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 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 Verplank (USA). [Warwick Hills G&CC, Grand Blanc, Michigan].
Played as the Western Open (Aug 1-4). First-time PGA Tour winner Verplank (USA, amateur) beat Jim Thorpe (USA) with a par at the second playoff hole. 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). Verplank (USA) beat Sam Randolph (USA) 4 and 3 in the final. [Oak Tree National, Edmond, Oklahoma. at the time known as Oak Tree GC].
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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