Name:Nicholas "Nick" Dougherty
Born:May 24, 1982 in Bootle, nr Liverpool, Merseyside, England.
Original/Home Club:Shaw Hill GC, Chorley, Lancs.
Occupation:Professional golfer; television commentator and analyst.
Played as the BMW International Open (June 25-28). Second-placed Rafa Echenique (Arg) finished 1 shot behind Nick Dougherty (Eng), who recorded the last of his three European Tour wins. Dougherty held on to win despite Echenique's albatross finish at the par-5 final hole, which gave the Argentinian a back-nine of 27 in a final round 62. [Golfclub München Eichenried, nr Munich, Germany].
Played as the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship (Oct 4-7). Second-placed Justin Rose (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Nick Dougherty (Eng), who recorded his second European Tour win. [Old Course, St Andrews, Fife. Earlier rounds of this pro-am event also played at Carnoustie and Kingsbarns].
Played as the Caltex Masters presented by Carlsberg (Jan 27-30; Asian/Eurpn Trs event). Second-placed Colin Montgomerie (Scot) and Maarten Lafeber (Neth) finished 5 shots behind first-time European Tour winner Dougherty (Eng). [Masters course, Laguna National G&CC, Singapore].
Dougherty (Eng) won the European Tour 2002 Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. Dougherty finished 36th on the Tour's Order of Merit, with earnings of €562,509.
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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