Name:Jerome Kendrick "Jerry" Pate
Born:Sept 16, 1953 in Macon, Georgia.
Occupation:Professional golfer; golf commentator and golf course designer.
Played as the Turtle Bay Championship (Jan 25-27). Second-placed Jim Thorpe (USA) and Fulton Allem (RSA) finished 2 shots behind Pate (USA). [Palmer course, Turtle Bay Resort, Kahuku, Oahu, Hawaii].
Played as the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am (Feb 24-26). Second-placed Hale Irwin (USA), Morris Hatalsky (USA) and Mark James (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Pate (USA). This was Pate's first win as a pro in 24 years and maiden victory on the Champions Tour. [TPC Tampa Bay, Lutz, nr Tampa, FL].
Played as the Tournament Players Championship (March 18-21). Second-placed Brad Bryant (USA) and Scott Simpson (USA) finished 2 shots behind Pate (USA), who recorded the last of his eight PGA Tour wins. [Stadium Course, TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL].
Played as the Colombian Open (Abierto de Colombia). Second-placed Luis Arevalo (Colombia) finished a distant 21 shots behind Pate (USA). [Club Los Lagartos, Bogotá, Colombia].
Played as the Pensacola Open (Oct 15-18). Second-placed Steve Melnyk (USA) finished 3 shots behind Pate (USA). [Perdido Bay GC, Pensacola, FL].
Played as the Danny Thomas Memphis Classic (June 25-28). Second-placed Tom Kite (USA) and Bruce Lietzke (USA) finished 2 shots behind Pate (USA). [South course, Colonial CC, Cordova, nr Memphis, TN].
Played as the Brazil Open (Aberto do Brasil). Manuel Pinero (Esp) finished in second place behind Pate (USA). [Sao Fernando GC, Cotia, nr Sao Paulo].
Played as the United States-Japan Professional Golf Match (Nov 6-9; Japan Tr event; individual low score winner). Second-placed Norio Suzuki (Jpn) and defending champion Tom Purtzer (USA) finished 1 shot behind Pate (USA), who recorded the second of his two Japan Tour wins. [Sports Shinko CC, Kawanishi, Hyogo, Japan].
Played as the Southern Open
Played as the Pepsi-Cola Mixed Team Ch'ship (two-person team event; one PGA Tr, one LPGA Tr). Winning team: Jerry Pate (USA) & Hollis Stacy (USA). Second-place: Curtis Strange (USA) & Nancy Lopez (USA). [Bardmoor CC, Largo, FL].
Played as the Southern Open
Played as the Phoenix Open (Jan 6-9). Pate (USA) beat Dave Stockton (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Phoenix CC, Phoenix, AZ].
The US Open (76th) (Jun 17-20). Second-placed Tom Weiskopf (USA) and Al Geiberger (USA) finished 2 shots behind Pate (USA). Pate went through a qualifying event to get into this US Open. [Highlands course, Atlanta Athletic Club, Johns Creek, Atlanta, GA].
Played as the Canadian Open. Second-placed Jack Nicklaus (USA) finished 4 shots behind Pate (USA). [Essex G&CC, LaSalle, Windsor, Ontario].
Played as the Taiheiyo Club Pacific Masters (Oct 7-10; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Isao Aoki (Jpn) finished 2 shots behind 23-year-old Pate (USA), who won for the first time in Japan. [Sobu course, Sobu CC, Inzai, Chiba, Japan].
The US Amateur Championship (74th). Pate (USA) beat John Grace (USA) 2 and 1 in the final. [Ridgewood CC, Paramus, NJ].
US Women's PGA Championship: located just outside Philadelphia, the famed Donald Ross layout of Aronimink Golf Club hosts the third women’s major championship of 2020 (Oct 8-11).
Scottish Open: first played in 1972, this year’s championship is again played on the Tom Doak-designed Renaissance Club course, which sits alongside mighty Muirfield in East Lothian (Oct 1-4).
Jim Furyk: in winning the Pure Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach Golf Links, “The Grinder” joined Arnold Palmer and Bruce Fleisher as the only players to win their first two starts on the PGA Tour Champions.
Georgia Hall: recorded her first win in an LPGA Tour event on American soil at this year’s Portland Classic, played at Columbia Edgewater Country Club … on the edge of the Columbia River.
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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