Name:Robert Lee Elder
Born:July 14, 1934 in Dallas, Texas.
Occupation:Professional golfer; philanthropist.
Played as the Gus Machado Senior Classic. Second-placed Al Geiberger (USA) finished 5 shots behind Elder (USA), who recorded the last of his eight US Snr Tr wins. [Crandon Golf at Key Biscayne, nr Miami, FL; at the time known as the Links at Key Biscayne].
Played as the Merrill Lynch/Golf Digest Commemorative. Second-placed Chi Chi Rodriguez (PR/USA) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Elder (USA). [Sleepy Hollow CC, Scarborough, New York].
Played as the Coca-Cola Seniors Grand Slam (May 23-25). Second-placed and defending champion Miller Barber (USA) finished 6 shots behind wire-to-wire winner Elder (USA). [Oak Hills CC, nr Katori, Chiba, Japan].
Played as the Denver Post Champions of Golf. Second-placed Peter Thomson (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Elder (USA). [Plum Creek GC, Castle Rock, Colorado; at the time known as TPC Plum Creek].
Played as the Citizens Union Senior Classic. Elder (USA) beat Dan Sikes (USA) and Walt Zembriski (USA) with a birdie at the third playoff hole; Orville Moody (USA) was eliminated at the second playoff hole. [Griffin Gate Resort, Lexington, Kentucky].
Played as the Merrill Lynch/Golf Digest Commemorative Pro-Am. Elder (USA) beat Peter Thomson (Aus) with an eagle at the first playoff hole. [Newport CC, Newport, Rhode Island].
Played as the Digital Seniors Classic. Elder (USA) beat Jerry Barber (USA) and Don January (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Nashawtuc CC, Concord, Massachusetts].
Played as the Coca-Cola Seniors Grand Slam (Sept 28-30). Second-placed Miller Barber (USA) finished 7 shots behind Elder (USA), who recorded his first win as a senior golfer. [Yokohama CC, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan].
Played as the Hilton Head Seniors International (Oct 19-21). Second-placed Peter Thomson (Aus) finished 3 shots behind Elder (USA). [Shipyard GC, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina].
Played as the Suntree Senior Classic. Second-placed Miller Barber (USA) and Gay Brewer (USA) finished 6 shots behind first-time US Snr Tr winner Elder (USA). [Suntree CC, Melbourne, Florida].
Played as the American Express Westchester Classic (Aug 17-20). Second-placed Mark Hayes (USA) finished 1 shot behind Elder (USA), who recorded the last of his four PGA Tour wins. [West course, Westchester CC, Rye, NY].
Played as the Greater Milwaukee Open (July 6-9). Lee Elder (USA) beat Lee Trevino (USA) with a par at the eighth hole of a sudden-death playoff. [Tuckaway CC, Franklin, nr Milwaukee, Wisc.].
Played as the Houston Open (Apr 29-May 2). Second-placed Forrest Fezler (USA) finished 1 shot behind Lee Elder (USA), who claimed his second PGA Tour title. [The Woodlands CC, nr Houston, TX. Course used was based on the current back-nine of the Tournament course and part of the neighbouring Panther Trail course].
Played as the Monsanto Open (Apr 18-21). Elder (USA) beat Peter Oosterhuis (Eng) with a birdie at the fourth playoff hole, to record the first of his four PGA Tour wins. [Pensacola CC, Pensacola, FL].
2021 Opens: whether by accident or design, four of the top five mens’ Open Championships played in the British Isles occupy consecutive weeks in July: the Irish Open (1-4), Scottish Open (8-11), The Open (15-18) and Wales Open (22-25). The recently relaunched English Open is scheduled for early-August.
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