Mike Cunning

Michael Cunning (born July 30, 1958) is an American professional golfer.

Mike Cunning
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Personal information
Full nameMichael Cunning
Born (1958-07-30) July 30, 1958 (age 62)
Phoenix, Arizona
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight191 lb (87 kg; 13.6 st)
Nationality United States
ResidencePhoenix, Arizona
Career
CollegeUniversity of Arizona
Turned professional1980
Current tour(s)European Senior Tour
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Asian Tour
Professional wins9
Number of wins by tour
Asian Tour1
European Senior Tour2
Other6
Achievements and awards
Asian Tour
Order of Merit
1997

Cunning was born in Phoenix, Arizona. He played collegiately at the University of Arizona.[1] He turned professional in 1980.

Cunning played on the PGA Tour in 1984, making only one cut in 16 events.[2] He played again on the Tour in 1992 after finishing T13 at the 1991 Q-school. In 1992, he made 11 cuts in 30 events with one top 10 finish and lost his tour card by finishing 165th on the money list.[3] He played on the Nike Tour in 1993, makin 14 cuts in 23 events with two top 10 finishes. He has played only sparingly in the U.S. since then.

Cunning has played in Asia since 1981, and has been a regular on the Asian Tour since it began in its modern form in 1995. In 1997 he topped the Order of Merit[4] with earnings of US$170,619, despite a best tournament finish of second place. In 2003 he won his only Asian Tour title to date at the Royal Challenge Indian Open.[5] He has also made appearances on the European Tour[6] and the Japan Golf Tour.[7]

In 2009 he won the Aberdeen Brunei Senior Masters on the European Senior Tour.

Professional wins (9)Edit

Asian Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 30 Mar 2003 Royal Challenge Indian Open –18 (69-69-68-64=270) 5 strokes   Rick Gibson

Asian Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1996 Lexus International   Boonchu Ruangkit Lost on first extra hole

Korean Tour wins (1)Edit

South American Tour wins (1)Edit

  • 1994 Paraguay Open

Other wins (4)Edit

European Senior Tour wins (2)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 1 Mar 2009 Aberdeen Brunei Senior Masters –7 (69-67-70=206) 2 strokes   Jimmy Heggarty
2 7 Nov 2010 OKI Castellón Senior Tour Championship –14 (69-69-64=202) 1 stroke   José Rivero

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ University of Arizona golf alumni Archived 2008-03-06 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Results on PGA Tour's official site Archived 2011-05-25 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ 1992 PGA Tour Money list Archived 2007-12-09 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Asian Tour profile Archived 2008-12-11 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ World Golf Ranking
  6. ^ "European Tour profile". Archived from the original on 2010-03-13. Retrieved 2008-03-10.
  7. ^ Japan Golf Tour profile

External linksEdit