Golf Birthdays: February 21-22
Your humble author turns a horrifying 41 on Saturday. Who else is blowing out the candles this weekend?
Three-time European Tour winner Pierre Fulke turns 44. The Swede took the 1999 Trophee Lancome, the 2000 Scottish PGA Championship, and the 2000 Volvo Masters. He also finished seventh at the 2000 Open Championship and 10th at the 2002 PGA Championship.
PGA Tour member Steve Wheatcroft turns 37. Wheatcroft has two career wins on the Web.com tour.
Tommy Aaron, 1973 Masters champion, turns 78. A member of the PGA Tour during three different decades, he turned pro in 1960 but didn’t win his first title until nine years later at the Canadian Open. He finished second to Gary Player by four strokes at the 1972 PGA Championship, but wouldn’t be denied the following spring in Augusta. He fired a 68-73-74-68 – 283 to finish 5-under and edge J.C. Snead by a single stroke.
European Tour pro Marc Cayeux turns 37. A resident of Zimbabwe, he has 11 professional wins – nine on the Sunshine Tour and two on the Challenger Tour.
Gary Evans, who twice finished in the Top 10 at the Open Championship, turns 46. The Englishman finished fifth at Muirfield in 2002.
Four-time professional winner David Mathis turns 40. Mathis has two victories ont he Web.com Tour
Twelve-time PGA winner Wayne Levi turns 63. Levi turned pro in 1973 and racked up 19 professional wins, winning the 1990 PGA Tour Player of the Year trophy for winning four tournaments during the season.
Vijay Singh, who spent 32 weeks ranked No. 1 in the world and has won three Majors, turns 52. Singh has 59 professional wins, including 34 on the PGA Tour and 13 on the European Tour. He won the PGA Championship in 1998 by two strokes over Steve Stricker, and the 2004 version in a dramatic playoff over Chris DiMarco and Justin Leonard. In 2000, he finished 10-under at The Masters to win by three strokes.