Happy 59th Birthday to Curtis Strange, the PGA Tour’s First Million-Dollar Man
Curtis Strange in action at Oak Hill in the 1988 U.S. Open (Heinz Kluetmeier/SI)
Strange, 2002 Ryder Cup captain, and Tiger Woods pose with the Ryder Cup in 2002. (AP Photo/Adam Butler)
Strange cringes after missing a putt during the Blue Angels Classic in 2005 (AP Photo/Ben Twingley)
Curtis Strange searching for his ball in Rae's Creek during the 1985 Masters. (Photo: John Iacono/SI)
Happy 59th birthday to Curtis Strange, born Jan. 30, 1955. Strange is the winner of the 1988 and 1989 U.S. Opens, and the only player to win back-to-back U.S. Opens since Ben Hogan did in 1950-51. After his 1988 season, Strange became the first player in PGA Tour history to top $1 million in one season.
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