Name:Jimmy Lee "Jim" Thorpe
Born:Feb 1, 1949 in Roxboro, North Carolina.
Played as the Charles Schwab Cup Championship (Oct 25-28; Champions Tour season-ending event). Second-placed Fred Funk (USA) and Denis Watson (Zim) finished 3 shots behind defending champion Jim Thorpe (USA), who recorded his third win in this event and the last of his 13 Champions Tour wins. [Sonoma GC, Sonoma, California].
Played as the Charles Schwab Cup Championship (Oct 26-29; Champions Tour season-ending event). Second-placed Tom Kite (USA) finished 2 shots behind Jim Thorpe (USA). [Sonoma GC, Sonoma, California].
Played as the FedEx Kinko's Classic (Apr 29-May 1). Second-placed Dana Quigley (USA) finished 4 shots behind Thorpe (USA). [The Hills CC, Hills of Lakeway, Austin, TX].
Played as the Blue Angels Classic (May 13-15). Thorpe (USA) beat Morris Hatalsky (USA) with a birdie at the third playoff hole; the last two playoff holes were carried over to Monday due to failing light on the Sunday. [The Moors GC, Milton, Florida].
Played as the Commerce Bank Long Island Classic (July 2-4). Second-placed Andy Bean (USA), Wayne Levi (USA) and Bobby Wadkins (USA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Thorpe (USA). [Red course, Eisenhower Park GC, East Meadow, Long Island, NY].
Played as the Farmers Charity Classic (June 4-6). Second-placed Fred Gibson (USA) finished 1 shot behind Thorpe (USA). [Egypt Valley CC, Ada, nr Grand Rapids, Michigan].
Played as the Charles Schwab Cup Championship (Oct 23-26; Champions Tour season-ending event; formerly Senior Tour Championship). Second-placed Tom Watson (USA) finished 3 shots behind Jim Thorpe (USA). [Sonoma GC, Sonoma, California].
Played as the Long Island Classic (Aug 15-17). Second-placed Bob Gilder (USA) finished 1 shot behind Thorpe (USA). [Red course, Eisenhower Park GC, East Meadow, Long Island, NY].
Played as the Countrywide Tradition (April 25-28). Thorpe (USA) beat John Jacobs (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole to win his first and only major championship title. [Prospector course, Superstition Mtn G&CC, nr Phoenix, AZ].
Played as the Kroger Senior Classic (Aug 31-Sep 2). Thorpe (USA) beat Tom Jenkins (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Grizzly course, Golf Ctr at Kings Island, Mason, Ohio].
The inaugural Allianz Championship (Sept 7-9). Second-placed Gil Morgan (USA) finished 2 shots behind Jim Thorpe (USA). [Glen Oaks CC, West Des Moines, Iowa].
Played as the Gold Rush Classic (Oct 13-15). Second-placed Ed Dougherty (USA) finished 2 shots behind Thorpe (USA), who recorded his first Senior PGA Tour win just a week earlier. [Serrano CC, El Dorado Hills, nr Sacramento, CA].
Played as The Transamerica (Oct 6-8). Second-placed Bruce Fleisher (USA) finished 3 shots behind first-time Snr PGA Tour winner Thorpe (USA). [South course, Silverado Resort, Napa, California].
Played as the Amoco-Centel Championship (Nov 7-10; post-season unofficial PGA Tour event for players aged 40-49). Second-placed Don Pooley (USA) and Mark McCumber (USA) finished 5 shots behind Thorpe (USA). Reduced to 54 holes due to rain. [Hilton Head Natl, Bluffton, SC].
Played as the Seiko-Tucson Match Play Championship (Oct 30-Nov 2). Defending champion Jim Thorpe (USA) beat Scott Simpson (USA) in the 18-hole final (Thorpe 5-under-par 67; Simpson 71), to record the last of his three wins on the PGA Tour. [North course, Randolph GC, Tucson, AZ].
Played as the Greater Milwaukee Open (Sept 12-15). Second-placed Jack Nicklaus (USA) finished 3 shots behind 36-year-old Jim Thorpe (USA), who recorded the first of his three PGA Tour wins. [Tuckaway CC, Franklin, nr Milwaukee, Wisc.].
Played as the Seiko-Tucson Match Play Championship (Oct 24-27). Jim Thorpe (USA) beat Jack Renner (USA) 4 and 3 in the final, to claim his second PGA Tour title. [North course, Randolph GC, Tucson, AZ].
European Tour: 2021 marks the 50th and last season of the world renowned European Tour, launched in April 1972 at the Spanish Open. From 2022 the Tour will be sponsored by Dubai-based global supply chain and ports operator DP World, and will be known as the DP World Tour.
South African Open: December 2021 events in South Africa have again been impacted by the Covid pandemic. The South African Open (Dec 2-5) will no longer be played as a DP World Tour event, and the Alfred Dunhill Championship (Dec 9-12) has been cancelled.
Bernhard Langer: at age 64, Langer collected a record sixth Charles Schwab Cup, the only player to have won the season-long points chase more than twice. He also topped the PGA Tour Champions money-list for the 11th time out of a possible 13 since 2008.
Carlota Ciganda: the five-time Solheim Cup star was delighted to record a fourth Ladies European Tour win in her home national championship, the Ladies Spanish Open.
Lee Elder: Trailblazer, Ryder Cup player, four-time PGA Tour winner and eight-time Senior PGA Tour winner, Lee Elder died on November 28, aged 87. In 1975 he became the first African American golfer to play in the Masters tournament, and in so doing provided one of the pivotal moments in the history of professional golf.
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