Jay Sigel Personal Notes
Is senior vice president of Cbiz, Inc.
Serves as president of the Greater Philadelphia Scholastic Golf Association and is the president of The First Tee of Greater Philadelphia chapter.
Works part-time as a fee-paid consultant on golf course design projects.
Biggest thrills in golf were winning back-to-back U.S. Amateur titles, serving as a two-time playing captain of the U.S. Walker Cup team and also receiving both the Ben Hogan and Bob Jones Awards .
Has worked with such golf instructors as Mitchell Spearman and Bill Davis.
Heroes are Bobby Jones, Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer.
Father got him started in the sport.
Collects Ping putters and Wilson Black Dot wedges.
Is an honorary member at the following golf clubs: Bala GC, Philadelphia, Pa.; Stonewall GC, Bulltown, Pa.; Rolling Green GC, Springfield, Pa.; Wild Dunes Beach and Racquet Club, Charleston, S.C.; Cherry Hills CC, Denver, Colo.; Wannamoisett CC, Rumford, R.I.; The Dunes Golf & Beach Club, Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Egypt Valley CC, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Favorite courses are Pine Valley and Cypress Point.
Favorite number is 13. When he won the 1997 Bruno's Memorial Classic, he played in the 13th group the last two days. In addition, he was born on November 13, his first hole-in-one was on hole 13 on July 13. He was also the 13th player to win both the U.S. and British Amateurs and wears size 13 shoes.
Was troubled most of the 2000 season by a left-shoulder problem and underwent arthroscopic surgery in November that year.
Missed the first five months of the 2001 season, recovering from rotator cuff surgery on both shoulders (left shoulder in November 2000; right shoulder in January 2001).
Suffered several maladies midway through the 2006 season. Transient osteoporosis of the hip forced him off the Tour for nearly two months and then underwent surgery on his right knee.
Also had arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder in April 2008.