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George McNeill

United StatesUnited States

Start Position
11
Current Position
To Par: +6
Total Strokes: 75 - 75 : 150
T108   T119
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Updated: Thursday, 12 Aug 2010 06:58 PM
  • Birthplace: Naples, FL
  • Residence: Fort Myers, FL
  • Age: 34
  • Turned Pro: 1998

PGA TOUR Victories

(1) 2007,Frys.com Open benefiting Shriners Hospitals for Children.

2010 PGA TOUR Money and Position

$440,505 (80)

2010 PGA TOUR Best Finishes

T5-- Northern Trust Open.

PGA TOUR Best Round

65 at Round 1, Bob Hope Classic. 65 at Round 3, Bob Hope Classic.

PGA TOUR Highlights

Posted first top-10 of season with a T5 at Northern Trust Open, shooting four rounds under par.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- Frys.com Open benefiting Shriners Hospitals for Children.

2009 Season Highlights

Finished second twice in the Fall Series and totaled a career high in earnings, with more than $1.4 million...Four rounds in the 60s led to a T7 finish at the Sony Open in Hawaii...Was defeated by Martin Laird on the third extra hole of a playoff at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. It was his first playoff on TOUR. T2 finish with Chad Campbell, also in the playoff, came after missing the cut in his previous four starts on TOUR...One month later, lost to Stephen Ames on the second playoff hole at the Children's Miracle Network Classic..He came into the Disney event with four eagles all year, but made two eagles within the first five holes on the back nine during the third round and another eagle on No. 4 in the final round. After Justin Leonard was eliminated with a bogey on the first playoff hole, McNeill lipped out a 6-foot par putt on the second extra hole, the par-3 15th, to lose to Ames' par.

Career Highlights

2009: Finished second twice in the Fall Series and totaled a career high in earnings, with more than $1.4 million...Four rounds in the 60s led to a T7 finish at the Sony Open in Hawaii...Was defeated by Martin Laird on the third extra hole of a playoff at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. It was his first playoff on TOUR. T2 finish with Chad Campbell, also in the playoff, came after missing the cut in his previous four starts on TOUR...One month later, lost to Stephen Ames on the second playoff hole at the Children's Miracle Network Classic..He came into the Disney event with four eagles all year, but made two eagles within the first five holes on the back nine during the third round and another eagle on No. 4 in the final round. After Justin Leonard was eliminated with a bogey on the first playoff hole, McNeill lipped out a 6-foot par putt on the second extra hole, the par-3 15th, to lose to Ames' par. 2008: Made 19 of 29 cuts to claim nine top-25 finishes... Posted the first runner-up finish of his career at the PODS Championship. Final-round, 3-under 69 moved him to 2-under 282 for the tournament, just two shy of champion Sean O'Hair...Posted four rounds in the 60s to finish T6 at the U.S. Bank Championship. Began the final round one off the lead of Nick Flanagan and Gavin Coles, but final-round 68 fell four short of champion Richard S. Johnson. 2007: After earning PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament medalist honors in 2006, earned first TOUR victory during the Fall Series at the Frys.com Open...Along with Brandt Snedeker (Wyndham Championship), one of two rookies to win on TOUR during the year...In 21st start of rookie season, finished T3 at the Canadian Open with rounds of 66-66 on the weekend...Captured first career TOUR victory at the Frys.com Open benefiting Shriners Hospitals for Children at age 32 years and 13 days, the fourth consecutive first-time winner at the event. Opened with rounds of 66-64-67 and held a five-stroke cushion entering the final round. Responded with a 5-under-par 67 on Sunday to win by four strokes over D.J. Trahan... Became the ninth player to win the Qualifying Tournament at the end of one season and capture a TOUR event the following year. 2006: Medalist at TOUR 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...Spent much of the year as an assistant professional at Forest CC in Fort Myers, FL...Played in U.S. Open at Winged Foot, where he missed the cut. 2004: Member of the Golden Bear Tour. 2003: Nationwide Tour member, finishing 115th on the money list, with one top-10 in 24 starts...Missed the cut at The Honda Classic in only TOUR start. 2002: Lone TOUR start was a missed cut at the U.S. Open at Bethpage Black. 2000: In first career PGA TOUR start, missed the cut at the Kemper Insurance Open. Amateur: All-ACC and All-America selection at Florida State (1997-98) and turned professional in 1998.

Personal

About his time in 2006 as an assistant professional at Forest CC in Ft. Myers, FL, McNeill said, "I was there four days a week, open to close. I was there at 6 a.m. and I left at 6 p.m. four days a week, so there was a lot of fun, but it's something I definitely do not ever want to do again. That's what drove me back, got my competitive juices flowing again, and I had a little different mindset when I came back out."... Lists heroes as Cal Ripken Jr., Mike Schmidt and Bo Jackson...One of five siblings...Got his start in golf at age 3 when grandfather gave him a set of clubs.

PGA TOUR Playoff Record

0-2

Other Information

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. Spent 2006 as an assistant professional at Forest Country Club in Fort Myers, FL. Nationwide Tour member in 2003, finishing 115th on the money list, with one top-10 in 24 starts. Has four career TOUR starts without a made cut - his last start being the U.S. Open at Winged Foot GC in 2006. Member of the Golden Bear Tour in 2004. All-ACC and All-America 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. One of five siblings. Got his start in golf at age 3 when grandfather gave him a set of clubs.