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pgatourParker McLachlin was born May 10, 1979. He is best known for winning the 2008 Reno-Tahoe Open over Brian Davis and John Rollins.

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harry-vardonHarry Vardon was born May 9, 1870 in the Channel Islands (located between the south coast of the United Kingdom and northern France). He is most famously known for winning 6 Open Championship titles (a record) and for being part of the Great Triumverate of the day, along with JH Taylor and James Braid.

Vardon won over 60 tournaments during his career, all over the world. He is credited with helping to popularize the the sport in the US during the early part of the 20th century, as he toured the US playing exhibition matches in every corner of the country. He also won the US Open in 1900. 

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francis-ouimetToday marks the birthday of Francis Ouimet, best remembered for his heroic victory at Brookline during the US Open in 1913. Ouimet was born May 8, 1893.

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432px-Jim Furyk On May 7, 2006, Jim Furyk won the Wachovia Championship. Victorious in a playoff over Trevor Immelman, it marked Furyk's 11th career victory.

To date, Furyk has won 16 times on tour, and over $50 million in earnings. (As of may 6, 2012, he is fourth on the all time money list behind Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh, and Phil Mickelson respectively).

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pgatourGrier Jones was born May 6, 1946. He's not a name you hear too often in golf history discussions, but he was a big piece of golf in the late 60's and 70's. Jones won the Big 8 Championship with Oklahoma State University, and took medalist honors at the 1968 NCAA Tournament. He also won the Kansas State Amateur in 1966.

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