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Michael Christie

This article is about the American golfer. For the American conductor, see Michael Christie (conductor).

Michael Christie (June 25, 1969April 22, 2004) was an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour, Nationwide Tour and NGA Hooters Tour.

Christie was born in Greenville, South Carolina. He was an All-American at the University of South Carolina in 1992. Christie got his start in professional golf in 1993 by qualifying for the U.S. Open, where he finished T-52. He won his first pro tournament on the then Nike Tour at the Carolina Classic in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1995 by shooting a tournament record of 22 under par. He played on the Nike Tour from 1994 to 1996 winning 4 times, and earned his PGA Tour card as a result of his three victories in 1996. Christie played on the PGA Tour from 1997 to 2000; his best finish was a tie for sixth at the Greater Vancouver Open in 1997.

Christie began experiencing debilitating physical ailments beginning in 1998 which curtailed his golfing career. Through several surgeries, he attempted comebacks to the professional ranks through 2003. Christie died of a self-inflicted wound at the age of 34.

In addition to his successes on the PGA and Nationwide tour, Christie won twice on the Hooters Tour. His teammates at the University of South Carolina included current pros Carl Paulson and Brett Quigley.

Professional wins (6)

Nationwide Tour wins (4)

Other wins (2)

  • 2 wins on the NGA Hooters Tour

Results in major championships

Tournament 1993 1994 1995 1996
U.S. Open T52 DNP DNP T79
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.

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