Gossett & Micheel Next Inductees to Tennessee Golf Hall of Fame
FRANKLIN, Tenn. (Dec. 9, 2021) The Tennessee Golf Foundation and the Tennessee Hall of Fame are pleased to announce the induction class for 2022.
Shaun Micheel and David Gossett, both natives of Memphis, will be honored during a ceremony to be held at Ridgeway Country Club on February 8.
The two will become the 52nd and 53rd members of the Tennessee Golf Hall of Fame, and the first to be inducted since Dick Horton in 2019.
“Shaun and David make up an unbelievable Hall of Fame class,” said Tennessee Golf Foundation president Whit Turnbow. “We had to take a break from Hall of Fame ceremonies for a couple of years, so coming back with a class like Shaun and David is certainly an exciting time for us.”
“They are not only accomplished golfers but outstanding human beings. I had the privilege of playing some with David coming up through the junior ranks. And Shaun, there aren’t many PGA Championship winners walking these halls. It’s very fitting to honor them.”
Micheel attended Christian Brothers High School and later had an All-American career for Indiana University. He turned professional in 1992 and a decade later reached the pinnacle of his career when he claimed the 2003 PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club.
Micheel began playing on the PGA TOUR Champions in 2019 and competed in eight events in the 2020-21 season.
He and his wife, Stephanie, have two children and still reside in Memphis.
“I am honored to become a part of Tennessee golf history and I'm grateful for all the men and women who have helped me throughout this journey," Micheel said.
"My introduction to golf began with a ride in a golf cart with my father in 1979. Playing this great sport over forty years has given me lifelong friendships, allowed me to compete in foreign lands and, of course, a career!"
Gossett attended Germantown High School and later starred at the University of Texas, where he was a two-time All-American and the 1999 Big 12 Student-Athlete of the Year.
Gossett won the 1999 U.S. Amateur championship at Pebble Beach Golf Links, 9&8 over Kim Sung-yoon. He played in the 2000 U.S. Open at the same course.
Gossett went on to become a PGA Tour winner as he claimed the 2001 John Deere Classic title.
He and his wife, Jenny, have four children and currently reside in Nashville.
“I am certainly humbled to be recognized by the Tennessee Golf Hall of Fame,” said Gossett. “I played most of my junior golf in the Memphis area and traveled around to tournaments throughout Tennessee.”
“Now I am back in Tennessee, it’s rather full circle. The game of golf has been a blessing in my life and I am grateful to the Tennessee Golf Hall of Fame board of directors for recognizing me with this honor!”
The Tennessee Golf Hall of Fame was founded in 1991 to honor the men and women whose outstanding contributions have made golf a better game in Tennessee.
If you are interested in attending the Tennessee Golf Hall of Fame induction ceremony for Micheel and Gossett, please contact Connie Pearce at email@example.com.