Posted: December 5, 2009
Titleist Brand Ambassador Michael Sim has been voted 2009 Player of the Year by his fellow competitors on the Nationwide Tour. The 25-year-old Australian will receive the Jack Nicklaus Trophy in recognition of the achievement.
Sim began the 2009 Nationwide Tour season with conditional status, but broke several Tour records while winning three events before August to earn a "battlefield promotion" to the PGA Tour. Among his other 2009 accomplishments:
• Shattered the single-season earnings record with $644,142 (previous mark held by Titleist Brand Ambassador Troy Matteson with $495,009 in 2005)
• Sat atop the money list for 24 consecutive weeks (previous record - 20 weeks, set in 1991)
• Set the single-season scoring average record with 68.81 (previous record held by Titleist Brand Ambassador Zach Johnson with 68.97 in 2003)
• Finished first in 10 different statistical categories
• In addition to his three wins, he had two runner-up finishes, a third, a fourth and a fifth, and a total of nine top-10s in 14 starts
• Qualified for two major championships, finishing tied for 18th in the U.S. Open and tied for 51st in the PGA Championship
For more on Michael's 2009 Nationwide Tour Player of the Year Award, be sure to check out PGATour.com. For more on Michael and his Titleist equipment, visit Titleist.com.
Titleist Brand Ambassador Michael Sim was voted 2009 Nationwide Tour Player of the Year by his fellow competitors on tour.
Posted: December 2, 2009
I just got back to the hotel after the Pro-Am at NSW [New South Wales Golf Club]. I had an early start this morning, left the hotel at 5:30am! It was a cold, rainy and windy morning and by the time I left the course it was sunny. Tomorrow is supposed to be better weather and the weekend even warmer. The course is in good condition but anything can happen out there. I think the guy who wins it will have a little luck on his side and there's nothing wrong with that! I think a lot of us have dreamed of winning our national championship.
I arrived in Sydney on Monday and participated in two charity functions. The first event was to help raise funds for The CorriLee Foundation out at The Lakes Golf Course and then the second event was a Westpac Golf Day out at Twin Creek Golf Club. Both events were great to be involved with and I'm glad I had the time to participate this week. I appreciate all the work Westpac does in our community and for being a supporter of some many worthwhile causes. A portion of the proceeds raised went directly to my Foundation so just want to thank everyone involved in making the day such a success.
I need to run and get a rest in before dinner.
Until next time, take care.
Adam is looking to maintain momentum from consecutive top-10 finishes at the JBWere Masters and Dubai World Championship at this week's Australian Open.