|— Golfer —|
|Full name||Scott Michael McCarron|
July 10, 1965 |
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)|
|Residence||La Quinta, California|
|Current tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|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. He was a member of the golf team at UCLA, graduating in 1988 with a major in History. 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. He turned professional in 1992, and joined the PGA Tour in 1994.
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. 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. McCarron publicly apologized to Mickelson a few days later. 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)
PGA Tour wins (3)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||Mar 24, 1996||Freeport-McDermott Classic||−13 (68-67-69-71=275)||5 strokes||Tom Watson|
|2||May 11, 1997||BellSouth Classic||−14 (70-69-66-69=274)||3 strokes|| David Duval, Brian Henninger,
|3||Apr 1, 2001||BellSouth Classic||−8 (68-67-72-73=280)||1 stroke||Mike Weir|
PGA Tour playoff record (0–2)
|1||2003||Las Vegas Invitational||Stuart Appleby||Lost to birdie on first extra hole|
|2||2004||Reno-Tahoe Open||Stephen Allan, Hunter Mahan, Vaughn Taylor||Taylor won with birdie on first extra hole|
Other wins (4)
- 1997 Franklin Templeton Shark Shootout (with Bruce Lietzke)
- 2000 Franklin Templeton Shootout (with Brad Faxon)
- 2001 Franklin Templeton Shootout (with Brad Faxon)
- 2002 Fred Meyer Challenge (with Brian Henninger)
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||DNP||CUT||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||T18||T34||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||CUT||DNP|
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.
|The Open Championship||0||0||0||0||0||1||4||2|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 5 (1996 Masters – 1997 U.S. Open)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (three times)
- James, Marty (February 4, 2012). "Vintage High grad Scott McCarron entering golf hall of fame". Napa Valley Register (Napa, California). Retrieved February 4, 2012.
- "Profile from PGA Tour's official site". Retrieved September 23, 2010.
- "Bio on PGA Tour's official site". Retrieved September 23, 2010.
- "Scott McCarron contends Phil Mickelson is 'cheating'". Seattle Times. Associated Press. January 29, 2010. Retrieved September 23, 2010.
- Ferguson, Doug (January 29, 2010). "Phil Mickelson Cheating? Scott McCarron Accuses Lefty of Using Special Wedge". Huffington Post. Retrieved September 23, 2010.
- Associated Press (February 1, 2010). "McCarron: I Never Called Mickelson A Cheater". NBC Sports.
- "Scott McCarron apologises for accusing Phil Mickelson of cheating". guardian.co.uk. February 3, 2010.