Born:Aug 19, 1984 in Maturín, Monagas, Venezuela.
Presidents Cup player (2017). Multiple PGA Tour wins.
Vegas has two Canadian Open wins to his name, and in 2017 became the first player from Venezuela to compete in the Presidents Cup.
Played as the RBC Canadian Open (July 27-30). Defending champion Jhonattan Vegas (Ven) beat Charley Hoffman (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole (par-5 18th). [Glen Abbey GC, Oakville, nr Toronto, Ont.].
Played as the RBC Canadian Open (July 21-24). Second-placed Jon Rahm (Esp), Martin Laird (Scot) and Dustin Johnson (USA) finished 1 shot behind Jhonattan Vegas (Col), who claimed his second PGA Tour win. [Glen Abbey GC, Oakville, nr Toronto, Ont.].
Played as the Bob Hope Classic (Jan 19-23). PGA Tour rookie Vegas (Ven) beat Gary Woodland (USA) with a par at the second playoff hole. Bill Haas (USA) was eliminated at the first playoff hole. Making just his fifth start on the Tour, Vegas became the first Venezuelan to win a PGA Tour event. [Palmer (private) course, PGA West, La Quinta, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Nicklaus (private) PGA West; La Quinta CC; SilverRock].
Played as the VISA Abierto de la República (Argentine Open) (Dec 9-12; Tour de las Americas event). Second-placed Andrés Romero (Arg) finished 6 shots behind Vegas (Ven). [Red course, Jockey Club, Buenos Aires].
Women’s major championships: the month of June sees two women’s majors: the US Women’s Open (June 3-6), with A Lim Kim defending, and the Women’s PGA Championship (June 24-27), with Sei Young Kim defending.
Senior PGA Championship: the revered Southern Hills in Oklahoma hosts the 81st staging of this event (May 27-30); Ken Tanigawa holds the title from its last playing in 2019.
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.
American Dunes opens for play following Nicklaus transformation
Nicklaus Design has transformed the former Grand Haven Golf Club in Michigan into the American Dunes Golf Club, a new public course that is now open for play
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