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Jerry McGee (born July 21, 1943) is an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour and the Champions Tour.

Jerry McGee
Personal information
Born (1943-07-21) July 21, 1943 (age 76)
New Lexington, Ohio
Height5 ft 9.5 in (1.77 m)
Weight160 lb (73 kg; 11 st)
Nationality United States
CollegeOhio State University
Turned professional1966
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins5
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour4
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT5: 1972
PGA ChampionshipT6: 1977
U.S. OpenT13: 1971
The Open ChampionshipDNP

McGee was born in New Lexington, Ohio. He attended Ohio State University and was a member of the golf team. He turned pro in 1966 and joined the PGA Tour in 1967.

McGee won four PGA Tour events in the latter half of the 1970s. In 1979, he won twice: a one shot win over Jerry Pate at the Kemper Open, and a couple months later a one stroke win over Jack Renner at the Sammy Davis Jr.-Greater Hartford Open. His best finish in a major championship was T-5 at the 1972 Masters Tournament.[1] He was a member of the 1977 Ryder Cup team.

McGee was known for his superb play around the greens. At 5 feet 9½ inches tall and a slim 160 pounds, distance in the ball striking phase of the game was a constant problem for him. He was also plagued by injuries and illnesses during his career. McGee retired from the PGA Tour in 1981 largely due to health problems. He took a club pro job at Oak Tree Country Club in Pennsylvania just across the border from his East Palestine, Ohio home.

McGee returned to competitive golf on the Senior PGA Tour in 1993 upon reaching the age of 50. His best finish in this venue is a T-2 at the 1997 BankBoston Classic. In 1999, he underwent treatment for oropharyngeal, squamous cell carcinoma.

McGee's son, Mike McGee, a golf agent/businessman, and one-time record-setting pitcher at Mt. Union College, is married to LPGA Tour golfer Annika Sörenstam.[2][3]

Professional wins (5)Edit

PGA Tour wins (4)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning Score Margin of Victory Runner(s)-up
1 Apr 20, 1975 Pensacola Open -13 (69-66-66-70=271) 2 strokes   Wally Armstrong
2 Jul 31, 1977 IVB-Philadelphia Golf Classic -12 (70-68-65-69=272) 4 strokes   John Lister,   Bob Shearer
3 Jun 3, 1979 Kemper Open -16 (61-74-69-68=272) 1 stroke   Jerry Pate
4 Aug 12, 1979 Sammy Davis Jr.-Greater Hartford Open -17 (68-67-67-65=267) 1 stroke   Jack Renner

PGA Tour playoff record (0-1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1976 World Open Golf Championship   Raymond Floyd Lost to birdie on first extra hole

Other wins (1)Edit

  • 1982 Tri-State Open

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980
Masters Tournament T5 CUT T15 T28 T11 CUT CUT
U.S. Open T69 T13 T40 CUT T30 CUT T19 T27 T31
PGA Championship T22 T29 T66 T55 T40 T8 T6 DQ T12 CUT

Note: McGee never played in The Open Championship

  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
DQ = disqualified


  1. ^ "Golf Major Championships".
  2. ^ "Sorenstam engagement 'a lovely surprise'". PGA Tour. 2007-08-25. Archived from the original on 2009-02-12. Retrieved 2007-12-08.
  3. ^ Ron Sirak (2007-11-23). "Newsmakers 2007: Annika Sorenstam". Golf World. Retrieved 2007-12-08.

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