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Encyclopedia > Michael Christie

Michael Christie (1969-2004) was a professional golfer who played on the PGA, Nationwide and Hooters professional golfing circuits. Born in June 1969 in Greenville, South Carolina, he was an All-American at the University of South Carolina in 1992. Christie won his first pro tournament on the then Nike Tour at the Carolina Classic in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1995 by shooting a tournament record of 22 under par. Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is a game where individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs. ... The PGA Tour is an organization that is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA. It operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... The Nationwide Tour is the developmental tour for the PGA Tour, and features professional golfers who have either failed to score well enough at that levels Qualifying School (the main tours qualifying tournament, popularly referred to as Q-School) or who have done so but then failed to... The NGA Hooters Tour is the third-tier mens golf tour in the United States after the PGA Tour and the Nationwide Tour. ... Greenville is the name of some places in the United States of America: Greenville, Alabama Greenville, California Greenville, Delaware Greenville, Florida Greenville, Georgia Greenville, Illinois Greenville, Indiana Greenville, Kentucky Greenville, Maine Greenville, Massachusetts Greenville, Michigan Greenville, Mississippi Greenville, New Hampshire Greenville, New York Greenville, North Carolina Greenville, Ohio Greenville, Pennsylvania... State nickname: Palmetto State Other U.S. States Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Governor Mark Sanford (R) Senators Lindsey Graham (R) Jim DeMint (R) Official language(s) English Area 82,965 km² (40th)  - Land 78,051 km²  - Water 4,915 km² (6%) Population (2000)  - Population 4,012,012 (26th)  - Density... An All-America team is a sports team composed of star players. ... The University of South Carolina (also known as USC, South Carolina, or simply Carolina) is a public, coeducational, research university dedicated to serving the entire state of South Carolina. ... The Nationwide Tour is the developmental tour for the PGA TOUR, and features professional golfers who have either failed to score well enough at that levels Qualifying School (the main tours qualifying tournament, popularly referred to as Q-School) or who have done so but then failed to...


Michael got his start in his professional career in 1993 by qualifying for the U.S. Open, where he made the cut. He played the Nike Tour from 1994 to 1996 winning 4 times and earning his PGA Tour Card. Christie played on the PGA Tour from 1997 to 2000 as well as in 2003, with his best finish being a tie for sixth at the Greater Vancouver Open in 1997. The term U.S. Open is applied to open (as in anybody, amateur or professional, American or non-Americans can compete) United States national championships in a particular sport. ...


Christie began experiencing debilitating physical ailments beginning in 1998 which curtailed his golfing career. Through several surgeries, he attempted comebacks to the professional ranks through 2003. Unfortunately, Michael Christie died of self-inflicted wounds on April 22, 2004.


In addition to his successes on the PGA and Nationwide tour, Christie won twice on the Hooters Tour. He was seventh all-time in Nationwide Tour career wins at the time of his death.


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Christie has conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Atlanta Symphony, the Dallas Symphony, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Indianapolis Symphony, the Vancouver Symphony, the Florida Philharmonic and the Cincinnati Symphony among others.
Michael Christie first came to international attention in 1995 when he was awarded a special prize for "Outstanding Potential" at the First International Sibelius Conductor's Competition in Helsinki.
Christie was invited to become an apprentice conductor with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and subsequently worked with Daniel Barenboim, conducting both in Chicago and at the Berlin State Opera during the 1996/97 season.
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