Michael Letzig

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Michael Letzig
Personal information
Full name Michael Richard Letzig
Born (1980-05-07) May 7, 1980 (age 36)
Richmond, Missouri
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 183 lb (83 kg; 13.1 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Kansas City, Missouri
Career
College University of New Mexico
Turned professional 2002
Current tour(s) Web.com Tour
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
PGA Tour Canada
Professional wins 5
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open CUT: 2008
The Open Championship CUT: 2008
PGA Championship DNP

Michael Richard Letzig (born May 7, 1980) is an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour and the Web.com Tour.

Letzig was born in Richmond, Missouri. He played college golf for the University of New Mexico (where he played with fellow PGA Tour professionals Spencer Levin and Wil Collins) and turned professional in 2002. It was Collins that convinced Letzig to attend the University of New Mexico when they met in a junior tournament in Colorado.[citation needed]

Letzig graduated from Richmond High School in 1998, where he led the Spartans to the Class 2 state title and also won the individual state title in the process. Letzig quickly made a name for himself as a freshman in 1995 when he shot a 3-under-par 33 in his first varsity match, which still stands a Missouri state record for low 9-hole score on a par-36 course.[citation needed] While at the University of New Mexico, Letzig was chosen as a freshman All-American, and Mountain West Player of the Year in 2003.

Letzig turned pro in 2003, and won his first career event at the New Mexico Open. His next two professional victories took place on the NGA Hooters Tour: at the Indian Lakes Resort Classic in Illinois,[1] and at the Statesville Classic in North Carolina.[2] His latest victory came at the first Gateway Tour event held in 2012 in Arizona, where he completed an amazing stretch on five holes scoring two eagles and three birdies to take a two stroke victory on the final day.[3]

Letzig earned his 2008 PGA Tour card by finishing 12th on the 2007 Nationwide Tour, and maintained his card for 2009 by finishing 93rd on the money list. He would finish in the top-10 five times during 2008. He would follow in 2009 with two top-10s at the RBC Canadian Open and a final round match up with Tiger Woods at the Buick Open. His only top-10 finish in 2010 was during the RBC Canadian Open, and in 2011 at the Reno-Tahoe Open.

Letzig has not won on the PGA Tour nor the Web.com Tour, but he came in second place at the 2008 Ginn sur Mer Classic to Ryan Palmer by a stroke. His best finish on the Web.com Tour was 2nd in 2007 at the Nationwide Tour Championship at Barona Creek.

With no status on either tour, Letzig qualified for PGA Tour Canada in 2015 with a T2 at his qualifying tournament. He earned his first win at a PGA Tour-sanctioned event at the SIGA Dakota Dunes Open.

Amateur wins[edit]

  • 2002 Missouri Amateur

Professional wins (5)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2008
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open CUT
The Open Championship CUT
PGA Championship DNP

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

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