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PGA CLUB PROFESSIONALS IN THE 95th PGA CHAMPIONSHIP
JC ANDERSON

Birth Date: Dec. 26, 1961

Birthplace: Springfield, Ill.

Age: 51 Ht.: 6’ 1” Wt.: 200

Home: O'Fallon, Mo.

College: Lamar University

Turned Professional: 1985

PGA Membership: 1992

PGA Section: Gateway
PGA teaching professional at Missouri Bluffs Golf Club in St. Charles, Mo. ... Tied for fourth in the 2013 PGA Professional National Championship ... Competed in the 2013 Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid ... Tied for 12th in the 2012 Southworth Senior PGA Professional National Championship ... Winner, 2003 NTPGA Professional Championship; 2002, '03 North Texas PGA Match Play Championship; 2005, '10 Gateway PGA Professional Championship; 2009 Gateway PGA Match Play Championship; 2007, '09 Southern Illinois Open: Tied for 21st in 2003 PGA Professional National Championship ... Competed on the PGA Tour in 1991, 1993-94: 6th, 1993 Kemper Open and was 8th in 1994 Texas Open ... NTPGA Player of the Year 2002-2003: Gateway PGA Player of the Year in 2005 and 2010 ... Has recorded six holes-in-one, with one in competition.

Personal: Wife, Shelly

Hobbies/Special Interests: Theology, video games, dogs


DANNY BALIN

Birth Date: April 9, 1982

Birthplace: Rockville, Md.

Age: 31 Ht.: 6’ 0” Wt.: 185

Home: Rockville, Md.

College: Penn State University

Turned Professional: 2004

PGA Membership: 2007

PGA Section: Metropolitan
PGA assistant professional at Burning Tree Country Club in Greenwich, Conn. ... Finished T-18 in 2013 PGA Professional National Championship, and earned PGA Championship berth with a birdie on first playoff hole ... Finished T-15 in 2012 National Championship; finished fourth in 2010 and 2011 National Championships ... In 2011, posted course record 63, which also was the lowest final round in a National Championship, at Hershey (Pa.) Country Club's East Course ... Winner, 2012, ’13 New York State Open; 2012 PGA Stroke Play Championship; 2012, ’13 Metropolitan Open; 2011, ’12 Metropolitan PGA Championship; 2010 Westchester Golf Association Open Championship. . .Tied for ninth, 2008 Metropolitan Open and tied for eighth in 2007 ... Finished 25th in 2009 Argentine Open. . .Two-time Squire Cup Member (2008 & 2009) ... Runner-up, 2011 Connecticut Open, 2010 PGA Winter Stroke Play Championship ... Co-hosted a Golf Academy Live episode before the 2006 U.S. Open at Winged Foot with The Golf Fix's Michael Breed ... Has recorded two holes-in-one, with one coming in 2011 PGA Cup at CordeValle in San Martin, Calif. The ace became No. 9 on "Top Ten Plays" on ESPN's SportsCenter.

Personal: Single

Hobbies/Special Interests: Fishing, snowboarding, traveling, movies, all sports


MARK BROWN

Birth Date: Sept. 14, 1966

Birthplace: Boston, Mass.

Age: 46 Ht.: 6’ 1” Wt.: 230

Home: Oyster Bay, N.Y.

College: Eckerd College

Turned Professional: 1990

PGA Membership: 1994

PGA Section: Metropolitan
PGA head professional at Tam O'Shanter Club in Brookville, N.Y. ... Finished T-9 in the 2013 PGA Professional National Championship and T-15 in 2012 ... Was runner-up in the 2000 PGA Professional National Championship, losing a five-hole playoff to Tim Thelen at Oak Tree Golf Club in Edmond, Okla. ... Tied for second in 2001 National Championship at Sunriver (Ore.) Resort ... Competed in 12 Professional National Championships and four PGA Championships prior to 2012 ... Member of the 2000 U.S. PGA Cup Team ... Winner, 1999, 2002 New York State Open, 2010 Long Island Open, 2005 Metropolitan PGA Championship; 1999 Metropolitan Open; 1999 Eastern PGA Professional Championship ... Winner, 2008 PGA Stroke Play Championship ... 1999 and 2009 Metropolitan PGA Player of the Year ... Has competed in the past five Callaway Pebble Beach Invitationals, featuring a select field of PGA, Champions, Web.com, and Canadian Tour members, and PGA club professionals ... Has recorded 11 holes-in-one.

Personal: Wife, Debbie

Hobbies/Special Interests: Fishing, all sports

CAINE FITZGERALD

Birth Date: Oct. 14, 1973

Birthplace: Davenport, Iowa

Age: 39 Ht.: 5’ 9” Wt.: 180

Home: Parker, Colo.

College: Southeast Missouri State

Turned Professional: 1996

Joined PGA Tour: 2004

PGA Section: Colorado
PGA assistant professional at Murphy Creek Golf Course in Aurora, Colo. ... Tied for 14th in the 2013 PGA Professional National Championship ... A left-hander, he finished top 20 in the 2006, '07 Colorado Open, 2007 Denver Open ... Winner, 2012, and '05 Colorado Section Championship, 2005 Colorado PGA Assistant Professional Championship, 1997 Iowa Open Championship, 1996, '97, '98 Iowa PGA Assistant Player of the Year, 2002, '03 Colorado PGA Player of the Year.

Personal: Wife, Joy Moore; Children: Crew, Scout

Hobbies/Special Interests: Camping, skiing, reading


BOB GAUS

Birth Date: Nov. 22, 1960

Birthplace: St. Louis, Mo.

Age: 52 Ht.: 6’ `0” Wt.: 180

Home: St. Louis, Mo.

College: Southern Illinois-Edwardsville

Turned Professional: 1983

PGA Membership: 1995

PGA Section: Gateway
PGA teaching professional at Tower Tee Golf Center in St. Louis, Mo. ... Tied for 18th in the 2013 PGA Professional National Championship and won a PGA Championship berth via a six-way playoff for three spots ... Tied for 59th in the 2013 Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid ... Tied for 8th in the 2009 PGA Professional National Championship; tied for 24th in 2008 and T-16 in 2007 ... Tied for 3rd at the 2012 Southworth Senior PGA Professional National Championship ... Tied for sixth in the 2004 Southern PGA Club Professional Championship, and finished third in 1999 ... Competed in the 2008 U.S. Open ... Member of the 1998 U.S. PGA Cup Team, posting a 3-0-1 record ... Competed on the former Nike Tour from 1996-98, making seven cuts in 10 events with a career-best tie for 10th at Springboro, Ohio, in 1996 ... Winner, 1997 Wilson Gateway PGA Match Play Championship ... 1995-96 Gateway PGA Player of the Year, 1995 Gateway PGA Assistant Professional of the Year ... Winner, 1987, '88, '94 Gateway PGA Assistant Professional Championship ... Competed in 1997 Ameritech Cup Match, posting a 3-0-0 record ... Competed in 1980 U.S. Amateur and 1981 U.S. Public Links Championship, 1990 U.S. Open ... Was a first-team NCAA Division II All-American at Southern Illinois University ... Owns two course records, including a 60 at Westborough Country Club in Webster Grove, Mo., and a 61 at Bend Lake Golf Club in 1991 in Mount Vernon, Ill. ... Has recorded three holes-in-one, all during casual rounds.

Personal: Single

Hobbies/Special Interests: Hockey, fishing, auto racing


KIRK HANEFELD

Birth Date: May 24, 1956

Birthplace: Claremont, N.H.

Age: 57 Ht.: 6’ 0” Wt.: 190

Home: Acton, Mass.

College: Houston

Turned Professional: 1978

PGA Membership: 1984

PGA Section: New England
PGA Life Member ... Tied for ninth in the 2013 PGA Professional National Championship ... Tied for 36th in the 2013 Senior Open Championship ... Competed in the 2013 Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid ... Making his second career start in a PGA Championship, and first since 1990 ... Winner, 2011 Southworth Senior PGA Professional National Championship by one stroke over Ken Martin of Wellington, Fla., at Creighton Farms in Aldie, Va. The victory made him the fifth player to win multiple Senior PGA Professional National titles ... Won the 2008 National Championship at Toscana Country Club in Indian Wells, Calif ... Finished T-19, and was the Low PGA Club Professional in the 2006 Senior PGA Championship ... Was the 2008 Senior PGA Professional Player of the Year: Winner, 2000, '01, '03 New England PGA Championship, 2001, New England PGA Player of the Year ... Competed in seven PGA Professional National Championships between 1984 and 2003, with best finish T-30 in 1995 ... Served from 1991-93 as vice president of the New England PGA Section ... Parents got him started playing golf when he was eight years old ... Played from 1974-77 at the University of Houston ... After attempting the PGA Tour National Qualifying Tournament in 1978-80, earned fully-exempt status on the 2006 Champions Tour by virtue of his runner-up finish at the National Qualifying Tournament ... Was the leader after four rounds of the six-round event, but was forced to rally in the final round after shooting 76 on fifth day. Eventually, finished two strokes back of Massy Kuramoto with a 1-under-par 431 total.

Personal: Wife, Kathleen; Children: Ryan

Special Interests/Hobbies: Fishing, all sports & sporting events

ROB LABRITZ

Birth Date: May 31, 1971

Birthplace: Hartford, Conn.

Age: 42 Ht.: 6’ 0” Wt.: 180

Home: Pound Ridge, N.Y.

College: Central Connecticut State

Turned Professional: 1991

PGA Membership: 2000

PGA Section: Metropolitan
PGA director of golf at GlenArbor Golf Club in Bedford Hills, N.Y.. . Tied for 18th in the 2013 PGA Professional National Championship ... Earned the final berth among 20 PGA club professionals into the 95th PGA Championship via a six-member playoff in June at Crosswater Club in Sunriver, Ore. With two spots decided on the first extra hole, Labritz holed a wedge approach from 95 yards on the second extra hole for birdie to clinch the final berth, earning him No. 1 on the ESPN “Top 10” on SportsCenter ... Competed in three previous PGA Championships, finishing T-68 and the Low PGA Club Professional in 2010 at Whistling Straits ... Member of 2003 U.S. PGA Cup Team, posting an unbeaten 5-0-0 record ... Winner, 2012, ’13 Metropolitan PGA Head Professional Championship; 2012, ’13 Metropolitan PGA Professional Championship ... 2008, 2011 New York State Open, 2006 New York State PGA Championship, 2004 Golden Bear Tour Teardrop Championship ... Runner Up, 2005 Canadian PGA Tour Lewis Chitengwa Memorial Championship ... Runner Up, 2002 & 2004 PGA Stroke Play Championship.

Personal: Wife, Kerry; Children: Matthias

Hobbies/Special Interests: Physical fitness, gardening, fishing

JEFFREY MARTIN

Birth Date: Dec. 13, 1973

Birthplace: Portland, Maine

Age: 39 Ht.: 6’ 0” Wt. :205

Home: Warwick, R.I.

College: University of Maine

Turned Professional: 1996

PGA Membership: 2003

PGA Section: New England
PGA head professional at Norton (Mass.) Country Club ... Tied for 14th in the 2013 PGA Professional National Championship ... Competed in eight PGA Professional National Championships, with best finishes T-10 in 2008 and this year; tied for 16th in 2009 ... Tied for third in the 2004 PGA Assistant Professional Championship and T-5 in 2005 ... In 2006, was a member of the former Nationwide Tour ... 2008, '09, '10 New England Section Player of the Year ... 2005, '06, '09, '10 Rhode Island PGA Champion ... Two-time PGA Tournament Series Champion ... 2000 & 2009 New England PGA Assistant Champion ... Has posted two career holes-in-one.

Personal: Wife, Susan; Children: Cameron, Brooke

Hobbies/Special Interests: Reading, Movies, All sports
DAVID MCNABB

Birth Date: May 19, 1966

Birthplace: Mt. Clemens, Mich.

Age: 47 Ht.: 6’ 2 Wt.: 195

Home: Newark, Del.

College: Macomb County Community College

Turned Professional: 1993

PGA Membership: 1996

PGA Section: Philadelphia
PGA head professional at Applebrook Golf Club in Malvern, Pa. ... Tied for ninth in the 2013 PGA Professional National Championship ... Winner, 2005 Delaware State Open ... Winner, Philadelphia PGA Head Pro Championship 2005, 2004, 1997 ... Philadelphia PGA Shawnee Open 2004 ... 2002 Philadelphia PGA Doylestown Open.

Personal: Wife, Melissa; Children: Trevor, Dalton

Hobbies/Special Interests: Home improvement, fitness & training, landscaping


DAVID MUTTITT

Birth Date: March 28, 1983

Birthplace: Dallas, Texas

Age: 30 Ht.: 6’ 0” Wt.: 170

Home: Albuquerque, N.M.

College: New Mexico Military Institute

Turned Professional: 2005

PGA Membership: 2012

PGA Section: Sun Country
PGA assistant professional at Paa-ko Ridge Golf Club in Sandia Park, N.M. ... Tied for ninth in the 2013 PGA Professional National Championship ... Winner, 2012 Sun Country PGA Section Championship, 2012 Sun Country PGA Assistant Championship ... Tied for 5th, 2012 New Mexico State Open

Personal: Wife, Connie; Children: Charlie

Hobbies/Special Interests: Watching Manchester United, hanging out with my son and playing pool.

ROD PERRY

Birth Date: Oct. 17, 1973

Birthplace: York, Pa.

Age: 39 Ht.: 6’ 0” Wt.: 200

Home: Port Orange, Fla.

College: Mississippi State University

Turned Professional: 1996

PGA Membership: 1996

PGA Section: North Florida
PGA head professional at Crane Lakes Golf and Country Club in Port Orange, Fla. ... Captured the 2013 PGA Professional National Championship at Crosswater Club in Sunriver, Ore., becoming the first left-hander and the first graduate of a PGA Golf Management University program (Mississippi State) to win the National Championship ... Is the fourth North Florida PGA member to win the National Championship ... .Winner, 2012 PGA Professional Player of the Year Award, the second in North Florida PGA history to accomplish the feat. . Has played in two PGA Tour events this year: he made the cut at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill and finished 76th place ... Winner, 2012 PGA Professional Player of the Year ... Finished tied for second in the 2012 PGA Professional National Championship, qualifying him to compete in the 2012 PGA Championship at Kiawah Ocean Resort where he missed the cut ... Beginning in 2003 through last season, has won six North Florida PGA Player of the Year awards ... Winner, 2007 PGA Stroke Play Championship; a three-time North Florida PGA Champion ... Three-time North Florida PGA Match Play Champion ... Prior to 2012, best finish in four previous National Championships was T-34 in 2010 ... Competed in six PGA Tour events, making the cut in the 2008 Ginn Sur Mer Championship and the 2009 Disney Children's Miracle Network Classic ... Low PGA Professional in the 2009 Florida Open ... Winner, three Srixon PGA Tournament Series events ... 2010 North Florida PGA East Central Chapter Teacher of the Year ... Won two PGA Tournament Series titles in Port St. Lucie, Fla., in 2012 and was the Series’ No. 1 money-winner ... Introduced to golf by his late maternal grandfather, Joe Morrison ... Was a football place-kicker in high school before devoting his athletic career to golf ... Right-handed in everything he did, Perry elected to try playing golf left-handed at age 11 ... Joe Morrison introduced his grandson to Slugger White, a former boxer turned golf professional and current PGA Tour vice president of rules and competitions. White helped mentor Perry ... Perry could not make the New Smyrna freshman golf team, and his grandfather passed away in 1986, never witnessing the rapid climb that his grandson would make in golf. Perry attended the University of North Florida and could not make the golf team in two attempts. He transferred to Mississippi State University, where he did not make that team and graduated from the Professional Golf Management Program in 1996. Perry needed two attempts to pass the Playing Ability Test. His breakthrough year was 1998. After competing on the Hooters Tour against the likes of Chad Campbell, Zach Johnson and Bill Lunde, Perry found that his game would hold up at that level.

Personal: Wife, Jaclyn; Children: Vanessa, Carson

Hobbies/Special Interests: Whatever my wife and children are into that day; swimming, coloring, Dora the Explorer and Barney
RYAN POLZIN

Birth Date: March 06, 1980

Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas

Age: 33 Ht.: 6’ 1” Wt.: 195

Home: Houston, Texas

College: Sam Houston State University

Turned Professional: 2002

PGA Membership: 2006

PGA Section: Southern Texas
PGA head professional at Royal Oaks Country Club in Houston, Texas ... Finished runner-up in the 2013 PGA Professional National Championship, his third national appearance, and forged a tie for the lead after 63 holes. Made birdies on the 16th and 17th holes to charge to within a stroke of the lead in the final round at Crosswater Club. A wayward drive on the 18th hole led to a closing double-bogey . . Had missed the cut in the National Championship in two previous appearances in 2009 and 2010 ... 2011 ESPN National Golf Challenge, Individual Champion ... 2013 Nike Tradition Champion ... Winner, 2009 Section Assistants Championship.

Personal: Wife, K.D.; Children: Brody

Hobbies/Special Interests: Hunting

LEE RHIND

Birth Date: Feb. 1, 1979

Birthplace: Livingston, Scotland

Age: 34 Ht.: 5’ 9” Wt.: 180

Home: Midland, Texas

College: Midland Community College

Turned Professional: 2002

PGA Membership: 2012

PGA Section: Northern Texas
PGA assistant professional at Midland Country Club in Midland, Texas ... Finished T-14 in the 2013 PGA Professional National Championship ... Winner, 2011 NTPGA Assistants Championship, 2011 Pro-Pro Champion ... Finished fifth, 2010 National Assistants Championship and 18th place, 2011 NAC ... West Texas Chapter 2012 Assistants Champion ... 2010, '12 West Texas Chapter Player of the Year.

Personal: Wife, Kenna

Hobbies/Special Interests: Manchester United F.C.

MARK SHEFTIC

Birth Date: Aug. 22, 1974

Birthplace: Hanover, Pa.

Age: 38 Ht.: 5’ 8” Wt.: 175

Home: Blue Bell, Pa.

College: Coker College

Turned Professional: 1998

PGA Membership: 2008

PGA Section: Philadelphia
PGA teaching professional at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. ... Finished tied for fourth in 2013 PGA Professional National Championship; shared runner-up honors in 2009; finished third in 2010, and missed the cut in 2011 ... Earned a 2013 U.S. PGA Cup Team berth via a playoff following the 2013 PGA Professional National Championship ... Member of winning 2009 U.S. PGA Cup Team, scoring the decisive point at The Carrick on Loch Lomond in Scotland ... Member of the 2011 U.S. PGA Cup Team ... Competed in 2009 and 2010 PGA Championship ... Winner, 2013 Burlington Classic, 2008 Tournament Players Division Championship and 2006 AB Thorn Tournament ... Finished runner-up, 2004, '07 Philadelphia Open ... Owns three top-10 finishes in the Pennsylvania State Open ... Runner-up, 2006 Philadelphia PGA Assistant Professional Championship ... Father, Ted, is a PGA teaching professional at the Ted Sheftic Golf Learning Center in New Oxford, Pa.

Personal: Wife, Nicole; Children: Ty Edward, Taylor

Hobbies/Special Interests: Spending time with the family, movies and music

SONNY SKINNER

Birth Date: Aug. 18, 1960

Birthplace: Portsmouth, Va.

Age: 52 Ht.: 5’ 9” Wt.: 170

Home: Sylvester, Ga.

College: Abraham Baldwin College/Shorter College

Turned Professional: 1982

PGA Membership: 1992

Other Victories: Nationwide Tour wins: 1993 Shreveport Open, 1994 Henrico Open.

PGA Section: Georgia


PGA Life Member ... Tied for ninth in the 2013 PGA Professional National Championship ... Tied for 35th in the 2013 Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid after earning Low PGA Club Professional at the 2011 Senior PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky., finishing tied for 45th ... Became the second PGA member to win three Senior PGA Professional Player of the Year awards, earning them from 2010 through 2012 ... The only player in PGA of America history to win both a PGA Professional Player of the Year (2008) and a Senior PGA Professional Player of the Year award ... Tied for 3rd in the 2012 Southworth Senior PGA Professional National Championship, and T-6 in the 2010 Championship ... Runner up, 2008 and 2010 PGA Professional National Championship ... Undefeated (4-0-0) member of the 2009 U.S. PGA Cup Team that defeated Great Britain & Ireland in Loch Lomond, Scotland, and was 1-0-3 for the winning 2011 U.S. PGA Cup Team at CordeValle in San Martin, Calif. ... Winner, 1993 Nike/Nationwide Shreveport Open, 1994 Nike/Nationwide Richmond Open, 2010 PGA Match Play Championship, 2006 PGA Winter Tournament Series, 2006 Georgia PGA Match Play Championship, 2000 Griffin Classic Championship ... Competed in 287 Nationwide Tour events from 1990 through 2008, earning $591,480. Qualified four times through PGA Tour Q-School (1990, '92, '97, '98) ... 2006 Georgia PGA Player of the Year. Named to the Shorter College Sports Hall of Fame ... Also played golf at Abraham Baldwin College in Tifton, Ga ... Counts among his close friends, 1999 Senior PGA Champion and two-time U.S. Senior Open champion, Allen Doyle. Caddied for Doyle at the 2007 U.S. Senior Open at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wis. ... Presented 1990 Goodwill Ambassador Award by the city of Sylvester, Ga. Chamber of Commerce for going above and beyond to promote the city.

Personal: Wife, Algenia; Children: Marlee

Hobbies/Special Interests: Family, traveling, the beach

MIKE SMALL

Birth Date: March 4, 1966

Birthplace: Aurora, Ill.

Age: 47 Ht.: 6’ 1” Wt.: 195

Home: Champaign, Ill.

College: University of Illinois

Turned Professional: 1990

PGA Membership: 1996



PGA Section: Illinois
Since 2000, has served as head men's golf coach at the University of Illinois in Champaign ... Finished tied for fourth in the 2013 PGA Professional National Championship ... Is the most successful PGA Professional serving as an NCAA Division I men's golf coach ... 2013 Inductee, Illinois Golf Hall of Fame ... Guided Illinois to its fifth consecutive Big Ten Conference title in 2013, and to the school's highest ever national finish as runner-up to Alabama in the NCAA Championship final in June in Atlanta, Ga. Illinois' previous best NCAA showing was T-4 in 1941 ... Finished fourth in 2012 PGA Professional National Championship ... With victories in the 2005, 2009 and 2010 National Championship shares with the late Larry Gilbert as the only three-time Champions in PGA of America history ... Rallied to win in 2005 and 2009, and was the 54-hole leader in 2010, before holding on to win at French Lick (Ind.) Resort ... Tied for eighth in the 2011 PGA Professional National Championship ... Performance in the National Championship also includes finishing runner-up in the 2004; was fourth in 2006 and tied for runner-up in 2007 ... Competed on winning 2005, '07, '09 and '11 U.S. PGA Cup Teams ... Winner, 2006, '07, and '10 National PGA Professional Player of the Year ... Finished as Low Club Professional at the 2007 and 2011 PGA Championships. In 2007, at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla., accomplished the feat after winning the Illinois Open four days earlier and flying to Southern Hills to compete ... Is the only player in Illinois PGA history to win the Illinois Open Championship and Illinois PGA Championship in the same year (2003, 2005-07) ... In 2010, began the year by finishing tied for 17th in the Mayacoba Classic in Mexico, one of six PGA Tour events that he earned an exemption by winning the 2009 National Championship ... Coached Illinois' Scott Langley in 2010 and Thomas Pieters in 2012 to NCAA individual titles ... Langley shared low amateur honors in the 2010 U.S. Open ... In 2009, coached Illinois to its first Big Ten championship since 1988, when Small was a teammate with current PGA Tour star Steve Stricker ... Earned his first of six Big Ten Coach of the Year awards in 2002, and is a five-time (2003, '08, '09, '10, '11) Midwest Region Coach of the Year ... Competed in the 1994, '98 and 2007 U.S. Open ... Winner of a record nine Illinois PGA Championship, including eight straight - 2001, '03, '04, '05, '06, '07, '08, '09, and '10 ... Winner, 2003, '05, '06, '07 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 tie for ninth place in the 1998 Bell Canadian Open ... Is the only member of the Illinois PGA Section to win the PGA Professional National Championship ... Followed the tradition of his father, Bill, as a captain of an Illini sports team. Bill served as captain of the Fighting Illini's 1963 Big Ten Champion men's basketball team, while Mike was captain of the golf team in 1989, and younger brother, Andy, was an infielder on the 1990 Big Ten Champion baseball squad and also served as team captain ... Close friends since college with PGA Tour star Steve Stricker; Stricker and Small took turns serving as a groomsmen in each other's weddings.

Personal: Wife, Ann; Children: Will, Wyatt

Hobbies/Special Interests: Fishing, NCAA sports

STUART SMITH

Birth Date: Dec. 2, 1961

Birthplace: San Gabriel, Calif.

Age: 51 Ht.: 5’ 10” Wt.: 165

Home: Reno, Nev.

College: UCLA

Turned Professional: 1984

PGA Membership: 1996

PGA Section: Northern California
PGA director of golf at Somersett Country Club in Reno, Nev. ... Tied for 14th in the 2013 PGA Professional National Championship; tied for20th in 2012 ... Finished T-21 in the 2012 Southworth Senior PGA Professional National Championship ... Winner, 1989 Palabora Classic in South Africa; 2009, Northern California Shootout. Runner Up, 2004 Northern California PGA Stroke Play Championship ... Finished 3rd, 1989 Dewar's Trophy, South Africa ... Finished tied for 12th in the 2011 PGA Professional National Championship ... Competed in the 2011 PGA Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club ... Tied for 11th in 2002 Western PGA Club Professional Championship ... Was 10th in the 1989 Boise Open on the former Ben Hogan Tour ... Participant, 2005 AT&T Pro-Am, PGA Tour ... 2004 Northern California Section Player of the Year ... Has recorded four holes-in-one, including one in competition.

Personal: Wife, Cecile; Children: Lizelle, Jordan, Parker and grandson Logan

Hobbies/Special Interests: Family time, skiing, music

JEFF SORENSON

Birth Date: Oct. 8, 1978

Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minn.

Age: 34 Ht.: 6’ 5” Wt.: 235

Home: Blaine, Minn.

College: University of Minnesota

Turned Professional: 2000

PGA Membership: 2006

PGA Section: Minnesota
PGA teaching professional at Columbia Golf Club in Minneapolis, Minn. ... Finished third in the 2013 PGA Professional National Championship and T-8 in the 2011 National Championship ... Competed in in the 2011 PGA Championship ... Winner, 2006, '08, '10 Minnesota PGA Section Championship; 2006 Minnesota Golf Champions; 2006, '11 Minnesota PGA Section Match Play Championship; 2005 Minnesota PGA Assistants Match Play Championship; 2009 Tapemark Charity Pro-Am; 2007 Srixon Winter Series Event No. 1; 2010 PGA Winter Series Event No. 5 and No. 6 ... Five-time Minnesota Professional major winner ... Runner-up 2010 PGA Stroke Play; 3rd in 2008 ... Played in the 2007 Nationwide Tour Showdown at Somerby ... 2008, '09, '10, ’12 Minnesota PGA Player of the Year ... 2003, ’05 Minnesota PGA Assistant Player of the Year ... 2006, '08 Minnesota PGA Section leading money winner; runner-up in 2005, '09, '10, ’12 ... Winner, scoring average and money title for 2010 PGA Tournament Series ... Has recorded 91 professional victories ... Finished 3rd in the 2010 National PGA Player of the Year voting; runner-up in 2006, '11 Minnesota PGA Player of the Year voting ... Has recorded one hole-in-one.

Personal: Wife: Heather

Hobbies/Special Interests: My dog (Dewey); European sports cars; movies

BOB SOWARDS

Birth Date: June 9, 1968

Birthplace: Portsmouth, Ohio

Age: 45 Ht.: 6’ 1” Wt.: 236

Home: Dublin, Ohio

College: Glenville State College

Turned Professional: 1991

PGA Membership: 1993

PGA Section: Southern Ohio
PGA teaching professional at New Albany (Ohio) Country Club ... Finished eighth in the 2013 PGA Professional National Championship and was 12th in 2012.. . Runner-up in 2012 PGA Professional Player of the Year standings ... Winner, 2004 PGA Professional National Championship at Longaberger Golf Club in Nashport, Ohio. . Captured the.2003, '04, '05 PGA Professional Player of the Year Awards ... Winner, 2002, '04, '10 Ohio Open; 2005 PGA Stroke Play Championship, 2006 PGA Match Play Championship; 2005 PGA Western Winter Stroke Play Championship, 2007 Southern Ohio PGA Section Championship ... 1996, 2000, '01, '02, '03, '04, '05, '06, '07 and '11 Southern Ohio PGA Player of the Year ... Competed on the PGA Tour in 2008 with best finish T-9 in the 2008 Wyndham Championship ... Played in six PGA Tour events in 2005 ... Has recorded five holes-in-one, with four in competition.

Personal: Wife, Lynn; Children: Jordan

Hobbies/Special Interests: Reading, playing cards

CHIP SULLIVAN

Birth Date: Nov. 27, 1964

Birthplace: Albany. N.Y.

Age: 48 Ht.: 5’ 10” Wt.: 185

Home: Troutville, Va.

College: University of Mississippi

Turned Professional: 1986

PGA Membership: 1993

PGA Section: Middle Atlantic
PGA director of golf at Hanging Rock Golf Club in Salem, Va. ... Finished tied for fourth in the 2013 PGA Professional National Championship. . Following play at Crosswater Club in Sunriver, Ore., won one of two playoff spots for a berth on the 2013 U.S. PGA Cup Team ... Winner of more than 80 PGA-sanctioned events since turning professional in 1986 ... Winner, 2007 PGA Professional National Championship at Crosswater Club ... Was the 1996, 2002, ’06 Middle Atlantic PGA Professional Championship; 1998, Carolinas PGA Professional Championship; 2003, Middle Atlantic PGA Players Championship; Four-time Maryland Open Championship winner; 2006, TaylorMade Invitational in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico ... First reigning PGA Professional National Champion to compete in the Japan PGA Championship, finishing tied for 18th in May 2008 ... Finished 31st in the 2004 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wis. ... Runner-up, Virginia State Open (six times); 2004, Middle Atlantic Section Match Play Championship ... Finished 3rd in 2004 PGA Professional National Championship ... Member of the 2007 PGA Cup Team ... Competed in 2006 PGA Championship, and winner of 11 other events throughout the year ... Member, 1997 PGA Tour; 2009, Nationwide Tour ... Named 1996, 2005, '06 Middle Atlantic PGA Player of the Year ... Inducted in 2005 into Roanoke Valley Golf Hall of Fame ... 2003, '04 Washington Post Professional Player of the Year ... Amateur accomplishments include 1986 Southeastern Conference individual title, beating among others in the field, David Toms; member of 1986 First-Team All-SEC Team, and member of 1984 University of Mississippi SEC Champion Team ... Two-time (1981, '82) Louisiana State Junior Champion, defeating John Daly in 1981 ... Has battled major health issues first diagnosed in December 2006 – hemochromatosis (overload of iron in the blood) and diabetes ... Has recorded 14 holes-in-one, with one coming in the 2010 PGA Professional National Championship.

Personal: Wife, Kari; Children: Kalley, Camryn, Colby



Hobbies/Special Interests: Chess; swimming laps; motorbiking

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