Shaun Micheel still copes with regrets 20 years after a shocking PGA Championship triumph that proved to be the only PGA Tour victory of his career.
Micheel, now 54, returns this week to Oak Hill for the 105th PGA Championship haunted by what might have been after he won in 2003 while ranked 169th in the world, the lowest spot for any PGA Championship winner.
“It just took me a long time personally to get over some of the things, and to some extent 20 years later I’ve still struggled with that,” Micheel said Monday.
“I guess every player wants to feel like they belong on the trophy. I’d just say I think the guys that are on that trophy, they played for their place in the game, their legacy, and I suppose I played to keep my job.
“I think that’s really unfortunate.”
Micheel delivered a cautionary tale to a host of top golfers chasing their first major titles this week,…