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.
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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