Micheel is only two weeks removed from spending two days in a Dallas hospital when doctors were puzzled about his illness. He has withstood inner ear problems for three years, had vertigo a few months ago and among the recent symptoms was tingling and numbness on one side of his face.
Doctors believed he may have had either multiple sclerosis or suffered a stroke, but he was finally diagnosed with a treatable condition for which he has been taking medication.
After posting an opening-round 3-under 69, he continues to stay on the first page of the leaderboard in Round 2.
It’s been a trying few years for the 2003 PGA Championship winner. He was treated for low testosterone a few years ago and last year lost his mother after a long battle with cancer.
“I’m 42, but I’m falling apart already,” he quipped on Thursday afternoon.
In 14 previous starts this season, he’s made just six cuts with a best finish of T-29 at the Bob Hope Classic.