Golf Birthdays: March 1-3

March has come in like a lion, who’s riding the wind and blowing out their candles?

 

March 1

Three-time professional winner Pat Perez turns 39. Perez won the 2009 Bob Hope Classic and finished tied for sixth at the 2005 PGA Championship,

March 2

Japan’s Toshi Izawa turns 47. Izawa has 17 professional wins, 16 of those on the Japan Golf Tour and has led that Tour in money in two different years. His best Major was a tie for fourth at the 2001 Masters at 10-under..

Wales’ Ian Woosnam, who won 51 times as a professional, including the 1991 Masters, turns 57. His 29 European Tour titles are good for sixth-all time and he has four Top 3 finishes at Majors in his career, including the aforementioned Masters, where he fired a 72-66-67-72 to finish 11-under and win by one stroke.

March 3

Australia’s Brendan Jones turns 40. Jones plays on the Japan Golf Tour, where he has won 13 titles. In 2009, he finished tied for 24th at the PGA Championship.

 

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