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].
Women’s major championships: the month of June sees two women’s majors: the US Women’s Open (June 3-6), with A Lim Kim defending, and the Women’s PGA Championship (June 24-27), with Sei Young Kim defending.
Senior PGA Championship: the revered Southern Hills in Oklahoma hosts the 81st staging of this event (May 27-30); Ken Tanigawa holds the title from its last playing in 2019.
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.
American Dunes opens for play following Nicklaus transformation
Nicklaus Design has transformed the former Grand Haven Golf Club in Michigan into the American Dunes Golf Club, a new public course that is now open for play
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