Name:Stephen J. "Steve" Flesch
Born:May 23, 1967 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Occupation:Professional golfer; golf analyst and commentator.
Played as the Pure Insurance Championship (Sept 23-25). Second-placed Ernie Els (RSA), Steven Alker (NZ) and Paul Stankowski (USA) finished 1 shot behind Steve Flesch (USA), who recorded his second PGA Tour Champions win of 2022. [Pebble Beach Golf Links & Poppy Hills GC, Monterey Peninsula, CA. Final round at Pebble Beach].
Played as the Mitsubishi Electric Classic (May 6-8). Second-placed Pádraig Harrington (Ire), David Toms (USA) and Fred Couples (USA) finished 1 shot behind Steve Flesch (USA), who recorded his second PGA Tour Champions Tour win, in the same event he won in 2018. [TPC Sugarloaf, Duluth, GA].
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 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 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].
Bank of America
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.
Benson & Hedges
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].
Chevron Championship: the first women’s major championship of 2023 is played for the first time in Texas, having been uprooted from its home of 51 years at the Mission Hills Country Club, Rancho Mirage, California.
Italian Open: the 80th playing of this prestigious European event will see many 2023 Ryder Cup hopefuls build their “local knowledge” of the Marco Simone course in Rome. (May 4-7). Ryder Cup (Sept 29-Oct 1).
Jon Rahm: dedicated his emphatic Masters Tournament win to the late Seve Ballesteros. “Rahmbo’s” victory came on the day his fellow countryman and golfing inspiration would have turned 66 years of age.
Steve Stricker: four-time senior major championship winner, chases a fifth title as he defends at the 34th Regions Tradition (May 11-14), the first senior major of 2023.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
Costa’s "Cruise & Golf" allows golfers and their families to combine a unique golfing experience with the relaxation and fun of a cruise on board Costa Smeralda. Golf enthusiasts are offered a choice from 23 top-quality golf clubs; their chosen courses are played during the ship’s port calls in Italy, France and Spain. While the golfers are driving the fairways, accompanying non-golfers are able to enjoy the amenities and activities on-board, or explore wonderful places on day excursions organised by Costa. Read more ...
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