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USPGA: 2003 winner Shaun Micheel crashes to opening-day 76

Last Updated: 09/08/13 1:06am

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Shaun Micheel: Good start ruined by glut of dropped shots

Shaun Micheel: Good start ruined by glut of dropped shots

Shaun Micheel failed to lift his game from memories of his lone major victory as he crashed to a six-over 76 at the US PGA Championship.

The 44-year-old lifted the Wanamaker Trophy 10 years ago at Oak Hill, but he has not won another title since and has dropped out of the top 1,000 in the world rankings.

Micheel's round unravelled as he double-bogeyed the seventh and carded four straight bogeys from the 11th, but he has enjoyed returning to the scene of his greatest triumph.

"I know people want me to do well, and maybe they don't expect me to do well, but I made a lot of fans up here in Rochester," Micheel said.

"I take a lot of pride in what happened 10 years ago. There were some great memories out there.

"I started off okay, six pars and then kind of had a bad break on seven and made a six then I got on the bogey train.

"I didn't have a great round, if I could have made two or three more birdies out there I would have been happy with three-over but it just wasn't meant to be.

"I putted extremely well 10 years ago, I just couldn't find that magic on the greens today."

Micheel has yet to make the cut in eight starts on the PGA Tour and Tour this season, and is currently without a card.

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