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Mike Morley

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Nationality  United States
U.S. Open  T8: 1980
Weight  77 kg
Former tour(s)  PGA Tour
Name  Mike Morley

Professional wins  11
Role  Architect
PGA tour wins  1
Masters Tournament  48th: 1977
Height  1.88 m
Turned professional  1969
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Born  June 17, 1946 (age 69) Morris, Minnesota (1946-06-17)
College  Arizona State University
Residence  Minot, North Dakota, United States

Education  Arizona State University

Mike Morley (born June 17, 1946) is an American golf course architect and a former professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour for 14 years.


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Born in Morris, Minnesota, Morley was raised there and in Minot, North Dakota, where his family later moved during his youth. He graduated from high school in La Jolla, California, in 1964 and then attended Arizona State University in Tempe and was a two-time first-team All-American on the Sun Devil golf team in 1967 and 1968.

Morley won a handful of tournaments as a professional, including the satellite 1972 Magnolia State Classic, and the 1977 Ed McMahon-Jaycees Quad Cities Open; both events were opposite major championships. He had a great deal of success at the Bing Crosby Pro-Am finishing in the top-10 four times including a solo 2nd in 1976. His best finish in a major was a tie for eighth at the U.S. Open in 1980 at Baltusrol.

After losing his PGA Tour card in 1984, Morley played on an Asian Tour for two or three years. When he retired as a tour professional, Morley first tried selling real estate in Arizona, but found that golf course architecture and design was the business that he wanted to pursue. Early in this phase of his career, he worked for Tom Watson's firm. Today he is a partner in a golf course architecture and design business with fellow former PGA Tour golfer Dan Halldorson. Most of the courses Morley has designed are in Minnesota.

Morley was inducted into the North Dakota Golf Hall of Fame in 1977, and is also a member of the Arizona State University Hall of Fame. He was voted Mr. Golf for 2002 by the Minnesota Golf Association, and lives in Minot, North Dakota.

Amateur wins

  • mid-1960s Two North Dakota State Amateur Opens
  • Other wins

  • 1972 Magnolia State Classic
  • 1973 Shreveport Open
  • 1975 Minnesota State Open
  • 1982 Minnesota State Open
  • 1983 Minnesota State Open, Arizona Open
  • 1986 Arizona Open
  • Two North Dakota Opens
  • Senior wins (non-Champions Tour events)

  • 2003 Minnesota Senior Open
  • References

    Mike Morley Wikipedia

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