Name:Gay Robert Brewer Jr
Lived:[1932-2007]. Born on Mar 19, 1932 in Middletown, Ohio. Died on Aug 31, 2007 in Lexington, Kentucky (aged 75).
Played as the MasterCard Champions Championship (Nov 10-12; unofficial Snr PGA Tour event for 60+ age group; played as part of the season-ending Senior Tour Championship). Won by Brewer (USA). [The Dunes G&BC, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina].
Played as the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf (unofficial two-man better-ball team event). Second-placed Miller Barber (USA) & Julius Boros (USA) finished 3 shots behind Billy Casper (USA) & Gay Brewer (USA). [Onion Creek Club, Austin, Texas].
Played as the Citizens Union Senior Classic. Second-placed Billy Casper (USA) and Rod Funseth (USA) finished 2 shots behind first-time US Snr Tr winner Brewer (USA). [Griffin Gate Resort, Lexington, Kentucky].
Played as the inaugural Taiheiyo Club Pacific Masters (Oct 5-8; Japan pro circuit event; at the time the world's richest golf tournament). Brewer (USA) beat David Graham (Aus) with a par at the first sudden-death playoff hole, which followed a tied three-hole aggregate score playoff. Brewer recorded his first and only win in Japan. [Sobu course, Sobu CC, Inzai, Chiba, Japan].
Played as the Canadian Open (July 6-9). Second-placed Sam Adams (USA) and Dave Hill (USA) finished 1 shot behind Gay Brewer (USA), who recorded the last of his 10 PGA Tour wins. [Cherry Hill Club, Ridgeway, Fort Erie, Ontario].
Played as the Alcan Golfer of the Year Championship (Oct 2-5). Second-placed Peter Townsend (Eng) finished 3 shots behind defending champion Gay Brewer (USA). [Royal Birkdale GC, Southport, Merseyside].
Played as the Pensacola Open (March 23-26). Second-placed Bob Keller (USA) finished 6 shots behind defending champion Brewer (USA). [Pensacola CC, Pensacola, FL].
The Masters Tournament (31st) (April 6-9). Second-placed Bobby Nichols (USA) finished 1 shot behind Brewer (USA), who lost out in a playoff for the previous year's Masters. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
Played as the inaugural Alcan Golfer of the Year Championship (Oct 5-9). Gay Brewer (USA) beat Billy Casper (USA) in an 18-hole Monday playoff (Brewer 68, Casper 72). [The Old Course, St Andrews, Fife].
Played as the Pensacola Open (March 4-7). Second-placed Bruce Devlin (Aus) finished 3 shots behind Brewer (USA). [Pensacola CC, Pensacola, FL].
Played as the Greater Seattle Open (Sept 23-26). Gay Brewer (USA) beat Doug Sanders (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole, to record his fifth PGA Tour win. [Inglewood GC, Kenmore, nr Seattle, WA].
Played as the Hawaiian Open (Nov 4-7; first-time as a regular PGA Tour event). Gay Brewer (USA) beat Bob Goalby (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Waialae CC, Honolulu, Hawaii].
Played as the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship. Brewer (USA) beat Mason Rudolph (USA) 6 and 4 in the final. [Blue course, Congressional CC, Bethesda, Maryland].
Women’s major championships: the month of June sees two women’s majors: the US Women’s Open (June 3-6), with A Lim Kim defending, and the Women’s PGA Championship (June 24-27), with Sei Young Kim defending.
Senior PGA Championship: the revered Southern Hills in Oklahoma hosts the 81st staging of this event (May 27-30); Ken Tanigawa holds the title from its last playing in 2019.
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American Dunes opens for play following Nicklaus transformation
Nicklaus Design has transformed the former Grand Haven Golf Club in Michigan into the American Dunes Golf Club, a new public course that is now open for play
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