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].
European Tour: 2021 marks the 50th and last season of the world renowned European Tour, launched in April 1972 at the Spanish Open. From 2022 the Tour will be sponsored by Dubai-based global supply chain and ports operator DP World, and will be known as the DP World Tour.
South African Open: December 2021 events in South Africa have again been impacted by the Covid pandemic. The South African Open (Dec 2-5) will no longer be played as a DP World Tour event, and the Alfred Dunhill Championship (Dec 9-12) has been cancelled.
Bernhard Langer: at age 64, Langer collected a record sixth Charles Schwab Cup, the only player to have won the season-long points chase more than twice. He also topped the PGA Tour Champions money-list for the 11th time out of a possible 13 since 2008.
Carlota Ciganda: the five-time Solheim Cup star was delighted to record a fourth Ladies European Tour win in her home national championship, the Ladies Spanish Open.
Lee Elder: Trailblazer, Ryder Cup player, four-time PGA Tour winner and eight-time Senior PGA Tour winner, Lee Elder died on November 28, aged 87. In 1975 he became the first African American golfer to play in the Masters tournament, and in so doing provided one of the pivotal moments in the history of professional golf.
Golf World Top 100: Best Golf Courses in Europe. From France to Spain to the Netherlands and Norway, the Golf World Top 100 panel reveals the places you have to play (published 20 October 2021).
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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