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].
FedEx Cup playoffs: the PGA Tour’s season finale starts in Memphis (TPC Southwind; Aug 11-14) and culminates in Atlanta (East Lake; Aug 25-28) … for the winner, the biggest prize in world golf … $18 million.
British Women’s Open: the year’s final women’s major championship heads for mighty Muirfield in East Lothian, Scotland, with Anna Nordqvist defending (Aug 4-7).
Anna Nordqvist: major championships aside, Solheim Cup stalwart Nordqvist notched up her first official Ladies European Tour win at the 2022 Ladies Dutch Open (aka Big Green Egg Open).
Cameron Smith: the Aussie PGA Tour player shot a blistering final round 64 to record his first major championship win at the home of golf in the 150th Open Championship.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
Golf Son Gual is home to a course frequently rated the No.1 layout on the holiday island of Mallorca. Opening for play in 2007, this Thomas Himmel design combines the openness of a links-style layout with the stylish bunkering and not infrequent water hazards more typically associated with parkland courses.
Son Gual is located just a few kilometres from Palma (Mallorca). Palma's Old City shows clear influences from the city's Arab past.
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