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].
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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