Michael Sim

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Michael Sim
— Golfer —
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Personal information
Full name Michael Sim
Born (1984-10-23) 23 October 1984 (age 32)
Aberdeen, Scotland
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 150 lb (68 kg; 11 st)
Nationality  Australia
Residence Perth, Western Australia
Career
Turned professional 2005
Current tour(s) PGA Tour of Australasia
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Web.com Tour
Professional wins 4
Number of wins by tour
Web.com Tour 4
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open T18: 2009
The Open Championship CUT: 2010
PGA Championship T51: 2009
Achievements and awards
Nationwide Tour
leading money winner
2009
Nationwide Tour
Player of the Year
2009
PGA Tour of Australasia
Order of Merit winner
2009

Michael Sim (born 23 October 1984) is an Australian professional golfer.

Amateur career[edit]

Sim was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, and moved to Australia when he was 5 years old. He was an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder in 2002.[1] He was the top ranked amateur in the world in 2005 having won four titles during the year including the Sunnehanna Amateur, which boasts major winners Ben Crenshaw and Tommy Aaron amongst its list of former champions. He turned professional at the end of the year.

Professional career[edit]

Sim played on the Nationwide Tour in 2006, and qualified for the PGA Tour by virtue of a 19th-place finish on the end of season money list, aided by a win at PalmettoPride Classic. After a late start to the 2007 season, caused by a stress fracture of the spine, he finished 169th on the PGA Tour money list. He was granted a medical extension for 2008, but failed to win enough money in five events to retain his place on the PGA Tour, and he returned to the second tier Nationwide Tour. In April 2009, Sim's bid to return to the elite tour got off to a good start when he secured his second career victory at the Stonebrae Classic, finishing six strokes clear of the field.[2] The following week he finished in second after losing in a playoff to Patrick Sheehan, and then in May he won the BMW Charity Pro-Am in a playoff over Fabián Gómez.

Sim played with Tiger Woods during the final round of the 2009 U. S. Open and finished in at tie for 18th. He was invited a month later by the PGA to play in the 2009 PGA Championship at Hazeltine National Golf Club where he finished T51.

Sim won the Christmas in October Classic to earn an automatic "battlefield promotion" to the PGA Tour. The victory was his third Nationwide Tour win of 2009 and his fourth overall. With the win he also set the Nationwide Tour single season money title, earning well over half a million dollars. He was one of the top 50 players in the Official World Golf Rankings in 2009, which earned him entry into the 2010 Masters Tournament; he later withdrew from the tournament due to injury. He also won the PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit in 2009.

Sim performed moderately on the PGA Tour in 2010, with the highlight of his season being a T2 at the Farmers Insurance Open. He comfortably retained his card by finishing 65th on the money list. Sim could not follow up his PGA Tour rookie season and went back to the Web.com Tour. A string of injuries limited Sim after the 2011 season and he played sparingly on the PGA Tour of Australasia, Korean Tour, OneAsia Tour, and Web.com Tour.

Amateur wins (8)[edit]

Professional wins (4)[edit]

Nationwide Tour wins (4)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2009 2010
Masters Tournament DNP DNP
U.S. Open T18 CUT
The Open Championship DNP CUT
PGA Championship T51 CUT

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

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Excellence: the Australian Institute of Sport. Canberra: Australian Sports Commission. 2002. ISBN 1-74013-060-X. 
  2. ^ "Sim's big win has him headed back to US". The Age. 6 April 2009. Retrieved 6 April 2009. 

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