Name:Kenneth John Brown
Born:Jan 9, 1957 in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, England.
Original/Home Club:Harpenden Common GC
Occupation:Professional golfer, golf writer and TV commentator.
Played as the Southern Open (Oct 1-4). Second-placed Larry Mize (USA), Mike Hulbert (USA) and David Frost (RSA) finished 7 shots behind 30-year-old Ken Brown (Scot), who recorded his first and only win on the PGA Tour. [Green Island CC, Columbus, Georgia].
Played as the Four Stars National Pro-Celebrity (May 30-Jun 2). Second-placed Gordon Brand Jr (Scot) finished 1 shot behind Brown (Scot), who recorded the last of his four European Tour wins. [Combination of holes from High & West courses, Moor Park GC, Rickmansworth, Herts].
Played as the Glasgow Open (Jun 28-Jul 1; formerly the Glagow Golf Classic). Second-placed Sam Torrance (Scot) finished 11 shots behind Brown (Scot). [Haggs Castle GC, Glasgow, Scotland].
Played as the KLM Dutch Open (Aug 4-6). Second-placed José Maria Cañizares (Esp) and Vaughan Somers (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Brown (Scot), who posted his second European Tour win. [Kennemer G&CC, Zandvoort, Netherlands].
Played as the Benson & Hedges Kenya Open. Won by Brown (Scot). [Muthaiga GC, Nairobi, Kenya].
Played as Carroll's Irish Open. Second-placed Seve Ballesteros (Esp) and John O'Leary (Ire) finished 1 shot behind Brown (Scot). [Portmarnock GC, nr Dublin, Ireland].
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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