|Full name||Michael Sim|
23 October 1984 |
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||150 lb (68 kg; 11 st)|
|Residence||Perth, Western Australia|
|Current tour(s)||PGA Tour of Australasia|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships
|U.S. Open||T18: 2009|
|The Open Championship||CUT: 2010|
|PGA Championship||T51: 2009|
|Achievements and awards|
leading money winner
Player of the Year
|PGA Tour of Australasia
Order of Merit winner
Michael Sim (born 23 October 1984) is an Australian professional golfer.
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. 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.
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. 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)
- 2002 Western Australia Amateur Championship, Victorian Junior Masters
- 2004 Riversdale Cup, Southern Amateur
- 2005 New Zealand Amateur Stroke-Play Championship, Western Australia Amateur Matchplay Championship, Sunnehanna Amateur, Monroe Invitational
Professional wins (4)
Nationwide Tour wins (4)
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||DNP||CUT|
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.
- Eisenhower Trophy (representing Australia): 2004