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].
2021 Opens: whether by accident or design, four of the top five mens’ Open Championships played in the British Isles occupy consecutive weeks in July: the Irish Open (1-4), Scottish Open (8-11), The Open (15-18) and Wales Open (22-25). The recently relaunched English Open is scheduled for early-August.
Hoag Classic: Ernie Els defends his title in this prestigious PGA Tour Champions event, played since 1991 at the Newport Beach Country Club, CA (Mar 5-7).
Traigh Golf Course (pronounced "try", and meaning "beach" in Gaelic): You'll find this nine-hole seaside gem on the scenic coast road (as opposed to the more inland and quicker A830) between Arisaig and Morar. Although not on the well-beaten path of Scotland's "trophy" courses, if you are passing through this area, it's a must play.
Cullen Links Golf Club: "immensely scenic", "quirky as golf can get", "short!", "hugely enjoyable" ... Cullen Links attracts as wide a variety of comments as it lays down golfing challenges. Shoehorned into this 4,600 yard treasure trove are ten par-3s, seven par-4s and a good-length par-5. Here you'll find all the seaside scenery a golfer could ask for, and a lot more besides. Read More...
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