Name:Victor J. Ghezzi
Lived:[1910-1976]. Born on Oct 19, 1910 in Rumson, New Jersey. Died on May 30, 1976 in Miami Beach, Florida (aged 65).
Original/Home Club:Deal G&CC, NJ
Played as the Dapper Dan Open (July 15-18; last played in 1939). Second-placed Jimmy Demaret (USA) finished 6 shots behind Vic Ghezzi (USA), who recorded the last of his 11 PGA Tour wins. [Alcoma CC, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; now called 3 Lakes GC].
Played as the Greater Greensboro Open (March 20-23). Second-placed Frank Stranahan (USA, amateur) finished 2 shots behind Ghezzi (USA). [Starmount Forest CC, Greensboro, NC].
The US PGA Championship (24th) (July 7-13). Ghezzi (USA) beat Byron Nelson (USA) 1-up after 38 holes in the final. [Cherry Hills CC, Englewood, nr Denver, CO].
Played as the North & South Open (March 23-25). Second-placed Paul Runyan (USA) finished 6 shots behind Vic Ghezzi (USA). [No.2 Course, Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina].
Played as the Hershey Four-Ball (Sept 1-4; 126-hole round-robin match play event with eight two-man teams. The teams scored +1 for each hole they won and -1 for each hole they lost during the seven rounds played). Second-placed Paul Runyan (USA) & Sam Snead (USA) finished 15 pts behind the winning team of Ben Hogan (USA) & Vic Ghezzi (USA), who won $550 each. Hogan & Ghezzi's medal score of 458 set a new record of 53-under-par for a seven round best-ball event. Hogan recorded his first win as a professional. [West Course, Hershey CC, Hershey, PA].
Played as the Los Angeles Open (Jan 11-15). Ghezzi (USA) beat Johnny Revolta (USA) in an 18-hole playoff (Ghezzi 73, Revolta 75). Ghezzi and Revolta decided to evenly split the first and second place prize money. [Los Angeles CC, Los Angeles, CA].
European Tour: 2021 marks the 50th and last season of the world renowned European Tour, launched in April 1972 at the Spanish Open. From 2022 the Tour will be sponsored by Dubai-based global supply chain and ports operator DP World, and will be known as the DP World Tour.
South African Open: December 2021 events in South Africa have again been impacted by the Covid pandemic. The South African Open (Dec 2-5) will no longer be played as a DP World Tour event, and the Alfred Dunhill Championship (Dec 9-12) has been cancelled.
Bernhard Langer: at age 64, Langer collected a record sixth Charles Schwab Cup, the only player to have won the season-long points chase more than twice. He also topped the PGA Tour Champions money-list for the 11th time out of a possible 13 since 2008.
Carlota Ciganda: the five-time Solheim Cup star was delighted to record a fourth Ladies European Tour win in her home national championship, the Ladies Spanish Open.
Lee Elder: Trailblazer, Ryder Cup player, four-time PGA Tour winner and eight-time Senior PGA Tour winner, Lee Elder died on November 28, aged 87. In 1975 he became the first African American golfer to play in the Masters tournament, and in so doing provided one of the pivotal moments in the history of professional golf.
Golf World Top 100: Best Golf Courses in Europe. From France to Spain to the Netherlands and Norway, the Golf World Top 100 panel reveals the places you have to play (published 20 October 2021).
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.
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