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George William McNeill, Jr. (born October 2, 1975) is an American professional golfer. He is a two-time winner on the PGA Tour with victories at the 2007 Frys.com Open and the 2012 Puerto Rico Open.

George McNeill
Personal information
Full nameGeorge William McNeill, Jr.
Born (1975-10-02) October 2, 1975 (age 43)
Naples, Florida
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight180 lb (82 kg; 13 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceFort Myers, Florida
SpouseRyan Lynn Turner
Career
CollegeFlorida State University
Turned professional1998
Current tour(s)PGA Tour
(past champion status)
Web.com Tour
Professional wins6
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour2
Other4
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipT62: 2012
U.S. Open63rd: 2007
The Open ChampionshipCUT: 2010, 2014

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BiographyEdit

McNeill was born and raised in Naples, Florida. He attended North Fort Myers High School and graduated in 1993. He then attended Florida State University, where he was a member of the golf team. He was an All-ACC and All-America selection in 1997 and 1998.

McNeill is currently a member of the PGA Tour. He was a member of the Nationwide Tour in 2003 but did not retain his card. In 2004 he played on the Golden Bear Tour and he only played in one Nationwide Tour event. In 2005 he played several mini-tour events and tried to Monday qualify for several Nationwide and PGA Tour events, but was unsuccessful. In late 2005, he took a break from professional golf and worked as an assistant professional at the Shadow Wood and Forest Country Clubs in Fort Myers, Florida for six months.[1] In January 2006, McNeill married Ryan Lynn Turner. In June 2006, he returned to professional golf by qualifying for the 2006 U.S. Open. He followed the U.S. Open with two Nationwide event starts, making one cut. Later in December 2006, he was medalist at the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament. By doing so, he won $50,000 and received his PGA Tour card for 2007. As a rookie on the PGA Tour in 2007, he qualified for the FedEx Cup. He played in two FedEx Cup events before missing the points cut for the third event. He won his first PGA Tour event during the Fall Series at the Frys.com Open in October.[2] McNeill won the 2012 Puerto Rico Open for his second PGA Tour victory. Tied for the lead with Ryo Ishikawa with three holes to play, McNeill finished with three birdies for a two-shot win.[3] He finished runner-up to Ángel Cabrera in the 2014 Greenbrier Classic after shooting a 9-under-par 61 in the final round. He finished the tournament with a score of 14-under to Cabrera's 16-under. He found out after the tournament that his older sister had died of cancer earlier that day.[4]

Amateur wins (1)Edit

  • 1997 Tennessee Tournament of Champions

Professional wins (6)Edit

PGA Tour wins (2)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner-up
1 Oct 14, 2007 Frys.com Open −23 (66-64-67-67=264) 4 strokes   D. J. Trahan
2 Mar 11, 2012 Puerto Rico Open −16 (66-70-67-69=272) 2 strokes   Ryo Ishikawa

PGA Tour playoff record (0–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 2009 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open   Martin Laird,   Chad Campbell Laird won with birdie on third extra hole
Campbell eliminated with par on second hole
2 2009 Children's Miracle Network Classic     Stephen Ames,
  Justin Leonard
Ames won with par on second extra hole
Leonard eliminated with par on first hole

Other wins (4)Edit

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open CUT CUT 63 CUT
The Open Championship
PGA Championship CUT
Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open CUT
The Open Championship CUT CUT
PGA Championship CUT T62 CUT CUT
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ McNeill slips ahead of the competition in Vegas
  2. ^ McNeill holds off challengers in Vegas for first PGA Tour win
  3. ^ George McNeill birdies last 3 holes to beat Ishikawa and win Puerto Rico Open
  4. ^ "Cabrera wins Greenbrier Classic". ESPN. Associated Press. July 6, 2014.

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