Denny McCarthy

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Denny McCarthy
Personal information
Born (1993-03-04) March 4, 1993 (age 28)
Takoma Park, Maryland
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight165 lb (75 kg; 11.8 st)
Sporting nationality United States
ResidenceJupiter, Florida
CollegeUniversity of Virginia
Turned professional2015
Current tour(s)PGA Tour
Former tour(s) Tour
Professional wins4
Number of wins by tour
Korn Ferry Tour1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipT58: 2020
U.S. OpenT42: 2015
The Open ChampionshipDNP

Denny McCarthy (born March 4, 1993) is an American professional golfer.

Amateur career[edit]

McCarthy was born in Takoma Park, Maryland. He played competitively on the junior golf circuit beginning at the age of 10, finding a lot of success on the MAPGA junior tour.[1] He played varsity golf and basketball at Georgetown Preparatory School. He played college golf at the University of Virginia where he was a two-time All-American.[1]

McCarthy played on the 2010 Junior Ryder Cup team along with Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, and Ollie Schniederjans.

While he was a senior at UVA, McCarthy led the United States to victory in the 2014 World Amateur Team Championship (Eisenhower Trophy) along with Beau Hossler and Bryson DeChambeau. He posted a final round 8-under 64 while being the only American to shoot in the 60s all four days. He finished the tournament 5th overall.[2]

In 2015, he was selected to play on the U.S. Walker Cup team where he played team matches with his former Eisenhower Trophy teammate, Beau Hossler. His 2015 Porter Cup win and clutch play to help take home the Eisenhower Trophy earned him a spot on the team.[3]

McCarthy won the Maryland Amateur twice (2013 and 2014)[4] and the Maryland Open three times (2010, 2013, and 2015).[5]

McCarthy finished tied for 42nd at the 2015 U.S. Open.[6]

Professional career[edit]

After playing in the 2015 Walker Cup, McCarthy turned pro and played on the Tour for the 2016 season. He finished the 2016 season with seven top-25 finishes including two top-10s in 21 events.[7] He finished the year outside the top-25 and would remain on the Tour for the following season. In 2017, he finished with nine top-25 finishes including four top-10s in 22 events.[7] After finishing outside the top-25 in the regular season, he locked up his PGA Tour card in the Tour Finals.[8]

Personal life[edit]

McCarthy has a brother and two sisters. Ryan played college golf at Loyola University Maryland and Cristina played college lacrosse at James Madison University and Georgetown University.

Amateur wins[edit]

  • 2010 Maryland Boys Junior Amateur, Junior PGA Championship
  • 2011 Maryland Boys Junior Amateur
  • 2012 Northern Intercollegiate
  • 2013 Kenridge Invitational, Maryland State Amateur
  • 2014 Jim West Intercollegiate (tie), Maryland State Amateur
  • 2015 Porter Cup


Professional wins (4)[edit] Tour wins (1)[edit]

Legend Tour Finals events (1)
Other Tour (0)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Sep 23, 2018 Tour Championship −23 (64-65-67-65=261) 4 strokes United States Lucas Glover

Other wins (3)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Results not in chronological order in 2020.

Tournament 2015 2016 2017 2018
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open T42 CUT
The Open Championship
PGA Championship
Tournament 2019 2020 2021
Masters Tournament
PGA Championship T58 T59
U.S. Open
The Open Championship NT
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
NT = No tournament due to COVID-19 pandemic

Results in The Players Championship[edit]

Tournament 2019 2020 2021
The Players Championship T41 C T55

"T" indicates a tie for a place
C = Canceled after the first round due to the COVID-19 pandemic

U.S. national team appearances[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Denny McCarthy bio". Virginia Cavaliers. Retrieved June 24, 2015.
  2. ^ "UVA golfer Denny McCarthy shoots 64, leads US to World Amateur Team title". Augusta Free Press. September 13, 2014.
  3. ^ "Five More Are Selected to USA Walker Cup Team". USGA. August 23, 2015.
  4. ^ "Men's Amateur Championship". Maryland State Golf Association. Archived from the original on April 17, 2016. Retrieved June 24, 2015.
  5. ^ a b c "Maryland Open Championship". Maryland State Golf Association. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved June 24, 2015.
  6. ^ "U.S. Open: Player Results". Golfweek. Retrieved June 24, 2015.
  7. ^ a b "Denny McCarthy". ESPN.
  8. ^ Parker, Nick (September 24, 2017). "Lindheim secures PGA Tour card with win at DAP Championship". PGA Tour.
  9. ^ a b c "Denny McCarthy". World Amateur Golf Ranking. Retrieved June 24, 2015.

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