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). 50-year-old Steve Flesch (USA) beat Scott Parel (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole (par-5 18th), to record his first PGA Tour Champions win, and 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 Steve Flesch (USA), who recorded his second PGA Tour win. [Colonial CC, Ft Worth, TX].
Played as the HP Classic of New Orleans (May 1-4). 35-year-old Steve Flesch (USA) beat Bob Estes (USA) with a 35-foot birdie putt at the first playoff hole (par-4 18th), to record his first PGA Tour win. [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].
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.
Golf World Top 100: Best Golf Courses in Europe. From France to Spain to the Netherlands and Norway, the Golf World Top 100 panel reveals the places you have to play (published 20 October 2021).
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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