Name:Hal Evan Sutton
Born:April 28, 1958 in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Occupation:Professional golfer; golf course designer.
Played as the Shell Houston Open (April 19-22). Second-placed Joe Durant (USA) and Lee Janzen (USA) finished 3 shots behind Hal Sutton (USA), who recorded the last of his 14 PGA Tour wins. [Tournament course (known as TPC at The Woodlands), Woodlands CC, nr Houston, TX].
Played as The Players Championship (March 23-26). Second-placed Tiger Woods (USA) finished 1 shot behind Sutton (USA). [Stadium Course, TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL].
Played as the Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic (April 20-23). Second-placed Andrew Magee (USA) finished 3 shots behind Sutton (USA). [Forest Oaks CC, Greensboro, NC].
Played as the Bell Canadian Open (Sept 9-12). Second-placed Dennis Paulson (USA) finished 3 shots behind Hal Sutton (USA). [Glen Abbey GC, Oakville, nr Toronto, Ont.].
Played as the Tour Championship (Oct 28-Nov 1). Hal Sutton (USA) beat Vijay Singh (Fiji) with a birdie at the first playoff hole, to claim his tenth PGA Tour win. [East Lake GC, Atlanta, GA].
Played as the Westin Texas Open (Sept 24-27). Second-placed Justin Leonard (USA) and Jay Haas (USA) finished 1 shot behind Hal Sutton (USA). [Resort course, La Cantera GC, San Antonio, TX].
Played as the B.C. Open (Sept 14-17). Second-placed Jim McGovern (USA) finished 1 shot behind Sutton (USA). [En-Joie GC, Endicott, NY].
Played as The Memorial Tournament (May 22-25). Second-placed Don Pooley (USA) finished 4 shots behind Sutton (USA). [Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, nr Columbus, OH].
Played as the Phoenix Open (Jan 23-26). Second-placed Tony Sills (USA) and defending champion Calvin Peete (USA) finished 2 shots behind Sutton (USA). [Phoenix CC, Phoenix, AZ].
Played as the St Jude Memphis Classic (June 27-30). Sutton (USA) beat David Ogrin (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [South course, Colonial CC, Cordova, nr Memphis, TN].
Played as the Chrysler Team Invitational (Dec 12-15; PGA Tr post-season two-man better-ball unofficial money event). Winning team of Ray Floyd & Hal Sutton beat Jim Colbert & Tom Purtzer, Charlie Bolling & Brad Fabel, John Fought & Pat McGowan and Gary Hallbert & Scott Hoch with a 12-foot birdie putt at the first playoff hole (200-yard par-3 15th). [No.1 course, Boca West CC, Boca Raton, FL. Earlier rounds also used the No.2 course, and Broken Sound Club, Boca Raton].
Played as the Southwest Golf Classic (Sept 19-22). Sutton (USA) beat Mike Reid (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole, to record his fifth PGA Tour win. [Fairway Oaks CC, Abilene, TX. Now known as the Fairway course, Abilene CC].
Sutton (USA) won the Arnold Palmer Award as the PGA Tour 1983 leading money winner, with earnings of $426,668 on the Tour. Fuzzy Zoeller (USA) was second with $417,597; Lanny Wadkins (USA) was third with $319,271.
Played as the Tournament Players Championship (March 24-27). Second-placed Bob Eastwood (USA) finished 1 shot behind Sutton (USA), who recorded his second PGA Tour win. [Stadium Course, TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL].
PGA of America
Sutton (USA) won the PGA of America Player of the Year Award (based on points allocated for PGA Tour wins, money-list position and scoring average).
The US PGA Championship (65th) (Aug 4-7). Second-placed Jack Nicklaus (USA) finished 1 shot behind wire-to-wire winner Sutton (USA), who recorded his first and only major championship win. [Riviera CC, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA].
Played as the Walt Disney World Golf Classic (Oct 28-31; tournament reverted to individual format after eight years as a two-man team event). 24-year-old Hal Sutton (USA) beat Bill Britton (USA) with a birdie at the fourth playoff hole, to record his first PGA Tour win. [Magnolia course, Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL. Earlier rounds also played on the Palm course].
The US Amateur Championship (80th) (Aug 26-31). Hal Sutton (USA) beat Bob Lewis (USA) 9 and 8 in the 36-hole final. [Dogwood course, CC of North Carolina, Pinehurst, NC].
2021 Opens: whether by accident or design, four of the top five mens’ Open Championships played in the British Isles occupy consecutive weeks in July: the Irish Open (1-4), Scottish Open (8-11), The Open (15-18) and Wales Open (22-25). The recently relaunched English Open is scheduled for early-August.
Hoag Classic: Ernie Els defends his title in this prestigious PGA Tour Champions event, played since 1991 at the Newport Beach Country Club, CA (Mar 5-7).
Traigh Golf Course (pronounced "try", and meaning "beach" in Gaelic): You'll find this nine-hole seaside gem on the scenic coast road (as opposed to the more inland and quicker A830) between Arisaig and Morar. Although not on the well-beaten path of Scotland's "trophy" courses, if you are passing through this area, it's a must play.
Cullen Links Golf Club: "immensely scenic", "quirky as golf can get", "short!", "hugely enjoyable" ... Cullen Links attracts as wide a variety of comments as it lays down golfing challenges. Shoehorned into this 4,600 yard treasure trove are ten par-3s, seven par-4s and a good-length par-5. Here you'll find all the seaside scenery a golfer could ask for, and a lot more besides. Read More...
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