Golf Birthdays: September 13-20

September 13

Mark Wiebe, five-time winner on the Champions Tour, turns 58. He won twice on the PGA Tour in the mid-1980s, and won The Senior Open Championship in 2013 in a playoff versus Bernhard Langer.

September 14

Notah Begay, the first and only full-blooded Native American golfer on the PGA Tour, turns 45. He has four PGA wins in his career, two each in 1999 and 2000.

September 15

Fulton Allem, one of the most successful South African golfers in history, turns 58. Allem won 11 times on the Sunshine Tour and three times on the PGA Tour, including a 1-stroke win over Greg Norman at the Colonial in 1993.

Kevin Na, winner of the 2011 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, turns 32.

September 17

Scott Simpson, winner of the 1987 US Open, turns 60. Simpson won seven times in all on the PGA Tour, and finished in the Top 10 of eight other Majors, including second place at the US Open in 1991. In 1987, Simpson was two strokes off the lead after two rounds, but part of 11 men within striking distance, including former champions Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus. He closed within a stroke of Watson at the end of 54 holes, and took the lead with a 30-foot birdie on No. 15. Playing ahead of Watson, he finished the final round with a 68, then saw Watson miss a 35-foot putt that would have forced a Monday playoff for the win.

September 19

Ryan Palmer, three-time PGA Tour winner, turns 39. Palmer finished tied for fifth at the 2014 PGA Championship.

 

 

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