Winning as an amateur

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Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that Phil Mickelson won the event at Tucson National. In a career chock-full of major milestones, there is one Phil Mickelson accomplishment that has stood the test of time for three decades. On Jan. He remains the last amateur to win a PGA Tour event. Mickelson saw his one-shot lead in the final round turn into a three-shot deficit after a triple-bogey 8 on the par-5 14th hole. But Mickelson rallied with birdies on two of the final three holes.

United States Amateur Championship (golf)

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James Piot tees off the ninth hole during the semifinals of the U. Amateur golf tournament Saturday, Aug. For the first time in the year history of the U. Amateur Golf Championship, the winner was born and bred in Michigan. To actually do it is the greatest thing ever. Piot took a 2-up lead with a birdie on the 33rd hole of the hole match and then closed out Greaser with a pair of pars before conceding the final hole.


Competing in a professional golf tournament -- possibly against stars such as Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson -- could be an incredible thrill for some amateur golfers. Actually winning the tournament would be even more spectacular, and would result in a nice trophy -- but no prize money. The United States Golf Association prohibits amateurs from accepting prize money in golf tournaments. USGA Rule , "Playing for Prize Money," states that an amateur golfer cannot play for money in a golf match, exhibition or other competition such as a tournament. The USGA enforces the rule to maintain a clear distinction between amateur golfers and professionals.
It was definitely real, the hard-earned result of years of trying to prove people wrong. Yes, you can come from Canton, Mich. And you can be 5-foot-9 and pounds and still stand tall. Amateur finals in familiar spot—as an underdog. The year-old fifth-year senior at Michigan State was ranked No.