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].
2021 Opens: whether by accident or design, four of the top five mens’ Open Championships played in the British Isles occupy consecutive weeks in July: the Irish Open (1-4), Scottish Open (8-11), The Open (15-18) and Wales Open (22-25). The recently relaunched English Open is scheduled for early-August.
Hoag Classic: Ernie Els defends his title in this prestigious PGA Tour Champions event, played since 1991 at the Newport Beach Country Club, CA (Mar 5-7).
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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