Name:Paul William Azinger
Born:Jan 6, 1960 in Holyoke, Hampden County, Massachusetts.
Original/Home Club:Holyoke, Massachusetts
Occupation:Professional golfer; television commentator; golf writer; poker player.
Played as the Sony Open in Hawaii (Jan 13-16). Second-placed Stuart Appleby (Aus) finished 7 shots behind Paul Azinger (USA), who recorded the last of his 12 PGA Tour wins. [Waialae CC, Honolulu, Hawaii].
Played as the New England Classic (Jul 22-25). Second-placed Bruce Fleisher (USA) finished 4 shots behind Paul Azinger (USA), who recorded his tenth PGA Tour win. [Pleasant Valley CC, Sutton, MA].
The US PGA Championship (75th) (Aug 12-15). Azinger (USA) beat Greg Norman (Aus) with a par at the second playoff hole (par-4 10th), to record his first and only major championship win. [Inverness Club, Toledo, Ohio].
Played as The Memorial Tournament (June 3-6). Second-placed Corey Pavin (USA) finished 1 shot behind Azinger (USA). [Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, nr Columbus, OH].
Played as the Tour Championship (Oct 29-Nov 1). Second-placed Corey Pavin (USA) and Lee Janzen (USA) finished 3 shots behind Azinger (USA). [No.2 Course, Pinehurst Resort, NC].
Played as the BMW International Open (Aug 6-9). Paul Azinger (USA) beat Glen Day (USA), Anders Forsbrand (Swe), Mark James (Eng) and Bernhard Langer (Ger) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. "Zinger" recorded his second win in this event in three years, and the second of his two European Tour wins. [Golfclub München Eichenried, nr Munich, Germany].
Played as the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am (Jan 31-Feb 3). Second-placed Brian Claar (USA) and Corey Pavin (USA) finished 4 shots behind Azinger (USA). [Pebble Beach Links, Monterey Peninsula, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Poppy Hills GC and Spyglass Hill GC].
Played as the BMW International Open (Sept 20-23). 30-year-old first-time European Tour winner Paul Azinger (USA) beat defending champion David Feherty (N.Ire) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Golfclub München Eichenried, nr Munich, Germany].
Played as the MONY Tournament of Champions (Jan 4-7; PGA Tour season opener). Second-placed Ian Baker-Finch (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Azinger (USA). [North course, La Costa Resort, Carlsbad, Calif. Now known as Champions course].
Played as the Canon Greater Hartford Open (July 6-9). Second-placed Wayne Levi (USA) finished 1 shot behind Paul Azinger (USA), who recorded his second win in three years in this event, and fifth PGA Tour win overall. [TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, CT. at the time known as TPC of Connecticut].
Played as the Hertz Bay Hill Classic (March 17-20). Second-placed Tom Kite (USA) finished 5 shots behind Azinger (USA). [Bay Hill Club, Orlando, FL].
Played as the Canon Sammy Davis Jr. Greater Hartford Open (Jun 25-28). Second-placed Wayne Levi (USA) and Dan Forsman (USA) finished 1 shot behind Paul Azinger (USA). [TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, CT. at the time known as TPC of Connecticut].
PGA of America
Azinger (USA) won the PGA of America Player of the Year Award (based on points allocated for PGA Tour wins, money-list position and scoring average).
Played as the Phoenix Open (Jan 22-25). Second-placed and defending champion Hal Sutton (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time PGA Tour winner Azinger (USA). [Stadium course, TPC Scottsdale, Phoenix, AZ].
Played as the Panasonic Las Vegas Invitational (April 29-May 3). Second-placed Hal Sutton (USA) finished 1 shot behind Azinger (USA), who recorded his second PGA Tour win. Reduced to 72 holes from 90 due to bad weather. [Las Vegas CC, Las Vegas, NV. Earlier rounds also at: Desert Inn CC (now Wynn G&CC) and Spanish Trail G&CC].
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).
Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.
The San Roque Club: "... how best to revitalise a course that had previously been fit to play regular host to the European Tour’s qualifying school finals..." by Toby Ingleton.
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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