Brian Huggett awarded honorary life membership

Brian Huggett awarded honorary life membership
Welsh professional golfer Brian Huggett has received the Honorary Life Membership on the European Tour in recognition of his achievements over the last half a century.

The talented player, who has won 16 titles across the continent and two following the launch of the campaign in 1972, was also acknowledged for his outstanding contribution to the Ryder Cup.

Huggett also finished joint runner-up to Peter Thomson in the 1965 Open Championshup at Royal Birkdale before finally tasting glory at the Senior Open Championship in 1998 at Royal Portrush.

The Welshman is probably best remembered for his role in the Ryder Cup, first as a player and then as the last man to captain Great Britain & Ireland before the team became Europe in 1977.

"At 75 I thought I had missed out so it is very special for me, especially as it has come from the players and the board," Huggett commented following the presentation.

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