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].
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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].
Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).
Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24).
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Céline Boutier: with many successes as both an amateur and professional golfer, Boutier added a major championship title to her impressive résumé at this year’s Evian Championship.
Alex Cejka: buffeted by rain and high winds, especially on the high-scoring final day, Čejka prevailed over Pádraig Harrington in a playoff at Royal Porthcawl, to scoop the Senior Open Championship title.
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.
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