Mike Brannan

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Mike Brannan
Personal information
Full name Michael Alan Brannan
Born (1955-12-27)December 27, 1955
Salinas, California
Died January 8, 2013(2013-01-08) (aged 57)
Alamo, California
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Nationality  United States
Career
College Brigham Young University
Turned professional 1978
reinstated amateur c.1988
Retired 1983
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 4
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament CUT: 1978
U.S. Open T22: 1982
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship CUT: 1979, 1980

Michael Alan Brannan (December 27, 1955 – January 8, 2013)[1][2][3] was an American golfer.

Brannan was born in Salinas, California. He won the U.S. Junior Amateur in 1971, beating Robert Steele in the final, 4 and 3, to become the tournament's youngest champion, at 15 years, 8 months.[4] His record stood for 20 years until broken by Tiger Woods in 1991 (15 years, 6 months). He also played on the winning 1977 Walker Cup team. He played college golf at Brigham Young University, where he was a four-time All-American, graduating in 1978. He was inducted into the BYU Hall of Fame in 1989.[5]

Brannan turned professional in 1978 and played on the PGA Tour from 1979 to 1983. His best finish on tour was second place at the 1979 Houston Open, two strokes behind Wayne Levi.[6] He won the 1979 Hassan II Golf Trophy, which would later become a European Tour event.

Brannan quit the tour after the 1983 season and became an equipment rep for Ping, a position he held until his death in 2013.[7] He was reinstated as an amateur golf in the late 1980s and won the Northern California Senior Championship in 2012.

Amateur wins[edit]

Professional wins[edit]

U.S. national team appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sorensen, Mike (January 10, 2013). "Former BYU golfer Mike Brannan dies". Deseret News. Retrieved February 28, 2013. 
  2. ^ Kroichick, Ron (January 12, 2013). "Amateur golf standout Mike Brannan dies at 57". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved February 28, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Michael Brannan – Death Notice". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved February 28, 2013. 
  4. ^ Shefter, David (January 10, 2013). "1971 U.S. Junior Amateur Champion Brannan Dies". USGA. Archived from the original on April 4, 2013. Retrieved February 28, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Michael Alan Brannan". BYU Cougars. Retrieved February 28, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c d e "Michael Brannan 1955–2013: Prominent Northern California golfer passes away at 57". Northern California Golf Association. January 10, 2013. Archived from the original on February 3, 2013. Retrieved February 28, 2013. 
  7. ^ Achenbach, James (January 10, 2013). "Brannan, Ping rep and former U.S. Junior champ, dies at 57". Golf Week. Retrieved February 28, 2013. 
  8. ^ "1970 Champions". Junior World Golf Championships. Archived from the original on April 21, 2011. Retrieved February 28, 2013.