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Scott Michael McCarron (born July 10, 1965) is an American professional golfer who was formerly a member of the PGA Tour but now plays on the PGA Tour Champions.

Scott McCarron
Personal information
Full nameScott Michael McCarron
Born (1965-07-10) July 10, 1965 (age 54)
Sacramento, California
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceLa Quinta, California
SpouseJenny McCarron (m.2016)
Children2 (from 1st marriage)[1]
Career
CollegeUCLA
Turned professional1992
Current tour(s)PGA Tour Champions
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Professional wins20
Highest ranking20 (March 3, 2002)[2]
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour3
PGA Tour Champions11
Other6
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT10: 1996
PGA ChampionshipT10: 1997
U.S. OpenT10: 1997
The Open ChampionshipT18: 2002
Achievements and awards
Arnold Palmer Award
(PGA Tour Champions
Money list winner)
2019
Charles Schwab Cup
(PGA Tour Champions)
2019

McCarron was born in Sacramento, California and graduated from Vintage High School in Napa, California.[3] He was a member of the golf team at UCLA, graduating in 1988 with a major in History.[4] 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.[4] He turned professional in 1992,[4] and joined the PGA Tour in 1994.

McCarron won three times on the PGA Tour, with his victories coming in 1996, 1997 and 2001.[4]

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.[4] 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.[5][6][7] McCarron publicly apologized to Mickelson a few days later.[8] 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.[9]

On May 5, 2019, McCarron won the Insperity Invitational on the PGA Tour Champions for his 10th Champions tour title.[10] The following month McCarron won the MasterCard Japan Championship by three strokes for his third win of the season.

On November 10, 2019, McCarron won the season-long Charles Schwab Cup and a $1,000,000 annuity on the PGA Tour Champions.[11]

Professional wins (20)Edit

PGA Tour wins (3)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
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,
  Lee Janzen
3 Apr 1, 2001 BellSouth Classic (2) −8 (68-67-72-73=280) 1 stroke   Mike Weir

PGA Tour playoff record (0–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
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

PGA Tour Champions wins (11)Edit

Legend
Senior major championships (1)
Other PGA Tour Champions (10)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Jun 5, 2016 Principal Charity Classic −15 (68-68-65=201) 1 stroke   Billy Andrade,   Miguel Ángel Jiménez
2 Nov 6, 2016 Dominion Charity Classic −13 (67-67-69=203) Playoff   Tom Byrum
3 Feb 12, 2017 Allianz Championship −17 (66-66-67=199) 1 stroke   Carlos Franco,   Kenny Perry
4 Jul 16, 2017 Constellation Senior Players Championship −18 (67-68-69-66=270) 1 stroke   Brandt Jobe,   Bernhard Langer
5 Aug 20, 2017 Dick's Sporting Goods Open −20 (71-61-64=196) 1 stroke   Kevin Sutherland
6 Sep 3, 2017 Shaw Charity Classic −16 (63-64-67=194) 1 stroke   Miguel Ángel Jiménez
7 Jun 24, 2018 American Family Insurance Championship −15 (70-67-64=201) 1 stroke   Jerry Kelly
8 Sep 2, 2018 Shaw Charity Classic −15 (67-65-63=195) 1 stroke   Joe Durant,   Scott Parel,
  Kirk Triplett
9 Apr 21, 2019 Mitsubishi Electric Classic −7 (68-70-71=209) 2 strokes   Joe Durant,   Kent Jones,
  Jerry Kelly,   Kirk Triplett
10 May 5, 2019 Insperity Invitational −17 (67-65-67=199) 2 strokes   Scott Parel
11 Jun 9, 2019 MasterCard Japan Championship −13 (69-67-67=203) 3 strokes   Billy Andrade,   Kirk Triplett

PGA Tour Champions playoff record (1–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
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

Tournament 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament T10 T30 T16 T18 CUT T23
U.S. Open T82 T10 T40 T30 CUT CUT
The Open Championship CUT T18 T34 CUT
PGA Championship T47 T10 CUT T70 T39 T14 CUT T59 T24
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place.

SummaryEdit

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 1 4 6 5
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 4
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 2
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 1 3 9 7
Totals 0 0 0 0 3 9 25 18
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 5 (1996 Masters – 1997 U.S. Open)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (three times)

Senior major championshipsEdit

Wins (1)Edit

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.

Tournament 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
The Tradition 6 T2 T5 T66
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
  Win
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ "Week 9 2002 Ending 3 Mar 2002" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved October 3, 2019.
  3. ^ James, Marty (February 4, 2012). "Vintage High grad Scott McCarron entering golf hall of fame". Napa Valley Register. Napa, California. Retrieved February 4, 2012.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Profile from PGA Tour's official site". Retrieved July 17, 2017.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ "McCarron: I Never Called Mickelson A Cheater". NBC Sports. Associated Press. February 1, 2010. Archived from the original on February 2, 2010.
  8. ^ "Scott McCarron apologises for accusing Phil Mickelson of cheating". The Guardian. February 3, 2010.
  9. ^ "Scott McCarron makes up 6-shot deficit to win Senior Players major". ESPN. Associated Press. July 16, 2017.
  10. ^ "McCarron claims Insperity for 10th Senior Title". Associated Press. May 5, 2019.
  11. ^ 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.

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