Legends Tour, Da Silva wins the PGA Seniors


Another great performance for Emanuele Canonica on the Legends Tour. After finishing second at last week’s Irish Legends presented by the McGinley Foundation, the Italian finished third in the Staysure PGA Seniors Championship with a total of 280 (65 70 76 69, -8) shots.

The tournament, which was held at Formby Golf Club & Formby Ladies Golf Club (par 72), in Formby, near Liverpool in England, was won by Brazilian Adilson Da Silva with a score of 270 (64 69 67 70 , -18) ahead of Swede Joakim Haeggman, second with 276 (-12).

In third position, with the same score as Canonica, also the other Swede Michael Jonzon (69 67 72 72).

Legends Tour results

For the Verdeoro golfer, this is his first career success on the Legends Tour. This title is in addition to twelve others won on the Sunshine Tour, where he holds the record for the most consecutive cups: 43.

Adilson José da Silva (Santa Cruz do Sul, January 4, 1972) is a Brazilian professional golfer. The son of a carpenter and housekeeper, Adilson supplemented his income by working as a caddy at the Santa Cruz Golf Club.

At the age of 17, and with the consent of his family, he agreed to travel to Zimbabwe, a country with a golfing tradition, at the invitation of Andrew Robert Edmondson, an English golfer and businessman in the established tobacco industry in the African country. .

They met in 1991, in Santa Cruz do Sul, when Andrew was constantly traveling around the city of Rio Grande do Sul. He remained in Zimbabwe until 1994 when he moved to South Africa, where he trained and decided to live. In September 2011, he reached number 371 in the world rankings. In 2013, Adilson reached No. 215 in the world rankings, the highest ever achieved by a Brazilian golfer in the history of the sport.

In 2016, Adilson became world number 354. Adilson has won more than 30 tournaments in the sport, and in 2012 he became the sixth Brazilian in history to reach the final of a Grand Slam golf tournament. He participated in the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.[4] Adilson had the honor of opening the men’s golf competition at the Rio Olympics; it was a historic moment, as it marked the sport’s return to eventing after a 112-year absence – previously it had only featured in Paris 1900 and Saint Louis 1904.

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