Golf Birthdays: June 19-21

June 19

Anthony Kim, who won three PGA titles and played for a winning Ryder Cup squad, turns 30. Kim has not played on the Tour since 2012, when he had surgery to repair the Achilles tendon of his left leg.

June 20

Paul Goydos, a two-time PGA winner, turns 51. Goydos turned pro in 1989 and won Bay Hill in 1996 and the Sony Open in Hawaii in 2007. He tied for 12th at the 1999 US Open.

Charles Howell III, the 2001 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year, turns 36.He won the 2002 Michelob Championship and the 2007 Nissan Open, defeating Phil Mickelson in a playoff. His best finish at a Major came in 2003, when he tied for 10th at the PGA Championship.

Trip Kuehne III, who famously lost the 1994 US Amateur championship to Tiger Woods, turns 43. Ahead by five holes with 12 to play, Kuehne saw Woods rally to win five of the next 10 holes and win the title on the 17th. A three-time collegiate All-American, he decided to only play as an amateur, instead entering the financial world after earning an MBA.

June 21

Matt Kuchar, a seven-time PGA winner who has finished in the Top 10 of all four Majors, turns 37. Kuchar won the Byron Nelson Award and the Vardon Trophy in 2010 and was the PGA Tour’s money leader that season. He won the Barclays that season and finished tied for sixth at the US Open. His biggest win to date was The Players Championship in 2012.

England’s Barry Lane, who won five times on the European Tour, turns 55. He won Euro Tour events 16 years apart; the first in 1988 at Bell’s Scottish Open, the last in 2004 at the Damovo British Masters.

 

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