Born:Dec 16, 1966 in Dublin, Ireland.
Original/Home Club:Grange GC, Dublin.
Played as the Volvo Masters (Oct 27-30; Eurpn Tr season-ending event). Second-placed Sergio García (Esp) finished 2 shots behind McGinley (Ire). By finishing third Colin Montgomerie secured the 2005 European Tour Order of Merit, his eighth such title. [Valderrama GC, San Roque, Spain].
Played as the Celtic Manor Resort Wales Open (Aug 9-12). Paul McGinley (Ire) beat Darren Lee (Eng) with a par at the fifth playoff hole. Paul Lawrie (Scot) was eliminated at the second playoff hole. Event reduced to 36 holes due to bad weather. [Wentwood Hills course, Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, South Wales; now largely incorporated into the Twenty Ten course].
Played as the Oki Pro-Am (Oct 23-26). Second-placed Iain Pyman (Eng) finished 4 shots behind McGinley (Ire), who recorded his second European Tour win. [No.1 & 2 courses, Golf La Moraleja, Alcobendas, nr Madrid].
Played as the Hohe Brucke Open (Aug 8-11; Eurpn Tr event). Second-placed David Lynn (Eng) and Juan Carlos Pinero (Esp) finished 1 shot behind McGinley (Ire). [Waldviertel course, Golfresort Haugschlag, Lower Austria].
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