Name:Keegan Hansen Bradley
Also known as:Keegs
Born:June 7, 1986 in Woodstock, Windsor County, Vermont.
Original/Home Club:Woodstock, Vermont / Woodstock CC.
Played as the BMW Championship (Sept 6-10; third of four FedEx Cup playoff events). Keegan Bradley (USA) beat Justin Rose (Eng) with a par at the first playoff hole (par-4 18th), to record his first PGA Tour win in six years. Monday finish required after play was postponed Sunday due to heavy rain. [Aronimink GC, Newton Square, PA].
Played as the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational (Aug 2-5). Second-placed Jim Furyk (USA) and Steve Stricker (USA) finished 1 shot behind Bradley (USA), who claimed his first WGC win. [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].
The US PGA Championship (93rd) (Aug 11-14). Bradley (USA) beat Jason Dufner (USA) in a three-hole playoff: Bradley 10 (-1), Dufner 11 (E). Tour rookie Bradley was playing in his first ever major championship. This was a record seventh major in a row won by a first-time major championship winner. [Highlands course, Atlanta Athletic Club, Johns Creek, Atlanta, GA].
Played as the Franklin Templeton Shootout (Dec 9-11; played over three rounds: 1-alternate shot; 2-better ball; 3-scramble). Joint second-placed teams of Rory Sabbatini (RSA) & Jhonattan Vegas (Ven), and Mark Calcavecchia (USA) & Nick Price (Zim) finished 3 shots behind winning team of Keegan Bradley (USA) & Brendan Steele (USA). [Gold course, Tiburon GC, Naples, FL].
Played as the PGA Grand Slam of Golf (Oct 18/19; 36-hole unofficial PGA Tour event for the season's four Major winners). Second-placed Charl Schwartzel (The Masters) finished 1 shot behind Bradley (US PGA). Third on 142 was Rory McIlroy (US Open). Fourth on 151 was Darren Clarke (The Open). [Port Royal GC, Southampton, Bermuda].
Played as the HP Byron Nelson Championship (May 26-29). Tour rookie and first-time PGA Tour winner Bradley (USA) beat Ryan Palmer (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole. [TPC course, Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas, Irving, nr Dallas, TX].
Bradley (USA) won the PGA Tour 2011 Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. He finished 13th on the Tour's money list, with earnings of $3,758,600.
European Tour: 2021 marks the 50th and last season of the world renowned European Tour, launched in April 1972 at the Spanish Open. From 2022 the Tour will be sponsored by Dubai-based global supply chain and ports operator DP World, and will be known as the DP World Tour.
South African Open: December 2021 events in South Africa have again been impacted by the Covid pandemic. The South African Open (Dec 2-5) will no longer be played as a DP World Tour event, and the Alfred Dunhill Championship (Dec 9-12) has been cancelled.
Bernhard Langer: at age 64, Langer collected a record sixth Charles Schwab Cup, the only player to have won the season-long points chase more than twice. He also topped the PGA Tour Champions money-list for the 11th time out of a possible 13 since 2008.
Carlota Ciganda: the five-time Solheim Cup star was delighted to record a fourth Ladies European Tour win in her home national championship, the Ladies Spanish Open.
Lee Elder: Trailblazer, Ryder Cup player, four-time PGA Tour winner and eight-time Senior PGA Tour winner, Lee Elder died on November 28, aged 87. In 1975 he became the first African American golfer to play in the Masters tournament, and in so doing provided one of the pivotal moments in the history of professional golf.
Golf World Top 100: Best Golf Courses in Europe. From France to Spain to the Netherlands and Norway, the Golf World Top 100 panel reveals the places you have to play (published 20 October 2021).
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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