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Ryan Cairns Birthday

Ryan Cairns was born on this day in 1984, in Harare, Zimbabwe. He joined the Sunshine Tour in 2007. He won his first professional event on the Big Easy Tour, the Sunshine Tour's developmental tour, in March 2012.


On 11 May 2012, he won the Vodacom Origins of Golf at Simola Golf and Country Estate on the Sunshine Tour. He secured the victory in a playoff over Vaughn Groenewald when he chipped in for an eagle.

Cairns played on the Canadian Tour in 2008.

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Lexi Thompson Birthday

On this day in 1995 Lexi Thompson was born. Thompson first broke onto the scene as a 12-year-old at the 2007 U.S. Women's Open, at the time she was the youngest player ever to qualify for the event. Since then she turned pro at 15, and held the record for youngest to ever win an LPGA event, until Lydia Ko came along. She won her first major at the 2014 Kraft Nabisco Championship, and is currently ranked No. 4 in the world.

Thompson first broke onto the scene as a 12-year-old at the 2007 U.S. Women's Open, at the time she was the youngest player ever to qualify for the event. Since then she turned pro at 15, and held the record for youngest to ever win an LPGA event, until Lydia Ko came along. She won her first major at the 2014 Kraft Nabisco Championship, and is currently ranked No. 4 in the world, all before she was legally allowed to drink.
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Greg Norman Birthday

Greg Norman was born on this day in 1955. An Australian professional golfer and entrepreneur who spent 331 weeks as the world's Number 1 ranked golfer in the 1980s and 1990s.


He has won over 85 international tournaments in his career, including two majors: The Open Championship in 1986 and 1993. He is nicknamed The Great White Shark or sometimes simply The Shark – a reference to Norman's blond hair, size, aggressive golf style and the shark inhabited Australian waters.

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Sandy Lyle Birthday

Sandy Lyle was born on this day in 1958. Lyle has won two major championships during his career. Along with Nick Faldo and Ian Woosnam, he became one of Britain's top golfers during the 1980s.


He spent 167 weeks in the top-10 of the Official World Golf Rankings from their debut in 1986 to 1989. Lyle was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame in December 2011 and was inducted in May 2012.

Lyle was a member of five European Ryder Cup teams, from 1979 to 1987 inclusive. Highlights from those years included the team that was victorious at the Belfry in the autumn of 1985, and the 1987 team which won for the first time ever on American soil, at Muirfield Village.

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Paige Mackenzie Birthday

Paige Mackenzie born on this day in 1983. Mackenzie turned professional in late August 2006 and played two LPGA Tour events on sponsors' exemptions.


She competed on the Cactus Tour in Arizona that fall and qualified for the 2007 Futures Tour, and then won exempt status for the 2007 LPGA Tour season with a T12 finish at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament in December 2006.

She carded three Top-25 finishes in her 2008 campaign, including a 23rd place finish at the Corona Morelia Championship, a 22nd at the P&G Beauty NW Arkansas Championship and a T24 finish at the Safeway Classic. Mackenzie started 2008 by winning the Sharp Open on the Cactus Tour.

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