Born:Nov 10, 1951 in San Diego, California.
Played as the inaugural (and only) Puerto Vallarta Blue Agave Classic (Mar 31-Apr 2). Second-placed Scott Simpson (USA) finished 1 shot behind Hatalsky (USA). [Nicklaus course, Vista Vallarta GC, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico].
Played as the inaugural (and only) Columbus Southern Open (May 23-25). Second-placed Allen Doyle (USA) finished 1 shot behind Hatalsky (USA). [Green Island CC, Columbus, Georgia].
Played as the Uniting Fore Care Classic presented by Novell (Aug 23-25; played on a modified stableford basis). Second-placed Jay Sigel (USA) finished 12 points behind first-time Snr PGA Tour winner Hatalsky (USA). [Park Meadows CC, Park City, nr Salt Lake City, Utah].
Snr PGA Tr
Hatalsky (USA) won the Senior PGA Tour 2002 Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player, based on the votes of his peers. He finished 10th on the Tour's money list, with earnings of $1,391,044.
Bank of Boston
Played as the Bank of Boston Classic (July 12-15). Second-placed Scott Verplank (USA) finished 1 shot behind Morris Hatalsky (USA), who claimed the last of his four PGA Tour wins. [Pleasant Valley CC, Sutton, MA].
Played as the Kemper Open (Jun 2-5). Morris Hatalsky (USA) beat defending champion Tom Kite (USA) with a par at the second playoff hole. [TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm, Potomac, nr Washington DC. At the time known as TPC Avenel].
Played as the Greater Milwaukee Open (July 7-10). Morris Hatalsky (USA) beat George Cadle (USA) with a par at the second playoff hole, to record his second PGA Tour win. [Tuckaway CC, Franklin, nr Milwaukee, Wisc.].
Played as the Hall of Fame Classic (Sept 24-27). Second-placed Jerry Pate (USA) and D.A. Weibring (USA) finished 2 shots behind first-time PGA Tour winner Hatalsky (USA). [No.2 course, Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina].
Women’s major championships: the month of June sees two women’s majors: the US Women’s Open (June 3-6), with A Lim Kim defending, and the Women’s PGA Championship (June 24-27), with Sei Young Kim defending.
Senior PGA Championship: the revered Southern Hills in Oklahoma hosts the 81st staging of this event (May 27-30); Ken Tanigawa holds the title from its last playing in 2019.
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.
American Dunes opens for play following Nicklaus transformation
Nicklaus Design has transformed the former Grand Haven Golf Club in Michigan into the American Dunes Golf Club, a new public course that is now open for play
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