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Maverick Scott McNealy (born November 7, 1995)[1] is an American professional golfer and 2013 graduate of The Harker School.[2] In late 2016 and early 2017, he was the number one ranked golfer in the World Amateur Golf Ranking.

Maverick McNealy
Personal information
Full nameMaverick Scott McNealy
Born (1995-11-07) November 7, 1995 (age 24)
Portola Valley, California
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Nationality United States
ResidenceStanford, California
Turned professional2017
Current tour(s)PGA Tour
Former tour(s)Korn Ferry Tour
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenCUT: 2014, 2017
The Open ChampionshipCUT: 2017
Achievements and awards
Haskins Award2015
Mark H. McCormack Medal2016
Ben Hogan Award2017

McNealy qualified for the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst at the age of 18.[3] During the 2014−15 golf season, McNealy shot a 61 in the final round of the Pac-12 Conference Championship tournament, tying the 18-hole Stanford record held by Tiger Woods and Cameron Wilson.[4] In 2015, he won the Haskins Award, which is presented annually to the best collegiate male golfer in the United States, becoming the third Stanford University golfer to win the award since 1971 (the other two being Woods and Patrick Rodgers).[5]

Despite being America's most highly rated professional golf prospect in 2016, McNealy considered passing on professional golf for a career in business.[5][6] In August 2017, McNealy confirmed that he would turn professional after the 2017 Walker Cup. His professional debut was at the Safeway Open.

His father, Scott McNealy, co-founded Sun Microsystems, which was acquired by Oracle Corporation for $7.4 billion in 2010.[6]

Professional careerEdit

McNealy played on the Tour in 2018. He played in 18 tournaments, making the cut in 12. His best finish was a tie for third at the United Leasing & Finance Championship. McNealy earned a total of $84,261 and finished 65th on the money list for 2018. He did not earn a PGA Tour card for the 2018–19 season but he did earn full status on the Tour for the 2019 season.[7]

McNealy earned his PGA Tour card for the 2019–20 season, via his finish on the 2019 Korn Ferry Tour.

Amateur winsEdit

  • 2014 OFCC Fighting Illini Invite, SW Invite
  • 2015 The Prestige at PGA West, The Goodwin, Pac-12 Championships, NCAA Chapel Hill Regional, Northern California Amateur Match Play, OFCC Fighting Illini Invite, U.S. Collegiate Championship, Gifford Collegiate-CordeValle
  • 2016 Western Intercollegiate, Nike Collegiate Invite


Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 2014 2015 2016 2017
Masters Tournament
The Open Championship CUT
PGA Championship
  Did not play

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

U.S. national team appearancesEdit


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Maverick McNealy". Stanford University. Retrieved June 10, 2016.
  2. ^ "Mav McNealy '13 honored". The Harker School. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  3. ^ Porter, Kyle. "Star amateur golfer's dad: Waiters are more productive than Tiger Woods". CBS Sports. Retrieved June 10, 2016.
  4. ^ Newport, John Paul (May 8, 2015). "The Golf Upstart of Silicon Valley". Wall Street Journal.
  5. ^ a b Costa, Brian (June 6, 2016). "Why America's Best Golf Prospect May Never Turn Pro". Wall Street Journal.
  6. ^ a b Knowlton, Emmett (June 7, 2016). "The son of a Silicon Valley legend is one of the best amateur golfers in the world, but he may never turn pro". Business Insider.
  7. ^ "Maverick McNealy". PGA Tour. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
  8. ^ "Maverick McNealy". World Amateur Golf Ranking. Retrieved June 22, 2018.