Resort, nr Bend, Oregon].
Played as the inaugural Mayakoba Golf Classic at Riviera Maya-Cancun (Feb 22-25; the PGA Tour's first ever event in Mexico). Fred Funk (USA) beat José Cóceres (Arg) with a birdie at the second playoff hole, to record the last of his eight PGA Tour wins. [El Camaleón course, Mayakoba Resort, Riviera Maya, Mexico].
Played as the Turtle Bay Championship (Jan 26-28). Second-placed Tom Kite (USA), Kiyoshi Murota (Jpn), Tom Purtzer (USA), Loren Roberts (USA) and Denis Watson (Zim) finished 11 shots behind Funk (USA). [Palmer course, Turtle Bay Resort, Kahuku, Oahu, Hawaii].
Played as the AT&T Championship (Oct 20-22; formerly SBC Championship). Second-placed Chip Beck (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time Champions Tour winner Funk (USA), playing in only his third start on the tour. [Oak Hills CC, San Antonio, TX].
Played as the Merrill Lynch Skins Game (Nov 26/27). Funk (USA), making his Skins Game debut, won with a total of 15 skins worth $925,000. Second was Tiger Woods (USA) with 3 skins worth $75,000. Annika Sörenstam (Swe, LPGA Tour) and Fred Couples (USA) were shut out with no skins. [GC at La Quinta, La Quinta, California; at the time known as Trilogy at La Quinta].
Played as The Players Championship (March 24-27). Second-placed Luke Donald (Eng), Tom Lehman (USA) and Scott Verplank (USA) finished 1 shot behind 51-year old Fred Funk (USA). [Stadium Course, TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL].
Played as the Southern Farm Bureau Classic (Sep 30-Oct 3). Second-placed Ryan Palmer (USA) finished 1 shot behind Funk (USA), who recorded his first PGA Tour win in 6 years. [Annandale GC, Madison, nr Jackson, Miss.].
Played as the Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic (July 16-19). Second-placed Paul Goydos (USA), Franklin Langham (USA) and Tim Loustalot (USA) finished 2 shots behind Funk (USA), who recorded his fifth PGA Tour win. [Annandale GC, Madison, nr Jackson, Miss.].
Played as the B.C. Open (Sept 19-22). Funk (USA) beat Pete Jordan (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [En-Joie GC, Endicott, NY].
Played as the Buick Challenge (Sept 28-Oct 1). Second-placed John Morse (USA) and Loren Roberts (USA) finished 1 shot behind Fred Funk (USA). [Mountain View course, Callaway Gdns Resort, Pine Mtn, GA].
Played as the Ideon Classic at Pleasant Valley (July 27-30). Second-placed Jim McGovern (USA) finished 1 shot behind Fred Funk (USA), who claimed his second PGA Tour win. [Pleasant Valley CC, Sutton, MA].
Played as the Mexican Open (Abierto Mexicano de Golf). Donnie Hammond (USA) finished in second place behind Funk (USA). [GC La Hacienda, Ciudad López Mateos, nr Mexico City].
Played as the Shell Houston Open (Apr 30-May 3). Second-placed Kirk Triplett (USA) finished 2 shots behind 35-year-old Fred Funk (USA), who recorded his first PGA Tour win. [Tournament course (known as TPC at The Woodlands), Woodlands CC, nr Houston, TX].
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.
You can subscribe to the Where2Golf channel on YT if you like to see more video content. You'll find a "Subscribe" button on any of our YouTube videos. Or if you want a quick and direct access subscribe here. Once done, any new published videos will show up in your Subscriptions feed.