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 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 Insperity Championship presented by United Healthcare (May 4-6). Second-placed Tom Lehman (USA) finished 1 shot behind Funk (USA). [Tournament course, The Woodlands CC, nr Houston, TX].
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 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 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 inaugural Mayakoba Golf Classic at Riviera Maya-Cancun (Feb 22-25; PGA Tour's first ever event in Mexico). 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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].
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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