Golf Birthdays: May 23-24

May 23

Steve Flesch, the 1998 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year, turns 48. Flesch has won eight titles in his career, four on the PGA Tour. He finished in the top 10 of four Majors, including fifth and sixth at the Masters in 2008 and 2009.

May 24

Carlos Franco, a 22-time professional winner, turns 50. The native of Paraguay finished sixth in the 1999 Masters and was named PGA Tour Rookie of the Year that same season, after winning both the Compaq Classic of New Orleans and the Greater Milwaukee Open. Ironically, his other two PGA titles were in those same two cities – New Orleans in 2000 and Milwaukee in 2004.

Bill Haas, winner of the 2011 FedEx Cup, turns 33. Haas, is the son of former PGA standout Jay Haas. He has racked up six PGA Tour wins since his first victory in January of 2010, including the 2011 Tour Championship and most recently ,the 2015 Humana Challenge.


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