Scott McCarron

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Scott McCarron
Personal information
Full name Scott Michael McCarron
Born (1965-07-10) July 10, 1965 (age 52)
Sacramento, California
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence La Quinta, California
Spouse Jenny McCarron
Career
College UCLA
Turned professional 1992
Current tour(s) PGA Tour Champions
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 14
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 3
PGA Tour Champions 6
Other 5
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.[2] He turned professional in 1992,[2] and joined the PGA Tour in 1994.

McCarron has had PGA Tour victories in 1996, 1997 and 2001.[2]

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.[2] 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.[3][4][5] McCarron publicly apologized to Mickelson a few days later.[6] Thirty days later, the PGA Tour and USGA banned the use of the Ping-Eye 2 wedges.

McCarron has won four times on PGA Tour Champions, including one major, the 2017 Constellation Senior Players Championship.[7]

Professional wins (14)[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 (5)[edit]

PGA Tour Champions wins (6)[edit]

Legend
Senior major championships (1)
Other PGA Tour Champions (5)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Jun 5, 2016 Principal Charity Classic −15 (68-68-65=201) 1 stroke United States Billy Andrade, Spain Miguel Ángel Jiménez
2 Nov 6, 2016 Dominion Charity Classic −13 (67-67-69=203) Playoff United States Tom Byrum
3 Feb 12, 2017 Allianz Championship −17 (66-66-67=199) 1 stroke Paraguay Carlos Franco, United States Kenny Perry
4 Jul 16, 2017 Constellation Senior Players Championship −18 (67-68-69-66=270) 1 stroke United States Brandt Jobe, Germany Bernhard Langer
5 Aug 20, 2017 Dick's Sporting Goods Open −20 (71-61-64=196) 1 stroke United States Kevin Sutherland
6 Sep 3, 2017 Shaw Charity Classic −16 (63-64-67=194) 1 stroke Spain Miguel Ángel Jiménez

PGA Tour Champions playoff record (1–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship Scotland Colin Montgomerie Lost to birdie on third extra hole
2 2016 Dominion Charity Classic United States Tom Byrum Won with birdie on first extra hole

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament T10 T30 T16 T18 CUT T23
U.S. Open T82 T10 T40 T30 CUT CUT
The Open Championship CUT T18 T34 CUT
PGA Championship T47 T10 CUT T70 T39 T14 CUT T59 T24
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place.

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)

Senior major championships[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

Year Championship 54 holes Winning score Margin Runners-up
2017 Constellation Senior Players Championship 6 shot deficit −18 (67-68-69-66=270) 1 stroke United States Brandt Jobe, Germany Bernhard Langer

Senior results timeline[edit]

Results are not in chronological order before 2017.

Tournament 2015 2016 2017
The Tradition 6 T2
Senior PGA Championship T7 T5
U.S. Senior Open CUT T37
Senior Players Championship 13 1
Senior British Open Championship T25 2 T23

CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place.
Green background for a win. Yellow background for top-10.

See also[edit]

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 c d e "Profile from PGA Tour's official site". Retrieved July 17, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Scott McCarron contends Phil Mickelson is 'cheating'". Seattle Times. Associated Press. January 29, 2010. Archived from the original on February 3, 2010. Retrieved September 23, 2010. 
  4. ^ Ferguson, Doug (January 29, 2010). "Phil Mickelson Cheating? Scott McCarron Accuses Lefty of Using Special Wedge". Huffington Post. Archived from the original on February 2, 2010. Retrieved September 23, 2010. 
  5. ^ "McCarron: I Never Called Mickelson A Cheater". NBC Sports. Associated Press. February 1, 2010. Archived from the original on February 2, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Scott McCarron apologises for accusing Phil Mickelson of cheating". The Guardian. February 3, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Scott McCarron makes up 6-shot deficit to win Senior Players major". ESPN. Associated Press. July 16, 2017. 

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