Maverick Scott McNealy (born November 7, 1995) is an American professional golfer and 2013 graduate of The Harker School. In late 2016 and early 2017, he was the number one ranked golfer in the World Amateur Golf Ranking.
|Full name||Maverick Scott McNealy|
|Born||November 7, 1995|
Portola Valley, California
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Current tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Former tour(s)||Korn Ferry Tour|
|Best results in major championships|
|U.S. Open||CUT: 2014, 2017|
|The Open Championship||CUT: 2017|
|Achievements and awards|
|Mark H. McCormack Medal||2016|
|Ben Hogan Award||2017|
McNealy qualified for the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst at the age of 18. 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. 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).
Despite being America's most highly rated professional golf prospect in 2016, McNealy considered passing on professional golf for a career in business. In August 2017, McNealy confirmed that he would turn professional after the 2017 Walker Cup. His professional debut was at the Safeway Open.
McNealy played on the Web.com 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 Web.com Tour for the 2019 season.
- 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
|The Open Championship||CUT|
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
U.S. national team appearancesEdit
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- "Maverick McNealy". PGA Tour. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
- "Maverick McNealy". World Amateur Golf Ranking. Retrieved June 22, 2018.