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].
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).
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