Born:July 21, 1968 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Original/Home Club:Las Vegas, Nevada
Played as the Valero Texas Open (75th) (Sept 22-25). Second-placed Olin Browne (USA) finished 3 shots behind Robert Gamez (USA), who recorded the last of his three PGA Tour wins. This was Gamez' first PGA Tour win for over 15 years, a period during which he played 394 PGA Tour events. [Resort course, La Cantera GC, San Antonio, TX].
Played as the Casio World Open (Nov 24-27; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Scott Hoch (USA) finished 4 shots behind Gamez (USA), who recorded his first and only Japan Tour win. [Kaimon course, Ibusuki GC, Ibusuki, Kagoshima, Japan].
Gamez (USA) won the inaugural PGA Tour Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. He finished 27th on the Tour's money list, with earnings of $461,407.
Played as The Nestle Invitational (25th) (March 22-25). Second-placed Greg Norman (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Gamez (USA). [Bay Hill Club, Orlando, FL].
Played as the Northern Telecom Tucson Open (Jan 11-14). Second-placed Mark Calcavecchia (USA) and Jay Haas (USA) finished 4 shots behind 21-year-old Robert Gamez (USA). Playing on his home course and in his fifth PGA Tour event, Gamez joined a small band of players to win their first start as a full member of the Tour. At the time, the others were: Marty Fleckman (1967), Ben Crenshaw (1973) and Jim Benepe (1988). [Starr Pass GC, Tucson, AZ; at the time known as TPC at Starr Pass. First two days also used the Catalina course, Tucson National Resort].
US Women's PGA Championship: located just outside Philadelphia, the famed Donald Ross layout of Aronimink Golf Club hosts the third women’s major championship of 2020 (Oct 8-11).
Scottish Open: first played in 1972, this year’s championship is again played on the Tom Doak-designed Renaissance Club course, which sits alongside mighty Muirfield in East Lothian (Oct 1-4).
Jim Furyk: in winning the Pure Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach Golf Links, “The Grinder” joined Arnold Palmer and Bruce Fleisher as the only players to win their first two starts on the PGA Tour Champions.
Georgia Hall: recorded her first win in an LPGA Tour event on American soil at this year’s Portland Classic, played at Columbia Edgewater Country Club … on the edge of the Columbia River.
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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