Lived:[1916-2009]. Born on Oct 9, 1916 in Pitlochry, Perthsire, Scotland. Died on July 24, 2009 in Windsor, Berkshire, England, aged 92.
Occupation:Professional golfer and club professional.
Played as the Pringle PGA Seniors Championship (June 24-26). Second-placed Dai Rees (Wales) finished 8 shots behind John Panton (Scot), who won this event for the second time in three years. [West Kilbride GC, North Ayrshire].
Played as the Teacher's Senior Professional Tournament (May 23-25; aka British Senior Championship; played for the first time over 72 holes). Second-placed Flory Van Donck (Belg) finished 5 shots behind John Panton (Scot). [Belleisle GC, Ayr, Ayrshire].
Played as the Teacher International Senior Golf Championship (July 9; 36-hole match between the US and British PGA Senior Champions; for the unofficial title of world senior professional champion). Panton (Scot) beat Sam Snead (USA) 3 and 2. [Wallasey GC, The Wirral, Merseyside].
Played as the News of the World Match Play (Sept 12-15). Panton (Scot) beat Harry Weetman (Eng) by 1 hole in the 36-hole final. [Royal Liverpool GC, Hoylake, Wirral, Merseyside].
Played as the Yorkshire Evening News £1550 Tournament (June 9-11). Second-placed Bernard Hunt (Eng) and Ken Bousfield (Eng) finished 1 shot behind John Panton (Scot). [Moortown GC, nr Leeds, W Yorks, England].
Played as the North British-Harrogate 2000 Guineas Tournament (over 90 holes). Second-placed Harry Weetman (Eng) finished 6 shots behind Panton (Scot). [Pannal GC, Pannal, nr Harrogate, N Yorks].
Panton (Scot) won the Harry Vardon Trophy as the British PGA Tour 1951 Order of Merit winner. Award based on lowest scoring average in the season's top professional events. Panton's 71.51 was based on 37 rounds played.
Played as the Daks Tournament. Second-placed Bobby Locke (S Africa) finished 3 shots behind Panton (Scot). [Old course, Sunningdale GC, Sunningdale, Berks].
Played as the Silver King Tournament. Second-placed Ossie Pickworth (Aus) finished 5 shots behind Panton (Scot). [High course, Moor Park GC, Rickmansworth, Herts].
Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).
Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24).
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Céline Boutier: with many successes as both an amateur and professional golfer, Boutier added a major championship title to her impressive résumé at this year’s Evian Championship.
Alex Cejka: buffeted by rain and high winds, especially on the high-scoring final day, Čejka prevailed over Pádraig Harrington in a playoff at Royal Porthcawl, to scoop the Senior Open Championship title.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
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