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Paul McGinley

Paul McGinley

Player Data
  • Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
  • Residence: Sunningdale, England
  • College: U.S. International University
  • Birthdate: December 16, 1966
  • Age: 37
  • Turned Professional: 1991
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Player Notes

Will always be remembered as the man who holed the winning putt in The 34th Ryder Cup Matches at The Belfry. His ten footer on the 18th green secured a half with Jim Furyk and with it the famous trophy for Sam Torrance's Team. First sporting love as a child was Gaelic football, but concentrated on golf after suffering a broken left knee cap at the age of 19. Played in 1991 Walker Cup - helping Liam White beat Phil Mickelson and Bob May - then gained his card at first visit to Qualifying School that year. Won the World Cup for Ireland at Kiawah Island in November 1997 with Padraig Harrington. Built an extensive gymnasium in one of his garages and spent early part of 1999 getting fitter with the help of former European Tour Physio, Jonathan Shrewsbury. Was a model of consistency in 2000, finishing in the top ten on eight occasions. Captured his third European Tour title and first since 1997 by winning the rain-affected 2001 Celtic Manor Resort Wales Open at the fifth hole of a sudden-death play-off after the tournament was reduced to 36 holes - a win which elevated him into The European Ryder Cup Team and paved the way for that dramatic moment on September 29, 2002. Linked up with coach Bob Torrance in 2002. Best finish in 2003 was his second place in the Troph�e Lanc�me in September.

Career Victories

European Tour
3 - 1996 Hohe Brucke Open, 1997 Oki Pro-am, 2001 The Celtic Manor Resort Wales Open

Other
1988 Irish Youths Championship, Scottish Youths Championship, 1989 Irish Amateur Championship, 1991 UAP Under-25s Championship

Career Summary

1992 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; in money - 14; Top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average 72.46 (ranked T-92nd); money �46,268 (ranked 97th); best finish, T-6th, Monte Carlo Open.

1993 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 20; Top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average 72.17 (ranked T-59th); money �199,780 (ranked 38th); best finish T-2nd Open V33 du Grand Lyon and 2nd Peugeot open de France.

1994 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; in money - 19; Top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average 71.99 (ranked 63rd); money �146,090 (ranked 46th); best finish 2nd, Turespana Open Mediterrania.

1995 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 16; Top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average 71.92 (ranked 34th); money 124,013 (ranked 52nd); best finish T-3rd, Turespana Open Andalucia.

1996 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 23; Top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average 71.26 (ranked 9th); money �295,664 (ranked 15th); winner, Hohe Brucke Open.

1997 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; in money - 21; Top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average - 71.04 (ranked T22nd); money �220,278 (ranked 21st); winner Oki Pro-am.

1998 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; in money - 18; Top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average - 70.88 (ranked 14th); money �201,970 (ranked 30th); best finish T3rd, Turespana Masters.

1999 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; in money - 21; top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average 71.43 (ranked T35th); money ?295,126 or �210,804 (ranked 37th); best finish T2nd, Peugeot Open de Espana.

2000 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; in money - 23; top-10 finishes - 8; scoring average 70.97 (ranked 17th); money ?769,088 or �457,396 (ranked 18th); best finish T2nd, Dubai Desert Classic.

2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 4; rounds played - 14 ; in money - 3; top-10 finishes - 0; best finish T20th at the British Open.

2001 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; in money - 24; top-10 finishes - 12; scoring average 69.82 (ranked T5th); money ?1,464,434 or �910,525 (ranked 8th); winner The Celtic Manor Resort Wales Open.

2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 4; rounds played - 12 ; in money - 4; top-10 finishes - 0; money $133,078 (ranked 208-unofficial); best finish T-22nd at the PGA Championship.

2002 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 17; top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average 71.76 (ranked 82nd); money ?401,598 or �256,064 (ranked 58th); best finish, T5th, Dunhill Championship.

2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 10; rounds played - 26 ; in money - 5; top-10 finishes - 0; money $203,573 (ranked 174th - unofficial); best finish T-17 at the Accenture Match Play Championship.

2003 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 19; top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average 71.02 (ranked 27th); money ?637,522 or �444,486 (ranked 33rd); best finish, 2nd Trophee Lancome.

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