Name:George Alfred Christian Knudson
Lived:[1937-1989]. Born on June 28, 1937 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Died on Jan 24, 1989, aged 51.
Original/Home Club:St Charles CC
Occupation:Professional golfer, golf writer and instructor.
Played as the Kaiser International Open Invitational (Oct 19-22). Second-placed Hale Irwin (USA) and Bobby Nichols (USA) finished 3 shots behind George Knudson (Can). [North course, Silverado Resort, Napa, CA].
Played as the Tucson Open Invitational (Feb 22-25). Second-placed Frank Beard (USA) and Frank Boynton (USA) finished 1 shot behind George Knudson (Can), who also won the PGA Tour's Phoenix Open a week earlier. [Catalina course, Tucson National Resort, Tucson, AZ].
Played as the Phoenix Open Invitational (Feb 15-18). Second-placed Jack Montgomery (USA), Sam Carmichael (USA) and defending champion Julius Boros (USA) finished 3 shots behind Knudson (Can), who recorded his fifth PGA Tour win. [Phoenix CC, Phoenix, AZ].
Played as the Greater New Orleans Open Invitational (May 11-14). Second-placed Jack Nicklaus (USA) finished 1 shot behind George Knudson (Can). [Lakewood GC, New Orleans, LA].
Played as the International Trophy (Nov 11-14; best individual 72-hole score at the Canada Cup). George Knudson (Can) beat Hideyo Sugimoto (Japan) with a birdie-two at the second playoff hole. Team winners of the Canada Cup: Jack Nicklaus & Arnold Palmer (USA). [Tokyo Yomiuri CC, Inagi, nr Tokyo, Japan].
Played as the Caracas Open (Caribbean tour event). Second-placed Ramon Sota (Esp) finished 3 shots behind Knudson (Can). [Valle Arriba GC, Caracas, Venezuela].
Played as the Portland Open Invitational (Sept 19-22). George Knudson (Can) beat Mason Rudolph (USA) with a 40-foot chip shot for an eagle-three at the first playoff hole. [Columbia Edgewater CC, Portland, OR].
Played as the Panama Open (Caribbean Tour event). Second-placed Ernie Vossler (USA) and Joe Jimenez (USA) finished 4 shots behind Knudson (Can). [GC de Panama, Panama City, Panama].
Played as the Puerto Rico Open (March 1-4; Caribbean tour event). Second-placed Tony Lema (USA), Al Geiberger (USA), Don Whitt (USA) and Henry Williams Jr (USA) finished 2 shots behind George Knudson (Can). [Berwind CC, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico].
Played as the Maracaibo Open (Caribbean tour event). Knudson (Can) beat Jim Ferree (USA) at the second playoff hole. [Maracaibo CC, Maracaibo, Venezuela].
Played as the Coral Gables Open (Dec 7-10). Second-placed Gay Brewer Jr (USA) finished 1 shot behind 24-year-old George Knudson (Can), who recorded the first of his eight PGA Tour wins. [The Biltmore, Coral Gables, Miami, FL].
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.
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