Name:Richard Michael "Rich" Beem
Born:Aug 24, 1970 in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona.
Original/Home Club:Phoenix Arizona
Played as The International presented by Qwest (Aug 1-4; modified stableford fomrat). Second-placed Steve Lowery (USA) finished 1 point behind Beem (USA). [Castle Pines GC, Castle Rock, nr Denver, Colorado].
The US PGA Championship (84th) (Aug 15-18). Second-placed Tiger Woods (USA) finished 1 shot behind Beem (USA), who recorded his first and only major championship win. [Hazeltine National GC, Chaska, Minn.]
Played as the Hyundai Team Matches (Nov 16/17; unofficial post-season event involving four two-player teams from each of the LPGA, PGA and Snr PGA Tours; teams compete against other teams from their own tour). Rich Beem (USA) & Peter Lonard (Aus) beat Fred Couples & Mark Calcavecchia (USA) 2 and 1 in the final of the PGA Tour matches. [Monarch Beach Links, Dana Point, CA].
Played as the Kemper Open (May 27-30). Second-placed Bill Glasson (USA) and Bradley Hughes (Aus) finished 1 shot behind 28-year-old tour rookie Rich Beem (USA), who recorded his first PGA Tour win. [TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm, Potomac, nr Washington DC. At the time known as TPC Avenel].
2021 Opens: whether by accident or design, four of the top five mens’ Open Championships played in the British Isles occupy consecutive weeks in July: the Irish Open (1-4), Scottish Open (8-11), The Open (15-18) and Wales Open (22-25). The recently relaunched English Open is scheduled for early-August.
Hoag Classic: Ernie Els defends his title in this prestigious PGA Tour Champions event, played since 1991 at the Newport Beach Country Club, CA (Mar 5-7).
Traigh Golf Course (pronounced "try", and meaning "beach" in Gaelic): You'll find this nine-hole seaside gem on the scenic coast road (as opposed to the more inland and quicker A830) between Arisaig and Morar. Although not on the well-beaten path of Scotland's "trophy" courses, if you are passing through this area, it's a must play.
Cullen Links Golf Club: "immensely scenic", "quirky as golf can get", "short!", "hugely enjoyable" ... Cullen Links attracts as wide a variety of comments as it lays down golfing challenges. Shoehorned into this 4,600 yard treasure trove are ten par-3s, seven par-4s and a good-length par-5. Here you'll find all the seaside scenery a golfer could ask for, and a lot more besides. Read More...
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