Name:C.L. "Gibby" Gilbert II
Born:Jan 14, 1941 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Occupation:Professional golfer and golf instructor.
Played as the Georgia-Pacific Super Seniors Championship (Oct 25-27; unofficial Snr PGA Tour event for 60+ age group; played as part of the season-ending Senior Tour Championship at Gaillardia). Second-placed Mike Hill (USA) and Dave Stockton (USA) finished 1 shot behind Gilbert (USA). [Gaillardia G&CC, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma].
Played as the Royal Caribbean Classic (Jan 31-Feb 2). Second-placed David Graham (Aus) finished 4 shots behind Gilbert (USA), who recorded the last of his six Snr PGA Tour wins. [Crandon Golf at Key Biscayne, nr Miami, FL; at the time known as Crandon Pk GC].
Played as the Boone Valley Classic (Sept 6-8). Gilbert (USA) beat Hale Irwin (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole, to record his fifth Snr PGA Tour win. [Boone Valley GC, Augusta, nr St Louis, Missouri].
Played as the Las Vegas Senior Classic. Second-placed Mike Hill (USA) finished 1 shot behind Gilbert (USA). [Wynn Las Vegas, Nevada; at the time known as Desert Inn CC].
First of America
Played as the First of America Classic. Second-placed Tommy Aaron (USA), Dick Hendrickson (USA), Dave Stockton (USA) and Harold Henning (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Gilbert (USA). [The Highlands GC, Grand Rapids, Michigan].
Played as the Southwestern Bell Classic. Second-placed Jim Colbert (USA) finished 9 shots behind first-time US Snr Tr winner Gilbert (USA). [Loch Lloyd CC, nr Kansas City, Missouri].
Played as the Kroger Senior Classic (July 3-5). Gilbert (USA) beat J.C. Snead (USA) with a par at the second playoff hole. [Golf Ctr at Kings Island, Mason, Ohio].
Played as the Walt Disney World National Team Championship (Nov 3-6; two-man team event). Second-placed Steve Melnyk (USA) & Andy North (USA) finished 1 shot behind Gibby Gilbert (USA) & Grier Jones (USA). This was the last of three PGA Tour wins for both Gilbert and Jones. [Magnolia course, Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL. Earlier rounds also played on the Palm course].
Played as the Danny Thomas Memphis Classic (May 20-23). Second-placed Gil Morgan (USA), Forrest Fezler (USA) and John Lister (NZ) finished 4 shots behind Gilbert (USA), who recorded the second of his three PGA Tour wins. [South course, Colonial CC, Cordova, nr Memphis, TN].
Played as the Houston Champions International (May 7-10). 29-year-old Gibby Gilbert (USA) beat Bruce Crampton (Aus) with a par at the third playoff hole, to record his first PGA Tour win. [Cypress Creek course, Champions GC, Houston, TX].
Tournament of Champions: the PGA Tour’s calendar-year starts, as it has done since 1999, with this iconic event in Hawaii. The field is drawn from players who won a PGA Tour event in 2022, or were amongst the top 30 in last year’s FedEx Cup final standings (Jan 6-9).
Desert Swing: the European (DP World) Tour launches into 2023 with three events in its UAE “Desert Swing”. Up first is the Abu Dhabi Championship (Jan 19-22), followed by the Dubai Desert Classic (Jan 26-29) and the Ras Al Kaimah Championship (Feb 2-5).
Kathy Whitworth: the end of 2022 saw the passing of LPGA Tour legend Kathy Whitworth. Her 88 LPGA Tour victories is more than achieved by any other golfer on either the LPGA or PGA Tours. Amongst her victories were six major championship titles.
Barry Lane: the golfing world was also saddened by the passing of Barry Lane, one of the European Tour and European Senior Tours most popular players. Enjoying success on both Tours, Lane was know for his excellent ball-striking and amiable personality.
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