Mike Hulbert

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Mike Hulbert
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Michael Patrick Hulbert
Nickname Hubby
Born (1958-04-14) April 14, 1958 (age 56)
Elmira, New York
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12.5 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Orlando, Florida
Career
College East Tennessee State University
Turned professional 1981
Current tour(s) Champions Tour
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 6
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 3
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T19: 1992
U.S. Open T6: 1992
The Open Championship T39: 1990
PGA Championship T23: 1991

Michael Patrick Hulbert (born April 14, 1958) is an American professional golfer and sportscaster.

Hulbert was born in Elmira, New York.[1] He grew up in Horseheads, New York, and was a childhood friend and high school golf rival of fellow PGA Tour player Joey Sindelar.[2] Hulbert attended East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee;[1] he earned All-American honors as a member of the golf team in 1979 and 1980.[2] He turned pro in 1981[1] and joined the PGA Tour in 1985.[2]

Hulbert won three times on the PGA Tour; his last two wins came in playoffs. His first win came at the Federal Express St. Jude Classic in 1986 by one stroke over Joey Sindelar. His second victory was at the 1989 B.C. Open in a playoff over Bob Estes. In his third win at the 1991 Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic, he defeated Kenny Knox on the first hole in a playoff.[2] Hulbert's best finishes in major championships were a T-6 at the 1992 U.S. Open, and a T-7 at the 1986 PGA Championship.[3] He has had more than 45 top-10 finishes in his PGA Tour career including more than a half-dozen 2nd or 3rd place finishes.

Hulbert had a knack for the Plantation Course at the Kapalua International, an event he won in 1991, and finished 2nd to Davis Love III in 1992.

Hulbert caddied for Davis Love III at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am and the Northern Trust Open in the early part of 2008 prior to starting play on the Champions Tour. He began play on the Champions Tour in April 2008. He finished T8 in his debut event, the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am, and matched it a year later at the Dick's Sporting Goods Open.[2]

In 2002, Hulbert was inducted into the East Tennessee State University Athletic Hall of Fame. Hulbert has had more than 4.7 million dollars in career earnings.[4] He lives in Orlando, Florida with his wife and two sons. He has a brother named John, a club professional who once qualified for the U.S. Open.

Professional wins[edit]

PGA Tour wins (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner-up
1 Aug 31, 1986 Federal Express St. Jude Classic −8 (71-72-68-69=280) 1 stroke United States Joey Sindelar
2 Sep 10, 1989 B.C. Open −16 (69-66-68-65=268) Playoff United States Bob Estes
3 Jun 23, 1991 Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic −18 (66-67-65-68=266) Playoff United States Kenny Knox

PGA Tour playoff record (2–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1989 B.C. Open United States Bob Estes Won with par on first extra hole
2 1991 Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic United States Kenny Knox Won with par on first extra hole

Other wins[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1986 1987 1988 1989
Masters Tournament DNP 48 DNP DNP
U.S. Open CUT CUT CUT DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship T7 CUT CUT T27
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
Masters Tournament T45 DNP T19 CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open T29 DNP T6 T62 CUT T28 DNP T68 DNP DNP DNP CUT
The Open Championship T39 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship T49 T23 T28 T31 DNP CUT CUT CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 3
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 1 1 10 5
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 1 2 11 6
Totals 0 0 0 0 2 4 26 15
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 9 (1989 PGA – 1992 PGA)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (twice)

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