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Sydnee Michaels

Not only is UCLA senior Sydnee Michaels crazy-talented when it comes to playing the guitar, her golf game isn’t too bad either.  Ranked No. 5 in one prominent national ranking, she has won two collegiate events, one with an 11-under-par 205 total that ranks second to par among UCLA’s all-time lowest 54-hole scores. She has played in nine professional events, including three U.S. Opens and the 2006 Kraft Nabisco Championship where she made the cut.

Name: Sydnee Mary Louise Michaels
Birthdate: June 15, 1988
Birthplace: Upland, Ca.


Favorite Food: Mexican, chocolate and anything having to do with carbs.
On My iPod: Kings of Leon, Phoenix; but my taste ranges from Jack Johnson to 50 Cent to Bob Marley. Music makes my world go round.
Favorite Movie(s): Braveheart, Uncle Buck, Willow and Dumb and Dumber (I can probably recite the entire movie to you).
Hidden Talent: I play guitar and write my own music and I can do a very realistic and somewhat scary Chewbacca impression.
Biggest Fear: Fish. Don’t ask why.
Favorite Course: Pumpkin Ridge, Pinehurst No. 2. I have been so privileged to play so many incredible courses.
Dream Foursome: Me, Arnold Palmer, Ty Webb, Tiffany Joh (teammate at UCLA) and we’ll make it a fivesome with the man of my dreams.
Favorite Golfer Alive/Deceased: Babe Didrikson was a stud.
Words To Live By: Stay positive and keep faith, you never know what day or what moment will change your life.
Best Golf Tip: Learn how to practice. Try to get better every day. It’s quality not quantity.
Shot I Love To Practice: Flop shots and crazy tree-punch outs.
Needs Improvement: Consistency in my swing and my virtual golf skills. A 5-year-old could own me in Wii golf.
Favorite Club: 60-degree wedge.
Ball Marker: Sparkly red heart…I’m such a girl.

Superstitions: Birdies on the first hole are bad luck and I also like to wear all black on the final day.
Holes-in-One: 3.
Age I First Broke 70: 13.
Lowest Round: 65.
Love To Trade Places With: Someone who lived in the years that shaped our world (17th century France to WWII) but I think I’ll stick with my life.
Favorite Non-Golf Athlete: Rafael Nadal, Tom Brady and Oxana Baiul.
What’s In The Bag: Mostly TaylorMade. Driver: TaylorMade Burner; Irons: Mizuno MP60, Putter: TaylorMade Rossa.

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