John Maginnes

John Maginnes (born July 14, 1968) is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour and the Nike Tour and is currently a golf analyst with his own show on Sirius XM Radio.

John Maginnes
Personal information
Born (1968-07-14) July 14, 1968 (age 52)
Atlanta, Georgia
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight210 lb (95 kg; 15 st)
Nationality United States
CollegeEast Carolina University
Turned professional1991
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Nike Tour
Professional wins3
Number of wins by tour
Korn Ferry Tour3
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenT28: 2003
The Open ChampionshipDNP

Playing careerEdit

Maginnes joined the Nike Tour in 1994. In 1995 he picked up his first win on Tour in at the Nike San Jose Open and also earned his PGA Tour card through qualifying school. In his rookie year on Tour he came close to winning the Buick Challenge but lost in a playoff to Michael Bradley.[1] He finished 113th on the money list and retained his Tour card for the following year. He didn't play well enough in 1997 to retain his Tour card so he split time between the PGA and Nationwide Tour in 1998, picking up a victory at the Nike Dakota Dunes Open on the Nationwide Tour. He finished fifth on the money list that year, earning him his PGA Tour card for 1999. In 1999 he recorded four top-10 finishes en route to finishing 93rd on the money list, his best finish of his career. In 2000 he didn't do as well on Tour and played on the Tour in 2001 where he won the Carolina Classic. In 2002 he went through qualifying school for the second time to earn his PGA Tour card for 2003. He didn't have a good year on Tour and had to go through qualifying school for the third time to retain his Tour card. He injured his elbow in 2004 and played on a medical exemption in 2005, his final year on Tour.

Broadcasting careerEdit

While injured in 2004, Maginnes began to work as an on course commentator for the USA Network. In 2005 he began to work on XM Radio. He has worked for USA Network, Golf Channel, ESPN Digital, Sirius XM and many others. He cohosts Katrek and Maginnes on Tap on SiriusXM Radio weeknights in the evening drive slot. The show previously known as Maginnes on Tap has aired since early 2011. He also does work for the Back 9 Network hosting the Clubhouse weeknights.

Professional wins (3)Edit Tour wins (3)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Feb 26, 1995 Nike San Jose Open −11 (69-72-68-68=277) 3 strokes   Larry Silveira
2 Aug 2, 1998 Nike Dakota Dunes Open −14 (62-68-73-71=274) Playoff   Ryan Howison,   Sean Murphy
3 May 6, 2001 Carolina Classic −15 (68-65-66-70=269) 2 strokes   Ryuji Imada Tour playoff record (1–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1995 Nike Tour Championship   Allen Doyle Lost to par on first extra hole
2 1998 Nike Dakota Dunes Open   Ryan Howison,   Sean Murphy Won with birdie on second extra hole

Playoff recordEdit

PGA Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 1996 Buick Challenge   Michael Bradley,   Fred Funk,
  Davis Love III,   Len Mattiace
Bradley won with birdie on first extra hole

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
U.S. Open T71 CUT T59 T28

Note: The only major Maginnes played was the U.S. Open.

  Did not play

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

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