Tom McGinnis

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Tom McGinnis
Personal information
Full name Thomas McGinnis
Born (1947-11-27) November 27, 1947 (age 69)
Memphis, Tennessee
Nationality  United States
College University of Tennessee
Turned professional 1969
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins 5
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour Champions 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open 55th: 1980
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship DNP

Thomas "Tom or Tommy" McGinnis (born November 27, 1947) is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour and the Champions Tour.

McGinnis was born in Memphis, Tennessee. He attended the University of Tennessee and was a member of the golf team from 1967–1969. He turned professional in 1969.

McGinnis had 49 starts in PGA Tour events during his regular career; he earned and lost his Tour card 3 times. His best finish in a PGA Tour event was a solo 5th at the 1976 Ed McMahon-Jaycees Quad Cities Open. His best finish in a major championship — the only major that he played — was 55th at the 1980 U.S. Open.[1] He earned his living primarily as a club and teaching pro at various clubs in Tennessee, New York and Florida.

McGinnis has eight top-10 finishes in Champions tour events including one win. The highlight of his career was defeating Hale Irwin in a playoff at the 1999 BankBoston Classic. With his win, McGinnis deprived Irwin of the chance to match Chi Chi Rodriguez's record of three straight titles in this event.

Today McGinnis works as a teaching pro at Pine Forest Country Club in Summerville, South Carolina. He is also an assistant coach for the boy's varsity golf team at Pinewood Preparatory School, the South Carolina 2006 Class AAA champions.

Amateur wins[edit]

Professional wins[edit]

Regular career wins[edit]

Champions Tour wins[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Aug 27, 1999 BankBoston Classic −11 (69-69-67=205) Playoff United States Hale Irwin

Champions Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1999 BankBoston Classic United States Hale Irwin Won with birdie on second extra hole


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