Name:Karl Sven Joakim Haeggman
Also known as:Haeggy
Born:Aug 28, 1969 in Kalmar, Smaland, Sweden.
Original/Home Club:Kalmar GK, Sweden
Ryder Cup player (1993). European Tour wins (3).
In 1993 Haeggman became the first Swede to play Ryder Cup golf. He won his Sunday singles match against John Cook, although the overall result at The Belfry was a relatively narrow American win by two points.
Played as the Qatar Masters (March 11-14; European Tour event). Second-placed Nobuhito Sato (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind Joakim Haeggman (Swe), who recorded the last of his three European Tour wins. [Doha GC, Qatar].
Played as the Hassan II Trophy (Nov 8-11; unofficial limited-field event). Second-placed Santiago Luna (Esp) and Mark Roe (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Haeggman (Swe). [Red course, Royal Golf Dar Es Salam, Rabat, Morocco].
Played as the Volvo Scandinavian Masters (Jul 31-Aug 3). Second-placed Ignacio Garrido (Esp) finished 4 shots behind home-country winner Joakim Haeggman (Swe), who recorded his second European Tour win. [Masters course, Barsebäck G&CC, nr Malmö, Sweden].
Played as the Benson & Hedges Malaysian Open. Haeggman (Swe) beat Periasamy Gunasegaran (Malay) at the seventh playoff hole. Frank Nobilo (NZ) was eliminated at the sixth playoff hole. [Old course, Royal Selangor GC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia].
Played as the Peugeot Spanish Open. Second-placed Ernie Els (RSA) and Nick Faldo (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Haeggman (Swe). [Club Jarama R.A.C.E., San Sebastian de los Reyes, nr Madrid]
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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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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