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Mike Small

United StatesUnited States

Start Position
7
Current Position
To Par: +8
Total Strokes: 78 - 74 : 152
T138   T131
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Updated: Thursday, 12 Aug 2010 06:58 PM
  • Birthplace: Aurora, Ill.
  • Residence: Champaign, Ill.
  • Age: 44
  • Turned Pro: 1990

Player Notes

Since 2000, has served as head men’s golf coach at the University of Illinois in Champaign . . . Winner, 2005, ’09 PGA Professional National Championship. Rallied to win the 2009 National Championship with a final-round 68 at Twin Warriors Golf Club in Santa Ana Pueblo, N.M. … Finished runner-up in the 2004 National Championship; was fourth in 2006 and tied for runner-up in 2007. . . Competed on the 2005, ’07 and ’09 U.S. PGA Cup Team . . . Finished as Low Club Professional at the 2007 PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla. Small accomplished this feat after winning the Illinois Open four days earlier and flying to Southern Hills to compete. . . This past season, guided University of Illinois to its second consecutive and ninth overall Big Ten Conference Championship. Scot t Langley, a member of the Illini squad, went on to win the NCAA Championship and finish as the Low Amateur in the 2010 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. . .Was a member of the 1988 Illinois Big Ten Conference champion team, and finished runner-up to teammate Steve Stricker in that tournament. . .Small also was the 2009 Big Ten Coach of the Year, having guided his team to the NCAA Championships for the fourth time in the past seven seasons. He also was the 2002 Big Ten Coach of the Year and is a two-time (2003, ’09) Midwest Region Coach of the Year… Small competed in 1994, ’98 and 2007 U.S. Open. . .Considered the most dominant performer in Illinois PGA Section history. . Winner of a record eight Illinois PGA Section Championships, including seven straight - 2001, ’03, ’04, ’05, ’06, ’07, ’08 and ’09 . . .Winner, 2003, ’05, ’06, ’07 Illinois Open. . .Finished tied for 27th in 2004 Cialis Western Open and tied for 50th in 2005. . .Tied for fourth in 2003 Northern PGA Club Professional Championship, tied for seventh in 2004 and finished runner-up in 2001 . . . Competed on the former Nike Tour (Nationwide Tour), winning 1997 Monterey Open and 1997 Cleveland Open … Was a member of the PGA Tour in 1998, and owns a career-best share of ninth place in 1998 Bell Canadian Open . . . First member of the Illinois PGA Section to win the PGA Professional National Championship … Has recorded two double eagles and four holes-in-one

Personal

Wife, Ann; Children: Will, Wyatt