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].
Tournament of Champions: the PGA Tour’s calendar-year starts, as it has done since 1999, with this iconic event in Hawaii. The field is drawn from players who won a PGA Tour event in 2022, or were amongst the top 30 in last year’s FedEx Cup final standings (Jan 6-9).
Desert Swing: the European (DP World) Tour launches into 2023 with three events in its UAE “Desert Swing”. Up first is the Abu Dhabi Championship (Jan 19-22), followed by the Dubai Desert Classic (Jan 26-29) and the Ras Al Kaimah Championship (Feb 2-5).
Kathy Whitworth: the end of 2022 saw the passing of LPGA Tour legend Kathy Whitworth. Her 88 LPGA Tour victories is more than achieved by any other golfer on either the LPGA or PGA Tours. Amongst her victories were six major championship titles.
Barry Lane: the golfing world was also saddened by the passing of Barry Lane, one of the European Tour and European Senior Tours most popular players. Enjoying success on both Tours, Lane was know for his excellent ball-striking and amiable personality.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
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