Name:Kirk Alan Triplett
Born:March 29, 1962 in Moses Lake, Washington.
Played as the Pure Insurance Championship (Sept 27-29). Kirk Triplett (USA) beat Billy Andrade (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole (par-5 18th), to record his third win in this event. [Pebble Beach Golf Links & Poppy Hills GC, Monterey Peninsula, CA. Final round at Pebble Beach].
Played as the Hoag Classic (March 8-10; formerly Toshiba Classic). Kirk Triplett (USA) beat Woody Austin (USA) with a 12-foot eagle putt at the second playoff hole (par-5 18th). [Newport Beach CC, Newport Beach, CA].
Played as the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge (Apr 19-22; 49-hole two-man alternate shot & better-ball team event). Winning team of Paul Broadhurst (Eng) & Kirk Triplett (USA) beat Bernhard Langer (Ger) & Tom Lehman (USA) with a bunker-shot birdie at the first playoff hole (par-3 9th). [Final round on Top of the Rock (par-3 course), Big Cedar Lodge, Branson, Missouri; 18-hole Buffalo Ridge and 13-hole Mountain Top courses used in earlier rounds].
Played as the inaugural American Family Insurance Championship (June 24-26). Second-placed Mike Goodes (USA) and Bart Bryant (USA) finished 2 shots behind Kirk Triplett (USA), who recorded his fifth PGA Tour Champions win. [University Ridge GC, Madison, Wisconsin].
Played as the SAS Championship (Oct 10-12). Second-placed Tom Lehman (USA) finished 3 shots behind Kirk Triplett (USA). [Highlands & Meadows hybrid course, Prestonwood CC, Cary, NC].
Played as the ACE Group Classic (Feb 14-16). Second-placed Olin Browne (USA), Duffy Waldorf (USA) and defending champion Bernhard Langer (Ger) finished 1 shot behind Kirk Triplett (USA). [Talon course, TwinEagles Club, Naples, FL].
Played as the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach (Sept 27-29). Second-placed Doug Garwood (USA) and Dan Forsman (USA) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Kirk Triplett (USA), who recorded his second Champions Tour win. [Pebble Beach Golf Links & Del Monte GC, Monterey Peninsula, CA. Final round at Pebble Beach].
Played as the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach (July 6-8). Second-placed Mark McNulty (Ire) finished 2 shots behind 50-year-old Kirk Triplett (USA), who recorded his first Champions Tour win. [Pebble Beach Golf Links & Del Monte GC, Monterey Peninsula, CA. Final round at Pebble Beach].
Triplett (USA) won the Champions Tour 2012 Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player, based on the votes of his peers. He finished 19th on the Tour's money list, with earnings of $833,717.
Played as the Chrysler Classic of Tucson (Feb 23-26). Second-placed Jerry Kelly (USA) finished 1 shot behind Kirk Triplett (USA), who recorded the last of his three PGA Tour wins. [Catalina course, Tucson National Resort, Tucson, AZ].
Played as the Reno-Tahoe Open (Aug 21-24). Second-placed Tim Herron (USA) finished 3 shots behind Triplett (USA), who recorded his second PGA Tour win. [Montreux G&CC, Reno, NV].
Played as the Nissan Open (Feb 17-20). Second-placed Jesper Parnevik (Swe) finished 1 shot behind first-time PGA Tour winner Triplett (USA). [Riviera CC, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA].
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).
Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.
The San Roque Club: "... how best to revitalise a course that had previously been fit to play regular host to the European Tour’s qualifying school finals..." by Toby Ingleton.
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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