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Encyclopedia > Shaun Micheel

Shaun Carl Micheel (b. January 5, 1969 in Orlando, Florida) is an American golfer who is best known for scoring a surprise victory in 2003 in one of golf's major championships, the PGA Championship. January 5 is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... Nickname The city Beautiful Location Location in Orange County and the state of Florida. ... Golf (gowf in Scots) is a sport where individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs, and is one of the few ball games that does not use a fixed standard playing area. ... See also: 2002 in sports, other events of 2003, 2004 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Michael Waltrip wins rain-shortened Daytona 500 Winston Cup Championship won by Matt Kenseth for Ford. ... The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual golf tournaments in mens professional golf. ... // The PGA Championship is an annual golf tournament, conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA TOUR. The PGA Championship is one of the four Major Championships in mens golf, and it is the golf seasons final major, being played in August. ...

Micheel attended Indiana University and turned professional in 1992. He had a very patchy early career, during which he struggled to hold onto membership on the PGA Tour. His successes included a victory in the Singapore Open in 1998 and a win on the Nike Tour (now the Nationwide Tour) in 1999. 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. That season, he finished 32nd on the money list. In 2004, he made the top 100 on the PGA Tour money list for the second time in his career, but he did not make the move up to being a regular high finisher. The Indiana University system, technically founded in 1820, is an eight-campus university system in the state of Indiana. ... The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours for men. ... The Singapore Open is an Asian Tour golf tournament. ... 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 Official World Golf Rankings are a system for rating the performance level of male professional golfers. ...

External links

  • Profile on the PGA Tour's official site
  • Golf Stars Online - links to features and articles

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The PGA Grand Slam of Golf / Shaun Micheel / Winner: PGA Championship (1387 words)
It was nearly an hour after Shaun Micheel had hit the shot of his life, perhaps the shot of the 2003 golf season, certainly the shot that secured his unlikely triumph in the 85th PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club, and the magnitude of it all hadn't yet registered.
Micheel enjoyed a two-shot swing at the short par-4 14th when he drove the green and two-putted for birdie while Campbell bogeyed, but he gave those back at the par-3 15th when he three-putted for bogey and Campbell drained a 25-foot roller coaster of a putt for birdie.
Micheel answered with a 30-foot birdie at 16 after a strong wedge out of the cabbage to the right of the fairway, but then he missed another drive at 17 and settled for a bogey, cutting his lead back to one as they strode to the home hole.
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