Name:Mark David Brooks
Born:March 25, 1961 in Fort Worth, Texas.
Occupation:Professional golfer; golf course designer.
Played as the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic (Jan 17-21). Second-placed John Huston (USA) finished 1 shot behind Brooks (USA), who recorded his fifth PGA Tour win. [Indian Ridge CC, Palm Desert, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Bermuda Dunes CC; Indian Wells CC; Tamarisk CC].
The US PGA Championship (78th) (Aug 8-11). Brooks (USA) beat Kenny Perry (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole (par-5 18th), to record his first major championship win. [Valhalla GC, Louisville, KY].
Played as the Shell Houston Open (May 2-5). Mark Brooks (USA) beat Jeff Maggert (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Tournament course (known as TPC at The Woodlands), Woodlands CC, nr Houston, TX].
Played as the Kemper Open (June 2-5). Second-placed D.A. Weibring (USA) and Bobby Wadkins (USA) finished 3 shots behind Mark Brooks (USA). [TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm, Potomac, nr Washington DC. At the time known as TPC Avenel].
Played as the Greater Milwaukee Open (Aug 29-Sep 1). Second-placed Robert Gamez (USA) finished 1 shot behind Mark Brooks (USA). [Tuckaway CC, Franklin, nr Milwaukee, Wisc.].
Played as the Kmart Greater Greensboro Open (April 25-28). Brooks (USA) beat Gene Sauers (USA) with a par at the third playoff hole, to record his second PGA Tour win. [Forest Oaks CC, Greensboro, NC].
Played as the Canon Sammy Davis Jr. Greater Hartford Open (July 21-24). 27-year-old Mark Brooks (USA) beat Dave Barr (Can) with a birdie at the second playoff hole, to record his first PGA Tour win. Joey Sindelar (USA) was eliminated at the first playoff hole. [TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, CT. at the time known as TPC of Connecticut].
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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