Golf Families(2)

Golf Families(2)

Bernhard and Steffan Langer
When the 17-year-old son of Germany’s greatest golfer made his Tour debut in the 2007 Dutch Open he played better in the second round than in the first. About playing with his son, Bernhard said: “It’s a wonderful thing – a big opportunity for him and a great experience to be in the same field together.” Steffan might have been taught a harsh lesson that day – although he still plays in father-son challenges with his dad, he hasn’t returned to the main tour. 

Tiger and Cheyenne Woods
Tiger is not the only member of the Woods family to be useful with golf clubs – his niece Cheyenne is not bad either. Eighteen years ago she was pushed around the Riviera GC in Los Angeles in a pram whilst her uncle played in his very first PGA Tour event.

Now a successful student and member of the golf team at Wake Forest, Cheyenne made her LPGA debut on a sponsor’s invitation last year at the Wegmans event in New York. She shot 75-74 to miss the cut but impressed observers with her poise in the face of the inevitable press and gallery attention. 

Antonio and Ignacio Garrido
The Spanish version of the Haas family, Antonio and Ignacio became the second father and son Ryder Cup combination (after Percy and Peter Alliss). 

Camilo and Manuel Villegas
In the last few years Colombia’s Camilo Villegas has risen from promising youngster best know for his extravagant manner of eyeing up putts to the top ten of the world rankings (following his victory in the 2008 Tour Championship). 

His younger brother Manny has so far had less success as he plies his trade on the Tour de las Americas (plus other minor tours) – his best effort so far was 11th in the Colombia Masters.They might be brothers, but Manny uses another ‘family’ name when referring to Camilo. “I call him ‘ Grandpa’,” he reveals, “because he’s very organized. Growing up he’d get on at me, tell me to put things away, like an old man. He numbers his socks. He’s weird like that.” 

Rafa and Emma Cabrera Bello
Brother and sister Rafa and Emma Cabrera Bello are two of the brightest young players on the European and Ladies European Tours. 

David and Bob Duval
The PGA Tour has eight winning father-son combinations but there is believed to be only one father-son combination which won on the same day. That happened when David Duval won the 1999 Players Championship on the very Sunday that Bob Duval won the Emerald Coast Classic on the Champions Tour. 

The Ozaki brothers
Alongside Isao Aoki and Tommy Nakajima, and before Ryo Ishikawa, Japanese golf was represented by the Ozaki brothers, an extraordinary trio who dominated the Japanese Tour over 30 years and were frequent fixtures at the majors. 

Edoardo and Francesco Molinari
The last five years have seen the rise of the Italian Molinari brothers to the brink of the European Ryder Cup team. Edoardo was the first to show his talent when winning the 2005 US Amateur Championship, but he then took a back seat as younger brother Francesco claimed the 2006 Italian Open and became one of the most consistent performers on the European Tour. 

Golf families(1) 

Kung Fu helps your golf game

Copyright reserved by

Part 2 (of 6) from PGA European Tour Golf on the Sony PlayStation. A modest round of golf on the Hanbury Manor course, completing in 69 strokes (-2) from Amateur tees. Part 1: Part 3: PGA European Tour Golf playlist:

More European Tour Golf Articles