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Mike Small

  • Birthplace: Aurora, Ill.
  • Residence: Champaign, Ill.
  • Birth Date: 03/04/1966
  • Age: 43
  • Turned Pro: 1990
  • PGA Membership: 1996
  • PGA Section: Illinois
  • Eligibility Code: 1

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Player Notes

Since 2000, has served as head men’s golf coach at the University of Illinois in Champaign. . .Winner of the 2005 PGA Professional National Championship in just his second appearance. . .Finished runner-up to Bob Sowards by one stroke in the 2004 National Championship and was fourth in 2006. . . Member of the 2005 and 2007 U.S. PGA Cup Teams. . .Finished as Low PGA Professional at the 2007 PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla., accomplished the feat after winning the Illinois Open four days earlier and flying to Southern Hills to compete. . .Competed in the 2007 U.S. Open. . .Winner, 2001, ’03, ’04 Illinois PGA Championship, 2003, ’05, ’06, ’07 Illinois Open. . .Finished tied for 27th in the 2004 Cialis Western Open and tied for 50th in 2005. . .Tied for fourth in the 2003 Northern PGA Club Professional Championship, tied for seventh in 2004 and finished second in 2001 . . . Competed on the former Nike Tour, winning the 1997 Monterey Open and the 1997 Cleveland Open. . .Has recorded two double eagles and four holes-in-one. . .Was a member of the PGA Tour in 1998, and owns a career-best share of ninth place in the 1998 Bell Canadian Open. . .Is the first member of the Illinois PGA Section to win the PGA Professional National Championship.

Personal

Wife, Ann; Children: Will, Wyatt

Hobbies/Special Interests

Big Ten Conference sports, fishing, family time

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