Name:Sean M. O'Hair
Born:July 11, 1982 in Lubbock, Texas.
Played as the QBE Shootout (Dec 8-10; two-man teams over three rounds: 1-scramble; 2-alternate shot; 3-better ball). Second-placed Graeme McDowell (N.Ire) & Shane Lowry (Ire) finished 2 shots behind Steve Stricker (USA) & Sean O'Hair (USA), who each won $410,000. [Gold course, Tiburon GC, Naples, FL].
Played as the Franklin Templeton Shootout (Dec 7-9; played over three rounds : 1-alternate shot; 2-better ball; 3-scramble). Second-placed team of Rory Sabbatini (RSA) & Charles Howell III finished 1 shot behind winning team of Kenny Perry (USA) & Sean O'Hair (USA). [Gold course, Tiburon GC, Naples, FL].
Played as the RBC Canadian Open (July 21-24). Sean O'Hair (USA) beat Kris Blanks (USA) with a bogey at the first playoff hole. [Shaughnessy G&CC, Vancouver, BC].
Played as the Quail Hollow Championship (Apr 30-May 3; formerly the Wachovia Championship). Second-placed Lucas Glover (USA) and Bubba Watson (USA) finished 1 shot behind Sean O'Hair (USA). [Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, NC].
Played as the PODS Championship (March 6-9). Second-placed John Senden (Aus), Ryuji Imada (Jpn), George McNeill (USA), Troy Matteson (USA), Billy Mayfair (USA) and Stewart Cink (USA) finished 2 shots behind Sean O'Hair (USA), who recorded his second PGA Tour win. [Copperhead course, Innisbrook Resort, Palm Harbor, nr Tampa, FL].
O'Hair (USA) won the PGA Tour 2005 Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. He finished 18th on the Tour's money list, with earnings of $2,462,482.
Played as the John Deere Classic (July 7-10). Second-placed Robert Damron (USA) and Hank Kuehne (USA) finished 1 shot behind 23-year-old tour rookie and first-time PGA Tour winner O'Hair (USA). [TPC Deere Run, Silvis, IL].
Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).
Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24).
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Céline Boutier: with many successes as both an amateur and professional golfer, Boutier added a major championship title to her impressive résumé at this year’s Evian Championship.
Alex Cejka: buffeted by rain and high winds, especially on the high-scoring final day, Čejka prevailed over Pádraig Harrington in a playoff at Royal Porthcawl, to scoop the Senior Open Championship title.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
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