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].
Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).
Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24).
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Céline Boutier: with many successes as both an amateur and professional golfer, Boutier added a major championship title to her impressive résumé at this year’s Evian Championship.
Alex Cejka: buffeted by rain and high winds, especially on the high-scoring final day, Čejka prevailed over Pádraig Harrington in a playoff at Royal Porthcawl, to scoop the Senior Open Championship title.
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.
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