Name:Philip Jospeh Walton
Born:March 28, 1962 in Dublin, Ireland.
Occupation:Professional golfer; golf course designer.
Played as the Open de Catalonia (April 14-17). Second-placed Andrew Coltart (Scot) finished 3 shots behind Walton (Ire), who recorded his second European Tour win. [GC Peralada, Figueres, nr Girona, Spain].
Played as Murphy's English Open (June 1-4). Philip Walton (Ire) beat defending champion Colin Montgomerie (Scot) with a birdie at the second playoff hole, to record the last of his three European Tour wins. [Arden course, Forest of Arden CC, Meriden, nr Birmingham].
Played as the Peugeot Open de France. Walton (Ire) beat Bernhard Langer (Ger) with a par at the second playoff hole. [Vineuil course, Golf de Chantilly, nr Paris].
FedEx Cup playoffs: the PGA Tour’s season finale starts in Memphis (TPC Southwind; Aug 11-14) and culminates in Atlanta (East Lake; Aug 25-28) … for the winner, the biggest prize in world golf … $18 million.
British Women’s Open: the year’s final women’s major championship heads for mighty Muirfield in East Lothian, Scotland, with Anna Nordqvist defending (Aug 4-7).
Anna Nordqvist: major championships aside, Solheim Cup stalwart Nordqvist notched up her first official Ladies European Tour win at the 2022 Ladies Dutch Open (aka Big Green Egg Open).
Cameron Smith: the Aussie PGA Tour player shot a blistering final round 64 to record his first major championship win at the home of golf in the 150th Open Championship.
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.
Golf Son Gual is home to a course frequently rated the No.1 layout on the holiday island of Mallorca. Opening for play in 2007, this Thomas Himmel design combines the openness of a links-style layout with the stylish bunkering and not infrequent water hazards more typically associated with parkland courses.
Son Gual is located just a few kilometres from Palma (Mallorca). Palma's Old City shows clear influences from the city's Arab past.
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