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].
European Tour: 2021 marks the 50th and last season of the world renowned European Tour, launched in April 1972 at the Spanish Open. From 2022 the Tour will be sponsored by Dubai-based global supply chain and ports operator DP World, and will be known as the DP World Tour.
South African Open: December 2021 events in South Africa have again been impacted by the Covid pandemic. The South African Open (Dec 2-5) will no longer be played as a DP World Tour event, and the Alfred Dunhill Championship (Dec 9-12) has been cancelled.
Bernhard Langer: at age 64, Langer collected a record sixth Charles Schwab Cup, the only player to have won the season-long points chase more than twice. He also topped the PGA Tour Champions money-list for the 11th time out of a possible 13 since 2008.
Carlota Ciganda: the five-time Solheim Cup star was delighted to record a fourth Ladies European Tour win in her home national championship, the Ladies Spanish Open.
Lee Elder: Trailblazer, Ryder Cup player, four-time PGA Tour winner and eight-time Senior PGA Tour winner, Lee Elder died on November 28, aged 87. In 1975 he became the first African American golfer to play in the Masters tournament, and in so doing provided one of the pivotal moments in the history of professional golf.
Golf World Top 100: Best Golf Courses in Europe. From France to Spain to the Netherlands and Norway, the Golf World Top 100 panel reveals the places you have to play (published 20 October 2021).
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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