Name:Richard George Green
Born:Feb 19, 1971 in Williamstown, Melbourne, Australia.
European Tour winner.
When not pursuing his golf career as a touring professional, Green enjoys motor racing. He owns a Porsche 911 racing car and has competed with it in the Australian GT Championship.
Played as the Portugal Masters (Oct 14-17). Second-placed Francesco Molinari (Italy), Robert Karlsson (Swe), Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño (Esp) and Joost Luiten (Neth) finished 2 shots behind Richard Green (Aus), who claimed the last of his three European Tour wins. [Victoria GC, Vilamoura, Algarve].
Played as the BA-CA Golf Open presented by Telekom Austria (June 7-10; Eurpn Tr event; BA-CA stands for Bank-Austria Creditanstalt). Green (Aus) beat Jean-François Remésy (Fra) with a par at the first playoff hole. [Fontana GC, Oberwaltersdorf, nr Vienna, Austria].
Played as the MasterCard Masters (Dec 9-12; Aus Tour event). Richard Green (Aus) beat David McKenzie (Aus) and Greg Chalmers (Aus) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Huntingdale GC, Oakleigh South, Melbourne].
Green (Aus) won the PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit, with 2004 season earnings of A$365,017 on the Tour. Euan Walters (Aus) was second with A$287,070; Gavin Coles (Aus) was third with A$248,872.
Played as the Dubai Desert Classic (Feb 27-Mar 2; European Tour event). 25-year-old Richard Green (Aus) beat Greg Norman (Aus) and Ian Woosnam (Wales) with a birdie at the first playoff hole, to record his first European Tour win. [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].
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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