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Mike Small

  • Birthplace: Aurora, Ill.
  • Residence: Champaign, Ill.
  • Birthdate: March 4, 1966
  • Age: 41 Ht.:
  • Turned Pro: 1990
  • College: Illinois
  • Eligibility Code: 7

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Player Notes

Now in his seventh year as men's golf coach at the University of Illinois in Champaign, and one of the premier players in PGA of America history. . .Finished third in the 2007 PGA Professional National Championship and will be making his second consecutive appearance on the U.S. PGA Cup Team that faces Great Britain and Ireland in September in Greensboro, Ga. Competed in 2005 PGA Cup at The K Club in Ireland. . .Making his second consecutive PGA Cup appearance. .. Will complete an exhausting week of competition in the PGA Championship, having defended his title Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in the Illinois Open, then flying to Tulsa late Wednesday night to compete the next day in the PGA Championship. . .Has served as Illinois golf coach since the 2000 season. . .Competed and missed the cut in the 2007 U.S. Open. . .Winner, 2001, '03, '04 Illinois PGA Championship, 2003, '05, '06 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 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. Before 2007 Small has played in 52 PGA Tour events, best finish -T9th in the 1998 Bell Canadian Open. Before 2007 Small has played in 96 Nationwide Tour events finishing in the Top-10 eight times.

Career Victories

Nationwide Tour
2 - 1997 Monterey Open, Cleveland Open

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