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2005 In Golf
This article summarizes the highlights of professional and amateur golf in the year 2005.Contents1 Men's professional golf 2 Women's professional golf 3 Senior men's professional golf 4 Amateur golf 5 Tables of results5.1 Overview6 MoviesMen's professional golf[edit] Major championships7–10 April: Masters Tournament
Masters Tournament
- Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
defeated fellow American Chris DiMarco at the first playoff hole to claim his 4th Masters title, and his 9th major. He temporarily returned to No. 1 in the Official World Golf
Golf
Rankings. 16–19 June: U.S. Open - Michael Campbell
Michael Campbell
came from behind in the fourth round to win his first major with an even par score. He was the first New Zealander to win a major since Bob Charles won the British Open in 1963
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Men's Major Golf Championships
The men's major golf championships, commonly known as the Major Championships,[1] and often referred to simply as the majors, are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in professional golf. In order of play date, they are:April – Masters Tournament
Masters Tournament
(weekend ending 2nd Sunday in April) – hosted as an invitational by and played at Augusta National Golf
Golf
Club in the U.S. state of Georgia. June – U.S
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2005 European Tour
The 2005 European Tour was the 34th golf season since the European Tour officially began in 1972. The 2005 season consisted of 47 official money events, which was a new record total. This included four major championships and three World Golf
Golf
Championships, which were also sanctioned by the PGA Tour. 27 events took place in Europe, 10 in Asia, six in the United States, two in South Africa
South Africa
and one each in Australia
Australia
and New Zealand. Total prize money exceeded €97 million, including nearly €40 million in the four major championships and three individual World Golf
Golf
Championships events. The Order of Merit race came down to the final tournament, and was won by Colin Montgomerie
Colin Montgomerie
for a record eighth time, and the first since 1999. The Player of the Year award was given to Order of Merit runner up and U.S
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The Tour Championship
The Tour Championship
The Tour Championship
(stylized as the TOUR Championship) is a golf tournament that is part of the PGA Tour. It has historically been one of the final events of the PGA Tour
PGA Tour
season; prior to 2007, its field consisted exclusively of the top 30 money leaders of the past PGA Tour season. Since 2007, it has been the final event of the four-tournament FedEx Cup playoff, and eligibility is determined by FedEx Cup
FedEx Cup
points amassed throughout the season instead. While originally followed by the PGA Tour Fall Series (for those competing for qualifying exemptions in the following season), a re-alignment of the PGA Tour's season structure beginning in 2013 makes the Tour Championship
Tour Championship
the final event of the season. From 1987 to 1996, several courses hosted the event
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Bart Bryant
Barton Holan Bryant (born November 18, 1962) is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour
PGA Tour
and Champions Tour. Bryant was born in Gatesville, Texas, the son of a Baptist pastor.[1] He attended New Mexico State University,[2] where he was a two-time All-American as a member of the golf team.[3] Bryant turned professional in 1986.[2] Bryant did not win on the PGA Tour
PGA Tour
until his 187th start, the 2004 Valero Texas Open. His entire career has been plagued by injuries and he graduated from PGA Tour
PGA Tour
Q School six times before his win.[1] At 41 he was the oldest first time winner on the tour in nine years
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2005 PGA Tour
The 2005 PGA Tour
PGA Tour
season was played from January 6 to November 6.Contents1 Schedule1.1 Unofficial events2 Money list 3 Awards 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksSchedule[edit] The numbers in parentheses after the winners' names are the number of wins they had on the tour up to and including that event.Date Tournament Location Winner OWGR points[1] Purse ($) Winner's share ($) NotesJan 9 Mercedes Championships Hawaii
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European Tour
The PGA European Tour is an organisation which operates the three leading men's professional golf tours in Europe: the elite European Tour, the European Senior Tour and the developmental Challenge Tour. Its headquarters are at Wentworth Club
Wentworth Club
in Virginia Water, Surrey, England. The European Tour is the primary golf tour in Europe
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BMW Championship (European Tour)
The BMW PGA Championship, as it is currently known for sponsorship reasons, is an annual men's professional golf tournament on the European Tour. It was founded in 1955 by the Professional Golfers' Association, and as such was originally called the British PGA Championship. Since then it has had several sponsored names, but the phrase "PGA Championship" has usually been included in the name. The BMW PGA Championship is played each May over the West Course at the Wentworth Club in Surrey, England. The PGA European Tour has its headquarters at the club and as the tour's home tournament, the BMW PGA Championship is often regarded as the flagship event on the European Tour
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Ángel Cabrera
Ángel Cabrera
Ángel Cabrera
(pronounced [ˈaŋxel kaˈβɾeɾa]; born 12 September 1969) is an Argentine professional golfer who plays on both the European Tour and PGA Tour. He is known affectionately as "El Pato" in Spanish ("The Duck") for his waddling gait. He is a two-time major champion, with wins at the U.S. Open in 2007 and the Masters in 2009; he was the first (and only) Argentine to win either.[1] He also lost in a sudden death playoff at the Masters in 2013.Contents1 Background 2 Professional career2.1 Early career 2.2 European Tour wins 2.3 2007 U.S
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HSBC World Match Play Championship
The Volvo
Volvo
World Match Play Championship was the name of an annual match play men's professional golf tournament which was staged from 1964 to 2014. From 2009 to 2012 the event was played at the Finca Cortesín Golf
Golf
Club in Casares near Málaga, Spain, having previously been played at Wentworth Club
Wentworth Club
near London. In 2013, the event was held at the Thracian Cliffs Golf
Golf
& Beach Resort in Kavarna, Bulgaria. The event was traditionally played in the autumn, usually in October, but moved to a May date in 2011 and was an official money event on the European Tour from 2004 to 2014
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Paul McGinley
Paul Noel McGinley (born 16 December 1966) is an Irish professional golfer who has won four events on the European Tour
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Volvo Masters
The Volvo Masters was the concluding official money event of the European Tour season until 2009, when it was replaced by the Dubai World Championship. The event was founded in 1988 and held at Valderrama Golf Club in Andalusia, Spain, except for a five-year period between 1997 and 2001 when Montecastillo Golf Club
Montecastillo Golf Club
played host to the tournament.[1] The tournament reverted to its original name of "Volvo Masters" in 2005, having been known as the " Volvo Masters Andalucia" between 2000 and 2003 for sponsorship reasons. The prize money for the inaugural event was £351,690, and by 2008, this had increased to over €4 million, making it one of the richest events on the tour
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Republic Of Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
(/ˈaɪərlənd/ ( listen); Irish: Éire [ˈeːɾʲə] ( listen)), also known as the Republic of Ireland
Ireland
(Poblacht na hÉireann), is a sovereign state in north-western Europe
Europe
occupying 26 of 32 counties of the island of Ireland. The capital and largest city is Dublin, which is located on the eastern part of the island, and whose metropolitan area is home to around a third of the country's 4.75 million inhabitants. The state shares its only land border with Northern Ireland, a part of the United Kingdom. It is otherwise surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the Celtic Sea to the south, Saint George's Channel
Saint George's Channel
to the south-east, and the Irish Sea to the east
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Japan Golf Tour
The Japan
Japan
Golf
Golf
Tour is a prominent golf tour. It was founded in 1973 and as of 2006 it offers the third-highest annual prize fund out of the regular (that is not for seniors) men's professional tours after the PGA Tour
PGA Tour
and the European Tour. However, since the early 1990s, the growth in prize money has not kept pace with that on the two larger tours. Official events on the Japan
Japan
Golf
Golf
Tour count for World Golf
Golf
Ranking points, and success on the tour can also qualify members to play in the majors. Most of the leading players on the tour are Japanese, but players from many other countries also participate. The tour is currently run by the Japan
Japan
Golf
Golf
Tour Organization (JGTO), which was established in 1999
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The Players Championship
The Players Championship
The Players Championship
(commonly known as simply The Players, stylized by the PGA Tour
PGA Tour
as The PLAYERS Championship) is an annual golf tournament on the PGA Tour. Originally known as the Tournament Players Championship, it began in 1974.[2] For many years, the Players Championship offered the highest prize fund of any tournament in golf ($10.5 million in 2015) until it was overtaken in 2017 by the U.S. Open, which offered a $12 million purse.[3] The field usually includes the top 50 players in the world rankings, but unlike the three major championships staged in the United States, it is not an official event on the European Tour. The Players has often been considered the unofficial "fifth major" due to its prestige, its host course (the TPC at Sawgrass
TPC at Sawgrass
Stadium Course at which the tournament has been played since 1982, home of the iconic par-3 No
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Shingo Katayama
Shingo Katayama
Shingo Katayama
(Japanese: 片山 晋呉, born 31 January 1973) is a Japanese golfer. Katayama was born in Chikusei, Ibaraki
Chikusei, Ibaraki
Prefecture. He turned professional in 1995 and has played full-time on the Japan
Japan
Golf
Golf
Tour since 1997. He topped the Japan
Japan
Golf
Golf
Tour money list five times: 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2008. He has won 31 tournaments on the Japan Golf
Golf
Tour, ranking sixth on the career wins list and ranking second on the career money list with over 1.9 billion ¥. Katayama has played in several major championships and World Golf Championships events, and his most notable achievement outside Japan is his tied fourth-place finish at the 2001 PGA Championship. He played the 3rd round with the champion David Toms
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