Name:John Drayton Mahaffey Jr
Born:May 9, 1948 in Kerrville, Texas.
Played as the Southwestern Bell Dominion (July 18-20). First-time Snr PGA Tour winner Mahaffey (USA) beat José Maria Cañizares (Esp) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. Bruce Fleisher (USA) was eliminated at the first playoff hole. [Dominion CC, San Antonio, Texas].
Played as the Federal Express St Jude Classic (Aug 3-6). Second-placed Bernhard Langer (Ger), Bob Tway (USA), Bob Gilder (USA) and Hubert Green (USA) finished 3 shots behind Mahaffey (USA), who recorded the last of his ten PGA Tour victories. [TPC Southwind, Memphis, TN].
Played as the Tournament Players Championship (March 27-30). Second-placed Larry Mize (USA) finished 1 shot behind Mahaffey (USA). [Stadium Course, TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL].
Played as the Texas Open (Sept 26-30). John Mahaffey (USA) beat Jodie Mudd (USA) with a par at the second playoff hole. Monday finish required due to earlier bad weather. [Oak Hills CC, San Antonio, TX].
Played as the Bob Hope Classic (Jan 11-15). Mahaffey (USA) beat Jim Simons (USA) with a par at the second playoff hole, to win this event for the second time. [Bermuda Dunes CC, Coachella Valley, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Indian Wells CC; Eldorado CC; La Quinta CC].
Played as the JCPenney Mixed Team Classic (Dec 9-12; two-person team event; one PGA Tr, one LPGA Tr). Second-placed Jay Haas (USA) & Hollis Stacy (USA) finished 1 shot behind the winning team of John Mahaffey (USA) & JoAnne Carner (USA). [Bardmoor CC, Largo, FL].
Played as the Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic (July 23-26; first time played at Kingsmill Resort in Virginia, after moving from Silverado Resort in California). Second-placed Andy North (USA) finished 2 shots behind John Mahaffey (USA). [River course, Kingsmill Resort, Williamsburg, VA].
Played as the Kemper Open (May 29-Jun 1). Second-placed Craig Stadler (USA) finished 3 shots behind John Mahaffey (USA), who recorded his fifth PGA Tour win. [Blue course, Congressional CC, Bethesda, Maryland].
Played as the Bob Hope Desert Classic (Jan 10-14). Second-placed Lee Trevino (USA) finished 1 shot behind Mahaffey (USA). [Indian Wells CC, Coachella Valley, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Bermuda Dunes CC; Tamarisk CC; La Quinta CC].
The US PGA Championship (60th) (Aug 3-6). Mahaffey (USA) beat Jerry Pate (USA) and Tom Watson (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole, to win his first and only major championship title. [Oakmont CC, nr Pittsburgh, PA].
Played as the American Optical Classic (Aug 10-13). Second-placed Gil Morgan (USA) and defending champion Raymond Floyd (USA) finished 2 shots behind John Mahaffey (USA). A week earlier Mahaffey captured a major championship win in the PGA Championship. [Pleasant Valley CC, Sutton, MA].
Second-placed Andy North (USA) finished 2 shots behind John Mahaffey (USA), who won the International Trophy for best individual score in the World Cup of Golf. Team winners of the Cup: John Mahaffey & Andy North (USA). [Makai Club at Princeville, Kauai, Hawaii].
Played as the Sahara Invitational (Oct 25-28). Second-placed Dave Eichelberger (USA) finished 3 shots behind 24-year-old John Mahaffey (USA), who recorded his first PGA Tour win. [Las Vegas National GC, Las Vegas, NV; at the time known as Sahara-Nevada CC; originally the Stardust CC].
2021 Opens: whether by accident or design, four of the top five mens’ Open Championships played in the British Isles occupy consecutive weeks in July: the Irish Open (1-4), Scottish Open (8-11), The Open (15-18) and Wales Open (22-25). The recently relaunched English Open is scheduled for early-August.
Hoag Classic: Ernie Els defends his title in this prestigious PGA Tour Champions event, played since 1991 at the Newport Beach Country Club, CA (Mar 5-7).
Traigh Golf Course (pronounced "try", and meaning "beach" in Gaelic): You'll find this nine-hole seaside gem on the scenic coast road (as opposed to the more inland and quicker A830) between Arisaig and Morar. Although not on the well-beaten path of Scotland's "trophy" courses, if you are passing through this area, it's a must play.
Cullen Links Golf Club: "immensely scenic", "quirky as golf can get", "short!", "hugely enjoyable" ... Cullen Links attracts as wide a variety of comments as it lays down golfing challenges. Shoehorned into this 4,600 yard treasure trove are ten par-3s, seven par-4s and a good-length par-5. Here you'll find all the seaside scenery a golfer could ask for, and a lot more besides. Read More...
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