Born:May 9, 1985 in Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
Solheim Cup player (2011, '15). Winner on the LPGA Tour.
From 2005 to 2007 Gal attended college in the United States at the University of Florida in Gainesville. She played for the Florida "Gators" women's golf team, winning four NCAA events, and receiving All-American honours in 2007. In her fourth season on the LPGA Tour, Gal won her first event at the 2011 Kia Classic.
Played as the Kia Classic (March 24-27). Second-placed Jiyai Shin (S Kor) finished 1 shot behind 25-year-old Sandra Gal (Ger), who recorded her first LPGA Tour win. [Eisenhower course, Industry Hills GC at Pacific Palms, nr Los Angeles, CA].
Chevron Championship: the first women’s major championship of 2023 is played for the first time in Texas, having been uprooted from its home of 51 years at the Mission Hills Country Club, Rancho Mirage, California.
Italian Open: the 80th playing of this prestigious European event will see many 2023 Ryder Cup hopefuls build their “local knowledge” of the Marco Simone course in Rome. (May 4-7). Ryder Cup (Sept 29-Oct 1).
Jon Rahm: dedicated his emphatic Masters Tournament win to the late Seve Ballesteros. “Rahmbo’s” victory came on the day his fellow countryman and golfing inspiration would have turned 66 years of age.
Steve Stricker: four-time senior major championship winner, chases a fifth title as he defends at the 34th Regions Tradition (May 11-14), the first senior major of 2023.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
Costa’s "Cruise & Golf" allows golfers and their families to combine a unique golfing experience with the relaxation and fun of a cruise on board Costa Smeralda. Golf enthusiasts are offered a choice from 23 top-quality golf clubs; their chosen courses are played during the ship’s port calls in Italy, France and Spain. While the golfers are driving the fairways, accompanying non-golfers are able to enjoy the amenities and activities on-board, or explore wonderful places on day excursions organised by Costa. Read more ...
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