Carlos Franco

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Carlos Franco
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Carlos Daniel Franco
Born (1965-05-24) 24 May 1965 (age 51)
Asunción, Paraguay
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Nationality  Paraguay
Career
Turned professional 1986
Current tour(s) Champions Tour
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Japan Golf Tour
Professional wins 24
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 4
Japan Golf Tour 5
Asian Tour 1
Champions Tour 1
Other 13
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T6: 1999
U.S. Open T34: 1999
The Open Championship T54: 2001
PGA Championship T18: 2003
Achievements and awards
PGA Tour
Rookie of the Year
1999

Carlos Daniel Franco (born 24 May 1965) is a Paraguayan professional golfer. He is the brother of golfer Angel Franco.

Franco was born in Asunción, Paraguay. He comes from a poor background and grew up in a one-room, dirt-floor home. His father was a greenkeeper and caddy, and he has five brothers, all of whom became golf professionals. Carlos turned professional in 1986 and has played in many parts of the world. He has won more than twenty tournaments in Latin America, and from 1994 to 1999 he won five times on the Japan Golf Tour. He also claimed the 1994 Philippine Open title on the Asian Tour. He first played on the U.S. based PGA Tour in 1999 and was fully exempt until 2006. He was the first rookie to surpass $1 million in earnings in a season and won the PGA Tour Rookie of the Year title. He won four times on the PGA Tour. He has featured in the top 20 of the Official World Golf Rankings.

After struggling to stay on the PGA Tour, Franco also played on the Web.com Tour and PGA Tour Latinoamérica. Franco joined the Champions Tour after turning 50.

Professional wins (24)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (4)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 9 May 1999 Compaq Classic of New Orleans −19 (66-69-68-66=269) 2 strokes United States Steve Flesch, United States Harrison Frazar
2 11 Jul 1999 Greater Milwaukee Open −16 (65-66-67-66=264) 2 strokes United States Tom Lehman
3 7 May 2000 Compaq Classic of New Orleans −18 (67-67-68-68=270) Playoff United States Blaine McCallister
4 25 Jul 2004 U.S. Bank in Milwaukee −13 (68-63-69-67=267) 2 strokes United States Fred Funk, United States Brett Quigley

PGA Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2000 Compaq Classic of New Orleans United States Blaine McCallister Won with par on second extra hole

Japan Golf Tour wins (5)[edit]

Asian Tour wins (1)[edit]

PGA Tour Champions wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin
of victory
Runners-up
1 4 Sep 2016 Shaw Charity Classic 66-63-63=192 −18 2 strokes United States Michael Allen, Germany Bernhard Langer

Other wins (13)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T6 T7 46 DNP DNP DNP CUT
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T34 T61 CUT DNP DNP WD CUT
The Open Championship CUT DNP DNP DNP T64 CUT CUT T54 DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP T40 T26 T58 T29 DNP T18 T31 T59

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
WD = Withdrew
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 3
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 7
Totals 0 0 0 0 2 3 21 14
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 4 (1998 Open Championship – 1999 U.S. Open)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (twice)

Team appearances[edit]

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