Name:Stephen J. "Steve" Flesch
Born:May 23, 1967 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Occupation:Professional golfer; golf analyst and commentator.
Played as the Mitsubishi Electric Classic (Apr 13-15). First-time PGA Tour Champions winner Flesch (USA) beat Scott Parel (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole (par-5 18th), to record his first professional win since 2007. Bernhard Langer (Ger) was eliminated at the first playoff hole. [TPC Sugarloaf, Duluth, GA].
Played as the inaugural Turning Stone Resort Championship (Sept 20-23). Second-placed Michael Allen (USA) finished 2 shots behind Flesch (USA), who recorded the last of his four PGA Tour wins. [Atunyote Golf Club, Turning Stone Resort, Vernon, NY].
Played as the Reno-Tahoe Open (Aug 2-5). Second-placed Kevin Stadler (USA) and Charles Warren (USA) finished 5 shots behind Flesch (USA). [Montreux G&CC, Reno, NV].
Played as the Bank of America Colonial (May 20-23). Second-placed Chad Campbell (USA) finished 1 shot behind left-handed player Flesch (USA). [Colonial CC, Ft Worth, TX].
Played as the HP Classic of New Orleans (May 1-4). First-time PGA Tour winner Flesch (USA) beat Bob Estes (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [English Turn G&CC, New Orleans, LA].
Flesch (USA) won the PGA Tour 1998 Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. He finished 35th on the Tour's money list, with earnings of $777,186.
Played as the Benson & Hedges Malaysian Open (Asian Tr event). Flesch (USA) beat Craig Jones (USA) with a par at the second playoff hole. [Templer Park CC, Rawang, nr Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia].
US Women's PGA Championship: located just outside Philadelphia, the famed Donald Ross layout of Aronimink Golf Club hosts the third women’s major championship of 2020 (Oct 8-11).
Scottish Open: first played in 1972, this year’s championship is again played on the Tom Doak-designed Renaissance Club course, which sits alongside mighty Muirfield in East Lothian (Oct 1-4).
Jim Furyk: in winning the Pure Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach Golf Links, “The Grinder” joined Arnold Palmer and Bruce Fleisher as the only players to win their first two starts on the PGA Tour Champions.
Georgia Hall: recorded her first win in an LPGA Tour event on American soil at this year’s Portland Classic, played at Columbia Edgewater Country Club … on the edge of the Columbia River.
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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