Born:July 15, 1966 in Cardiff, South Wales.
Original/Home Club:Cardiff, Wales
SENIOR MAJORS (1): British Senior Open (2021). British Amateur champion (1989). Walker Cup player (1989). European Tour wins (3).
Having won both the British and Welsh Amateur titles in 1989, Dodd clinched another hugely prestigious title when he won the British Senior Open in 2021. His three European Tour wins included the China Open (2004), Irish Open (2005) and European Open (2006).
The Senior Open presented by Rolex (34th). Second-placed Miguel Ángel Jiménez (Esp) finished 1 shot behind 55-year-old Stephen Dodd (Wales), who recorded his first major championship title. [Old course, Sunningdale GC, Sunningdale, Berks].
Played as the WinstonGolf Senior Open (Jul 13-15). Second-placed Jean-François Remésy (Fra) finished 6 shots behind wire-to-wire winner Stephen Dodd (Wales). [Links course, WinstonGolf, Vorbeck, nr Schwerin, Germany].
Played as the inaugural Farmfoods European Senior Masters (Oct 20-22). Second-placed Clark Dennis (USA) finished 1 shot behind Stephen Dodd (Wales), who claimed his second European Senior Tour win. [Arden course, Forest of Arden CC, Meriden, nr Birmingham].
Played as the Senior Italian Open presented by Villaverde Resort (Oct 21-23; last played in 2008). Second-placed Phillip Price (Wales; 50th birthday on first day of the tournament), finished 1 shot behind 50-year-old fellow countryman Stephen Dodd (Wales), who recorded his first European Senior Tour win. [GC Udine, Fagagna, nr Udine, Italy].
Played as the Smurfit Kappa European Open (July 6-9). Second-placed Anthony Wall (Eng) and José Manual Lara (Esp) finished 2 shots behind Stephen Dodd (Wales). [Palmer South course, K Club, Straffan, nr Dublin; at the time called the Smurfit course].
Played as the Nissan Irish Open (May 19-22). Dodd (Wales) beat David Howell (Eng) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. This was the second straight week that Howell lost in a playoff. [Montgomerie Course, Carton House, Maynooth, Co. Kildare].
Played as the Volvo China Open (Nov 25-28; Asian/European Tours event; Eurpn Tr 2005 season-opener). Second-placed Thomas Bjørn (Den) finished 3 shots behind 38-year-old Stephen Dodd (Wales), who recorded his first European Tour win. [Shanghai Silport GC, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China].
The Amateur Championship (94th). Stephen Dodd (Wales) beat Craig Cassells (Eng) 5 and 3 in the final. [Royal Birkdale GC, Southport, Merseyside].
European Tour: 2021 marks the 50th and last season of the world renowned European Tour, launched in April 1972 at the Spanish Open. From 2022 the Tour will be sponsored by Dubai-based global supply chain and ports operator DP World, and will be known as the DP World Tour.
South African Open: December 2021 events in South Africa have again been impacted by the Covid pandemic. The South African Open (Dec 2-5) will no longer be played as a DP World Tour event, and the Alfred Dunhill Championship (Dec 9-12) has been cancelled.
Bernhard Langer: at age 64, Langer collected a record sixth Charles Schwab Cup, the only player to have won the season-long points chase more than twice. He also topped the PGA Tour Champions money-list for the 11th time out of a possible 13 since 2008.
Carlota Ciganda: the five-time Solheim Cup star was delighted to record a fourth Ladies European Tour win in her home national championship, the Ladies Spanish Open.
Lee Elder: Trailblazer, Ryder Cup player, four-time PGA Tour winner and eight-time Senior PGA Tour winner, Lee Elder died on November 28, aged 87. In 1975 he became the first African American golfer to play in the Masters tournament, and in so doing provided one of the pivotal moments in the history of professional golf.
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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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