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Former Tiger Hoey Makes Cut at PGA Championship

KIAWAH ISLAND, SC – Former Clemson golfer Michael Hoey made the cut at the 2012 PGA on Friday after firing a two-under par score of 70 at The Ocean Course on Kiawah Island.  It is the first PGA Tour Major to be played in the state of South Carolina.

Hoey, who played at Clemson from 1998-2000, had three birdies and one bogey in shooting one of just five under-par rounds for the day out of the 156 players.  The other players to have under par scores were Vijay Singh, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods and Ian Poulter.

Hoey had birdies on two par five holes and one par three.  The birdie on the par three took place on the difficult 17th hole.

This is the first time Hoey has made a cut at a major.  He also played in the British Open earlier this year and is ranked among the top 50 players in terms of the Order of Merit on the European Tour.  He has won four European Tour events in his career.

The three other former Clemson golfers in the PGA failed to make the cut.  Jonathan Byrd had rounds of 73-79 for a 152 total and missed the cut by two shots.  Lucas Glover had a 155 total for 36 holes and Kyle Stanley shot a 158.