Name:Steven Glen "Steve" Jones
Born:Dec 27, 1958 in Artesia, New Mexico.
Played as the Quad City Classic (July 9-12). Second-placed Scott Gump (USA) finished 1 shot behind Jones (USA), who recorded the last of his eight PGA Tour wins. [Oakwood CC, Coal Valley, Quad Cities, IL].
Played as the Bell Canadian Open (Sept 4-7). Second-placed Greg Norman (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Steve Jones (USA), who won this event for the second time. [Blue course, Royal Montreal GC, Ile Bizard, Montreal].
Played as the Phoenix Open (Jan 23-26). Second-placed Jesper Parnevik (Swe) finished 11 shots behind Jones (USA). [Stadium course, TPC Scottsdale, Phoenix, AZ].
The US Open (96th) (June 13-16). Second-placed Tom Lehman (USA) and Davis Love III (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time major championship winner Jones (USA). Jones won a playoff in a regional qualifier to earn a place in this US Open. [South course, Oakland Hills CC, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan].
Played as the Canadian Open (June 22-25). Second-placed Clark Burroughs (USA), Mark Calcavecchia (USA) and Mike Hulbert (USA) finished 2 shots behind Steve Jones (USA), who recorded his third PGA Tour win in 1989. [Glen Abbey GC, Oakville, nr Toronto, Ont.].
Played as the MONY Tournament of Champions (Jan 5-8; PGA Tour season opener). Second-placed David Frost (RSA) and Jay Haas (USA) finished 3 shots behind Jones (USA). [North course, La Costa Resort, Carlsbad, Calif. Now known as Champions course].
Played as the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic (Jan 11-15). Jones (USA) beat Paul Azinger (USA) and Sandy Lyle (Scot) with a birdie at the first playoff hole, to secure back-to-back wins in the first two PGA Tour events of 1989. [Bermuda Dunes CC, Coachella Valley, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Indian Wells CC; Eldorado CC; PGA West (Palmer Private)].
Played as the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am (Feb 4-7). First-time PGA Tour winner Jones (USA) beat Bob Tway (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. [Pebble Beach Links, Monterey Peninsula, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Cypress Point Club and Spyglass Hill GC].
Played as the JCPenney Classic (Dec 3-6; two-person team event; one PGA Tr, one LPGA Tr). Second-placed Mark McCumber (USA) & Debbie Massey (USA) finished 2 shots behind winning team of Steve Jones (USA) & Jane Crafter (Aus/USA). [Bardmoor CC, Largo, FL].
Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).
Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24).
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Céline Boutier: with many successes as both an amateur and professional golfer, Boutier added a major championship title to her impressive résumé at this year’s Evian Championship.
Alex Cejka: buffeted by rain and high winds, especially on the high-scoring final day, Čejka prevailed over Pádraig Harrington in a playoff at Royal Porthcawl, to scoop the Senior Open Championship title.
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.
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