Golf Birthdays: August 17-21

August 17

Sean Murphy, who racked up six Nike Tour wins in his career, turns 50. He was the Nike Tour’s leading money winner and Player of the Year in 1993. His best finish at a Major was tied for 32nd at the 1996 US Open.

August 18

Brett Quigley, a top 20 money list finisher on the PGA Tour in 2006, turns 46. Quigley had two wins on the Tour and tied for 28th at the 2003 US Open.

Sonny Skinner, who has played on the Nationwide, PGA, and Champions Tour, turns 55. In 1997 at the Buick Open, he tied the Warwick Hills Golf Course record by shooting a 62. He was named PGA Professional of the Year in 2008 and Senior PGA Professional of the Year in 2010, the only person to win both awards.

August 19

John O’ Leary, the Irish-born two-time European Tour winner, turns 66. He won the 1976 Greater Manchester Open and the 1982 Irish Open. he played the Open Championship 12 times, and finished tied for 13th in 1979.

August 20

Duffy Waldorf, who won four times on the PGA Tour, turns 53. His four wins came between 19995-2000 as he took the Texas Open, twice (1995, 1999), the Buick Classic (1999) and the Golf Classic Disney (2000).  He finished in the top 10 of three Majors, including tying for fifth at the 1996 Masters.

August 21

Richard Zokol, the Canadian who won the 1992 Greater Milwaukee Open, turns 57. He finished tied for 14th at the 1993 PGA Championship as well, and works for the Royal Canadian Golf Association, advising on player development for the country’s elite young duffers.



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