Kyle Mueller
Kyle  Mueller


Athens, Ga.

High School:
Athens Academy



Headed to Oakmont: Mueller Plays Way into U.S. Open Field

Men's Golfer Mueller Qualifies for U.S. Open at Oakmont


O'Neill, Mueller Repeat as PING Midwest All-District Team Selections

O'Neill, Mueller Repeat as PING Midwest All-District Team Selections


Mueller Tabbed to All-Big Ten First Team

Mueller Tabbed to All-Big Ten Men's Golf First Team


Mueller Leads U-M to Best Big Ten Championships Finish in Six Years

Mueller Leads Men's Golf to Best Big Ten Finish in Six Years


O'Neill Ties for Fourth Place at Patriot All-America Invitational

O'Neill Ties for Fourth at Patriot All-America Men's Golf Event


Mueller Calls U.S. Open a Lifelong Dream

Kyle Mueller, who will be teeing it up against the world's best at the U.S. Open, discusses ways his game suits Oakmont and how Michigan has prepared him for this major challenge.


Kyle Mueller Ready for NCAAs


September Plays of the Month counts down the top plays in Michigan Athletics during the month of September.

Michigan Career
• 2x All-Big Ten Conference: first team (2016), second team (2015)
• 2x PING Division I Midwest All-District Team (2015, '16)
• All-Big Ten Championships: All-Tournament Team (2016)
• Academic All-Big Ten (2016)
• Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) Team Academic Honor (2015)
• 2x U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award (2015, '16)
• 2x U-M's Bert Katzenmeyer Award for lowest scoring average (2015, '16)
• 2x Big Ten Golfer of the Week (Sept. 9, 2014 & Oct. 14, 2015)

Michigan Records
• U-M single season scoring record: 71.72 (2015-16); first Wolverine to post sub-72 average
• U-M freshman (72.56) and sophomore (71.72) season scoring records
• U-M single-round record: 64 (-7) in the second round at The MacKenzie (Oct. 12-13); fourth Wolverine to record a 64 in a single round
• U-M 54-hole tournament record: 198 (69-64-65, -15) at The MacKenzie (Oct. 12-13); first Wolverine to post sub-200 tournament total
• U-M Big Ten Tournament 54-hole record: 209 (-7)

Sophomore (2015-16)
• One for four Wolverines to start all 11 events
• Led U-M in five events, posting six top-10 and four top-five finishes
• Medalist runner-up at the Inverness Intercollegiate (Sept. 21-22) and third at Windon Memorial Classic (Sept. 27-28) and Big Ten Championships (April 22-24)
• Helped U-M to second straight NCAA Regional appearance and runner-up team finishes at the Windon Memorial Classic and Desert Mountain Intercollegiate (March 5-6)
• Recorded first sub-200 54-hole tournament total with a 198 (-15) at the MacKenzie (Oct. 12-13)
• Averaged the lowest season average by a U-M sophomore with a 71.72 per round average; set the U-M single season record and became the first Wolverine to carry a sub-72 average
• Led the Wolverines with 13 sub-par rounds, including a U-M record-tying 64 (-7) in the second round of The MacKenzie
• Posted a 2-1 record at the Big Ten Match Play Championships (Feb. 12-13)

Freshman (2014-15)
• Played in additional 13th event after earning individual invitation to NCAA Finals; one of two Wolverines to play in all 12 team events, along with Chris O'Neill
• Led U-M in nine events, with four top-10, two top-five and one individual title
• Won collegiate debut at the Wolverine Intercollegiate (Sept. 6-7), with a season-best 206 (67-70-69, -7)
• Helped U-M to the team title at the Wolverine Intercollegiate and runner-up finishes at the Big Ten Match Play Championships (Feb. 14-15) and Desert Mountain Intercollegiate (March 6-7).
• Helped U-M return to the NCAA regional for the first time in four years finishing as the medalist runner-up at NCAA Washington Regional (May 14-16); advanced to NCAA Finals as individual (t-94th)
• Averaged the lowest season average by a U-M freshman with a 72.56 per round average; fourth freshman to lead the season in scoring
• Led the Wolverines with 11 sub-par rounds, including a season-best 66 (-6) in the second round of the NCAA Washington Regional
• Posted a perfect 4-0 record at the Big Ten Match Play

Prep Career
• Played at Athens Academy under head coach Brian Olson
• Three-time GHSA All-State (2012, '13, '14)
• Led Athens Academy to Class A GHSA State Final runner-up finish in 2014 after back-to-back sixth place finishes in 2012 and 2013. Individually, finished third (72, 2013), fourth (72, 2014) and ninth (75, 2012) at State Finals.
• Led Athens Academy to three straight Class A Regional titles (2012, '13, '14) and a runner-up finish in 2011
• Two-time Regional medalist in 2012 (71) and 2014 (71)
• Athens Banner Herald All-Northeast Georgia Golf Team first team (2011, '12, '13, '14), Area 2 Private Boys Player of the Year (2014) and Northeast Georgia Male High School Golfer of the Year (2011)
• Four time Spartan Award recipient (2011, '12, '13, '14) and two-time Player Award (2013, '14)
• National Honor Society member (2012, '13, '14), Upper School Honor Roll (2011, '12, '13, '14), HP Scholastic Honor Roll (2012, '13) and Spanish Honor Society (2012)

• Given name is Kyle Patrick Mueller
• Son of Eric and Monica Mueller
• Born November 14, 1995 in Athens, Ga.
• Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts
• Sport Management major

Personal Notes
• Participated as an amateur in the 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pa.; missed the cut (77-73/150)
• Advanced to first career major after finishing as the medalist runner-up in his sectional qualifier at Springfield Country Club in Springfield, Ohio
• Advanced to the 2015 U.S. Amateur match play quarterfinal at Olympia Fields Country Club in Olympia Fields, Ill.; tied for 55th in the stroke play qualifier.
• Defeated No. 1 seed Brett Coletta, 1-up, in opening round of match play

What is in Kyle's Bag?
Driver: Callaway Big Bertha
Woods: Titleist 916
Irons: Titleist 716
Wedges: Titleist Vokey, 50 degree, 54 degree, 58 degree
Putter: TaylorMade Spider
Ball: Titleist ProV1x
Glove: Titleist/FootJoy
Favorite Club: Driver
Favorite Course: Long Cove Club (Hilton Head, S.C.)
Best Career Round: 64, second round of the MacKenzie at the Meadow Club (Fairfax, Calif.)
Superstitions: I always mark down score on card score every two holes; I always have three tees in my pocket

Year Events Starts Rds Total Avg. 18 36 54 72 T-5 T-10 T-20 Sub-Par MP
2014-15 13 13 37 2696 72.86 66 - 206 305 2 4 6 11 4-0-0
2015-16 11 11 29 2080 71.72 64 146 198 - 4 6 10 13 2-1-0
Career 24 24 66 4776 72.36 64 146 198 305 6 10 16 24 6-1-0