|Full name||Scott Michael McCarron|
|Born||July 10, 1965|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)|
|Residence||La Quinta, California|
|Spouse||Jenny McCarron (m.2016)|
|Children||2 (from 1st marriage)|
|Current tour(s)||PGA Tour Champions|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Highest ranking||20 (March 3, 2002)|
|Number of wins by tour|
|PGA Tour Champions||11|
|Best results in major championships|
|Masters Tournament||T10: 1996|
|PGA Championship||T10: 1997|
|U.S. Open||T10: 1997|
|The Open Championship||T18: 2002|
|Achievements and awards|
|Arnold Palmer Award|
(PGA Tour Champions
Money list winner)
|Charles Schwab Cup|
(PGA Tour Champions)
McCarron was born in Sacramento, California and graduated from Vintage High School in Napa, California. He was a member of the golf team at UCLA, graduating in 1988 with a major in History. Unlike most golfers, McCarron did not transition right away from the college to the professional ranks – he gave up golf for four years (1988–1992) to work with his father in the family golf apparel business. He turned professional in 1992, and joined the PGA Tour in 1994.
McCarron has featured in the top 20 of the Official World Golf Ranking.
McCarron was injured in the summer of 2006 and missed the entire 2007 season. He served as an analyst for The Golf Channel for its 2007 Masters coverage. He returned to the PGA Tour in 2008 and finished 108th on the money list to retain his card for 2009.
In 2010, McCarron became embroiled in controversy when he accused fellow PGA Tour player Phil Mickelson of "cheating" for using a Ping-Eye 2 wedge made before April 1, 1990 that is allowed under a legal technicality. McCarron publicly apologized to Mickelson a few days later. Thirty days later, the PGA Tour and USGA banned the use of the Ping-Eye 2 wedges.
McCarron has won eleven times on the PGA Tour Champions, including one senior major, the 2017 Constellation Senior Players Championship. He made up a six shot deficit in the final round to claim his maiden major by one shot.
On May 5, 2019, McCarron won the Insperity Invitational on the PGA Tour Champions for his 10th Champions tour title. The following month McCarron won the MasterCard Japan Championship by three strokes for his third win of the season.
Professional wins (20)Edit
PGA Tour wins (3)Edit
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||Mar 24, 1996||Freeport-McDermott Classic||−13 (68-67-69-71=275)||5 strokes||Tom Watson|
|2||May 11, 1997||BellSouth Classic||−14 (70-69-66-69=274)||3 strokes|| David Duval, Brian Henninger,|
|3||Apr 1, 2001||BellSouth Classic (2)||−8 (68-67-72-73=280)||1 stroke||Mike Weir|
PGA Tour playoff record (0–2)
|1||2003||Las Vegas Invitational||Stuart Appleby||Lost to birdie on first extra hole|
|2||2004||Reno-Tahoe Open||Stephen Allan, Hunter Mahan, Vaughn Taylor||Taylor won with birdie on first extra hole|
Other wins (6)Edit
- 1994 Long Beach Open
- 1997 Franklin Templeton Shark Shootout (with Bruce Lietzke)
- 2000 Franklin Templeton Shootout (with Brad Faxon)
- 2001 Franklin Templeton Shootout (with Brad Faxon)
- 2002 Fred Meyer Challenge (with Brian Henninger)
- 2016 TaylorMade Pebble Beach Invitational
PGA Tour Champions wins (11)Edit
|Senior major championships (1)|
|Other PGA Tour Champions (10)|
PGA Tour Champions playoff record (1–1)
|1||2016||Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship||Colin Montgomerie||Lost to birdie on third extra hole|
|2||2016||Dominion Charity Classic||Tom Byrum||Won with birdie on first extra hole|
Results in major championshipsEdit
|The Open Championship||CUT||T18||T34||CUT|
CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place.
|The Open Championship||0||0||0||0||0||1||4||2|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 5 (1996 Masters – 1997 U.S. Open)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (three times)
Senior major championshipsEdit
|Year||Championship||54 holes||Winning score||Margin||Runners-up|
|2017||Constellation Senior Players Championship||6 shot deficit||−18 (67-68-69-66=270)||1 stroke||Brandt Jobe, Bernhard Langer|
Senior results timelineEdit
Results are not in chronological order before 2017.
|Senior PGA Championship||–||T7||T5||T3||2|
|U.S. Senior Open||–||CUT||T37||T52||T6|
|Senior Players Championship||–||13||1||T4||T7|
|Senior British Open Championship||T25||2||T23||T3|
CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
- Schupak, Adam (April 23, 2017). "He Said 'I Do' at a Golf Tournament a Year Ago. His Game Has Never Been Better". The New York Times. Retrieved November 9, 2018.
- "Week 9 2002 Ending 3 Mar 2002" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved October 3, 2019.
- James, Marty (February 4, 2012). "Vintage High grad Scott McCarron entering golf hall of fame". Napa Valley Register. Napa, California. Retrieved February 4, 2012.
- "Profile from PGA Tour's official site". Retrieved July 17, 2017.
- "Scott McCarron contends Phil Mickelson is 'cheating'". Seattle Times. Associated Press. January 29, 2010. Archived from the original on February 3, 2010. Retrieved September 23, 2010.
- Ferguson, Doug (January 29, 2010). "Phil Mickelson Cheating? Scott McCarron Accuses Lefty of Using Special Wedge". Huffington Post. Archived from the original on February 2, 2010. Retrieved September 23, 2010.
- "McCarron: I Never Called Mickelson A Cheater". NBC Sports. Associated Press. February 1, 2010. Archived from the original on February 2, 2010.
- "Scott McCarron apologises for accusing Phil Mickelson of cheating". The Guardian. February 3, 2010.
- "Scott McCarron makes up 6-shot deficit to win Senior Players major". ESPN. Associated Press. July 16, 2017.
- "McCarron claims Insperity for 10th Senior Title". Associated Press. May 5, 2019.
- Strege, John (November 10, 2019). "Jeff Maggert's improbable hole-out eagle to win the Charles Schwab Cup Championship allows Scott McCarron to win the Schwab Cup". Golf Digest. Retrieved November 10, 2019.