Michael Hoey is dead or still alive? What happened?
He became an amateur champion in 2001 and showed great potential by joining the England and Ireland team that won the Walker Cup the same year.
Won his first professional victory at the BA-CA Golf Open hosted by Telekom Austria in September 2005, and after waiting four years to reach the highest level, secured his place on the European Tour with the final Challenge Tour rankings position on the game.
He had the best season of his career so far in 2011, winning the Madeira Open and the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship and finishing 25th on the trip to Dubai.
Stop Grand Slam champions Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell and Padraig Harrington from winning the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship for the biggest checks of their careers.