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stewart cink 11 20120305 1868432819Stewart Cink was born May 21, 1973. He is best known for winning the 2009 British Open.

Cink has 13 professional wins to his credit, 6 of which were on the PGA tour. In addition to his 2009 British Open victory, he also has top 5's in the other three major championships. 

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pga-golf-tour1Al Geiberger won the "Danny Thomas Memphis Classic" on May 20, 1977. He won by three shots over Gary Player and Jerry McGee.

The site was special for Geiberger not only because of the victory, but because it was also where he shot the now famous famous 59 (during the second round).

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JeromeTravers1915Jerome Travers was born May 19, 1887. Travers won the US Amateur 4 times between 1907 and 1913. He is also known for being one of the five amateurs to have won the US Open (which he did in 1915). 

During his amateur career, Travers also won five Metropolitan Opens and Three New Jersey Amateur Titles. 

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Ryuji ImadaOn May 18, 2008, Ryuji Imada won the AT&T Classic in a sudden death playoff over Kenny Perry. It was a redemption of sorts for Imada, as he had lost to Zach Johnson the year before at the same tournament, also in a sudden death playoff. 

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CIMG0994Hunter Mahan was born May 17, 1982 in Orange, Ca. He is currently a member of the PGA Tour, and has 5 PGA Tour wins to his credit.

During his amateur career, Mahan won the Junior Amateur and was runner up to Ricky Barnes at the US Amateur in 2002. He play has been steady ever since turning pro in 2003. He notched one win in 2007, and then two more in 2010. With his win at the Houston Open in 2012, he became the highest ranked American in the world, at number 4 in the official rankings. 

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