Name:Lawrence Hogan 'Larry' Mize
Born:Sept 23, 1958 in Auga, Georgia.
Original/Home Club:Augusta, GA
Played as the inaugural Montreal Championship (July 2-4). Second-placed John Cook (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time Champions Tr winner Mize (USA), who shot a final round 8-under-par 64. [Le Fontainebleau GC, Blainville, Quebec].
Played as the Northern Telecom Open (Jan 21-24). Second-placed Jeff Maggert (USA) finished 2 shots behind Larry Mize (USA). [Catalina course, Tucson National Resort, Tucson, AZ; first two days also used Starr Pass GC].
Played as the Buick Open (Aug 5-8). Second-placed Fuzzy Zoeller (USA) finished 1 shot behind Larry Mize (USA), who recorded the last of his four PGA Tour wins. [Warwick Hills G&CC, Grand Blanc, Michigan].
Played as the Johnnie Walker World Golf Championship (Dec 16-19; at the time the world's richest tournament for 28 of the world's top players). Second-placed Fred Couples (USA) finished 10 shots behind Mize (USA). [Tryall Club, Montego Bay, Jamaica].
Played as the Dunlop Phoenix Tournament (Nov 15-18; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Naomichi "Joe" Ozaki (Jpn) finished 3 shots behind defending champion Mize (USA), who recorded the last of his three Japan Tour wins. [Phoenix CC, Miyazaki, Japan].
Played as the Dunlop Phoenix Tournament (Nov 16-19; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Naomichi "Joe" Ozaki (Jpn) finished 4 shots behind Mize (USA), who recorded his second Japan Tour win. [Phoenix CC, Miyazaki, Japan].
Played as the Casio World Open (Nov 24-27; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Masashi "Jumbo" Ozaki (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind first-time Japan Tour winner Mize (USA). [Kaimon course, Ibusuki GC, Ibusuki, Kagoshima, Japan].
The Masters Tournament (51st) (April 9-12). Larry Mize (USA) beat Greg Norman (Aus) with a birdie at the second playoff hole (par-4 11th), holing out with a 140-foot pitch and run. Seve Ballesteros (Esp) was eliminated at the first playoff hole (par-4 10th). [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
Played as the Danny Thomas Memphis Classic (June 23-26). Second-placed Fuzzy Zoeller (USA), Sammy Rachels (USA) and Chip Beck (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time PGA Tour winner Mize (USA). [South course, Colonial CC, Cordova, nr Memphis, TN].
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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