Spike McRoy

Robert Lynn "Spike" McRoy, Jr. (born May 20, 1968) is an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour and the Nationwide Tour.

Spike McRoy
Personal information
Full nameRobert Lynn McRoy, Jr.
Born (1968-05-20) May 20, 1968 (age 52)
Huntsville, Alabama
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Nationality United States
ResidenceHuntsville, Alabama
CollegeUniversity of Alabama
Turned professional1991
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Nationwide Tour
Professional wins7
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour1
Korn Ferry Tour2
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipCUT: 2002
U.S. OpenT40: 2004
The Open ChampionshipCUT: 2004
Achievements and awards
Buy.com Tour
leading money winner
Buy.com Tour
Player of the Year

Early years and educationEdit

McRoy was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. He got his nickname Spike from his great uncle, a Ty Cobb fan, who sent McRoy a miniature Detroit Tigers uniform when he was born.[1] Cobb was known for his aggressive base running – often "spiking" opposing infielders as he rounded the bases. McRoy graduated from Virgil I. Grissom High School in 1986. He attended the University of Alabama graduating with a bachelor's degree in corporate finance in 1991.[2][3] He was on the Alabama Crimson Tide golf team while there. He turned professional after graduating.

Professional careerEdit

McRoy has split his playing time between the PGA Tour and Buy.com/Nationwide Tour relatively equally throughout his career, and has just over a half-dozen top-10 finishes in each venue.[4] He was the top money winner on the Buy.com Tour in 2000 with $300,638 in earnings, and victories at the Buy.com Dakota Dunes Open and the Buy.com Tour Championship.[4] In 2002, he captured his first win in a PGA Tour event at the B.C. Open.[5][6] McRoy last played a full PGA Tour season in 2005 and continues to compete occasionally on the PGA Tour and Web.com Tour.[7]

Outside golfEdit

McRoy is married with three children and lives in Huntsville.[8] He was inducted into the Huntsville-Madison County Athletic Hall of Fame in 2009.[7]

Professional wins (7)Edit

PGA Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Jul 21, 2002 B.C. Open −19 (70-65-69-65=269) 1 stroke   Fred Funk

Buy.com Tour wins (2)Edit

Tour Championships (1)
Other Buy.com Tour (1)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Jul 30, 2000 Buy.com Dakota Dunes Open −18 (67-67-68-68=270) 1 stroke   Mike Schuchart
2 Oct 29, 2000 Buy.com Tour Championship −16 (74-64-65-69=272) 5 strokes   Briny Baird

Other wins (4)Edit

  • 1990 Cajun Classic (as an amateur)
  • 1992 Alabama Open, two wins on the Hooters Tour[8]

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
U.S. Open CUT T53 65 CUT T40
The Open Championship CUT
PGA Championship CUT

Note: McRoy never played in the Masters Tournament.

  Did not play

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

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Robinson, Tom (May 20, 2000). "This Buy.com Players Sets His Sights On A Big-Time Spike In His Pro Career". The Virginian-Pilot. Norfolk, VA. p. C5. Retrieved January 7, 2011.
  2. ^ "Clarence Rose, Spike McRoy grab headlines". The Tuscaloosa News. Tuscaloosa, AL. Associated Press. August 30, 1997. p. 6C. Retrieved January 7, 2011.
  3. ^ "On the right course - Well-traveled McRoy hits links on PGA Tour". Arizona Daily Star. Tucson, AZ. January 8, 2001.
  4. ^ a b Fitzhenry, Mark (August 2, 2002). "Sergio, Ernie and, uh, Spike? Unknown McRoy has time of his life in same group as world's elite". The Gazette. Colorado Springs, CO. p. SP10. Retrieved January 7, 2011.
  5. ^ "McRoy surges to victory over faltering Micheel". ESPN. July 21, 2002. Retrieved May 4, 2008.
  6. ^ "McRoy wins first Tour title". The Vindicator. Youngstown, OH. Associated Press. July 22, 2002. p. C3. Retrieved January 7, 2011.
  7. ^ a b "Spike McRoy". Huntsville-Madison County Athletic Hall of Fame. 2009. Retrieved January 14, 2015.
  8. ^ a b "El Paso man experiences PGA event 'inside the ropes'". The Pantagraph. Bloomington, IL. July 21, 2001. Spike McRoy and his wife, Rica, used to stay in the basement of Jim and Cheryl Higgins' home off the 15th hole at El Paso Golf Club for two or three weeks at a time. McRoy was playing the Hooters Tour, which made stops at El Paso and Rantoul. Jim Higgins used to caddy for McRoy during those events. Although the Hooters Tour last stopped at El Paso in 1997, the McRoys and Higginses have kept in close contact.

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