Tuesday, October 27, 2009
The former Marquette all-American has been paired with Pat Grady and Carlos Sainz for the first two rounds of the stroke play event with an opening round tee time set for 9:40 a.m. ET, Wednesday, Oct. 27.
Van Sickle won a Pre-Qualifying tournament in Lincoln, Neb., back in September, which earned him the right to advance through to the First Stage.
Link to Q-School tournament information and results.
Monday, September 28, 2009
Van Sickle finished the tournament at four-under-par 207, as Pennsylvania claimed a three-stroke victory over Kansas. Partnered with Van Sickle were fellow Pittsburgh-area amateurs Sean Knapp and Nathan Smith.
Full Story (USGA.org)
Monday, September 21, 2009
Van Sickle, who also shot 64 in the second round after beginning the day five strokes behind the first-round leader, carded 24 birdies in four rounds of play at Yankee Hill Country Club. He finished at 11-under 269.
First Stage of Q-School will get underway beginning Oct. 21 at one of 11 sites. More information, including complete results, are available at www.pgatour.com/qschool.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Van Sickle shot 146 in a 36-hole sectional qualifier back on Aug. 3 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The former Marquette star and All-American has been grouped with Trent Whitekiller (Sallisaw, Okla.) and Curtis Skinner (Lake Bluff, Ill.).
Televised coverage of the event will be broadcast on NBC and the Golf Channel.
Wednesday (Aug. 26) Golf Channel 3-5 p.m.
Thursday (Aug. 27) Golf Channel Noon-2 p.m.
Friday (Aug. 28) Golf Channel Noon-2 p.m.
Saturday (Aug. 29) NBC 3-5 p.m.
Sunday (Aug. 30) NBC 3-5 p.m.
Monday, August 10, 2009
Van Sickle made history last summer when he became the first player since 1955-56 (and first-ever amateur) to win back-to-back Pennsylvania Open Championships.
Bill Beckner, Jr. of the Valley News Dispatch wrote a preview for this year's event that also ran online Aug. 8 at PittsburghLive.com.
Live scoring is available.
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune spent some time with the former Marquette University standout a while back at the Western Amateur media day. He recently posted a column titled, "Mike Van Sickle can win the "Masters" of Amateur Golf."
Here's the direct link to the Greenstein's column: http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/golf/chi-02-18-holes-mike-van-sickle-aug02,0,5983527.column
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Invitations to compete in this week's tournament in Columbus, Ohio, were extended to 2009 Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) award winners and first-team All-Americans. Van Sickle was this year's Byron Nelson Award winner, in addition to being named to the PING All-America First Team.
[link to full story on GoMarquette.com]
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Van Sickle, recipient of this year's Byron Nelson Award, was one of two All-Americans to be honored by the GCAA. He led NCAA Division I in scoring average (70.00) this past season, among other statistical categories, and graduated from Marquette University in May with a 3.3 cumulative grade point average.
[read full story on GoMarquette.com]
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
A video of Van Sickle's second press conference of the afternoon is available on Marquette's YouTube channel. As for his round in the Pro-Am? He shot a 63, but the PGA made him play from the white tees.
A complete transcript (download PDF) of Mike's press conference earlier in the day is also available for download.
Check out the first installment titled, "Marquette and Mike" online at Lance's blog at: http://www.todaystmj4.com/bloggers/lanceallan/50810032.html.
Scheduled to run during tonight's evening news will be a feature focused on the Van Sickle family, including father Gary and mother Betsy.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
The session included an introduction by Marquette University head men's golf coach Tim Grogan followed by golf instruction by Van Sickle and fan Q&A. Afterward, the former Golden Eagle signed autographs. Approximately 65 people attended the clinic.
Van Sickle will play in the U.S. Bank Championship Pro-Am on Wednesday. He will tee off his first round at 1:10 p.m. on Thursday, July 16 (starting on hole 10) and is paired with Casey Wittenberg and James Oh. More details will follow.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Check Gary's column at Golf.com: "A small taste of the good life ..."
Friday, July 10, 2009
See "5 Questions with Gary Van Sickle" ...
The online version of the interview also has a nice photo of the two Van Sickles together on the 18th green following Mike's first round Thursday in which he shot a 1-under-par 70 at TPC Deere Run.
One of the top amateur players in the world, Van Sickle was 4-under through 11 holes Thursday and was two strokes off the lead, but bogeyed three of his last six holes
By the way, for you Twitter users, Gary (@gvansick) is providing updates from the JDC.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Gary D'Amato of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel wrote a column that describes Van Sickle's experiences so far this week (see "Van Sickle set to take Tour").
Van Sickle's father, Gary, also sounds off about his experience as Mike's caddy for the event in an article published earlier this week on Golf.com (see "Bag-Dad Diary: A golf writer's son makes his PGA Tour debut, with Pop as his looper")
Monday, June 29, 2009
Van Sickle, who is currently ranked sixth in the R&A World Amateur Rankings, capped off his senior season at Marquette with First Team All-America and BIG EAST Player of the Year honors. He was also the winner of the prestigious Byron Nelson Award.
Earlier this month it was announced that Van Sickle and former Clemson star Kyle Stanley were given sponsor’s exemptions into the U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee, Wis., July 13-19.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
Check out the full story on www.GoMarquette.com. Writer Gary D'Amato also posted a story to his blog on JSOnline.com, while the USA Today picked it up off the AP wire.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Live scoring is available for the duration of the tournament by going to www.palmercup.org and clicking on the "live scoring" button located on the left side of the home page.
Mike Van Sickle is teamed up with Stanford sophomore Steve Ziegler in the first round and will go up against the Italian twosome of Andrea Pavan of national champion Texas A&M and the University of Milan's Leonardo Motta.
On an additional note, UCLA's Eric Flores replaces Team USA's Jamie Lovemark of USC due to injury.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
In the article, Huber gets Van Sickle to reveal his biggest strength on the golf course. "I hit it about 300 off the tee, but the other thing is the driver is one of straightest clubs in my bag," Van Sickle said. "I hit it a long way but I hit it quite accurately, which is a big advantage."
Inside Wisconsin Sports is available on newsstands throughout the state or by subscription.
Monday, June 1, 2009
PING All-America First Team (NCAA Division I)
Jorge Campillo, Indiana
Rickie Fowler, Oklahoma State
Matthew Giles, Southern California
Matt Hill, N.C. State
Morgan Hoffman, Oklahoma State
Billy Horschel, Florida
Kyle Stanley, Clemson
Nick Taylor, Washington
Cameron Tringale, Georgia Tech
Mike Van Sickle, Marquette University
Thursday, May 28, 2009
A Nelson Award candidate must be a graduating senior and the selection committee considers equally a nominee’s entire collegiate academic and golf career and his character and integrity while in college. Particular consideration will be given to a nominee’s good citizenship, as portrayed by legendary golfer Byron Nelson.
In addition to Van Sickle, this year’s finalists were joins Peter Malnati of Missouri, South Dakota State’s Trent Peterson, Cameron Tringale of Georgia Tech and Matthew Van Zandt of Texas A&M.
Click here to read the complete press release on GoMarquette.com.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
This video featuring Mike Van Sickle is from this week's "Lexus Long Drive," a weekly segment on Chicago's very own WGN -- a superstation that millions of cable viewers nationwide can see.
The interview took place May 18 at Conway Farms, site of this year's Western Amateur.
Link to video: http://www.wgntv.com/sports/lexuslongdrive/
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
In the piece, Van Sickle details his plans to turn professional at the end of summer, as he plans to play in a number of prestigious amateur events in 2009. In addition, Van Sickle has inquired about the possibility of receiving an exemption to play in a few PGA Tour events, including the U.S. Bank Championship held annually at Brown Deer in Milwaukee.
Next up for Van Sickle, the Palmer Cup.
Link to article: http://www.jsonline.com/sports/goldeneagles/45806932.html
Saturday, May 16, 2009
The announcement was made at last night's Senior Athletics Awards Banquet. Van Sickle beat out men's basketball all-American Jerel McNeal, who also became MU's all-time leading scorer in 2008-09.
Click here for the official press release on the announcement.
Friday, May 15, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Below is a photo of the first pitch courtesy of the Milwaukee Brewers ...
Friday, May 8, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Click to read full story ...
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Click here for the complete press release from GoMarquette.com.
A limited number of tickets were still available for the game. To purchase tickets, visit the Milwaukee Brewers website or call the Brewers phone center at 414-902-4000. Normal hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Monday, May 4, 2009
Click here for the official Marquette press release ...
The article ran Sunday, May 3 on GoMarquette.com. It was also picked up over the weekend by the online editions of Sporting News and USA Today, in addition to ESPN.com and Golf.com.
A video was also produced by the AP, featuring the interview with Van Sickle and Marquette head men's golf coach Tim Grogan.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Check out the feature, which ran Sunday May 3, by clicking here or on the image below...
Friday, May 1, 2009
Here is the link:
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Selections were announced Thursday on Golfweek.com by Dustin Roberts of the Golf Coaches Association of America. Named after legendary golfer Arnold Palmer (who is scheduled to attend the event), this year's Palmer Cup will be held June 3-5 at Cherry Hills Country Club in Cherry Hills Village, Colo.
“I'm very excited about this opportunity,” said Van Sickle. “I was really hoping that I would make the team and it became a goal of mine at the beginning of the season. This is one of those tangible rewards for all off the hard work and time you put in behind the scenes. My play this last year has improved across the board, and to accomplish that goal is very gratifying. It seems like it's going to be really strong field.”
Here is a link to the official Marquette press release: http://www.gomarquette.com/sports/m-golf/spec-rel/042309aaa.html
Link to Golfweek.com video: http://www.golfweektv.com/lances_room.asp?CATEGORY_ID=99&ID=5413&FMT=WM
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Click here for a Day Two recap (GoMarquette.com)...
Live scoring for Tuesday's final at the Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club is available at Golfstat.com.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Dulac also points out that Van Sickle, who lists his hometown as Wexford, Pa., is in consideration for many of college and amateur golf's top year-end awards, but notes the struggles of getting noticed when you're a golfer competing at a school not traditionally know for golf or compete in a conference that isn't considered a power conference in collegiate golf.
Read Gerry Dulac's story online: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09109/963554-136.stm
Link to live scoring: http://www.golfstatresults.com/public/index.cfm?tournament_id=1389
Saturday, April 18, 2009
I was informed earlier this week that Mike Van Sickle has agreed to speak at the 2009 Western Amateur media day, slated for May 18 at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Ill.
Friday, April 17, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Other semifinalists for this year’s honor are Jorge Campillo (Indiana), Bud Cauley (Alabama), Rickie Fowler (Oklahoma State), Matthew Giles (USC), Morgan Hoffman (Oklahoma State), Billy Horschel (Florida), Kyle Stanley (Clemson), Nick Taylor (Washington) and Cameron Tringale (Georgia Tech).
The announcement was made by the GCAA on a special show on Golfweek.com, hosted by Asher Wildman. Click on the image below to link to the video:
Both announcements come after Van Sickle captured his 11th collegiate victory, fifth title this season, by winning the Palisades Collegiate Classic with a score of 16-under-par 200 (69-65-66).
Link to MU press release: http://www.gomarquette.com/sports/m-golf/spec-rel/041609aab.html
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Fast forward to about 10:25, which is right near the end of the show.
Direct link to audio: http://www.golfweektv.com/podcasts/college-lanceNasher-041509.mp3
"Ace: Van Sickle shows real drive," appears on page nine. click the image to the right for a direct link to the online verson.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Mike won by two strokes Tuesday , closing with a pair of birdies to fire a final-round 66. He finished at 16-under-par 200, one stroke shy of matching his all-time low in a 54-hole event.
I spoke with Mike's father Gary , who was still at the golf course while the final groups were wrapping up for the day, around 3:30 p.m. CT.
I later called the clubhouse -- after all golfers were finished competing -- to confirm that Mike indeed had won the event.
It's his 11th collegiate victory -- a school record -- and fifth this season. Congrats, Mike, on another great tournament.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Golfers will play 36 holes Monday followed by final round of 18 on Tuesday. Monday's weather forecast for Charlotte calls for an 80 percent chance of rain and also a chance for thunderstorms on Tuesday.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Van Sickle also currently ranks third in putting par (-2.17) and birdie conversion (.378); fifth in putts on greens in regulation (1.722); and seventh in greens in regulation (.744) and eagles (6).
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Mike Van Sickle became the first Marquette golfer to be named to the Ben Hogan Award watch list when the list was released back in February.
The Ben Hogan Award is given to the best collegiate golfer, taking into consideration all collegiate and amateur events played in a 12-month period.
Monday, March 30, 2009
That matches the third lowest round all-time by a Marquette player. In fact, three of the four lowest scores ever recorded by an MU players were recorded by Van Sickle THIS YEAR.
His 63 to come back an win the Western Refining All-America classic back in November tied Mike Bielawski's school record. Earlier this season, Van Sickle carded a 64 en route to dominating the Xavier Invitational, where he won by eight strokes.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Click here for the full tournament preview
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Here is the link to complete press release: http://www.gomarquette.com/index-main.html
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
I thought I would share what I came up with (through his first two rounds at Pinehurst).
Mike has played 126 career rounds and has:
- shot in the 60s a total of 37 times (10 times this season; 13 times last season).
- recorded par-or-better in 78 of 126 (61.9 percent) career rounds.
- owns 31 top-10 finishes in 44 collegiate events (22 top-5 finishes; 16 top-3 finishes; five runner-ups; 10 victories).
- a career finish pct is 84.7 (97.9 percent this season).
Monday, March 16, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Live Scoring of the tournament is available at www.golfstat.com
Friday, March 13, 2009
Download (PDF) the full report on www.GoMarquette.com
Thursday, March 12, 2009
He finished tied for third at the Ron Smith USF Invitational held this past weekend at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club in Dade City, Fla. He was the only Marquette player to score under par in each of the three rounds and was the top individual finisher among BIG EAST players in the event.
Read the entire Marquette press release here.
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Mike was featured in a four-page spread in the Feb. 28, 2009 edition of Golfweek.
The back story on this that the photo shoot and interview was done in Florida over Marquette's winter break. This story appears in the "For Your Game" segment of the publication and is titled, "Late-Blooming Mike Van Sickle Polishes Technical Side."
In the article, Mike talks about putting, wedge play getting out of the sand and various short-game techniques. It also addresses the mental side of golf and how Mike has learned to corral his aggressiveness.
Read the full article here: http://golfweek.texterity.com/golfweekmag/20090228/?pg=34
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
This week's Golfstat Cup standings are located here:
Past recipients of the Golfstat Cup Award include present all-Americans Jamie Lovemark (USC) and Rickie Fowler (Oklahoma State), who took home the honor in 2007 and 2008, respectively. Tiger Woods (Stanford) won the award in 1996.
Mike had led the Golfstat Cup standings briefly during the 2008 fall season, but Dustin Garza (Wichita State) had overtaken the lead by the turn of the year.
A player needs to play a total of 20 rounds in order to be eligible for the honor at the end of the year. Mike has already played 18 rounds with at least five team events scheduled for the spring.
The Golfstat Cup standings will be updated every Monday through the conclusion of the fall season.
Friday, February 13, 2009
Link to the story at JS Online (Feb. 13, 2009): http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/sports/39554452.html
Monday, February 9, 2009
Mike was one of 22 players named to the watch list. Read the full Marquette University press release here: http://www.gomarquette.com/sports/m-golf/spec-rel/021209aaa.html
Sunday, February 8, 2009
I received the Feb. 7, 2009 edition of Golfweek and noticed in the publication's "Spring Preview" section that Ron Balicki and Asher Wildman have predicted that Mike Van Sickle will take home 2009 player of the year honors under "Staff Picks." Lance Ringler chose Indiana's Jorge Campillo.
Van Sickle won four out of the six collegiate events in which he participated in this past fall season, including three straight victories capped off by the Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic title in November.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Mike Van Sickle was honored at half court during a timeout in last night's Marquette home game against DePaul at the Bradley Center. He was honored for winning the Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic in El Paso, Texas this past November. Mike and the rest of Marquette's 2007-08 BIG EAST Championship team will be honored during the Feb. 25 men's basketball game against UConn.