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George McNeill

  • Birthplace: Naples, Fla.
  • Residence: Fort Myers, Fla.
  • Age: 32
  • Turned Pro: 1998
  • College: Florida State
  • Eligibility Code: 10

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Player Notes

Got his start in golf at age 3 when grandfather gave him a set of clubs. One of five siblings. Lists biggest thrill in golf as qualifying for two U.S. Opens (2002 and 2006). Member of the Golden Bear Tour in 2004. All-ACC and All-American selection at Florida State (1997-98) and turned professional in 1998. Lists heroes as Cal Ripken Jr., Mike Schmidt and Bo Jackson. He was an all-conference baseball selection as a high school sophomore. McNeill has had some success on various mini-tours, winning $10,000, for instance, in the 2002 Beck's Open at Fort Myers Country Club and $25,000 at the Waterloo Open in Iowa in 2001. After taking a club professional job in November, though - at Shadow Wood Country Club in Bonita Springs and more recently at The Forest Country Club in Fort Myers - McNeill recently decided to return to tournament golf. Rookie on the PGA TOUR in 2007 earned medalist honors at 2006 Qualifying Tournament. Five-stroke margin (23-under-par total) was largest since Scott Verplank topped Blaine McCallister by six in 1997. Earned first card in ninth trip to Qualifying Tournament, including second visit to the finals (2002). One of eight players to successfully negotiate all three stages.

Career Victories

PGA Tour
1 - Frys.Com Open

Career Summary

2003 Nationwide Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; rounds played - 63; in money - 8; Top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average - 71.95 (ranked 123rd); money - $31,153; (ranked 115th); best finish - T7th Permian Basin Charity Golf Classic.

2004 Tour Summary
Only played once in 2004 missing the cut in the Nationwide Tour First Tee Arkansas Classic.

2005 Tour Summary
No play in 2005, in 2006 he spent 2006 as an assistant professional at Forest Country Club in Fort Myers, FLA. missed cut in U.S. Open, on the Nationwide Tour T53rd Price Cutter Charity Championship and missed cut Oregon Classic. Finished year as the medalist at the Q-school.

2007 Notes
After winning PGA Tour Qualifying medalist honors in 2006, earned first PGA Tour win at the Frys.com Open, him and Brandt Snedeker only two rookies to win on Tour in 2007.

2007 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; rounds played - 95; in money - 18; Top-10 Finishes - 2; money - $1,504,627 (ranked 61st); best finish - Winner at the Frys.Com Open

2007 Stats
scoring average - 70.91 / (99th); driving distance - 298.2 / (28th); driving accuracy - 59.8% / (149th); GIR - 63.4% / (139th); putting - 1.772 / (51st); birdie average - 3.43 per rd / (87th) / total birdies - 326; sand saves - 49.3% / (99th); all-around rank - 706 / (74th).

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