Name:Scott William Simpson
Born:Sept 17, 1955 in San Diego, California.
Played as the Wal-Mart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach (Sept 1-3). Second-placed David Edwards (USA) and Jay Haas (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time Champions Tour winner Simpson (USA). [Pebble Beach Golf Links & Del Monte GC, Monterey Peninsula, CA. Final round at Pebble Beach].
Played as the Buick Invitational (Feb 5-8). Simpson (USA) beat Skip Kendall (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole, to record the last of his seven PGA Tour wins. Event reduced to 54 holes due to bad weather. [South course, Torrey Pines, La Jolla, CA].
Played as the GTE Byron Nelson Golf Classic (May 13-16). Second-placed Corey Pavin (USA), Billy Mayfair (USA) and D.A. Weibring (USA) finished 1 shot behind Simpson (USA). [TPC course, Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas, Irving, nr Dallas, TX].
Played as the BellSouth Atlanta Golf Classic (May 25-28; formerly the Georgia-Pacific Atlanta Golf Classic). Simpson (USA) beat Bob Tway (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole to claim his fifth PGA Tour win. [Atlanta CC, Marietta, Georgia].
Played as The Crowns - International Invitation Golf (Apr 28-May 1; Japan Tr event; aka the Chunichi Crowns). Second-placed David Ishii (USA) and Masashi "Jumbo" Ozaki (Jpn) finished 3 shots behind Simpson (USA), who recorded the last of his three Japan Tour wins. [Wago course, Nagoya GC, Aichi, Japan].
The US Open (87th) (June 18-21). Second-placed Tom Watson (USA) finished 1 shot behind Simpson (USA), who recorded his first (and only) major championship win. [Lake course, Olympic Club, nr San Francisco, CA].
Played as the Greater Greensboro Open (April 2-5). Second-placed Clarence Rose (USA) finished 2 shots behind Simpson (USA). [Forest Oaks CC, Greensboro, NC].
Played as the Manufactures Hanover Westchester Classic (June 7-10). Second-placed David Graham (Aus), Jay Haas (USA) and Mark O'Meara (USA) finished 5 shots behind Simpson (USA). [West course, Westchester CC, Rye, NY].
Played as The Chunichi Crowns - International Invitation Golf (April 26-29; Japan Tr event). Won by first-time Japan Tour winner Simpson (USA). [Wago course, Nagoya GC, Aichi, Japan].
Played as the Dunlop Phoenix Tournament (Nov 8-11; Japan Tr event). Simpson (USA) beat Bernhard Langer (Ger) with a par at the second playoff hole, to record his second Japan Tour win. Simpson's first prize equated to US$74,380. [Phoenix CC, Miyazaki, Japan].
Played as the Western Open (July 3-6). Second-placed Andy Bean (USA) finished 5 shots behind first-time PGA Tour winner Simpson (USA). [Butler National GC, Oak Brook, IL].
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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