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].
FedEx Cup playoffs: the PGA Tour’s season finale starts in Memphis (TPC Southwind; Aug 11-14) and culminates in Atlanta (East Lake; Aug 25-28) … for the winner, the biggest prize in world golf … $18 million.
British Women’s Open: the year’s final women’s major championship heads for mighty Muirfield in East Lothian, Scotland, with Anna Nordqvist defending (Aug 4-7).
Anna Nordqvist: major championships aside, Solheim Cup stalwart Nordqvist notched up her first official Ladies European Tour win at the 2022 Ladies Dutch Open (aka Big Green Egg Open).
Cameron Smith: the Aussie PGA Tour player shot a blistering final round 64 to record his first major championship win at the home of golf in the 150th Open Championship.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
Golf Son Gual is home to a course frequently rated the No.1 layout on the holiday island of Mallorca. Opening for play in 2007, this Thomas Himmel design combines the openness of a links-style layout with the stylish bunkering and not infrequent water hazards more typically associated with parkland courses.
Son Gual is located just a few kilometres from Palma (Mallorca). Palma's Old City shows clear influences from the city's Arab past.
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