Name:Jonathan Currie Byrd
Born:Jan 27, 1978 in Anderson, South Carolina.
Played as the Hyundai Tournament of Champions (Jan 6-9; PGA Tour season opener; played as SBS Championship in 2010). Byrd (USA) beat Robert Garrigus (USA) with a par at the second playoff hole, to record his fifth PGA Tour win. [Plantation Course, Kapalua Resort, Maui, Hawaii].
Played as the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open (Oct 21-24). Byrd (USA) beat Cameron Percy (Aus) and defending champion Martin Laird (Scot) with a hole-in-one at the fourth playoff hole (204 yd par-3 17th). [TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas, NV].
Played as the John Deere Classic (July 12-15). Second-placed Tim Clark (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Byrd (USA), who birdied three of his last five holes, versus Clark who bogeyed two of his last four. [TPC Deere Run, Silvis, IL].
Played as the B.C. Open (July 15-18). Second-placed Ted Purdy (USA) finished 1 shot behind Byrd (USA). [En-Joie GC, Endicott, NY].
Byrd (USA) won the PGA Tour 2002 Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. He finished 39th on the Tour's money list, with earnings of $1,462,713.
Played as the Buick Challenge (Oct 24-27). Second-placed David Toms (USA) finished 1 shot behind 24-year-old Jonathan Byrd (USA), who shot a final round 63 to record his first PGA Tour win. [Mountain View course, Callaway Gdns Resort, Pine Mtn, GA].
FedEx Cup playoffs: the PGA Tour’s season finale starts in Memphis (TPC Southwind; Aug 11-14) and culminates in Atlanta (East Lake; Aug 25-28) … for the winner, the biggest prize in world golf … $18 million.
British Women’s Open: the year’s final women’s major championship heads for mighty Muirfield in East Lothian, Scotland, with Anna Nordqvist defending (Aug 4-7).
Anna Nordqvist: major championships aside, Solheim Cup stalwart Nordqvist notched up her first official Ladies European Tour win at the 2022 Ladies Dutch Open (aka Big Green Egg Open).
Cameron Smith: the Aussie PGA Tour player shot a blistering final round 64 to record his first major championship win at the home of golf in the 150th Open Championship.
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.
Golf Son Gual is home to a course frequently rated the No.1 layout on the holiday island of Mallorca. Opening for play in 2007, this Thomas Himmel design combines the openness of a links-style layout with the stylish bunkering and not infrequent water hazards more typically associated with parkland courses.
Son Gual is located just a few kilometres from Palma (Mallorca). Palma's Old City shows clear influences from the city's Arab past.
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