Name:Rodger Miles Davis
Born:May 18, 1951 in Sydney, NSW, Australia.
Multiple European Tour, Champions Tour and international tours winner.
Davis spent most of his regular career playing on the Australasian and European Tours, but as a senior played mainly on the US-based PGA Champions Tour.
Played as the Toshiba Senior Classic (March 21-23). Second-placed Larry Nelson (USA) finished 4 shots behind 51-year-old Rodger Davis (Aus), who recorded his first and only Champions Tour win. [Newport Beach CC, Newport Beach, California].
Played as the Air France Cannes Open (Apr 29-May 2). Davis (Aus) beat Mark McNulty (Zim) with a par at the first playoff hole, to record the last of his seven European Tour wins. [Cannes Mougins GCC, Mougins, nr Cannes, France].
Played as the AMP New Zealand Open (March 7-10; Aus Tr event). Second-placed Frank Nobilo (NZ) finished 2 shots behind Davis (Aus), who claimed his second win in this event. [Paraparaumu Beach GC, Paraparaumu, NZ].
Davis (Aus) won his second straight Australia/NZ Tour Order of Merit, with 1991 season earnings of A$343,277 on the Tour. Greg Turner (NZ) was second with A$305,044; Peter Senior (Aus) was third with A$293,295.
Played as the Volvo Masters (Oct 24-27; Eurpn Tr season-ending event). Second-placed Nick Faldo (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Davis (Aus). [Valderrama GC, San Roque, Spain].
Played as the Peugeot Spanish Open. Second-placed Nick Faldo (Eng), Peter Fowler (Aus) and Bernhard Langer (Ger) finished 1 shot behind Davis (Aus). [Club de Campo Villa de Madrid, Madrid, Spain].
Played as the Wang Four Stars National Pro-Celebrity (June 14-17). Davis (Aus) beat Mike Clayton (Aus) with a par on the seventh playoff hole. Bill Malley (USA) and Mark McNulty (Zim) were eliminated at the first playoff hole. [Combination of holes from High & West courses, Moor Park GC, Rickmansworth, Herts].
Davis (Aus) won the Australia/NZ Tour 1990 Order of Merit.
Played as the Wang Four Stars National Pro-Celebrity (June 9-12). Second-placed Jose Maria Canizares (Esp) and Eamonn Darcy (Ire) finished 1 shot behind Davis (Aus). [Combination of holes from High & West courses, Moor Park GC, Rickmansworth, Herts].
Played as the Air New Zealand Shell Open (Nov 27-30). Second-placed Curtis Strange (USA) and Bob Shearer (Aus) finished 3 shots behind Davis (Aus). [Titirangi GC, New Lynn, Auckland, NZ].
Played as the Whyte & Mackay PGA Championship (May 23-26). Davis (Aus) beat Des Smyth (Ire) in a playoff, to record his second European Tour win. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
Played as the National Panasonic Australian Open (Nov 13-16). Second-placed Ian Baker-Finch (Aus), Graham Marsh (Aus) and Bob Shearer (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Davis (Aus). [Metropolitan GC, South Oakleigh, Melbourne, Aus].
Played as the Nissan-Mobil New Zealand Open (Dec 4-7). Second-placed Bob Shearer (Aus) finished 8 shots behind Davis (Aus), who broke the tournament record low score by 4 shots. [The Grange GC, Otahuhu, Auckland. Now part of Royal Auckland & Grange GC].
Played as the State Express English Classic (July 8-11). Second-placed Greg Norman (Aus) finished 2 shots behind 30-year-old Rodger Davis (Aus), who recorded the first of his seven European Tour wins. [Brabazon course, The Belfry, Wishaw, nr Birmingham].
PGA Championship: the year’s second men’s major championship is hosted by Southern Hills CC, Tulsa, Oklahoma, amidst doubt as to whether reigning champion Phil Mickelson will defend his title (May 19-22).
Soudal Open: Belgium’s return to European Tour golf sees 36-hole Rinkven International GC host the Soudal Open, the country’s national open championship (May 12-15).
Scottie Scheffler: bags the 2022 Masters Tournament title, and with it a fourth win in six starts on the PGA Tour and his first major championship victory.
Stephen Dodd: took the European Senior Tour’s 2021 Order of Merit honours following the abandonment due to rain of the season’s final event, the MCB Tour Championship – Mauritius (April 1-3, 2022).
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