Lived:[1938-2012]. Born on April 23, 1938 in Pedreña, Cantabria, Spain. Died on Aug 28, 2012 in Pedreña (aged 74).
Original/Home Club:Royal Pedreña GC
Occupation:Professional golfer and golf instructor.
Played as the Dutch Open (Aug 5-8). Second-placed Graham Marsh (Aus) finished 6 shots behind Sota (Esp), who recorded his second win in this event. [Kennemer G&CC, Zandvoort, Netherlands].
Played as the Algarve Open (March 18-20). Second-placed Ronnie Shade (Scot) finished 3 shots behind Ramón Sota (Esp). [Vale do Lobo GC, nr Almancil, Algarve, Portugal].
Played as the Italian Open (for the first time since 1960). Won by Ramon Sota (Esp). [Garlenda GC, Garlenda, nr Albenga].
Played as the Portuguese Open. Won by defending champion Sota (Esp). [Estoril GC, Estoril, Portugal].
Played as the Madrid Open. Won by Ramon Sota (Esp). [Club Jarama R.A.C.E., San Sebastian de los Reyes, nr Madrid].
Played as the Portuguese Open. Won by Sota (Esp). [Estoril GC, Estoril, Portugal].
Played as the Puerto Rico Open (Nov 17-20). Second-placed Bill Collins (USA) finished 2 shots behind wire-to-wire winner Ramón Sota (Esp). [East course, TPC Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico; at the time known as Dorado Beach Resort].].
Played as the Dutch Open. Second-placed Allan Henning (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Sota (Esp). [Kennemer G&CC, Zandvoort, Netherlands].
Played as the Open de France. Second-placed Cobie Le Grange (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Sota (Esp). [Golf de Saint-Nom-La-Bretèche, nr Paris, France].
Played as the Brazil Open (Aberto do Brasil). Ramon Sota (Esp) beat Billy Casper (USA) in a sudden-death playoff. [Gavea GC, São Conrado, Rio de Janeiro].
Played as the Portuguese Open. Won by Sota (Esp). Reduced to 54 holes due to bad weather. [Estoril GC, Estoril, Portugal].
Played as the Spanish Open. Won by Ramon Sota (Esp). [Real (Royal) GC El Prat, El Prat de Llobregat, nr Barcelona Airport. Club now located in Terrassa, nr Barcelona].
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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