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].
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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