Born:Dec 11, 1974 in Eindhoven, Netherlands.
Original/Home Club:Zeist, Netherlands
Played as the Dutch Open (Oct 9-12). Second-placed Mathias Grönberg (Swe) and Søren Hansen (Den) finished 1 shot behind first-time European Tour winner Lafeber (Nld), the first home-winner of this event since 1947. [Hilversumsche GC, Hilversum, nr Amsterdam].
Played as the Tusker Kenya Open (March 11-14; Eurpn Challenge Tr season opener). Second-placed Erik Andersson (Swe) finished 3 shots behind Lafeber (Nld). [Muthaiga GC, Nairobi, Kenya].
PGA Championship: the year’s second men’s major championship is hosted by Southern Hills CC, Tulsa, Oklahoma, amidst doubt as to whether reigning champion Phil Mickelson will defend his title (May 19-22).
Soudal Open: Belgium’s return to European Tour golf sees 36-hole Rinkven International GC host the Soudal Open, the country’s national open championship (May 12-15).
Scottie Scheffler: bags the 2022 Masters Tournament title, and with it a fourth win in six starts on the PGA Tour and his first major championship victory.
Stephen Dodd: took the European Senior Tour’s 2021 Order of Merit honours following the abandonment due to rain of the season’s final event, the MCB Tour Championship – Mauritius (April 1-3, 2022).
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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