Residence: Memphis, Tennessee
Shaun Micheel turned professional in 1992 after attending Christian Brothers High School in Memphis and Indiana University. He taught himself how to play golf after his parents bought a home on a golf course in Memphis. Shaun was honoured with the 1994 Sons of Confederate Veterans Award for Bravery after saving two people from a sinking car while at a golf tournament in
In 1998 he won the Singapore Open on the Asian Tour and in 1999, the Nike Greensboro Open on the second-tier Nike Tour. Shaun also shot a 58 in the 1998 Omega PGA Championship pro-am in Hong Kong.
He is, of course, best known for his surprise Major win in the 2003 PGA Championships at Oak Hill Country Club in New York. He went into the 2003 PGA Championship ranked 169th in the Official World Golf Rankings, thus becoming one of the biggest underdogs to win a major in recent times. Shaun is friends with the rock band KISS and was a backstage guest of the band in Columbus, the week following the 2003 PGA Championship victory.
He has not won since, but has come very close – notably finishing runner-up to Tiger Woods at the 2006 PGA at Medinah. He followed that with T7 two weeks later at the Deutsche Bank Championship, and was also runner-up at the HSBC World Matchplay Championship at Wentworth where he was thumped 10 & 8 by Paul Casey.
Shaun has continued to struggle in 2008 and each year since his only win, the PGA Championship in 2003. He only made 6 cuts on the PGA Tour during the 2008 season with his best finish being a tie for 21st at the Puerto Rico Open in April. Shaun didn't play after his home town Stanford St Jude Championship in early June. He underwent surgery on his left shoulder on June 10 to repair a torn labrum and as a result will play on a Major Medical Extension in 2009.
Shaun Micheel Club History
Below is a selection of clubs used by Shaun Micheel throughout his career
Shaun Micheel Tournament History
2007 Barclays Scottish Open
12-15 July - The Barclays Scottish Open - Loch Lomond. As the curtain raiser to the Open Championship the following week at Carnoustie, the Barclays Scottish Open attracted some of the biggest names in the world – Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els, Luke Donald and others all made the trip. It wasn’t, however, one of the big names who walked away with the £50,000 first prize – but a virtually unknown Frenchman - Gregory Havret - who holed a tricky 5-footer on the first extra hole to beat world no 3 Phil Mickelson in a play-off. The title also earned Havret the last remaining spot at the Open.
In Shaun Micheel's bag...In Shaun Micheel's bag at the Scottish Open - TaylorMade r7 TP irons, r7 425 TP driver and r7 fairway wood.
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