Paul William Azinger is born in Holyoke, Massachusets. Despite a major title - the 1993 PGA Championship - and a total of 12 PGA Tour wins, he is perhaps better known now for his non-playing achievements. Diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in his shoulder at the end of the 1993 season, which had seen the finest year of his career with three tournament wins, including the major, he battled through chemotherapy and radiation treatments and won again on the PGA Tour in 2000 at the Sony Open. In 1995 he received the Ben Hogan Award from the Golf Writers Association of America as the golfer who has overcome a serious illness, accident or physical handicap and continued playing. Azinger also captained the winning US Ryder Cup team of 2008 at Valhalla, becoming the first victorious US Captain since 1999, beating his old rival and sometime commentating colleague Nick Faldo as Captain of Europe.
Nancy Marie Lopez is born in Torrance, California. Winner of three women's majors - the LPGA Championships of 1978, 1985 and 1989 - and with a total of 48 LPGA Tour victories to her name, Lopez was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1987. Her banner year was 1978 when, at just 23, she won nine LPGA titles, five of them consecutively, and became the first woman to win the Rookie of the Year Award, Player of the Year Award and Vare Trophy all in the same season. She was a member of the winning US Solheim Cup team of 1990 and Captained the US team to victory in 2005.