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.
Golf World Top 100: Best Golf Courses in Europe. From France to Spain to the Netherlands and Norway, the Golf World Top 100 panel reveals the places you have to play (published 20 October 2021).
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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