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].
Tournament of Champions: the PGA Tour’s calendar-year starts, as it has done since 1999, with this iconic event in Hawaii. The field is drawn from players who won a PGA Tour event in 2022, or were amongst the top 30 in last year’s FedEx Cup final standings (Jan 6-9).
Desert Swing: the European (DP World) Tour launches into 2023 with three events in its UAE “Desert Swing”. Up first is the Abu Dhabi Championship (Jan 19-22), followed by the Dubai Desert Classic (Jan 26-29) and the Ras Al Kaimah Championship (Feb 2-5).
Kathy Whitworth: the end of 2022 saw the passing of LPGA Tour legend Kathy Whitworth. Her 88 LPGA Tour victories is more than achieved by any other golfer on either the LPGA or PGA Tours. Amongst her victories were six major championship titles.
Barry Lane: the golfing world was also saddened by the passing of Barry Lane, one of the European Tour and European Senior Tours most popular players. Enjoying success on both Tours, Lane was know for his excellent ball-striking and amiable personality.
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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