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Julien Guerrier Birthday

Julien Guerrier was born on this day in 1985, in Évreux. France. He has a successful amateur career, which included winning The Amateur Championship in 2006, and turned professional in 2007 after competing in the Masters Tournament.

He finished third on the Alps Tour Order of Merit in 2008 to graduate to the second tier Challenge Tour for 2009. He again progressed, finishing 16th on the 2009 Challenge Tour Rankings to earn a European Tour card for 2010, although he later improved his exemption category at qualifying school, recording a record low round of 60 in the process.

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Roger Maltbie Birthday

Roger Maltbie was born on this day in 1951. An American professional golfer and on-course analyst for NBC Sports and ESPN.

Maltbie was born in Modesto, California and grew up in San Jose. He attended James Lick High School where he was a teammate of former PGA Tour player Forrest Fezler. Maltbie attended San Jose City College (1970–1971), and then went on to San Jose State University; he was a member of the golf team at both institutions. He turned pro in 1973, joined the PGA Tour in 1974, and played on the Tour full-time from 1975 – 1996.

Maltbie won five official Tour events between 1975 and 1985, including back-to-back wins in his first full year. After his win at the 1975 Pleasant Valley Classic, Maltbie left his $40,000 winner's check behind in a bar.

In his second year on tour, Maltbie won the inaugural Memorial Tournament by defeating Hale Irwin on the fourth hole of a sudden death playoff. On the playoff's third hole, an errant shot by Maltbie seemed headed for the gallery when it hit a stake causing the ball to bounce onto the green instead.

He had more than 55 top-10 finishes. In 1985, he won two tournaments, earned $360,554, and finished 8th on the money list. His best finish in a major was T4 at the 1987 Masters. Maltbie calls losing that tournament the biggest disappointment of his career.

Maltbie began play on the Senior PGA Tour after turning 50 in June 2001. His best finish at this level is a 20th at the 2003 Baylor Advantage Invitational.

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David Leadbetter Birthday

David Leadbetter was born on this day in 1952. A leading golf instructor, originally from Worthing in England. He began his career on the European and Southern African tours, but had little success as a player.

Having an interest in the techniques, mechanics and psychology of the sport he soon moved into instruction and came to wide notice in the 1980s when he rebuilt the swing of Nick Faldo, who then went on to win six major championships.

Leadbetter now runs an international chain of golf academies headquartered at the ChampionsGate Golf Club in Davenport, Florida, U.S. which has 36 holes designed by Greg Norman. There are also branches elsewhere in North America and in Europe and Asia. Leadbetter himself concentrates on teaching tour professionals and on instructing other coaches in his methods, who then teach his ideas at his academies. Apart from Faldo his students include Nick Price, Charles Howell III, Michelle Wie, and many other well-known players on the leading tours. Pros who formerly worked with Leadbetter included: Nick Faldo (1984–1998), Greg Norman (1997), and Ernie Els (1990–2008). He was ranked second to Butch Harmon on the 2005-2006 edition of Golf Digest's list of the "50 Greatest Teachers" in the United States.

Leadbetter has published several books and produced numerous instructional videos and DVDs.

Leadbetter and his wife, Kelly (an LPGA Tour professional), their sons Andy and James and their daughter Hally, live at Lake Nona, in Orlando, Florida. He is also an endorser/spokesman for SAP, Callaway, JoS. A. Bank Clothiers, Rolex, and Golf Pride grips.

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Juli Inkster Birthday

Juli Inkster was born on this day in 1960. An American professional golfer who plays on the LPGA Tour. With a professional career spanning 29 years to date, Inkster's 31 wins rank her second in wins among all active players on the LPGA Tour and over $13 million in career earnings.

She also has more wins in Solheim Cup matches than any other American, and is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame.

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