Name:William Todd Hamilton
Born:Oct 18, 1965 in Galesburg, Illinois.
Original/Home Club:Galesburg, IL
Hamilton (USA) won the PGA Tour 2004 Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. He finished 11th on the Tour's money list, with earnings of $3,063,778. 39-year-old Open Championship winner Hamilton had spent the previous 12 years playing on the Asian and Japanese Tours.
The Open Championship (133rd) (July 15-18). Hamilton (USA) beat Ernie Els (RSA) in a 4-hole playoff: Hamilton 15 (E), Els 16 (+1). [Old Course, Royal Troon GC, Troon, Ayrshire].
Played as the Honda Classic (March 11-14). Second-placed David Love III (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time PGA Tour winner Hamilton (USA). [Sunrise course, CC at Mirasol, Palm Beach Gdns, FL].
Played as the Thailand Open (Asian Tr event). Hamilton (USA) beat Steve Veriato (USA) with a par at the second playoff hole. [Pinehurst G&CC, Bangkok, Thailand].
Hamilton (USA) won the Asia Golf Circuit 1992 Order of Merit, accumulating 875 pts from Asia's top eight professional events. Chin-sheng Hsieh (China) was second with 600 pts; Tom Pernice Jr (USA) was third with 591 pts.
Played as the Rolex Masters (Asian Tr event). Won by Hamilton (USA). [Bukit course, Singapore Island CC, Singapore].
Played as the Maekyung Open (April 16-19; Asian/Korean circuits event). Hamilton (USA) beat Chi-hsiang Lin (Taiw) in a playoff. [Namseoul CC, Seongnam, Gyeonggi, S Korea].
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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