Name:John Alexander Jacobs
Born:March 18, 1945 in Los Angeles, California.
Senior MAJORS (1): Senior PGA Ch'ship (2003). Multiple winner on the Champions and international tours.
Former PGA Tour and PGA Champions Tour player.
Played as the Senior PGA Championship (June 5-8). Second-placed Bobby Wadkins (USA) finished 2 shots behind Jacobs (USA), who claimed his first major championship title, and the last of his five Champions Tour wins. [Aronimink GC, Newton Square, PA].
Played as the Royal Caribbean Classic (Feb 1-3). Second-placed Isao Aoki (Jpn), Bruce Fleisher (USA) and Tom Watson (USA) finished 1 shot behind Jacobs (USA). [Crandon Golf at Key Biscayne, nr Miami, FL; at the time known as Crandon Pk GC].
Played as Bruno's Memorial Classic (April 28-30). Jacobs (USA) beat Gil Morgan (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole. [Greystone G&CC, Birmingham, Alabama].
Played as the MasterCard Championship (Jan 21-24; Senior PGA Tour season-opener). Second-placed Jim Colbert (USA) and Raymond Floyd (USA) finished 3 shots behind wire-to-wire winner John Jacobs (USA), who recorded his second Champions Tour win. [Hualālai course, Hualālai Resort, Big Island, Hawaii].
Played as the Nationwide Championship (June 5-7). Second-placed Hale Irwin (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time Senior PGA Tour winner Jacobs (USA). [Lakeside course, GC of Georgia, Alpharetta, nr Atlanta, Georgia].
Played as the Sanyang ROC Open. Jacobs (USA) beat Antolin Fernando (Phil) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Tamsui course, Taiwan G&CC, Taipei, Taiwan].
Played as the Rolex Masters (Asian circuit event). Second-placed Roger Antonio (Phil), Mario Siodina (Phil) and Nazamuddin Yusof (Malay) finished 3 shots behind Jacobs (USA). [Bukit course, Singapore Island CC, Singapore].
Played as the Republic of China Open. Won by Jacobs (USA).
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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