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Full name  Thomas McGinnis
Name  Tom McGinnis
Professional wins  5
Turned professional  1969
Nationality  United States

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Born  November 27, 1947 (age 68) Memphis, Tennessee (1947-11-27)
College  University of Tennessee
Former tour(s)  PGA Tour Champions Tour

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Thomas "Tom or Tommy" McGinnis (born November 27, 1947) is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour and the Champions Tour.

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McGinnis was born in Memphis, Tennessee. He attended the University of Tennessee and was a member of the golf team from 1967–1969. He turned professional in 1969.

McGinnis had 49 starts in PGA Tour events during his regular career; he earned and lost his Tour card 3 times. His best finish in a PGA Tour event was a solo 5th at the 1976 Ed McMahon-Jaycees Quad Cities Open. His best finish in a major championship — the only major that he played — was 55th at the 1980 U.S. Open. He earned his living primarily as a club and teaching pro at various clubs in Tennessee, New York and Florida.

McGinnis has eight top-10 finishes in Champions tour events including one win. The highlight of his career was defeating Hale Irwin in a playoff at the 1999 BankBoston Classic. With his win, McGinnis deprived Irwin of the chance to match Chi Chi Rodriguez's record of three straight titles in this event.

Today McGinnis works as a teaching pro at Pine Forest Country Club in Summerville, South Carolina. He is also an assistant coach for the boy's varsity golf team at Pinewood Preparatory School, the South Carolina 2006 Class AAA champions.

Amateur wins

  • 1965 Tennessee Junior Amateur, International Jaycee Junior Golf Tournament
  • 1969 Memphis City Amateur
  • Regular career wins

  • 1971 Saskatchewan Open
  • 1986 New York State Open
  • 1996 Long Island PGA Championship
  • Long Island Open
  • Champions Tour wins

    Champions Tour playoff record (1–0)

    References

    Tom McGinnis Wikipedia


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