Mac McLendon

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Mac McLendon
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Benson Rayfield McLendon, Jr.
Born (1945-08-10) August 10, 1945 (age 69)
Atlanta, Georgia
Height 6 ft 2.5 in (1.89 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Birmingham, Alabama
Career
College Louisiana State University
Turned professional 1968
Retired 1980
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 6
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 4
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T29: 1978
U.S. Open T22: 1968
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship T25: 1975

Benson Rayfield "Mac" McLendon, Jr. (born August 10, 1945) is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour in the 1960s and 1970s.

McLendon was born in Atlanta, Georgia.[1] He graduated from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge[1] and was a member of the golf team.

McLendon turned pro in 1968 and won the first event he entered, the Magnolia State Classic.[1] He won four PGA Tour events during his career. His best finish in a major championship was T22 at the 1968 U.S. Open.[2] He retired from the PGA Tour in 1980.

McLendon resides in Birmingham, Alabama.

Amateur wins[edit]

  • 1965 SEC Championship (individual)
  • 1966 SEC Championship (individual)
  • 1967 SEC Championship (individual)

Professional wins[edit]

PGA Tour (4)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Nov 3, 1974 Walt Disney World National Team
Championship
(with United States Hubert Green)
−33 (64-64-63-64=255) 1 stroke United States Sam Snead & United States J. C. Snead,
United States Ed Sneed & United States Bert Yancey
2 Oct 24, 1976 Southern Open −6 (68-69-69-68=274) 1 stroke United States Hubert Green
3 Mar 6, 1978 Florida Citrus Open −17 (69-65-69-68=271) 2 strokes Australia David Graham
4 Oct 29, 1978 Pensacola Open −16 (65-67-67-73=272) Playoff United States Mike Reid

PGA Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1978 Pensacola Open United States Mike Reid Won with par on first extra hole

Other (2)[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Elliott, Len; Kelly, Barbara (1976). Who's Who in Golf. New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House. p. 131. ISBN 0-87000-225-2. 
  2. ^ "Golf Major Championships". 

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