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Michael Hoey |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (35) / 2/13/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 167
College: Northern Ireland

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Michael Hoey withdrew during his second round of The 143rd Open Championship due to an injury to his left foot.
According to Brian Keogh at, Hoey has been dealing with the problem "for a while." Hoey completed seven holes in 3-over-par today. He opened with 3-over 35-40=75 and stood 6-over through 25 when he called it quits. Since he's a full-timers on the European Tour and does not have status in the U.S., we'll leave the Ulsterman off our Injury Report. Later, he alerted his followers on Twitter, writing, "Massively disjointed to have retired from @The_Open during today's round, massive gouge out of my foot & can't walk. ... Sorry disappointed not disjointed :-) foot is sore but still attached!" Fri, Jul 18, 2014 06:58:00 AM

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Michael Hoey will take his first peek at Royal Liverpool at this week's Open Championship.

The five-time European Tour winner has come up empty in his two prior Open Championship appearances (2001,2012). Things could be different this year, as he enters the week with plenty of momentum, finishing 22nd or better in four of his last six European Tour events. After four failed attempts, he is still searching for his first weekend tee time at a major.
Tue, Jul 15, 2014 10:24:00 AM

With a 2-under-par 34-36=70 in his final round of the M2M Russian Open, Michael Hoey recorded a four-stroke victory.

The Ulsterman slept on a five-shot margin thanks to a 65 on Saturday. He posted 16-under 272 on the strength of an eagle and 24 birdies against eight bogeys and a double. Alexandre Kaleka of France and England's Matthew Nixon shared runner-up honors at Tseleevo Golf & Polo Club in the Moscow Region. This is Hoey's fifth European Tour title. He turned 34 years of age in February. The circuit's next two events are the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and PGA Championship. It will then take a week off before resuming at the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles in Scotland.
Sun, Jul 28, 2013 12:48:00 PM

Michael Hoey was disqualified from the PGA Championship following his second round.

Hoey seemed to have turned in one of the best rounds of the day with a 2-under-par 34-36=70, but he incurred a two-stroke penalty on the ninth hole and didn't count it in his score. Apparently, after identifying his ball from an embedded lie, the Ulsterman failed to recreate the lie. Ultimately, he signed an incorrect scorecard. The whammy is that even with the penalty, he would have survived the cut.
Fri, Aug 10, 2012 10:22:00 PM

Michael Hoey is set to compete in his second British Open, ironically both at Royal Lytham and St. Annes.

The Northern Irishman won the Amateur Championship in 2001 and competed in the British Open the same year. Links golf seems to suit him, as he won the 2011 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at St. Andrews, with Carnoustie and Kingsbarnes in the rotation for the early rounds. In 2012, he hoisted the trophy at the Trophee Hassan II.
Tue, Jul 17, 2012 10:28:00 PM

Michael Hoey emerged with a three-stroke victory at the Trophee Hassan II following his final-round, 7-under-par 31-34=65 at Golf du Palais Royal in Agadir, Morocco.

After carding a 65 in his third round that featured an eagle and eight birdies, Hoey circled another eight birdies in the finale to post 17-under 271. Fifty-four-hole co-leader Damien McGrane settled for solo second at 14-under 274 after turning in a 70 today. Matteo Manassero, who shared the lead with McGrane entering the final round, closed with a 72 to place T6 at 12-under 276. The tournament was plagued with inclement weather, which caused delays, but it didn't affect Jamie Donaldson today. The Welshman blistered the host track for an 11-under 28-33=61 with three eagles and six birdies. It allowed him to climb 40 spots and a share of third place at 13-under 275. This is Hoey's fourth career European Tour title and third in the last 10 months.
Sun, Mar 25, 2012 01:23:00 PM

With a final round of 4-under-par 35-33=68 at St. Andrews, Michael Hoey recorded a two-stroke victory at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

Played over a three-course rota for the first three rounds (including Carnoustie and Kingsbarns), this event draws the cream of the crop on the European Tour. The Ulsterman crafted 66s on each of the courses, good for shares of the lead after 18 and 36 holes, and a three-shot advantage entering today's finale. That buffer evaporated today, but he finished with birdies on the 15th, 16th and 18th holes for a two-stroke margin over countryman, Rory McIlroy (20-under 268). This is Hoey's third career victory on his home circuit and second this year (Madeira Islands Open).
Sun, Oct 2, 2011 12:20:00 PM

Michael Hoey carded a 1-under-par 35-36=71 in his final round of the Madeira Islands Open, recording a two-stroke victory over Jamie Elson and Chris Gane.

Hoey finished in 10-under 72-68-67-71=278. He and Elson shared the 54-hole lead, but the Ulsterman incurred just one bogey on Sunday while Elson swallowed four en route to a closing 73. This is Hoey's second career European Tour victory, both of which have occurred in Portugal. His first came in the form of a playoff at the Estoril Open de Portugal in 2009.
Sun, May 22, 2011 12:37:00 PM