Name:John Waters "Jock" Hutchison
Also known as:John (or Jack) Falls Hutchison
Lived:[1884-1977]. Born on June 6, 1884 in St Andrews, Fife. Died on Sept 27, 1977 in Evanston, Illinois (aged 93).
Original/Home Club:St Andrews, Fife
Played as the PGA Seniors' Championship. Second-placed Ben Richter (USA) finished 3 shots behind Hutchison (Scot/USA). [Dunedin GC, Dunedin, nr Tampa, FL. at the time known as PGA National GC].
Played as the inaugural PGA Seniors' Championship. With the U.S. Senior Open, it became one of two championships that launched the "senior major" concept in 1980. Second-placed George Gordon (USA) finished 8 shots behind Hutchison (Scot/USA). [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
Played as the Western Open (Oct 10-12). Second-placed Bobby Cruickshank (Scot), Leo Diegel (USA), Joe Kirkwood Sr (Aus) and Walter Hagen (USA) finished 6 shots behind Jock Hutchison (Scot/USA). [Colonial CC, White Station, Memphis, TN. Club relocated to Cordova, nr Memphis in 1972].
Played as the North & South Open (April 1/2). Second-placed George Fotheringham (Scot/USA) and defending champion Fred McLeod (Scot/USA) finished 4 shots behind Jock Hutchison (Scot). [No.2 Course, Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina; opening 36-holes on No.3 Course].
The Open Championship (56th) (June 23-25). Hutchison (USA) beat Roger Wethered (Eng) in a 36-hole playoff: Hutchison 150, Wethered 159. Hutchison, a native Scot, had taken US citizenship in 1920. [The Old Course, St Andrews, Fife].
Played as the Western Open (Aug 4/5). Second-placed Clarence Hackney (Scot/USA), Harry Hampton (Scot/USA) and defending champion Jim Barnes (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Jock Hutchison (Scot/USA). [No.1 (South) course (par-72), Olympia Fields CC, nr Chicago, IL. One of the first two rounds for each player on the par-74 No.2 course, which no longer exists].
PGA of America
The US PGA Championship (3rd) (Aug 17-21). Hutchison (Scot/USA) beat J. Douglas Edgar (Eng) 1-up in the 36-hole final. [Flossmoor CC, Flossmoor, IL].
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.
Golf World Top 100: Best Golf Courses in Europe. From France to Spain to the Netherlands and Norway, the Golf World Top 100 panel reveals the places you have to play (published 20 October 2021).
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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