George McNeill

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George McNeill
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name George William McNeill, Jr.
Born (1975-10-02) October 2, 1975 (age 38)
Naples, Florida
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 13 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Fort Myers, Florida
Spouse Ryan Lynn Turner
Career
College Florida State University
Turned professional 1998
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 5
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 2
Other 3
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open 63rd: 2007
The Open Championship CUT: 2010, 2014
PGA Championship T62: 2012

George William McNeill, Jr. (born October 2, 1975) is an American professional golfer. He is a two-time winner on the PGA Tour with victories at the 2007 Frys.com Open and the 2012 Puerto Rico Open.

Biography[edit]

McNeill was born and raised in Naples, Florida. He attended North Fort Myers High School and graduated in 1993. He then attended Florida State University, where he was a member of the golf team. He was an All-ACC and All-America selection in 1997 and 1998.

McNeill is currently a member of the PGA Tour. He was a member of the Nationwide Tour in 2003 but did not retain his card. In 2004 he played on the Golden Bear Tour and he only played in one Nationwide Tour event. In 2005 he played several mini-tour events and tried to Monday qualify for several Nationwide and PGA Tour events, but was unsuccessful. In late 2005, he took a break from professional golf and worked as an assistant professional at the Shadow Wood and Forest Country Clubs in Fort Myers, Florida for six months.[1] In January 2006, McNeill married Ryan Lynn Turner. In June 2006, he returned to professional golf by qualifying for the 2006 U.S. Open. He followed the U.S. Open with two Nationwide event starts, making one cut. Later in December 2006, he was medalist at the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament. By doing so, he won $50,000 and received his PGA Tour card for 2007. As a rookie on the PGA Tour in 2007, he qualified for the FedEx Cup. He played in two FedEx Cup events before missing the points cut for the third event. He won his first PGA Tour event during the Fall Series at the Frys.com Open in October.[2] McNeill won the 2012 Puerto Rico Open for his second PGA Tour victory. Tied for the lead with Ryo Ishikawa with three holes to play, McNeill finished with three birdies for a two-shot win.[3] He finished runner-up to Ángel Cabrera in the 2014 Greenbrier Classic after shooting a 9-under-par 61 in the final round. He finished the tournament with a score of 14-under to Cabrera's 16-under. He found out after the tournament that his older sister had died of cancer earlier that day.[4]

Professional wins (5)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner-up
1 Oct 14, 2007 Frys.com Open −23 (66-64-67-67=264) 4 strokes United States D. J. Trahan
2 Mar 11, 2012 Puerto Rico Open −16 (66-70-67-69=272) 2 strokes Japan Ryo Ishikawa

PGA Tour playoff record (0–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 2009 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Scotland Martin Laird, United States Chad Campbell Laird won with birdie on third extra hole
Campbell eliminated with par on second hole
2 2009 Children's Miracle Network Classic Trinidad and Tobago Canada Stephen Ames,
United States Justin Leonard
Ames won with par on second extra hole
Leonard eliminated with par on first hole

Other wins (3)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open CUT DNP DNP DNP CUT 63 DNP CUT
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP
Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship CUT DNP DNP DNP CUT
PGA Championship CUT DNP T62 DNP CUT

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

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