Name:Scott Rachal Verplank
Born:July 9, 1964 in Dallas, Texas.
Original/Home Club:Brookhaven CC, Dallas.
Played as the EDS Byron Nelson Championship (April 26-29). Second-placed Luke Donald (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Verplank (USA), who recorded the last of his five PGA Tour wins. [TPC course, Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas, Irving, nr Dallas, TX. Early rounds also on the Cottonwood Valley course].
Played as the Bell Canadian Open (Sept 6-9). Second-placed Bob Estes (USA) and Joey Sindelar (USA) finished 3 shots behind Scott Verplank (USA). [Blue course, Royal Montreal GC, Ile Bizard, Montreal].
Played as the Reno-Tahoe Open (Aug 24-27). Verplank (USA) beat Jean Van de Velde (Fra) with a birdie at the fourth playoff hole. [Montreux G&CC, Reno, NV].
Played as the International Trophy (Nov 19-22; best individual 72-hole score at the World Cup of Golf). Second-placed Nick Faldo (Eng) and Costantino Rocca (Italy) finished 1 shot behind Scott Verplank (USA). Team winners of the World Cup: Nick Faldo & David Carter (Eng). [Gulf Harbour CC, Whangaparaoa, nr Auckland, NZ].
Played as the Buick Open (July 28-31). Second-placed Doug Tewell (USA) finished 2 shots behind Scott Verplank (USA). [Warwick Hills G&CC, Grand Blanc, Michigan].
Played as the Western Open (Aug 1-4). 21-year-old Scott Verplank (USA, amateur) beat Jim Thorpe (USA) with a par at the second playoff hole, to claim his first PGA Tour win. Verplank was the first amateur to win a PGA Tour event since Doug Sanders in 1956. [Butler National GC, Oak Brook, IL].
The US Amateur Championship (84th) (Aug 28-Sept 2). Scott Verplank (USA) beat Sam Randolph (USA) 4 and 3 in the 36-hole final. [Oak Tree National, Edmond, Oklahoma. at the time known as Oak Tree GC].
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).
Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.
The San Roque Club: "... how best to revitalise a course that had previously been fit to play regular host to the European Tour’s qualifying school finals..." by Toby Ingleton.
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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