| Carlos Daniel Franco|
| 24 May 1965 (age 50)
Asuncion, Paraguay (1965-05-24) |Carlos Franco Wikipedia
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, going as high as 16th in 2000.
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.
PGA Tour playoff record (1–0)1994 Jun Classic
1995 Sapporo Tokyu Open
1996 ANA Open
1998 Just System KSB Open, Fujisankei Classic
1994 Philippine Open
1985 Chile Open
1986 Chaco Open (Argentina)
1987 Asunción Open (Paraguay)
1990 Norpatagonico Open (Argentina)
1991 Daytron Cup (Paraguay)
1992 Paraguay Open
1993 Los Leones Open (Chile), Uruguay Open, Asunción Open (Paraguay)
2000 Paraguay Open
2001 Brazil Open
2003 Brazil Open
2004 Center Open (Argentina)
WD = WithdrewMost consecutive cuts made – 4 (1998 Open Championship – 1999 U.S. Open)
Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (twice)
Alfred Dunhill Cup (representing Paraguay): 1991, 1993, 1994, 1999
World Cup (representing Paraguay): 1992, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007
Presidents Cup (International Team): 1998 (winners), 2000
CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place.