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].
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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