2021 in golf

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Years in golf

2021 in sports

This article summarizes the highlights of professional and amateur golf in the year 2021.

Men's professional golf

Major championships

World Golf Championships

FedEx Cup playoff events

Other leading PGA Tour events

For a complete list of PGA Tour results see 2020–21 PGA Tour.

Leading European Tour events

For a complete list of European Tour results see 2021 European Tour.

Team events

  • 24–26 September: Ryder Cup – Team USA defeated Europe by a score of 19 to 9.[15]

Tour leaders

Awards

Results from other tours

Other happenings

  • 20 June: Jon Rahm regained the top spot in the Official World Golf Ranking after winning the U.S. Open, gaining it for the third time, replacing Dustin Johnson.[3]
  • 11 July: Dustin Johnson regained the top spot in the Official World Golf Ranking, gaining it for the seventh time, replacing Rahm.[16]
  • 18 July: Rahm regained the top spot in the Official World Golf Ranking, gaining it for the fourth time, replacing Johnson.[17]

Women's professional golf

LPGA majors

Additional LPGA Tour events

For a complete list of LPGA Tour results, see 2021 LPGA Tour.
For a complete list of Ladies European Tour results see 2021 Ladies European Tour.

Team events

  • 4–6 September: Solheim Cup – The European team defeated the United States, 15 to 13.[24]

Money list leaders

Other tour results

Other happenings

Senior men's professional golf

Senior majors

Charles Schwab Cup playoff events

Full results

Senior women's professional golf

Amateur golf

Other happenings

Golf in multi-sport events

Deaths

  • 16 January – Jimmy Powell (born 1935), American professional golfer who had four wins on the Senior PGA Tour.[53]
  • 20 January – Lonnie Nielsen (born 1953), American professional golfer who had two wins on the Champions Tour.[54]
  • 26 January – Bob McCallister (born 1934), American professional golfer who had two wins on the PGA Tour.[55]
  • 19 February – Bill Wright (born 1936), American professional golfer who was the first African-American to win a United States Golf Association national title.[56]
  • 25 February – Lyndsay Stephen (born 1956), Australian professional golfer who had two wins on the PGA Tour of Australasia.[57]
  • 13 March – Rocky Thompson (born 1939), American professional golfer who had three wins on the Senior PGA Tour.[58]
  • 18 March – DeWitt Weaver (born 1939), American professional golfer who had two wins on the PGA Tour.[59]
  • 23 March – Bob Lewis (born 1944), American amateur golfer who finished runner-up at the 1980 U.S. Amateur.[60]
  • 29 March – Jerry McGee (born 1943), American professional golfer who had four wins on the PGA Tour.[61]
  • 6 April – Al Mengert (born 1929), American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour.[62]
  • 23 April – Bill Johnston (born 1925), American professional golfer who had two wins on the PGA Tour.[63]
  • 23 May – Lionel Platts (born 1934), English professional golfer.[64]
  • 25 June – Brian Bamford (born 1935), English professional golfer.[65]
  • 16 July – David Snell (born 1933), English professional golfer.[66]
  • 20 September – Billy Maxwell (born 1929), American professional golfer who won the 1951 U.S. Amateur and seven PGA Tour events.[67]
  • 23 September – Bruce Fleisher (born 1948), American professional golfer who won the 1968 U.S. Amateur, one PGA Tour event and 18 Champions Tour events.[68]
  • 24 October - Fredrik Andersson Hed (born 1972), Swedish professional golfer who had one win on the European Tour.
  • 28 November - Lee Elder (born 1934), American professional golfer who won four PGA Tour events and eight Senior PGA Tour events. He was also the first black golfer to play in the Masters Tournament.[69]

Table of results

This table summarizes all the results referred to above in date order.

Dates Tournament Status or tour Winner
14–17 Jan Latin America Amateur Championship Amateur men's individual tournament Cancelled
25–28 Feb WGC-Workday Championship World Golf Championships United States Collin Morikawa
11–14 Mar The Players Championship PGA Tour United States Justin Thomas
24–28 Mar WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play World Golf Championships United States Billy Horschel
1–4 Apr ANA Inspiration LPGA major Thailand Patty Tavatanakit
8–11 Apr Masters Tournament Men's major Japan Hideki Matsuyama
6–9 May Regions Tradition Senior major Germany Alex Čejka
8–9 May Walker Cup Great Britain & Ireland v United States
men's amateur team event
 United States
20–23 May PGA Championship Men's major United States Phil Mickelson
21–26 May NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championships U.S. college championship Ole Miss / Rachel Heck
27–30 May Senior PGA Championship Senior major Germany Alex Čejka
28 May – 2 Jun NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships U.S. college championship Pepperdine / Turk Pettit
3–6 Jun U.S. Women's Open LPGA major Philippines Yuka Saso
7–12 Jun Womens Amateur Championship Amateur women's individual tournament Scotland Louise Duncan
14–19 Jun The Amateur Championship Amateur men's individual tournament England Laird Shepherd
17–20 Jun U.S. Open Men's major Spain Jon Rahm
23–26 Jun European Amateur Amateur men's individual tournament Denmark Christoffer Bring
24–27 Jun Women's PGA Championship LPGA major United States Nelly Korda
24–27 Jun Senior Players Championship Senior major United States Steve Stricker
8–11 Jul U.S. Senior Open Senior major United States Jim Furyk
15–18 Jul The Open Championship Men's major United States Collin Morikawa
21–24 Jul European Ladies Amateur Amateur women's individual tournament Sweden Ingrid Lindblad
22–25 Jul The Evian Championship LPGA Tour and Ladies European Tour major Australia Minjee Lee
22–25 Jul The Senior Open Championship Senior major Wales Stephen Dodd
29 Jul – 1 Aug Summer Olympics Men's tournament United States Xander Schauffele
29 Jul – 1 Aug U.S. Senior Women's Open Senior women's major Sweden Annika Sörenstam
4–7 Aug Summer Olympics Women's tournament United States Nelly Korda
2–8 Aug U.S. Women's Amateur Amateur women's individual tournament United States Jensen Castle
5–8 Aug WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational World Golf Championships Mexico Abraham Ancer
9–15 Aug U.S. Amateur Amateur men's individual tournament United States James Piot
19–22 Aug Women's British Open LPGA Tour and Ladies European Tour major Sweden Anna Nordqvist
19–23 Aug The Northern Trust PGA Tour FedEx Cup playoff United States Tony Finau
26–28 Aug Curtis Cup Amateur women's team event  United States
26–29 Aug BMW Championship PGA Tour FedEx Cup playoff United States Patrick Cantlay
26–29 Aug Senior LPGA Championship Senior women's major England Trish Johnson
2–5 Sep Tour Championship PGA Tour FedEx Cup playoff United States Patrick Cantlay
4–6 Sep Solheim Cup Europe v United States
women's professional team event
 Europe
9–12 Sep BMW PGA Championship European Tour United States Billy Horschel
24–26 Sep Ryder Cup United States team vs. European team
men's professional team event
 United States
22–24 Oct Dominion Charity Classic PGA Tour Champions Charles Schwab Cup playoff Germany Bernhard Langer
28–31 Oct WGC-HSBC Champions World Golf Championships Cancelled
3–6 Nov Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship Amateur men's individual tournament Japan Keita Nakajima
5–7 Nov TimberTech Championship PGA Tour Champions Charles Schwab Cup playoff New Zealand Steven Alker
11–14 Nov Charles Schwab Cup Championship PGA Tour Champions Charles Schwab Cup playoff United States Phil Mickelson
18–21 Nov DP World Tour Championship, Dubai European Tour United States Collin Morikawa
18–21 Nov CME Group Tour Championship LPGA Tour South Korea Ko Jin-young

Notes

  1. This total does not include FedEx Cup bonuses.

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External links

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