|— Golfer —|
|Full name||Shaun Carl Micheel|
January 5, 1969 |
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||180 lb (82 kg; 13 st)|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour (joined 1994)|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships
|Masters Tournament||T22: 2004|
|U.S. Open||T22: 2010|
|The Open Championship||T35: 2007|
|PGA Championship||Won: 2003|
Micheel was born in Orlando, Florida. He attended Christian Brothers High School in Memphis, Tennessee and Indiana University and turned professional in 1992. He taught himself how to play golf after his parents bought a home on a golf course in Memphis. He had a very patchy early career, during which he struggled to hold on to membership on the PGA Tour. His successes included a victory in the Singapore Open in 1998 and a win on the Nike Tour (now the Web.com Tour) in 1999.
He went into the 2003 PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club ranked 169th in the Official World Golf Ranking, becoming one of the biggest underdogs to win a major in recent times. In the first two rounds, he shot 69-68 (−3) to take a two-shot lead over Billy Andrade and Mike Weir. A third round 69 put him at −4, tied for the lead with Chad Campbell and three shots clear of Weir. He shot a par 70 in the final round to defeat Campbell by two strokes. That season, he finished 32nd on the money list. In 2004, he made the top 100 on the PGA Tour money list for the second time in his career, but he did not make the move up to being a regular high finisher. His career high world ranking is 36th, achieved in 2004.
In August 2006, Micheel returned to prominence when he finished runner-up to Tiger Woods at the PGA Championship at Medinah Country Club; he followed that with T7 two weeks later at the Deutsche Bank Championship. He was also runner-up at the 2006 HSBC World Match Play Championship, after defeating Woods in the first round. On the PGA Tour, he ended the year with nine consecutive cuts and placed in the top 50 on the money list.
Micheel is one of the few golfers to have a major as his only PGA Tour win. Micheel leads the list with 386 starts through the end of 2015.
In April 2005, after experiencing months of fatigue, mood changes, and poor play, Micheel began treatment for low testosterone ("Low T", or hypogonadism). He claimed that his testosterone levels had declined to those of "a man in his mid-70s."  After beginning treatment, his testosterone levels returned to normal, and he reported that his drive and energy had also returned. His condition was widely publicized during the coverage of the 2006 PGA Championship. On April 18, 2014, after having coped with inability to exercise without being short of breath, Micheel underwent heart surgery and had four stents inserted.
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of victory||Runner-up|
|1||Aug 17, 2003||PGA Championship||−4 (69-68-69-70=276)||2 strokes||Chad Campbell|
|Year||Championship||54 holes||Winning score||Margin||Runner-up|
|2003||PGA Championship||Tied for lead||−4 (69-68-69-70=276)||2 strokes||Chad Campbell|
|The Open Championship||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||T47||CUT||CUT||T35||DNP||DNP|
|The Open Championship||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP|
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10
|The Open Championship||0||0||0||0||0||0||4||2|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 6 (2001 U.S. Open – 2004 PGA)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (twice)
Results in World Golf Championship events
|Accenture Match Play Championship||DNP||R32||DNP||DNP||R16|
DNP = Did not play
QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.
- 1999 Nike Tour graduates
- 2001 PGA Tour Qualifying School graduates
- List of men's major championships winning golfers
- "PGA Championship (Aug 14–17, 2003) – Leaderboard". Yahoo Sports. Retrieved April 15, 2014.
- Greenstein, Teddy (June 20, 2010). "Double eagle lands at U.S. Open for Shaun Micheel". The Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on June 25, 2010.
- Martin, Sean (August 5, 2013). "Players whose lone win was a major". PGA Tour.
- Kelly, Seth. "Shaun Michell won the PGA Championship in 2003 with one of the most dramatic shots in history". GolfOnline. Archived from the original on March 13, 2007.
- Callahan, Tom (August 2006). "A hero's role that fit him to a T". Golf Digest. Archived from the original on October 30, 2006.
- Schupak, Adam (June 2, 2014). "After heart surgery, Micheel tees it up at sectional". Golfweek.