Golf Birthdays: January 30 – February 3

Here’s a list of golfers celebrating birthdays over the last week.

January 30

Hall of Famer Curtis Strange turns 60. Strange won the US Open in both 1988 and 1989.  Overall, he won 17 titles on the PGA Tour, as well as the 1988 PGA Player of the Year trophy.

January 31

Seven-time Champions Tour winner Michael Allen turns 56. His best Major finish was a tie for 12th at the 2001 US Open.

Twenty-eight time Japan Tour winner Shingo Katayama turns 42. Katayama ranks sixth on the all-time win list for the Japan Golf Tour and is third on the money list. He finished fourth at the 2001 PGA Championship and the 2009 Masters.

February 2

Four-time PGA winner Bob Estes turns 49. Oddly, all four of Estes’ career victories have come by one stroke. He has five Top 10 finishes at Majors, his best a tie for fourth at the 1999 Masters.

Golf Channel commentator and six-time winner Arron Oberholser turns 40. Oberholser won the 2006 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am. He finished tied for fourth at the 2007 PGA Championship.

Nationwide Tour member Scott Sterling turns 43. He has one PGA top 10 finish in his career.

European Tour member Paul Waring turns 30. Waring was the 2005 English Amateur of the Year.

February 3

Forty-three time tournament winner Retief Goosen turns 46. Goosen won the US Open in 2001 and 2004, the 2001 victory being his first on the PGA Tour.  He has won 14 European Tour titles and has won the Order of Merit twice.

Four-time PGA winner Heath Slocum turns 41. Slocum’s bet finish at a Major came when he tied for ninth at the 2008 US Open.

PGA Tour member Chris Stroud turns 33. A two-time All-American at Lamar University. He has won Top 5 finish in his career, fifth at the 2007 Zurich Classic of New Orleans.



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