Who's who: Paul McGinley

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Who's who: Paul McGinley

  • Name:

    Paul McGinley
  • Country:

    Ireland
  • Born:

    Dec 16, 1966 in Dublin, Ireland.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Grange GC, Dublin.
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1991
  • Website:

    https://www.paulmcginley.com

Roll of Honour

Irish Amateur champion (1989). Walker Cup player (1991). Ryder Cup player (2002, '04, '06). Ryder Cup captain (2014). European Tour wins (4).

Did you know?

The son of Michael McGinley, an accomplished amateur golfer, the culmination of Paul's excellent amateur career came with his selection for the 1991 Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup team, after which he turned professional. In 1992 he joined the European Tour with a first win coming four years later in the 1996 Austrian Open (at the time called the Hohe Brücke Open).

If anything defines Paul McGinley's career, it is his involvement with the Ryder Cup. His first taste of this most famous of all team competitions in golf came in 2002. McGinley famously holed out from 10 feet to halve his match with Jim Furyk and ensure Europe won the Cup. In 2004 and again in 2006 he made telling contributions to spur the Europeans to victory. In 2014 as the non-playing captain of the winning European team McGinley was praised for his strategic planning, supportive management of his team and delivering another European win.

Top tournaments won by Paul McGinley

2005
Europe
274 (-10)
€666,660
Volvo

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

McGinley, Paul

Score

274 (-10)

Prize money

€666,660

Title sponsor

Volvo

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].

2001
Europe
138 (-6)
€201,685
Celtic Manor

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

McGinley, Paul

Score

138 (-6)

Prize money

€201,685

Title sponsor

Celtic Manor

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].

1997
Europe
266 (-22)
£75,000
Oki

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

McGinley, Paul

Score

266 (-22)

Prize money

£75,000

Title sponsor

Oki

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].

1996
Europe
269 (-19)
£41,660
Hohe Brucke

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

McGinley, Paul

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

£41,660

Title sponsor

Hohe Brucke

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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