Golf Birthdays: August 6-9

August 6

Doug Ford: Two-time Major winner Doug Ford turns 93. Ford won the 1957 Masters and 1955 PGA Championship among his 19 PGA titles. The 1955 PGA title came when the tournament was still a match-play style, and he defeated Cary Middlecoff 4&3, winning Player of the Year honors in the process. In 1957, he started the final round of The Masters a stroke behind co-leaders Sam Snead and Arnold Palmer. Snead had a commanding four-stroke lead, but a string of three straight bogeys to start the back nine saw Ford taket he lead with a birdie on No. 12. He added three more birdies in the final five holes to take the green jacket.

Billy Mayfair:  Five-time professional winner, turns 49. Mayfair won five tournaments between 1993 and 1998, including the 1995 Tour Championship. He finished in the Top 5 of a Major three times in his career.

 August 8

Webb Simpson: Winner of the 2012 US Open, Simpson turns 31. Simpson has four titles to his name, none bigger than the Open, in which he started Sunday four strokes off the lead but finished with a second consecutive 68 to win by one stroke over Graeme McDowell and Michael Thompson.

August 9

Patrick Sheehan, who has two Tour wins, turns 46.

Bill Loeffler, a nine-time winner, turns 59.  He won teh 2007 Senior PGA Professional National Championship.

Brett Wetterich, winner of the 2006 Byron Nelson Championship, turns 42.

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