Carlos Franco

    Carlos Franco

    Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)

    Weight: 165 lbs

    Birthday: 24 May 1965

    College: -

    Year turned pro: 1986

    Birthplace: Asunción, Paraguay

    Country: Paraguay

    Sponsor: -

    Both Carlos Franco, and his brother Angel are golfers; their other three brothers also play golf. Their father was a greenkeeper and caddy near their home in Asunción, Paraguay, and Franco grew up in a home environment where there wasn’t a lot of money.

    Since turning professional in 1986, Franco has played all over the world, including more than twenty wins in Latin America and five wins on the Japan Golf Tour. In 1999 Franco began to concentrate his play on the PGA Tour, where he won Rookie of the Year. Since he began playing on the PGA Tour Franco has won four times, and has featured in the top 20 of the World Golf Rankings. After struggling to be able to play on the PGA Tour, Franco began playing on both the Tour and the PGA Tour Latinoamérica.

    Throughout his career Franco has raised money for needy hospital patients, in his birthplace, Asunción.

    As of the end of 2014, Franco had achieved four wins on the PGA Tour, amassing prize money of $9,431,369.