Who's who: Scott McCarron

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Who's who: Scott McCarron

  • Name:

    Scott Michael McCarron
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    July 10, 1965 in Sacramento, California.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Vintage H.S., Napa
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1992

Roll of Honour

Senior MAJORS (1): Snr Players Championship (2017). Multiple wins on the PGA Tour and Champions Tour. Charles Schwab Cup winner (2019). Champions Tour leading money winner (2019).

Did you know?

Between college golf at UCLA and joining the professional golf ranks, McCarron gave up competitive golf for four years to work in the family clothing business. He came back to the game and turned professional in 1992, joined the PGA Tour in 1994 and chalked up wins on the Tour in 1996, 1997 and 2001. After three wins on the Champions Tour in 2016 and 2017, major championship success came to McCarron in 2017 at the Senior Players Championship.

Top tournaments won by Scott McCarron

2019
Awards
2,592,265 pts
$1,000,000
Charles Schwab

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

McCarron, Scott

Venue

Score

2,592,265 pts

Prize money

$1,000,000

Title sponsor

Charles Schwab

McCarron (USA) won the PGA Tour Champions season-long points chase, to capture the Charles Schwab Cup and $1 million annuity cheque. Jerry Kelly (USA) was second with 2,510,865 pts; Retief Goosen (RSA) was third with 2,290,985 pts. The Cup is awarded based on points earned for top 10 finishes during the PGA Tour Champions season.

2019
Asia
203 (-13)
US$400,000
Mastercard

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

McCarron, Scott

Venue

Narita

Score

203 (-13)

Prize money

US$400,000

Title sponsor

Mastercard

Played as the Mastercard Japan Championship (June 7-9; Jpn/PGA Tour Champions event). Second-placed Billy Andrade (USA) and Kirk Triplett (USA) finished 3 shots behind Scott McCarron (USA). [Narita GC, Narita, Chiba, Japan].

2019
America
209 (-7)
$270,000
Mitsubishi

Category

America

Winner (holder)

McCarron, Scott

Score

209 (-7)

Prize money

$270,000

Title sponsor

Mitsubishi

Played as the Mitsubishi Electric Classic (Apr 19-21). Second-placed Jerry Kelly (USA), Joe Durant (USA), Kirk Triplett (USA) and Kent Jones (USA) finished 2 shots behind wire-to-wire winner Scott McCarron (USA). [TPC Sugarloaf, Duluth, GA].

2019
Awards
$2,534,090
see Score
Champions Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

McCarron, Scott

Venue

Score

$2,534,090

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Champions Tr

McCarron (USA) won the Arnold Palmer Award as the PGA Tour Champions 2019 leading money winner, with earnings of $2,534,090 on the Tour. Jerry Kelly (USA) was second with $2,382,675 and Retief Goosen (RSA) third with $1,859,085.

2019
America
199 (-17)
$330,000
Insperity

Category

America

Winner (holder)

McCarron, Scott

Score

199 (-17)

Prize money

$330,000

Title sponsor

Insperity

Played as the Insperity Invitational (May 3-5). Second-placed Scott Parel (USA) finished 2 shots behind Scott McCarron (USA), who recorded his second PGA Tour Champions win in three weeks, and his tenth win on the Tour. [Tournament course, The Woodlands CC, nr Houston, TX].

2019
Awards
x
n/a
PGA Tr Chmpns

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

McCarron, Scott

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA Tr Chmpns

Scott McCarron (USA) won the Jack Nicklaus Award as the PGA Tour Champions Player of the Year, based on the votes of his peers.

2018
America
201 (-15)
$300,000
AmFam Ins

Category

America

Winner (holder)

McCarron, Scott

Score

201 (-15)

Prize money

$300,000

Title sponsor

AmFam Ins

Played as the American Family Insurance Championship (June 22-24). Second-placed Jerry Kelly (USA) finished 1 shot behind Scott McCarron (USA). [University Ridge GC, Madison, Wisconsin].

2018
America
Canyon Meadows
195 (-15)
$352,500
Shaw Comms

Category

America

Winner (holder)

McCarron, Scott

Venue

Canyon Meadows

Score

195 (-15)

Prize money

$352,500

Title sponsor

Shaw Comms

Played as the Shaw Charity Classic (Aug 31-Sep 2). Second-placed Scott Parel (USA), Kirk Triplett (USA) and Joe Durant (USA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Scott McCarron (USA), whose final round 63 (-7) included a hole-in-one at the par-3 14th. [Canyon Meadows G&CC, Calgary, Alberta].

2017
America
Broken Sound
199 (-17)
$262,500
Allianz

Category

America

Winner (holder)

McCarron, Scott

Venue

Broken Sound

Score

199 (-17)

Prize money

$262,500

Title sponsor

Allianz

Played as the Allianz Championship (Feb 10-12). Second-placed Carlos Franco (Par) and Kenny Perry (USA) finished 1 shot behind Scott McCarron (USA). [Old Course, Broken Sound Club, Boca Raton, FL].

2017
Majors
270 (-18)
$420,000
Constellation

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

McCarron, Scott

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

$420,000

Title sponsor

Constellation

The Constellation Senior Players Championship (35th) (Jul 13-16). Second-placed Brandt Jobe (USA) and defending champion Bernhard Langer (Ger) finished 1 shot behind first-time senior major championship winner McCarron (USA). [Caves Valley GC, Owings Mill, Maryland].

2017
America
196 (-20)
$300,000
Dick's Sporting Goods

Category

America

Winner (holder)

McCarron, Scott

Venue

En-Joie

Score

196 (-20)

Prize money

$300,000

Title sponsor

Dick's Sporting Goods

Played as Dick's Sporting Goods Open (Aug 18-20). Second-placed Kevin Sutherland (USA) finished 1 shot behind Scott McCarron (USA), who claimed his fifth PGA Tour Champions win, and third of 2017. [En-Joie GC, Endicott, NY].

2017
America
Canyon Meadows
194 (-16)
$352,500
Shaw Comms

Category

America

Winner (holder)

McCarron, Scott

Venue

Canyon Meadows

Score

194 (-16)

Prize money

$352,500

Title sponsor

Shaw Comms

Played as the Shaw Charity Classic (Sept 1-3). Second-placed Miguel Angel Jimenez (Esp) finished 1 shot behind Scott McCarron (USA), who recorded his fourth PGA Tour Champions win of 2017. [Canyon Meadows G&CC, Calgary, Alberta].

2016
America
Virginia CC
203 (-13)
$305,000
Dominion

Category

America

Winner (holder)

McCarron, Scott

Venue

Virginia CC

Score

203 (-13)

Prize money

$305,000

Title sponsor

Dominion

Played as the inaugural Dominion Charity Classic (Nov 4-6; second of three Charles Schwab Cup playoff events). Scott McCarron (USA) beat Tom Byrum (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole (par-5 18th), to win his second Champions Tour event. [James River Course, The CC of Virginia, Richmond, VA].

2016
America
Wakonda Club
201 (-15)
$262,500
Principal

Category

America

Winner (holder)

McCarron, Scott

Venue

Wakonda Club

Score

201 (-15)

Prize money

$262,500

Title sponsor

Principal

Played as the Principal Charity Classic (June 3-5). Second-placed Miguel Ángel Jiménez (Esp) and Bill Andrade (USA) finished 1 shot behind 50-year-old Scott McCarron (USA), who recorded his first Champions Tour win, and first professional victory since 2001. [Wakonda Club, Des Moines, Iowa].

2001
America
183 (-33)
$225,000
Franklin Templeton

Category

America

Winner (holder)

McCarron, Scott

Score

183 (-33)

Prize money

$225,000

Title sponsor

Franklin Templeton

Played as the Franklin Templeton Shootout (Nov 8-11; played over three rounds: 1-alternate shot; 2-better ball; 3-scramble). Second-placed team of John Daly (USA) & Frank Lickliter (USA) finished 2 shots behind defending champions Brad Faxon (USA) & Scott McCarron (USA). [Gold course, Tiburon GC, Naples, FL].

2001
America
280 (-8)
$594,000
BellSouth

Category

America

Winner (holder)

McCarron, Scott

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

$594,000

Title sponsor

BellSouth

Played as the BellSouth Classic (Mar 29-Apr 1). Second-placed Mike Weir (Can) finished 3 shots behind McCarron (USA). [TPC Sugarloaf, Duluth, Georgia].

2000
America
190 (-26)
$200,000
Franklin Templeton

Category

America

Winner (holder)

McCarron, Scott

Score

190 (-26)

Prize money

$200,000

Title sponsor

Franklin Templeton

Played as the Franklin Templeton Shootout (Nov 17-19; played over three rounds: 1-alternate shot; 2-better ball; 3-scramble). Winning team of Brad Faxon (USA) & Scott McCarron (USA) beat Carlos Franco (Para) & Scott Hoch (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [White course, Trump Natl Doral Resort, Miami, FL].

1997
America
186 (-30)
$150,000
Franklin Templeton

Category

America

Winner (holder)

McCarron, Scott

Score

186 (-30)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

Franklin Templeton

Played as the Franklin Templeton Shark Shootout (Nov 14-16; played over three rounds: 1-alternate shot; 2-better ball; 3-scramble). Second-placed team of David Duval (USA) & Scott Hoch (USA) finished 2 shots behind the winning team of Scott McCarron (USA) & Bruce Lietzke (USA), who shared the $300,000 first prize. [Sherwood CC, Thousand Oaks, nr LA, Calif.].

1997
America
274 (-14)
$270,000
BellSouth

Category

America

Winner (holder)

McCarron, Scott

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

$270,000

Title sponsor

BellSouth

Played as the BellSouth Classic (May 8-11). Second-placed David Duval (USA), Lee Janzen (USA) and Brian Henninger (USA) finished 3 shots behind McCarron (USA). [TPC Sugarloaf, Duluth, Georgia].

1996
America
275 (-13)
$216,000
Freeport-McDermott

Category

America

Winner (holder)

McCarron, Scott

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

$216,000

Title sponsor

Freeport-McDermott

Played as the Freeport-McDermott Classic (March 21-24). Second-placed Tom Watson (USA) finished 5 shots behind 30-year-old Scott McCarron (USA), who recorded his first PGA Tour win. [English Turn G&CC, New Orleans, LA].

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