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Michael Sim

  • Birthplace: Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Residence: Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Birth Date: October 23, 1984
  • height: 6-0
  • Turned Pro: 2005

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Nationwide Tour Victories

(3) 2006,PalmettoPride Classic. 2009,Stonebrae Classic, BMW Charity Pro-Am.

2009 PGA TOUR Money and Position

$100,308 ()

2009 Nationwide Tour Best Finishes

1-- Stonebrae Classic. P1-- BMW Charity Pro-Am. P2-- Athens Regional Foundation Classic. 3-- Moonah Classic. T4-- HSBC New Zealand PGA Championship Pres'd by Christchurch. T5-- Cox Classic Presented by Lexus of Omaha. T10-- Melwood Prince George's County Open.

PGA TOUR Best Round

70 at Round 2, U.S. Open Championship.

Nationwide Tour Highlights

Finished solo third at the Moonah Classic, where he shared the 36-hole lead with Miguel Carballo...Followed with a T4 at the HSBC New Zealand PGA Championship the next week...Earned his second career win, at the inaugural Stonebrae Classic, thanks to a final-round, 7-under 64. He held a one-stroke lead over Matt Every after 54 holes at TPC San Francisco Bay. Closed the front nine Sunday with four consecutive birdies to increase his lead to four shots at the turn. Added a birdie and an eagle on the back nine and went on to win by six shots over Cameron Percy and John Kimbell. First-place check of $108,000 vaulted him to No. 1 on the money list...Earned his fourth top-10 in six starts with a runner-up finish at the Athens Regional Foundation Classic. Tied the Jennings Mill CC record with a 9-under 63 in the fourth round to finish at 14-under par, completing his round more than an hour in front of the final pairings. Forced into a playoff when Patrick Sheehan birdied the last hole of regulation. Sheehan then birdied the first hole of the extra session from 22 feet to earn the win. Sim's second-place check of $59,400 increased his lead on the money list to more than $100,000 and pushed his total to $241,417, the equivalent of 20th place on the 2008 Nationwide Tour money list...Earned his second win of the year with a playoff victory over Fabian Gomez at the BMW Charity Pro-Am. Parred the first extra hole to beat Gomez and even his career playoff record to 2-2. Fired a career-best 62 in the third round and grabbed a three-stroke lead heading into the final round. His 2-under 69 was enough to force a playoff with Gomez. First-place check for $126,000 pushed his season total to $367,417 in just seven starts. Held a Tour-record $211,136 advantage over No. 2 Garth Mulroy on the money list. Also teamed with singer Javier Colon to win the celebrity/amateur portion of the tournament. The team finished at 47-under par and won by three strokes...Finished T10 at the Melwood Prince George's County Open. After playing 36 holes Sunday at Melwood due to a weather delay earlier in the week, he successfully qualified for the U.S. Open the following day at a 36-hole sectional in nearby Rockville, MD. Went on to make the cut at the U.S. Open, where he was paired with Tiger Woods in final round on his way to a T18 finish...After taking four tournaments off, he returned to the Nationwide Tour at the Cox Classic in Omaha, where he T5 after sharing the 54-hole lead. Final-round 70 left him four strokes back of winner Rich Barcelo. Check for $26,463 pushed his season earnings to $414,579, making him only the eighth player in Tour history to top $400,000 in a single season.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

T7-- Open.


Born in Scotland but moved from Aberdeen to Australia at age 5 and became an Australian citizen in 1991. His father, George, an accountant, played off a single-digit handicap and was a member at Royal Aberdeen GC.

Nationwide Tour Playoff Record


Other Information

Was co-leader with Robert Allenby after the third round of the 2008 Australian Masters. Shot 77 on the final day to T11. Diagnosed with stress fracture in spine in November 2006 that postponed rookie's 2007 PGA TOUR season until April at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. With late start, limited to 17 starts. Granted Major Medical Extension and had five events in 2008 to earn $385,280 (combined with 2007 earnings of $399,900, would equal 2007's No. 125 earnings of $785,180) and receive Major Medical Extension status for the remainder of the 2008 campaign. Made six cuts in only seven starts on the PGA TOUR in 2008, with a career-best T7 coming at the Open. Also made three cuts in seven starts on the Nationwide Tour, with a T16 at the Mexico Open his best result. After earning PGA TOUR card via the Nationwide Tour, posted one top-10 in 17 starts in 2007, a T9 at the Ginn sur Mer Classic at Tesoro, and three additional top-25s. Posted three top-10 finishes in his rookie season on the Nationwide Tour in 2006, including his first career victory. In his first career Tour start, lost in a playoff to Paul Sheehan at the Jacob's Creek Open after holding a one-shot lead entering the final round. Sheehan won on the second extra hole with a bogey. Still collected $76,043 to obtain Special Temporary Membership on Tour. Became the fifth Aussie of the season to step into the winner's circle with his win at the PalmettoPride Classic. Finished regulation tied with Ken Duke at 12-under-par 276, and then on Monday morning holed a 6-foot birdie putt on the first extra hole to collect the $90,000 first-place prize. The Monday finish was just the fourth in Tour history and the first required to complete regulation play. Missed the cut in his first two career starts on TOUR, at the 2006 EDS Byron Nelson Championship and the 2005 Bay Hill Invitational, after receiving a Sponsor Exemption to play. Born in Scotland but moved to Australia at age 5 and became an Australian citizen in 1991. Was the world's No. 1-ranked amateur in 2005 after posting victories at the New Zealand Amateur Stroke-Play Championship, WA Amateur Matchplay Championship, Sunnehanna Amateur and the Monroe Invitational. Winner of the 2002 Western Australian Amateur and Victorian Junior Masters. Winner of the 2001 Greg Norman Junior Masters. Member of the prestigious Australian National team. Finished as the low amateur at the 2003 Johnnie Walker Classic.

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