Sydnee began excelling right away and went on to enjoy successful junior and amateur careers. She started competing in local junior tournaments and was soon winning most she was playing in and even some of the older divisions as well. She spent hours practicing out of the Murrieta Valley Driving Range. Michaels was already beginning to get a reputation for hitting a long ball, and would soon begin to compete against the boys. At 13, her parents Alex and JoAnne started putting Sydnee in AJGA events (American Junior Golf Association) and she went on to be a two time All-American. She competed on the US Junior Solheim Cup Team as well as on the Canon Cup Team during her AJGA career. She was ranked as high as 2nd in the country in the Rolex Junior Rankings by the end of her junior career. Sydnee competed on her boys High School golf team at Linfield Christian High School in Temecula, CA. She was league MVP twice, and she won the League Championship her senior year. The highlight of her junior career was making the cut in the Kraft Nabisco Championship in 2006 as a sponsor’s exemption. Sydnee also took time to enjoy some extracurricular activities outside of golf in High School. She was Freshman Class President, a Cheerleader her sophomore year, Football Stat-Girl her junior year, and had the lead role in her Drama Class’s fall production her senior year. Sydnee graduated high school in 2006. Going on to collegiate golf, Sydnee got a full ride scholarship to play for Coach Carrie Forsyth at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA.) As a Bruin she recorded two career victories and received All-American honors twice. One of her victories set a 54-hole school record at 13 under par. In 2008 she competed in the NCGA Japan vs USA matches in Tokyo, Japan where Sydnee was awarded MVP for Team USA and nominated as the US Ambassador by Team Japan. Sydnee was a Quarter finalist in the US Women’s Amateur Championship, a Quarter finalist in the US Women’s Pub Links Championship, played in 3 US Women’s Opens as an amateur, and was the 2010 Canadian Women’s Amateur Champion. Sydnee received a B.A. in History from UCLA, graduating in 2010.
Sydnee started her rookie year in 2012 and is now going into her third year on tour for the 2014 season. She shot her career low of 62 at the 2013 Mobile Bay Classic. She is currently being coached by Dave and Ron Stockton for her short game and long game. Sydnee now plays full time on the LPGA Tour. Off the course Sydnee enjoys working out, yoga, music, sports, fashion, photography, visiting friends, red wine and reading a good book. See what Sydnee Michaels is up too here : http://www.lpga.com/players/sydnee-michaels/88313/stats.