Golf Birthdays: January 3-6

Here’s a look at what golfers are blowing out the candles between January 3-6.

 

Charlie Wi turned 43 on January 3. The native of South Korea has seven Asian Tour wins and 1 European Tour victory, and finished tied for 9th at the 2008 PGA Championship.

 David Toms turned 48 on January 4. Toms has 17 wins in his career, 13 of those on the PGA Tour, including the 2001 PGA Championship, firing a 15-under 265 to beat Phil Mickelson by one stroke and set the PGA record for lowest score at a Major.

Miguel Angel Jimenez lit the candles for the 51st time on January 5. The Spaniard has 25 career wins – 21 of those on the European Tour. He holds the record for the oldest champion on the Euro Tour, winning the Open De Espana last May. He has finished in the top 5 of The Masters (2014, 4th); the US Open (2000, 2nd); and The Open Championship (2001, 3rd).

Shaun Micheel turned 46 on January 5. Micheel is best remembered for his stunning win at the 2003 PGA Championship, which he entered as the 169th-ranked player in the world. He beat fellow American Chad Campbell by two strokes, finishing at 4 under.

Paul Azinger turns 55 today. He has 17 pro wins, 12 on the PGA Tour, including the 1993 PGA Championship. He spent nearly 300 weeks in the top 10 of the world rankings between 1988 and 1994. His win at the PGA Championship came on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff with Greg Norman.

Craig Perks is 48 today. Thee New Zealander has one career win on the PGA Tour, taking the 2002 Players Championship with an 8-under 280.

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