Born:April 14, 1963 in Natick, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
The US Women's Open (59th) (July 1-4). Second-placed Annika Sörenstam (Swe) finished 2 shots behind Mallon (USA), who claimed her second US Women's Open title. [Orchards GC, South Hadley, Mass.].
BMO Financial Gp
Played as the BMO Financial Group Canadian Women's Open (July 8-11). Second-placed Beth Daniel (USA) finished 4 shots behind Meg Mallon (USA), who recorded back-to-back LPGA Tour wins, having lifted the U.S. Women's Open trophy a week earlier. [Battlefield course, Legends on the Niagara, Niagara Falls, Ontario].
Played as the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic presented by Kroger (Aug 5-8). Second-placed Karen Stupples (Eng) and Se Ri Pak (S Kor) finished 1 shot behind Meg Mallon (USA). [Highland Meadows GC, Sylvania, nr Toledo, Ohio].
Played as the ADT Championship (Nov 20-23; LPGA Tour season-ending event). Second-placed and defending champion Annika Sörenstam (Swe) finished 1 shot behind Meg Mallon (USA). [Trump Intl GC, West Palm Beach, FL].
Bank of Montreal
Played as the Bank of Montreal Canadian Women's Open (Aug 15-18). Second-placed Michelle Ellis (Aus), Catriona Matthew (Scot) and Michele Redman (USA) finished 3 shots behind Meg Mallon (USA), who won this title for the second time in three years. [Summerlea G&CC, Vaudreuil-Dorion, Québec].
Played as the du Maurier Classic (Aug 10-13; in 2001 renamed as the Canadian Women's Open and replaced by the Women's British Open as an LPGA Tour major championship). Second-placed Rosie Jones (USA) finished 1 shot behind Meg Mallon (USA). [Royal Ottawa GC, Gatineau, Québec].
Played as Wegmans Rochester International (June 8-11). Second-placed Wendy Doolan (Aus) finished 2 shots behind Mallon (USA). [Locust Hill CC, Pittsford, Rochester, NY].
Played as the inaugural Naples LPGA Memorial (Jan 21-14). Second-placed Kelly Robbins (USA) and Helen Alfredsson (Swe) finished 1 shot behind Mallon (USA), who recorded her tenth LPGA Tour win. [The Club at the Strand, Naples, FL; at the time known as the Club at Pelican Strand].
Played as the Sara Lee Classic (May 14-16). Second-placed Annika Sörenstam (Swe) and Kris Tschetter (USA) finished 1 shot behind Mallon (USA). [General's Retreat course, Hermitage GC, Old Hickory, Nashville, TN].
Played as the Star Bank LPGA Classic in conjunction with The Children's Medical Centre (Aug 7-9). Mallon (USA) beat Dottie Pepper (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole. [CC of the North, Beavercreek, Dayton, Ohio].
Played as the JCPenney Classic (Dec 3-6; two-person team event; one PGA Tr, one LPGA Tr; mix of better-ball and alternate shot formats). Second-placed team of Rocco Mediate (USA) & Rachel Hetherington (Aus) finished 4 shots behind winners Steve Pate (USA) & Meg Mallon (USA), who shot a tournament-record 29-under 255. [Innisbrook Resort, Palm Harbor, nr Tampa, FL].
Played as the Cup Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Open (Feb 22-24). Second-placed Karrie Webb (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Mallon (USA). [Kapolei GC, Kapolei, Oahu, Hawaii].
Played as the Sara Lee Classic (April 26-28). Second-placed Pam Wright (Scot) and Stephanie Farwig (USA) finished 2 shots behind Mallon (USA). [General's Retreat course, Hermitage GC, Old Hickory, Nashville, TN].
Played as the PING/Welch's Championship. Second-placed Betsy King (USA) finished 1 shot behind Mallon (USA). [North course, Randolph GC, Tucson, AZ].
Played as the Sara Lee Classic. Mallon (USA) beat Tina Tombs (Can) with a birdie at the third playoff hole. [General's Retreat course, Hermitage GC, Old Hickory, Nashville, TN].
The Mazda LPGA Championship (37th) (June 27-30). Second-placed Pat Bradley (USA) and Ayako Okamoto (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind first-time major championship winner Mallon (USA). [Bethesda CC, Bethesda, Maryland].
Played as the Oldsmobile LPGA Classic. Second-placed Dana Lofland (USA) finished 2 shots behind first-time LPGA Tour winner Mallon (USA). [Wycliffe G&CC, Wellington, nr West Palm Beach, FL].
Played as the Daikyo World Championship. Second-placed Dottie Mochrie (USA, née Pepper) finished 5 shots behind Mallon (USA). [Paradise Palms GC, Kewarra Beach, nr Cairns, Qld, Australia].
The US Women's Open (46th) (July 11-14). Second-placed Pat Bradley (USA) finished 2 shots behind Mallon (USA), who won the second of her four major championship titles; she won the first (LPGA Championship) two weeks earlier. [Colonial CC, Ft Worth, TX].
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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