Name:Scott Mabon Hoch
Born:Nov 24, 1955 in Raliegh, North Carolina.
Occupation:Professional golfer; golf course architect.
Played as the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge (Apr 26-28; two-man alternate shot & better-ball team event). Second-placed Vijay Singh (Fiji) & Carlos Franco (Para), and defending champions Paul Broadhurst (Eng) & Kirk Triplett (USA) finished 5 shots behind the wire-to-wire winning team of Scott Hoch (USA) & Tom Pernice Jr (USA). Pernice got his team off to a flying start in the final round, with a hole-in-one at the first hole. [Final two rounds on Top of the Rock (par-3 course), Big Cedar Lodge, Branson, Missouri; first round on 18-hole Ozarks Natl course].
Played as the Allianz Championship (Feb 8-10). Second-placed Brad Bryant (USA) and Bruce Lietzke (USA) finished 1 shot behind Scott Hoch (USA), who recorded his second Champions Tour win. [Old course, Broken Sound Club, Boca Raton, FL].
Played as the ACE Group Classic (Feb 15-17). Scott Hoch (USA) beat Tom Jenkins (USA), Tom Kite (USA) and Brad Bryant (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole to record back-to-back Champions Tour wins. [Quail West G&CC, Naples, FL].
Played as the Merrill Lynch Shootout (Dec 12-14; played over three rounds: 1-alternate shot; 2-better ball; 3-scramble). Second-placed team of JB Holmes (USA) & Boo Weekley (USA) finished 4 shots behind winning team of Kenny Perry (USA) & Scott Hoch (USA). [Gold course, Tiburon GC, Naples, FL].
Played as the FedEx Kinko's Classic (May 4-6). Second-placed D.A. Weibring (USA) finished 2 shots behind first-time Champions Tour winner Hoch (USA). [The Hills CC, Hills of Lakeway, Austin, TX].
Played as the Ford Championship (March 6-10; formerly Genuity Championship). Scott Hoch (USA) beat Jim Furyk (USA) with a birdie at the third playoff hole, to record the last of his 11 PGA Tour wins. Monday finish required when Hoch declined to putt-out at the second playoff hole, claiming bad light. [Blue Monster course, Trump Natl Doral Resort, Miami, FL].
Played as the Advil Western Open (July 5-8). Second-placed Davis Love III (USA) finished 1 shot behind Scott Hoch (USA), who recorded his tenth PGA Tour win. [No.4 Dubsdread course, Cog Hill G&CC, Lemont, nr Chicago, IL].
Played as the Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic (April 26-29). Second-placed Brett Quigley (USA) and Scott Simpson (USA) finished 1 shot behind Hoch (USA). [Forest Oaks CC, Greensboro, NC].
Played as the Greater Milwaukee Open (Aug 28-31). Second-placed David Sutherland (USA) and defending champion Loren Roberts (USA) finished 1 shot behind Scott Hoch (USA), who recorded his second win in three years in this event. [Brown Deer Park GC, Brown Deer, nr Milwaukee, Wisc.].
Played as the Michelob Championship at Kingsmill (July 11-14; formerly the Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic). Second-placed Tom Purtzer (USA) finished 4 shots behind Scott Hoch (USA). [River course, Kingsmill Resort, Williamsburg, VA].
Played as the Heineken Dutch Open (July 27-30). Second-placed Michael Jonzon (Swe) and Sam Torrance (Scot) finished 2 shots behind Hoch (USA), who recorded his first and only European Tour win. [Hilversumsche GC, Hilversum, nr Amsterdam].
Played as the Greater Milwaukee Open (Aug 31-Sep 3). Second-placed Marco Dawson (USA) finished 3 shots behind Scott Hoch (USA). [Brown Deer Park GC, Brown Deer, nr Milwaukee, Wisc.].
Played as the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic (Feb 16-20). Second-placed Lennie Clements (USA), Jim Gallagher Jr (USA) and Fuzzy Zoeller (USA) finished 3 shots behind Hoch (USA), who recorded his fifth PGA Tour win. [Indian Wells CC, Coachella Valley, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Bermuda Dunes CC; La Quinta CC; PGA West (Palmer Private)].
Played as the Kolon Korea Open (Sept 5-8; Asian/Korean circuits event). Won by defending champion Hoch (USA). [Hanyang CC, Goyang, nr Seoul, S Korea].
Played as the Kolon Korea Open (Sept 5-8; Korean circuit event). Won by Hoch (USA). [Hanyang CC, Goyang, nr Seoul, S Korea].
Played as the Las Vegas Invitational (April 26-30). Hoch (USA) beat Robert Wrenn (USA) with a birdie at the fifth playoff hole. [Las Vegas CC, Las Vegas, NV. Earlier rounds also at: Desert Inn CC (now Wynn G&CC) and Spanish Trail G&CC].
Played as the Chrysler Team Invitational (Dec 11-14; PGA Tr post-season two-man better-ball unofficial money event). Second-placed Mike Hulbert & Bob Tway finished 1 shot behind the winning team of Scott Hoch & Gary Hallberg. [No.1 course, Boca West CC, Boca Raton, FL. Earlier rounds also used the No.2 course, and Broken Sound Club, Boca Raton].
Played as the Casio World Open (Nov 27-30; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Jose Maria Olazabal (Esp) finished 6 shots behind Hoch (USA), who won this event for the second time, with first-place prize money equating to US$50,000. This was the last of Hoch's three Japan Tour wins. [Kaimon course, Ibusuki GC, Ibusuki, Kagoshima, Japan].
Hoch (USA) won the PGA Tour Byron Nelson Award, recording the season's lowest scoring average (over a minimum of 50 rounds). Bernhard Langer (Ger) was second with 70.19; Greg Norman (Aus) was third with 70.22.
PGA of America
Hoch (USA) won the PGA of America Vardon Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the PGA Tour (over a minimum of 80 rounds). Payne Stewart (USA) was second with 70.36; Bob Tway (USA) was third with 70.45.
Played as the Miller High Life Quad Cities Open (July 19-22). Second-placed George Archer (USA), Vance Heafner (USA) and Dave Stockton (USA) finished 5 shots behind Hoch (USA). [Oakwood CC, Coal Valley, Quad Cities, IL].
Played as the Casio World Open (Nov 25-28; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Tsuneyuki "Tommy" Nakajima (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind Hoch (USA), who captured his second Japan Tour win in the space of two weeks. [Kaimon course, Ibusuki GC, Ibusuki, Kagoshima, Japan].
Played as the USF&G Classic (April 15-18). Second-placed Bob Shearer (Aus) and defending champion Tom Watson (USA) finished 2 shots behind Scott Hoch (USA), who recorded his second PGA Tour win. Reduced to 54 holes due to rain delays. [Lakewood GC, New Orleans, LA].
Played as the Taiheiyo Masters (Nov 11-14; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Masahiro "Massy" Kuramoto (Jpn) finished 3 shots behind first-time Japan Tour winner Hoch (USA). [Gotemba course, Taiheiyo Club, Gotemba, Shizuoka, Jpn].
Played as the Quad Cities Open (July 17-20). Second-placed Curtis Strange (USA) finished 3 shots behind Tour rookie Hoch (USA), who recorded the first of his 11 PGA tour wins. [Oakwood CC, Coal Valley, Quad Cities, IL].
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.
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