Name:Hunter Myles Mahan
Born:May 17, 1982 in Orange, Orange County, California.
Original/Home Club:McKinney H.S., McKinney, Texas.
Played as The Barclays (Aug 21-24; first of four FedExCup playoff events). Second-placed Stuart Appleby (Aus), Cameron Tringale (USA) and Jason Day (Aus) finished 2 shots behind Mahan (USA), who won his sixth US PGA Tour event, and first since 2012. [Plainfield CC, Edison, NJ].
Played as the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship (Feb 22-26). Mahan (USA) beat Rory McIlroy (N.Ire) 2 and 1 in the 18-hole final to win the Walter Hagen Cup. [GC at Dove Mtn, Marana, AZ].
Played as the Shell Houston Open (Mar 29-Apr 1). Second-placed Carl Pettersson (Swe) finished 1 shot behind Hunter Mahan (USA), who claimed his second PGA Tour win in 2012. [Tournament course, GC of Houston, Humble, TX. At the time known as Redstone GC].
Played as the Waste Management Phoenix Open (Feb 25-28). Second-placed Rickie Fowler (USA) finished 1 shot behind Mahan (USA), who recorded his second PGA Tour win. [Stadium course, TPC Scottsdale, Phoenix, AZ].
Played as the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational (Aug 5-8). Second-placed Ryan Palmer (USA) finished 2 shots behind Mahan (USA). Out of form Tiger Woods finished second to last, 30 shots behind Mahan. [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].
Played as the inaugural Kiwi Challenge (Oct 26/27; PGA Tour 36-hole exhibition event, for four players aged under 30). Hunter Mahan (USA) beat Anthony Kim (USA) with a par at the second playoff hole (par-4 18th). Brandt Snedeker (USA) was 1 shot further back in third (-7); Adam Scott (Aus) finished fourth (+4). [First round: Kauri Cliffs, Matauri Bay, NZ. Second round: Cape Kidnappers, Hawke's Bay, NZ].
Played as the Travelers Championship (June 21-24). 25-year-old Hunter Mahan (USA) beat Jay Williamson (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole, to record his first PGA Tour win. [TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, CT].
Played as the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship. Mahan (USA) beat Camilo Villegas (Col) 4 and 2 in the final. [CC of York, York, Pennsylvania].
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).
Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.
The San Roque Club: "... how best to revitalise a course that had previously been fit to play regular host to the European Tour’s qualifying school finals..." by Toby Ingleton.
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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