Name:Kirk Alan Triplett
Born:March 29, 1962 in Moses Lake, Washington.
Played as the Hoag Classic (Mar 8-10; formerly Toshiba Classic). 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 Pure Insurance Championship (Sept 27-29). 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 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 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 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 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 Triplett (USA). [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 Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach (July 6-8). Second-placed Mark McNulty (Ire) finished 2 shots behind first-time Champions Tour winner Triplett (USA). [Pebble Beach Golf Links & Del Monte GC, Monterey Peninsula, CA. Final round at Pebble Beach].
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].
US Women's PGA Championship: located just outside Philadelphia, the famed Donald Ross layout of Aronimink Golf Club hosts the third women’s major championship of 2020 (Oct 8-11).
Scottish Open: first played in 1972, this year’s championship is again played on the Tom Doak-designed Renaissance Club course, which sits alongside mighty Muirfield in East Lothian (Oct 1-4).
Jim Furyk: in winning the Pure Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach Golf Links, “The Grinder” joined Arnold Palmer and Bruce Fleisher as the only players to win their first two starts on the PGA Tour Champions.
Georgia Hall: recorded her first win in an LPGA Tour event on American soil at this year’s Portland Classic, played at Columbia Edgewater Country Club … on the edge of the Columbia River.
Traigh Golf Course (pronounced "try", and meaning "beach" in Gaelic): You'll find this nine-hole seaside gem on the scenic coast road (as opposed to the more inland and quicker A830) between Arisaig and Morar. Although not on the well-beaten path of Scotland's "trophy" courses, if you are passing through this area, it's a must play.
Cullen Links Golf Club: "immensely scenic", "quirky as golf can get", "short!", "hugely enjoyable" ... Cullen Links attracts as wide a variety of comments as it lays down golfing challenges. Shoehorned into this 4,600 yard treasure trove are ten par-3s, seven par-4s and a good-length par-5. Here you'll find all the seaside scenery a golfer could ask for, and a lot more besides. Read More...
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