Golf Birthdays: January 9-10

A look at professional golfers celebrating birthdays on January 9 and 10.

Rod Curl, the first Native American to win a PGA event, turns 72. Curl played regularly on the PGA tour from 1969-1978 and had 42 top 10 finishes. His crowning victory came when he defeated Jack Nicklaus by a single stroke to win the Colonial in 1974.

Sergio Garcia, presently ranked No. 5 in the world, turns 35. Widely thought of as the best player in the world without a Major title, Garcia has 27 professional wins, including eight on the PGA Tour and 11 on the Euro Tour. He has finished in the top four of Majors six times in his career, most recently as runner-up at The Open Championship in 2014.

David Peoples, two-time PGA winners, turns 55. Peoples won the Buick Southern Open by one stroke in 1991, and the Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic in 1992 by the same margin.

Ian Poulter, 12-time winner on the European Tour, turns 39. Poulter was the Tour’s Rookie of the Year in 2000, and has finished in the top three at a Major twice, most recently tied for third at the 2012 PGA Championship.

 

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