Golf Birthdays: August 23-27

August 23

Chris DiMarco, the American who finished second at three Majors in a three-year period, turns 47. DiMarco won three PGA tournaments between 2000-2002. He reached No. 6 in the world in 2005.

Todd Fischer, a four-time professional winner, turns 46. Fischer had four Top 3 finishes on the PGA Tour.

August 24

Rich Beem, the 2002 PGA Championship winner, turns 45. After an opening-round 72, he fired a 6-under 66 to soar into a five-way tie for the lead. He fell three strokes behind Justin Leonard entering the final round, but came out gunning in the final round, sinking a 35-foot birdie on the 16th to lead by two strokes. He won by one stroke over Tiger Woods at 10-under.

Steve Gotsche, a two-time Tour winner, turns 54. He tied for 32nd at the 1996 US Open.

August 26

Jim Rutledge, a six-time Canadian Tour winner, turns 56.

August 27

Bernhard Langer, the German who was the world’s first official No. 1 ranked golfer, turns 57. Langer won 42 European Tour titles, second-most all-time, and has won 24 Champions Tour titles, tied for fourth all-time. He won the Masters in 1985 and 1993 and has 97 professional wins overall. In 1985, he won at Augusta by two strokes over Seve Ballesteros, Raymond Floyd, and Curtis Strange with a 6-under 282. In 1993, his 11-under 277 won The Masters by four strokes.

Doug Tewell, who has won 15 professional tournaments, including eight on the Champions Tour, turns 65.



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