- Full name Michael George Hoey
- Birth date February 13, 1979
- Birth place Ballymoney, Northern Ireland
- Current age 35 years 163 days
- Height 6 ft
A graduate from the fabled 2001 Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup team that included the likes of Graeme McDowell, Luke Donald and Nick Dougherty, Hoey - who won the Amateur Championship that year - has carved out a reasonably successful professional career for himself but has yet to quite hit the heights many expected him to.
A three-time winner on the European Tour - at the 2009 Open de Portugal, the 2011 Madeira Open and 2012 Trophée Hassan II - Hoey seems to finally have found his feet in the paid ranks, after a number of years yo-yoing between the Challenge Tour and the big show.
- McIlroy focus leads Hoey to quit agency (Mar 28, 2012)
- Hoey wins to dash Manassero's Masters bid (Mar 25, 2012)
- McGrane keeps grip despite more delays (Mar 24, 2012)
- Hoey claims biggest win of career at St Andrews (Oct 2, 2011)
McDowell and Donald chasing Hoey in Scotland (Oct 1, 2011)