top of page

Tennessee Golf Hall of Fame Members

David Gossett 
Inducted in 2022

 

David Gossett played his prep golf in Memphis and won two high school state championships. He earned the 1997 AJGA Player of the Year Award and at one point was the top-ranked junior golfer in the country. He went on to star at the University of Texas, where he was a two-time All-American while winning the 1999 Big 12 Championship and being named the Big 12 Student of the Year. That same summer he won the 1999 U.S. Amateur Championship at Pebble Beach. In September of that year, he competed for the United States in the Walker Cup. He was the low amateur of the 2000 Masters Tournament. Gossett received a sponsor's exemption into the 2002 John Deere Classic and went on to win the event for his first PGA Tour victory. Gossett and his wife Jenny reside in Brentwood with their four children. 

Shaun Micheel 
Inducted in 2022

Shaun Micheel moved to Memphis in 1973 when his father began his career as a pilot with Federal Express. Micheel was a two-time high school individual state champion. He went on to attend Indiana University, where he earned First Team All-American Honors while winning the Big Ten Championship and leading the Hoosiers to the team conference title. He has since been inducted into the Indiana University Athletics Hall of Fame. Micheel turned professional in 1992 and earned victories in the 1998 Singapore Open and the 1999 Nike Greensboro Open. The highlight of his professional career came in 2003 when he won the 85th PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York. Micheel was runner-up in the 2006 World Match Play in London after defeating Tiger Woods on his way to the finals. He has made 399 starts on the PGA Tour and now competes on the PGA Champions Tour. He and his wife Stephanie have two children, Dade and Martin. 

Rob Long
Rob Long 
Inducted in 2023

 

Rob Long is a two-time Tennessee State Open Champion (1987, 2003) and a winner of 10 TGA state titles overall - three Tennessee Mid-Amateurs (1988, 89, 91), three Tennessee Four-Balls (1996, 97, 07), the 1987 Tennessee Match Play and the 2002 Tennessee Two-Man Scramble. Nationally, he has made 15 appearances in the United States Golf Association (USGA) championships, including four United States Amateur tournaments, six U.S. Public Links, three U.S. Mid-Amateurs, one U.S. Senior Open and one State Team Championship. in 1999, Long played in the U.S. Amateur at Pebble Beach - eventually won by fellow Tennessee Golf Hall of Fame inductee David Gossett - and opened match play with a win over PGA Tour player Charley Hoffman before suffering a close 1-up defeat to another Tour player, Hunter Haas. Long golfed at Austin Peay State University in the 1970s before turning professional in 1980. He regained his amateur status five years later. Long and his wife, Ruthann, have one son, Rob Long III. 

bottom of page