Scott McCarron

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Scott McCarron
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Scott Michael McCarron
Born (1965-07-10) July 10, 1965 (age 49)
Sacramento, California
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence La Quinta, California
Career
College UCLA
Turned professional 1992
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 7
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 3
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T10: 1996
U.S. Open T10: 1997
The Open Championship T18: 2002
PGA Championship T10: 1997

Scott Michael McCarron (born July 10, 1965) is an American professional golfer.

McCarron was born in Sacramento, California and graduated from Vintage High School in Napa, California.[1] He was a member of the golf team at UCLA, graduating in 1988 with a major in History.[2] Unlike most golfers, McCarron did not transition right away from the college to the professional ranks — he gave up golf for four years (1988–1992) to work with his father in the family clothing business.[3] He turned professional in 1992,[2] and joined the PGA Tour in 1994.

McCarron has had PGA Tour victories in 1996, 1997 and 2001.[3]

McCarron has featured in the top 20 of the Official World Golf Ranking.

McCarron was injured in the summer of 2006 and missed the entire 2007 season.[3] He served as an analyst for The Golf Channel for its 2007 Masters coverage. He returned to the PGA Tour in 2008 and finished 108th on the money list to retain his card for 2009.

In 2010, McCarron became embroiled in controversy when he accused fellow PGA Tour player Phil Mickelson of "cheating" for using a Ping-Eye 2 wedge made before April 1, 1990 that is allowed under a legal technicality.[4][5][6] McCarron publicly apologized to Mickelson a few days later.[7] Thirty days later, McCarron was vindicated when the PGA Tour and USGA banned the use of the Ping-Eye 2 wedges.

Since 2012, a series of injuries to his left wrist have limited McCarron's PGA Tour career.

Professional wins (7)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Mar 24, 1996 Freeport-McDermott Classic –13 (68-67-69-71=275) 5 strokes United States Tom Watson
2 May 11, 1997 BellSouth Classic –14 (70-69-66-69=274) 3 strokes United States David Duval, United States Brian Henninger,
United States Lee Janzen
3 Apr 1, 2001 BellSouth Classic –8 (68-67-72-73=280) 1 stroke Canada Mike Weir

PGA Tour playoff record (0–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2003 Las Vegas Invitational Australia Stuart Appleby Lost to birdie on first extra hole
2 2004 Reno-Tahoe Open Australia Stephen Allan, United States Hunter Mahan, United States Vaughn Taylor Taylor won with birdie on first extra hole

Other wins (4)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament T10 T30 T16 T18
U.S. Open T82 T10 T40 DNP
The Open Championship DNP CUT DNP DNP
PGA Championship T47 T10 CUT DNP
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament DNP DNP CUT T23 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP T30 CUT DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP T18 T34 DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP
PGA Championship DNP T70 T39 T14 CUT T59 DNP DNP DNP T24

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

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 1 4 6 5
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 4
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 2
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 1 3 9 7
Totals 0 0 0 0 3 9 21 18
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 5 (1996 Masters – 1997 U.S. Open)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (three times)

References[edit]

  1. ^ James, Marty (February 4, 2012). "Vintage High grad Scott McCarron entering golf hall of fame". Napa Valley Register (Napa, California). Retrieved February 4, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Profile from PGA Tour's official site". Retrieved September 23, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c "Bio on PGA Tour's official site". Retrieved September 23, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Scott McCarron contends Phil Mickelson is 'cheating'". Seattle Times. Associated Press. January 29, 2010. Retrieved September 23, 2010. 
  5. ^ Ferguson, Doug (January 29, 2010). "Phil Mickelson Cheating? Scott McCarron Accuses Lefty of Using Special Wedge". Huffington Post. Retrieved September 23, 2010. 
  6. ^ Associated Press (February 1, 2010). "McCarron: I Never Called Mickelson A Cheater". NBC Sports. 
  7. ^ "Scott McCarron apologises for accusing Phil Mickelson of cheating". guardian.co.uk. February 3, 2010. 

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