Born:Sept 1, 1952 in Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain.
Played as the Italian Open. Second-placed Sam Torrance (Scot) finished 1 shot behind Pinero (Esp). [Molinetto CC, Cernusco sul Naviglio, nr Milan].
Played as the Cepsa Madrid Open. Pinero (Esp) beat Jose Maria Canizares (Esp) at the fourth playoff hole. [Real (Royal) Club de la Puerta de Hierro, Madrid].
Played as the World Cup of Golf (individual low score) (Dec 2-5). Second-placed Bob Gilder (USA) and José María Cañizares (Esp) finished 1 shot behind Manuel Piñero (Esp), who won the International Trophy for best individual score in the World Cup of Golf. Team winners of the Cup: Manuel Piñero & José María Cañizares (Esp). [Pierre Marques GC, Acapulco, Mexico].
Played as the European Open Championship (Sept 2-5). Second-placed Sam Torrance (Scot) finished 2 shots behind Piñero (Esp). [Old course, Sunningdale GC, Sunningdale, Berks].
Played as the Madrid Open. Second-placed Des Smyth (Ire) finished 5 shots behind Pinero (Esp). [Real (Royal) Club de la Puerta de Hierro, Madrid].
Played as the Swiss Open. Pinero (Esp) beat Antonio Garrido (Esp) and Tony Johnstone (Zim) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [GC Crans-sur-Sierre, Crans-Montana, Switzerland].
Played as the Mazda Cars English Classic (July 9-12). Second-placed Sandy Lyle (Scot) finished 1 shot behind Manuel Piñero (Esp). [Brabazon course, The Belfry, Wishaw, nr Birmingham].
Played as the Penfold PGA Championship (May 25-28). Second-placed Peter Oosterhuis (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Piñero (Esp), the first Spanish winner of this event. [Royal St George's GC, Sandwich, Kent].
Played as the Swiss Open. Second-placed Dave Hill (USA) and Seve Ballesteros (Esp) finished 3 shots behind Pinero (Esp). [GC Crans-sur-Sierre, Crans-Montana, Switzerland].
Played as the Madrid Open. Pinero (Esp) beat Valentin Barrios (Esp) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Real (Royal) Club de la Puerta de Hierro, Madrid].
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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