|Full name||Thomas McGinnis|
November 27, 1947 |
|College||University of Tennessee|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour
|Number of wins by tour|
|PGA Tour Champions||1|
|Best results in major championships
|U.S. Open||55th: 1980|
|The Open Championship||DNP|
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. 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.
- 1965 Tennessee Junior Amateur, International Jaycee Junior Golf Tournament
- 1969 Memphis City Amateur
Regular career wins
Champions Tour wins
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||Aug 27, 1999||BankBoston Classic||−11 (69-69-67=205)||Playoff||Hale Irwin|
Champions Tour playoff record (1–0)
|1||1999||BankBoston Classic||Hale Irwin||Won with birdie on second extra hole|