Born:May 7, 1968 in Chesterfield, Derbyshire.
Original/Home Club:Hill Valley G & C.C., England
Played as the Chemapol Trophy Czech Open (Aug 15-18; Eurpn Tr event). Second-placed Daniel Chopra (Swe) finished 1 shot behind Lomas (Eng). [Royal GC Mariánské Lázně, Marienbad, Karlovy Vary, Czech; at the time known as GC Mariánské Lázně].
Played as the Open Novotel Perrier (Oct 17-20; Eurpn Tr unofficial money event over 90 holes; two-man teams playing fourball, foursome and greensome formats). Second-placed team of Richard Boxall (Eng) & Derrick Cooper (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Jonathan Lomas (Eng) & Steven Bottomley (Eng). [Châteaux course, Golf du Médoc, nr Bordeaux].
Lomas (Eng) won the European Tour 1994 Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. Lomas finished 32nd on the Tour's Order of Merit, with earnings of £162,715.
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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