Local Qualifying - 2004 US Womens Open

By Golf Channel NewsroomMay 25, 2004, 4:00 pm
Local Qualifying Results - 2004 U.S. Women's Open
 
05/17/04
CARY, ILL. - FOXFORD HILLS GC

Mee Lee - Korea 70
Meredith Ward - Crystal Lake, Ill. 74
Seon Hwa Lee - Korea 75
Sarah Sasse - Lincoln, Neb. 75
Laura Myerscough - Charleston, Ill. 75
Katie Connelly - Beloit, Wis. 75
Joellyn Erdmann-Crooks - Little Chute, Wis. 75
Bomi Suh - Korea 75
Heather Zielinski(a) - Sylvania, Ohio 76
Kerry Postillion(a) - Burr Ridge, Ill. 77
Noriko Nakazaki(a) - Hanover Park, Ill. 78
Cindy Pasechnik - Canada 78
Christina Miller(a) - Miami, Fla. 78
Becca Huffer(a) - Denver, Colo. 78
A - Erica Bieniek - Scottville, Mich. 78
A - Amy Langhals - Kalida, Ohio 78
 
MONROE, N.C. - ROLLING HILLS CC
Kristina Engstrom - Sweden 69
Joan Pitcock - Fresno, Calif. 69
Niloufar Aazam-Zanganeh(a) - Switzerland 70
Lea Bagwell-Venable(a) - Simpsonville, S.C. 70
Yvonne Cox - Charleston, W.Va. 71
Michelle Jarman(a) - Wilmington, N.C. 72
Marcy Hart - Scottsdale, Ariz. 72
Tai Perry(a) - Conway, S.C. 73
Sharon O'Neill - Australia 73
Anne Fraser - Deerfield Beach, Fla. 73
Kimberly Lewellen - Raleigh, N.C. 74
Blair Lamb(a) - Flat Rock, N.C. 74
A - Laura Crawford(a) - Lancaster, S.C. 74
A - Lindsay Robinson(a) - Huntington, W.Va. 75
A - Laree Sugg - Petersburg, Va. 75
A - Charlaine Coetzee Hirst - South Africa 75
 
NAPLES, FLA. - IMPERIAL GC
Kim Augusta - Rumford, R.I. 69
Julieta Granada(a) - Paraguay 69
Kristin Tamulis - Naples, Fla. 70
Sue Ertl - Bradenton, Fla. 71
Kyeong Eun Bae - Korea 72
Brittany Lincicome(a) - Seminole, Fla. 72
Rebecca Kuhn(a) - Miami, Fla. 73
Maria Gallegos(a) - Argentina 73
Lynde Baltrusaitis(a) - Fort Myers, Fla. 74
Leigh Mills - Tampa, Fla. 74
Kathi Poppmeier - Austria 74
Jordan Cherebetiu - Rapid City, S.D. 74
Jennifer Gleason - Clearwater, Fla. 74
Cathy Edelen - North Port, Fla. 74
Taylor Leon(a) - Dallas, Texas 75
Nicole Perrot - Chile 75
Michele Fuller - Jupiter, Fla. 75
Carrie Dykstra(a) - Waupun, Wis. 75
Lara Tadiotto - Belgium 76
Kim Benedict - Rochester Hills, Mich. 76
Jennifer Hong(a) - Windermere, Fla. 76
Jennifer Bodemann(a) - Palm City, Fla. 76
Dana Lacey - Australia 76
A - Hana Young(a) - Wesley Chapel, Fla. 76
A - Alexandra Bodemann(a) - Palm City, Fla. 77
A - Alina Lee(a) - Bradenton, Fla. 77
A - Lorie Mc Cabe - Naples, Fla. 77
 
ROSWELL, GA. - HORSESHOE BEND
Juli Hilton - Saratoga, Calif. 70
Christina Harrell - Greenville, S.C. 72
Nicole Hage(a) - Coral Springs, Fla. 73
Bernadette Luse - Orlando, Fla. 73
Whitney Frykman(a) - Acworth, Ga. 74
Tonya Gill - Stone Mountain, Ga. 74
Marilyn Lovander - Punta Gorda, Fla. 74
Danielle Downey - Spencerport, N.Y. 74
Courtney Swaim - Duluth, Ga. 74
Margaret Shirley(a) - Roswell, Ga. 75
Joan Delk - Alpharetta, Ga. 75
Cortney Reno - Grosse Ile, Mich. 75
Chiharu Yamaguchi - Japan 75
Celeste Troche - Paraguay 75
Leanna Wicks - Brighton, Mich. 76
Kristen Samp - Moberly, Mo. 76
Alison Hiller - Atlanta, Ga. 76
Abigale Schepperle(a) - Birmingham, Ala. 76
A - Patricia Martinson - Marion, Iowa 77
A - Jennifer Cassidy(a) - Dalton, Ga. 77
A - Jen Hanna - Greenville, S.C. 77
A - Diane Irvin - Pacific Palisades, Calif. 77
 
SALINAS, CALIF. - CORRAL DE TIERRA CC
Vikki Laing - Scotland 72
Bridget Dwyer(a) - Kailua, Hawaii 72
Vivan Phosomran - Long Beach, Calif. 74
Ria Quiazon - Union City, Calif. 74
Teresa Ishiguro - Ione, Calif. 75
Laura Luethke(a) - Clovis, Calif. 75
Jaejean Kang - San Jose, Calif. 75
Casey Gee(a) - Sacramento, Calif. 75
Rebecka Heinmert - Sweden 76
Ji-Yun Lee - San Jose, Calif. 76
A - Dana Ebster - Modesto, Calif. 77
A - Tasha Browner - Tarzana, Calif. 77
A - Joanne Lee(a) - San Carlos, Calif. 77
A - Hannah Summerhays(a) - Carmichael, Calif. 78
 

05/18/04
PORT ORCHARD, WASH. - TROPHY LAKE G & CC

Kim Shin(a) - Shoreline, Wash. 75
Kwan-Chih Lu(a) - Chinese Taipei 76
Hoi Ning Eva Yoe(a) - Ppls Rep. of China 77
Julie Wells - West Linn, Ore. 78
Johnna Nealy(a) - Grants Pass, Ore. 78
Jill Phillips(a) - Auburn, Wash. 78
A - Nicole Keller - Hillsboro, Ore. 79
A - Eom Ji Park(a) - Canada 79
A - Jeannine Fiorito - Las Vegas, Nev. 79
A - Miho Murata(a) - Bellevue, Wash. 81
 
05/19/04
CHINO HILLS, CALIF. - LOS SERRANOS (SOUTH)

Walailak Satarak - Thailand 71
Amber Lundskog(a) - San Diego, Calif. 71
Yeo Jin Kang - Korea 72
Wendy Modic - Pasadena, Calif. 72
Stella Lee - Irvine, Calif. 72
Carling Cho(a) - San Juan Capistrano, Calif. 72
Angela Park(a) - Torrance, Calif. 72
Amie Cochran(a) - Torrance, Calif. 72
Sydnee Michaels(a) - Temecula, Calif. 73
Minny Yeo - Newport Beach, Calif. 73
Jennie Lee(a) - Huntington Beach, Calif. 73
Allison Goodman(a) - San Diego, Calif. 73
Tiffany Lua(a) - Rowland Heights, Calif. 74
Taya Battistella - Bend, Ore. 74
Natalie Wong - Montebello, Calif. 74
Hsiao-Ching Lu(a) - Chinese Taipei 74
Christel Tomori - Hilo, Hawaii 74
Caryn Wilson - Rancho Mirage, Calif. 74
Selanee Henderson(a) - Apple Valley, Calif. 75
Mary Ritchie - Canada 75
Jenny Kim(a) - Los Angeles, Calif. 75
A - Ashley Forbes(a) - La Quinta, Calif. 76
A - C J Kim(a) - Rowland Heights, Calif. 76
A - Katherine Hoey(a) - Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. 76
A - Colleen Mc Gough - Huntington Beach, Calif. 76
 
HOUSTON, TEXAS - CHAMPIONS GC
Ashley Winn - West Monroe, La. 73
Nicole Dalkas - Palm Deset, Calif. 74
Marcela Leon - Mexico 74
Kristin Dufour - Austin, Texas 74
Angela Hendershot - Midland, Texas 74
Stefanie Page(a) - The Woodlands, Texas 75
Stacy Lewis(a) - The Woodlands, Texas 75
Randi Meadows - Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas 75
Olof Jonsdottir - Iceland 75
Jan Dowling - Canada 75
Sherry Heller(a) - Houston, Texas 76
Shellie Wenzel-Maricle - Jonesboro, Ark. 76
Shannon Hanson - Sulphur, La. 76
Melanie Willhite - Clarksville, Tenn. 76
Christi Cano - San Antonio, Texas 76
Michelle Simpson - New Smyrna Beach, Fla. 77
Marilyn Hardy(a) - Houston, Texas 77
Lori Sutherland - Desoto, Texas 77
Jennifer Ackerson(a) - Allen, Texas 77
Jennifer Tannehill - Oklahoma City, Okla. 78
Jennifer Huber - Anna, Texas 78
Randi Gauthier - Sugar Land, Texas 79
Elisa Kase - Albuquerque, N.M. 79
A - Carolyn Creekmore(a) - Dallas, Texas 79
A - Ashley Frey(a) - Katy, Texas 79
A - Mina Hardin(a) - Ft Worth, Texas 80
A - Stacy Dennis(a) - Huntsville, Texas 80
 
JACKSONVILLE, FLA. - SAN JOSE CC
Natasha Lopez Moreira(a) - Wesley Chapel, Fla. 71
Sachie Yoshida - Japan 72
Jan Kleiman - Lakeland, Fla. 72
Kylie Pratt - Australia 73
Tiffany Faucette - Ormond Beach, Fla. 75
Sasha Medina - Ponce, Puerto Rico 75
Linda Ishii - Los Angeles, Calif. 75
Jeanne Cho - Orlando, Fla. 75
Andrea Sarratt - St Matthews, S.C. 75
Heidi Lowe(a) - New Smyrna Beach, Fla. 76
Young Jo - Korea 77
A - Mika Arito - Japan 77
A - Kimberly Goedecke(a) - Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. 77
A - Tobi Probst(a) - Pensacola, Fla. 77
A - Mary Ann Plunkett(a) - Lecanto, Fla. 78
 
05/20/04
MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. - BUNKER HILLS GC

Megan George(a) - Plymouth, Minn. 73
Mara Larrauri - Argentina 73
Carolyn Barnett-Howe - Menasha, Wis. 74
Barbara Moxness - Edina, Minn. 74
Brittney Bacon - Minot, N.D. 75
A - Lauren Huhnerkoch(a) - Burnsville, Minn. 77
A - Dee Forsberg-Voss - Minneapolis, Minn. 77
A - Sarah Butler(a) - Roseau, Minn. 77
A - Kathryn Detlefsen(a) - Eagan, Minn. 79
 
OWINGS MILLS, MD. - GREEN SPRING VALLEY
Jessica Lewis - Bethesda, Md. 72
Youn Bae(a) - Centreville, Va. 76
Kathleen Robinson - Alexandria, Va. 76
Deborah Harmon - Harrisburg, Pa. 77
Sara Hurwitch(a) - Potomac Falls, Va. 78
Amy Powell - Lakewood, Colo. 78
A - Connie Isler(a) - Annapolis, Md. 79
A - Liza Abood - Bethesda, Md. 80
A - Christy Larrimore(a) - Baltimore, Md. 80
A - Meredith Loosse - Charlottesville, Va. 81
 
PITTSBURGH, PA. - FOX CHAPEL GC
Emily Bastel - Upper Sandusky, Ohio 68
Laura Torrisi - Lunenburg, Mass. 72
Missie Berteotti - Pittsburgh, Pa. 75
Michele Thompson - Columbus, Ohio 76
Faith Egli - Mogadore, Ohio 76
Carly Truitt(a) - Marysvile, Ohio 76
Becky Berzonski(a) - Erie, Pa. 76
A - Vanessa Bell - England 78
A - Susan Romano(a) - Chesterland, Ohio 78
A - Cheryl Fox - Tiffin, Ohio 79
A - Allyson Hatcher(a) - Wheeling, W.Va. 79
 
05/24/04
PHOENIX, ARIZ. - PHOENIX CC

Eileen Vargas(a) - Colombia 71
Charlotte Mayorkas(a) - Murrieta, Calif. 72
Tiffany Tavee(a) - Gilbert, Ariz. 73
Kelly Cavanaugh - Palos Verdes, Calif. 73
Kalen Anderson - Minnetonka, Minn. 73
Nicole Cutler(a) - Cherry Hills Village, Colo. 74
Kristine Reese - Carefree, Ariz. 74
Ki-Shui Liao(a) - Alameda, Calif. 74
Karen Davies - Scottsdale, Ariz. 74
Julia Kraschinski - New Zealand 74
Sunhyo Oh(a) - Las Vegas, Nev. 75
Melanie Holmes-Smith - Australia 75
Maru Martinez(a) - Venezuela 75
Lauren Todd(a) - Phoenix, Ariz. 75
Krystal Shearer(a) - Northridge, Calif. 75
Kristen Campos(a) - Mesa, Ariz. 75
Elena Kurokawa(a) - Redondo Beach, Calif. 75
Carolina Llano(a) - Colombia 75
Tami Shibata - Las Vegas, Nev. 76
Jennifer Greggain - Puyallup, Wash. 76
Erin Kerr - Phoenix, Ariz. 76
Angela Won(a) - Irvine, Calif. 76
Kim Kouwabunpat(a) - Upland, Calif. 77
Joanna Whitley - Scottsdale, Ariz. 77
Carrie Roberts - Farmington, Utah 77
A - Hwanhee Lee(a) - Los Angeles, Calif. 78
A - Kristi Larsen(a) - Scottsdale, Ariz. 78
A - Theodosia Mazzuca - Santa Cruz, Calif. 78
A - Kimberly Rowton - San Antonio, Texas 78
 
05/25/04
AGAWAM, MASS. - CRESTVIEW CC

Loraine Lambert - Australia 71
Violeta Retamoza(a) - Mexico 72
Patricia Baxter-Johnson - Lake Worth, Fla. 72
Clarissa Childs - Glendale, Calif. 72
Cheryl Anderson - Stamford, Conn. 72
Riko Higashio - Japan 73
Nicole Jeray - Berwyn, Ill. 73
Kelly Cap - Boardman, Ohio 73
Ji Yeon Lee - Korea 73
Carri Wood - Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. 73
Carmen Hajjar - Australia 73
Siew-Ai Lim - Malaysia 74
Megan Grehan(a) - Mamaroneck, N.Y. 74
Lynn Valentine - East Lyme, Conn. 74
Lisa Depaulo - Austin, Texas 74
Laura Rowe - Bedford, N.H. 74
Briana Vega(a) - North Aandover, Mass. 74
Russamee Gulyanamitta - Thailand 75
Katie Allison - Mahwah, N.J. 75
Karen Noble - New York, N.Y. 75
Janell Howland - Boise, Idaho 75
Allison Finney - Winnetka, Ill. 75
Allie Blomquist - Afton, Minn. 75
Tanya Holl - Australia 76
Michelle Dobek - Chicopee, Mass. 76
Kristy McPherson - Conway, S.C. 76
Holly Reynolds - Morrisville, Vt. 76
Chin Huei Hung - Rowland Heights, Calif. 76
Angela Aulenti - Fairfield, Conn. 76
A - Suzy Whaley - Farmington, Conn. 77
A - Kelly Lagedrost - Brooksville, Fla. 77
A - Isabelle Lendl(a) - Goshen, Conn. 77
A - Angela Buzminski - Lakeland, Fla. 77
 
KAPOLEI, HAWAII - KO OLINA GC
Amanda Wilson(a) - Hilo, Hawaii 71
Chie Yoshida - Japan 74
Ko-Chen Yeh(a) - Taiwan 75
Kira-Ann Murashige(a) - Hilo, Hawaii 75
Camie Hoshino - Hilo, Hawaii 75
Julie Miyagi - Honolulu, Hawaii 76
A - Akane Oshiro - Japan 76
A - Eriko Moriyama - Japan 77
A - Mari Chun(a) - Pearl City, Hawaii 77
A - Summerset Lovett - Honolulu, Hawaii 78
 
ST LOUIS, MO. - ST LOUIS CC
Allison Hanna - Portland, Ore. 72
Meghan Bolger(a) - Haddonfield, N.J. 73
Denise Knaebel(a) - Moberly, Mo. 74
Alena Sharp - Canada 74
Sarah Martin(a) - Grosse Ile, Mich. 75
Danah Ford(a) - Indianapolis, Ind. 75
Christine Boucher(a) - Canada 75
Ashley Tait(a) - Littleton, Colo. 75
Elizabeth Dotson(a) - White Bluff, Tenn. 76
Aimee Cho(a) - Korea 76
Nikki Hadd(a) - Crestview, Fla. 77
Lyndsey Adams(a) - Joplin, Mo. 77
Jenna Pearson(a) - Wheaton, Ill. 77
Heidi Chua - Philippines 77
Deborah Munoz - Far Hills, N.J. 77
Courtney Mahon(a) - Topeka, Kan. 77
Amanda Costner(a) - Claremore, Okla. 77
A - Jill Womble(a) - Pleasanton, Calif. 78
A - Nisha Sadekar - Canada 78
A - Ashley Freeman(a) - Belleville, Ill. 78
A - Marie-Josee Rouleau - Canada 78

Open Qualifying Series kicks off with Aussie Open

By Golf Channel DigitalNovember 21, 2017, 4:24 pm

The 147th Open is nearly eight months away, but there are still major championship berths on the line this week in Australia.

The Open Qualifying Series kicks off this week, a global stretch of 15 event across 10 different countries that will be responsible for filling 46 spots in next year's field at Carnoustie. The Emirates Australian Open is the first event in the series, and the top three players among the top 10 who are not otherwise exempt will punch their tickets to Scotland.

In addition to tournament qualifying opportunities, the R&A will also conduct four final qualifying events across Great Britain and Ireland on July 3, where three spots will be available at each site.

Here's a look at the full roster of tournaments where Open berths will be awarded:

Emirates Australian Open (Nov. 23-26): Top three players (not otherwise exempt) among top 10 and ties

Joburg Open (Dec. 7-10): Top three players (not otherwise exempt) among top 10 and ties

SMBC Singapore Open (Jan. 18-21): Top four players (not otherwise exempt) among top 12 and ties

Mizuno Open (May 24-27): Top four players (not otherwise exempt) among top 12 and ties

HNA Open de France (June 28-July 1): Top three players (not otherwise exempt) among top 10 and ties

The National (June 28-July 1): Top four players (not otherwise exempt) among top 12 and ties

Dubai Duty Free Irish Open (July 5-8): Top three players (not otherwise exempt) among top 10 and ties

The Greenbrier Classic (July 5-8): Top four players (not otherwise exempt) among top 10 and ties

Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open (July 12-15): Top three players (not otherwise exempt) among top 10 and ties

John Deere Classic (July 12-15): Top player (not otherwise exempt) among top five and ties

Stock Watch: Lexi, Justin rose or fall this week?

By Ryan LavnerNovember 21, 2017, 2:36 pm

Each week on GolfChannel.com, we’ll examine which players’ stocks and trends are rising and falling in the world of golf.

RISING

Jon Rahm (+9%): Just imagine how good he’ll be in the next few years, when he isn’t playing all of these courses for the first time. With no weaknesses in his game, he’s poised for an even bigger 2018.

Austin Cook (+7%): From Monday qualifiers to Q-School to close calls on the Web.com, it hasn’t been an easy road to the big leagues. Well, he would have fooled us, because it looked awfully easy as the rookie cruised to a win in just his 14th Tour start.

Ariya (+6%): Her physical tools are as impressive as any on the LPGA, and if she can shore up her mental game – she crumbled upon reaching world No. 1 – then she’ll become the world-beater we always believed she could be.  

Tommy Fleetwood (+4%): He ran out of gas in Dubai, but no one played better on the European Tour this year than Fleetwood, Europe’s new No. 1, who has risen from 99th to 18th in the world.   

Lexi (+1%): She has one million reasons to be pleased with her performance this year … but golf fans are more likely to remember the six runners-up and two careless mistakes (sloppy marking at the ANA and then a yippy 2-footer in the season finale) that cost her a truly spectacular season.


FALLING

J-Rose (-1%): Another high finish in Dubai, but his back-nine 38, after surging into the lead, was shocking. It cost him not just the tournament title, but also the season-long race.  

Hideki (-2%): After getting blown out at the Dunlop Phoenix, he made headlines by saying there’s a “huge gap” between he and winner Brooks Koepka. Maybe something was lost in translation, but Matsuyama being too hard on himself has been a familiar storyline the second half of the year. For his sake, here’s hoping he loosens up.

Golf-ball showdown (-3%): Recent comments by big-name stars and Mike Davis’ latest salvo about the need for a reduced-flight ball could set up a nasty battle between golf’s governing bodies and manufacturers.

DL3 (-4%): Boy, the 53-year-old is getting a little too good at rehab – in recent years, he has overcome a neck fusion, foot injury, broken collarbone and displaced thumb. Up next is hip-replacement surgery.

LPGA Player of the Year (-5%): Sung Hyun Park and So Yeon Ryu tied for the LPGA’s biggest prize, with 162 points. How is there not a tiebreaker in place, whether it’s scoring average or best major performance? Talk about a buzzkill.

Titleist's Uihlein fires back at Davis over distance

By Golf Channel DigitalNovember 21, 2017, 12:59 am

Consider Titleist CEO Wally Uihlein unmoved by Mike Davis' comments about the evolution of the golf ball – and unhappy.

In a letter to the Wall Street Journal, the outlet which first published Davis' comments on Sunday, Uihlein took aim at the idea that golf ball distance gains are hurting the sport by providing an additional financial burden to courses.

"Is there any evidence to support this canard … the trickle-down cost argument?” he wrote (via Golf.com). “Where is the evidence to support the argument that golf course operating costs nationwide are being escalated due to advances in equipment technology?"

Pointing the blame elsewhere, Uihlein criticized the choices and motivations of modern architects.

"The only people that seem to be grappling with advances in technology and physical fitness are the short-sighted golf course developers and the supporting golf course architectural community who built too many golf courses where the notion of a 'championship golf course' was brought on line primarily to sell real estate," he wrote.

The Titleist CEO even went as far as to suggest that Tiger Woods' recent comments that "we need to do something about the golf ball" were motivated by the business interersts of Woods' ball sponsor, Bridgestone.

"Given Bridgestone’s very small worldwide market share and paltry presence in professional golf, it would seem logical they would have a commercial motive making the case for a reduced distance golf ball," he added.

Acushnet Holdings, Titleist's parent company, announced in September that Uihlein would be stepping down as the company's CEO at the end of this year but that he will remain on the company's board of directors.

Class of 2011: The groups before The Group

By Mercer BaggsNovember 20, 2017, 9:00 pm

We’ve been grouping things since the beginning, as in The Beginning, when God said this is heaven and this is earth, and you’re fish and you’re fowl.

God probably wasn’t concerned with marketing strategies at the time and how #beastsoftheearth would look with a hashtag, but humans have evolved into such thinking (or not evolved, depending on your thinking).

We now have all manner of items lumped into the cute, the catchy and the kitschy. Anything that will capture our attention before the next thing quickly wrests said attention away.

Modern focus, in a group sense in the golf world, is on the Class of 2011. This isn’t an arbitrary assembly of players based on world ranking or current form. It’s not a Big Pick A Number.

There’s an actual tie that binds as it takes a specific distinction to be part of the club. It’s a group of 20-somethings who graduated from high school in the aforementioned year, many who have a PGA Tour card, a handful of who have PGA Tour wins, and a couple of who have major titles.

It’s a deep and talented collective, one for which our knowledge should continue to expand as resumes grow.

Do any “classes” in golf history compare? Well, it’s not like we’ve long been lumping successful players together based on when they completed their primary education. But there are other notable groups of players, based primarily on birthdate, relative competition and accomplishment.

Here’s a few on both the men’s and women’s side:

BORN IN 1912

Birthdate Player PGA Tour wins Major wins
Feb. 4, 1912 Byron Nelson 52 5
May 27, 1912 Sam Snead 82 7
Aug. 13, 1912 Ben Hogan 64 9

Born six months within one another. Only a threesome, but a Hall of Fame trio that combined for 198 PGA Tour wins and 21 majors.


BORN IN 1949

Birthdate Player PGA Tour wins Major wins
Sept. 4, 1949 Tom Watson 39 8
Dec. 5, 1949 Lanny Wadkins 21 1
Dec. 9, 1949 Tom Kite 19 1

Only 96 days separate these three Hall of Fame players. Extend the reach into March of 1950 and you'll get two-time U.S. Open winner Andy North.


BORN IN 1955

Birthdate Player PGA Tour wins Major wins
Jan. 30, 1955 Curtis Strange 17 2
Jan. 30, 1955 Payne Stewart 11 3
Feb. 10, 1955 Greg Norman 20 2

Another trio of Hall of Fame players. Strange and Stewart were born on the same day with Norman 11 days later. Fellow PGA Tour winners born in 1955: Scott Simpson, Scott Hoch and Loren Roberts.


WITHIN A CALENDAR YEAR, 1956-57

Birthdate Player LPGA wins Major wins
Feb. 22, 1956 Amy Alcott 29 5
Oct. 14, 1956 Beth Daniel 33 1
Oct. 27, 1956 Patty Sheehan 35 6
Jan. 6, 1957 Nancy Lopez 48 3

A little arbitrary here, but go with it. Four Hall of Famers on the women's side, all born within one year of each other. That's an average (!) career of 36 tour wins and nearly four majors.


EUROPE'S BIG 5

Birthdate Player Euro (PGA Tour) wins Major wins
April 9, 1957 Seve Ballesteros 50 (9) 5
July 18, 1957 Nick Faldo 30 (9) 6
Aug. 27, 1957 Bernhard Langer 42 (3) 2
Feb. 9, 1958 Sandy Lyle 18 (6) 2
March 2, 1958 Ian Woosnam 29 (2) 1

The best 'class' of players Europe has to offer. Five born within a year of one another. Five Hall of Fame members. Five who transformed and globalized European golf.


WITHIN A CALENDAR YEAR, 1969-70

Birthdate Player PGA Tour wins Major wins
Sept. 12, 1969 Angel Cabrera 3 2
Oct. 17, 1969 Ernie Els 19 4
May 12, 1970 Jim Furyk 17 1
May 12, 1970 Mike Weir 8 1
June 16, 1970 Phil Mickelson 42 5

Not a tight-knit group, but a little more global bonding in accordance to the PGA Tour's increased international reach. Add in worldwide wins – in excess of 200 combined – and this group is even more impressive.


BORN IN 1980

Birthdate Player PGA Tour wins Major wins
Jan. 9, 1980 Sergio Garcia 10 1
July 16, 1980 Adam Scott 13 1
July 30, 1980 Justin Rose 8 1

Could be three future Hall of Fame members here.

Editor's note: Golf Channel's editorial research unit contributed.