Born:May 22, 1975 in Moulins, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, France.
Played as the Lalla Meryem Cup (March 26-29). Second-placed Nicole Garcia (RSA), Melissa Reid (Eng) and Felicity Johnson (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Nocera (Fra). [Golf de l'Océan, Agadir, Morocco].
Played as the Hero Women's Indian Open (Dec 4-6; Eurpn and Asian ladies tours event). Second-placed Fabienne In-Albon (Sui), Hannah Burke (Eng) and Hyeon-seo Kang (S Kor) finished 5 shots behind wire-to-wire Gwladys Nocera (Fra). [Delhi GC, New Delhi, India].
Played as the China Suzhou Taihu Open (Nov 1-3; Ladies Eurpn, Asian & China Tours event). Second-placed and defending champion Carlota Ciganda (Esp) finished 2 shots behind Gwladys Nocera (Fra), who birdied the last three holes to clinch victory. [Suzhou Taihu Intl GC, Shanghai, China].
Played as the Allianz Ladies Slovak Open (June 20-23). Second-placed Lee-Anne Pace (RSA) finished 4 shots behind Nocera (Fra), who recorded her first LET win for five years. [Gray Bear GC, Tale Resort, Brezno, Slovakia].
Played as the inaugural New Zealand Women's Open (Jan 30-Feb 1; ALPG Tour event). Second-placed Katherine Hull (Aus), Nikki Garrett (Aus), Bobea Park (S Kor) and Sarah Kemp (Aus) finished 6 shots behind Gwladys Nocera (Fra), who recorded her first ALPG Tour win. [Clearwater Resort, Christchurch, NZ].
Played as the Madrid Ladies Masters (Oct 2-4). Second-placed Paula Marti (Esp) finished 4 shots behind Nocera (Fra), who recored her fifth Ladies European Tour win in 2008. [Retamares Casino GC, Miraval, nr Madrid, Spain].
Played as the ABN AMRO Ladies Open (June 6-8; formerly KLM Open). Second-placed Melissa Reid (Eng) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Nocera (Fra). [Eindhovensche Golf, Valkenswaard, nr Eindhoven].
Played as the SAS Ladies Masters (Aug 22-24). Second-placed Tania Elosegui (Esp) and Samantha Head (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Nocera (Fra). [Haga GC, Bekkestua, nr Oslo, Norway].
Played as the inaugural (and only) Goteborg Masters (Sept 18-21). Second-placed Nina Reis (Swe) finished 11 shots behind Nocera (Fra). Nocera's 259 (29 under par) set a new record for the lowest 72-hole score in the 30-year history of the Ladies Eurpn Tr. [Lycke GC, nr Gothenburg, Sweden].
Played as the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open (May 1-3). Second-placed Maria Boden (Swe) finished 2 shots behind Nocera (Fra). [The Carrick on Loch Lomond, nr Alexandria, Dunbartonshire].
Nocera (Fra) won her second LET Players' Player of the Year Award, based on the votes of her peers.
Nocera (Fra) won the LET 2008 Order of Merit (New Star Money List), with earnings of €391,840 on the Tour. Helen Alfredsson (Swe) was second with €320,099; Martina Eberl (Ger) was third with €277,296.
Played as the Lalla Meryem Cup (Oct 25-27; unofficial limited-field event). Second-placed Paula Marti (Esp) finished 7 shots behind Nocera (Fra). [Royal Golf Dar Es Salam, Rabat, Morocco].
Played as the KLM Ladies Open (June 8-10). Second-placed Virginie Lagoutte-Clement (Fra) finished 7 shots behind Nocera (Fra). [Eindhovensche Golf, Valkenswaard, nr Eindhoven].
Played as the inaugural Emaar-MGF (Indian) Ladies Masters (Dec 5-8; co-sanctioned LET event). Second-placed Virginie Lagoutte-Clement (Fra) finished 1 shot behind Gwladys Nocera (Fra). Event not repeated in 2008 or thereafter. [Eagleton Resort, Bangalore, India].
Played as the Catalonia Ladies Masters (July 21-23). Second-placed Sarah Kemp (Aus) finished 5 shots behind Nocera (Fra). [GC D'Aro-Mas Nou, Playa d'Aro, nr Girona, Spain].
Played as the Deutsche Bank Ladies Swiss Open (May 18-21; last played in 1997). Second-placed Laura Davies (Eng) finished 3 shots behind first-time Ladies European Tour winner Nocera (Fra). [Golf Gerre Losone, Ticino, Switzerland].
Nocera (Fra) won the LET Players' Player of the Year Award, based on the votes of her peers.
Played as the BMW Ladies Italian Open (June 14-17). Second-placed Sophie Giquel (Fra) finished 2 shots behind Nocera (Fra). [Parco de' Medici GC, Rome].
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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