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Michael Hoey |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (36) / 2/13/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 167
College: Clemson University

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Michael Hoey jumped up to tied second place at the BMW International Open on Friday after trotting around Golfclub München Eichenried in 7-under-par 32-33=65.
At 10-under 134, the five-time European Tour winner is just two behind clubhouse leader Rafa Cabrera-Bello. Hoey started slowly with an opening par and bogey at 2 but then reeled off seven birdies in the next nine holes. He briefly stumbled with a bogey at the 14th but closed with two more par breakers at 17 and 18 to reach double digits under par. The Northern Irishman shot his lowest lap on this course and second lowest 18 of the year after splitting 10 (of 14) fairways, hitting 14 greens in regulation and taking just 25 putts. He arrived in Munich on the back of a top 20 in the Lyoness Open so this wasn't totally unexpected despite his lowly position of 116th on the Race To Dubai. Jun 26 - 8:38 AM

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Michael Hoey compiled a 4-under-par 33-35=68 to reach 5-under 139 at the midpoint of the Open de España.

That's only one swing behind clubhouse leader Ricardo Gonzales although the afternoon wave are just getting started at Real Club de Golf El Prat. Hoey had four birdies in his first 10 holes before those gains were halved with back-to-back bogeys at 11 and 12. He rallied again with par breakers at 15 and 17. The Northern Irishman has never made the cut in six appearances at this event so he'll break new ground this week whatever happens now. Today, he split 11 (of 14) fairways and found 12 greens in regulation for the second say running. He's also 10-for-12 in scrambling through the first 36 holes.
May 15 - 8:29 AM

Michael Hoey won the 2012 Trophée Hassan II and is back at Golf du Palais Royal to make another trophy bid.

Victory here three years ago, courtesy of a pair of weekend 65s, gave the Northern Irishman a fourth European Tour win and he's since made that five with a first-prize cheque at the 2013 M2M Russian Open. Hoey has also been solid in his other three starts at the Trophée Hassan II and overall he's never finished worse than T32. He's 5-for-8 this season although hasn't bettered a T31 in Thailand. He opened that February event with a 64 after hitting all 18 greens in regulation while he's shot three 69s and a 70 in his last five rounds so there are signs that he could be about to put it all together soon.
Mar 25 - 4:14 AM

First-round leader Michael Hoey could only manage an even-par 35-37=72 on the second day of the True Thailand Classic but is still in the mix.

Hoey was hot on Thursday, carding a superb 64; today he went flat and shot eight shots higher. That left him on 8-under 136 at the midpoint. The birdies just wouldn't come for the Northern Irishman and he circled just two compared to yesterday's eight. Bogeys at 11 and 16 put a stop on any forward momentum. Having focused on the negatives, the bottom line is that he'll go into the weekend just three shots behind leader Miguel Angel Jiménez and will hope that he's now got his bad round of the week out of the way.
Feb 13 - 6:04 AM

Michael Hoey hit every green in a sparkling 8-under-par 32-32=64 to take the lead after day one of the True Thailand Classic in Hua Hin.

The Northern Irishman hasn't finished inside the top 50 in his last seven European Tour starts but was faultless at Black Mountain on Thursday, circling eight birdies and not a single bogey. Hoey cashed in on the long holes and circled par breakers on each of the par 5s and added further birdies at 11, 13, 17, 4 and 5. The five-time European Tour winner said, "We had ten or 11 holes with not much wind, which was an advantage teeing off early. I hit the ball well, and it suits me that there’s a bit of length off the tee; you can carry a few corners and reach the par fives." As well as hitting all 18 greens in regulation, Hoey split 10 (of 14) fairways and took 30 putts.
Feb 12 - 4:33 AM

Michael Hoey cashed in both Qatar and Dubai but will hope to take a more prominent part in this week's Maybank Malaysian Open at Kuala Lumpur G&CC.

Hoey is a five-time winner on the European Tour but has hit a rough patch, recording just one finish inside the top 30 (a T7 in the 36-hole Portugal Masters) in his last 16 events. Although he made the weekend in his last two starts, Hoey could only post T52 in the Qatar Masters and T53 in the Dubai Desert Classic. The 35-year-old, who played his collegiate golf in the U.S. at Clemson University, missed the cut on his first three visits to Kuala Lumpur G&CC but finished T18 last year.
Feb 3 - 2:55 PM

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

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