James McLean (golfer)

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James McLean
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name James H. McLean
Born (1978-09-16) 16 September 1978 (age 37)
Sydney, Australia
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Nationality  Australia
Residence Melbourne, Australia
Minneapolis, Minnesota
College University of Minnesota
Turned professional 2000
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
European Tour
Professional wins 1

James H. McLean (born 16 September 1978) is an Australian professional golfer that spent 2003 on the PGA Tour.

Amateur career[edit]

As a freshman, McLean was the individual champion at the 1998 NCAA Division I Championship for the University of Minnesota and was an All-American in both 1998 and 1999.[1] Also in 1998, McLean won the Minnesota State Open and Minnesota State Amateur.[2]

Professional career[edit]

McLean played on the European Tour in 2001,[1] where his best finish was T-10 at the Novotel Perrier Open de France.

McLean was a member of the Buy.com Tour in 2002 where he finished 84th on the money list. McLean then when to Q School where he earned his PGA Tour card.[3]

McLean was a member of the PGA Tour in 2003 where he had 19 starts. That season he became ill and received a medical exemption that enabled him to enter various PGA Tour events from 2004 to 2006.[4]

Personal life[edit]

His father, Graeme McLean, was a footballer who played in five games for St Kilda Football Club of the Australian Football League (then known as the Victorian Football League).[4]

Amateur wins (3)[edit]

Professional wins (1)[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Litt, Rob (6 April 2004). "Where are they now?: James McLean". Retrieved 28 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Hanson Wins State Open". Minnesota Golf Association. 30 July 2007. Retrieved 28 November 2012. 
  3. ^ Garrity, John (27 January 2003). "Rookie On Tour: At the Sony Open, James McLean got his first taste of what life's like in the Show". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 28 November 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Stone, Peter (21 September 2008). "Tour school the first step back for missing McLean". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 28 November 2012. 

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