George McNeill

    George McNeill

    Height: 6 ft. 1 in 

    Weight: 180 lbs 

    Birthday: 10/02/1975

    College: Florida State University

    Turned Pro: 1998 

    Birthplace: Naples, Florida

    Country:  United States

    Sponsor: Srixon

    McNeill played golf while attending Florida State University and was honoured with All-American honours in both 1997 and 1998. Shortly after graduating, McNeill turned pro. For a number of years he struggled to make much headway. He plied his tried on various mini tours without much success. By 2005, McNeill had become frustrated with the game and stopped touring and instead became an assistant pro at a country club. After about six months, McNeill returned to playing and managed to qualify for the US Open in 2006. He attended PGA Tour Q School that year and managed to win the event and thus earn a card for the 2007 season.

    McNeill played well in his first season. He managed to qualify for the first two FedEx Cup events and managed to capture his first Tour win shortly after. The American won the Fry’ Open, part of the Fall Series. He won by an impressive four strokes. He finished the season 61st on the money list.

    In 2008, McNeill continued to play solid golf and had two runner-up finishes, at the PODS Championship and the Ginn sur Mer Classic. 2009 brought another couple of second places, this time both of them coming after play-offs. First, McNeill lost out to the Scotsman Martin Laird at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Then, he lost out to Stephen Ames at the second play-off hole at the Children's Miracle Network Classic. He finished the season 57th on the money list.

    It wasn’t until 2012 that McNeill managed to win his second Tour title. He birdied his last three holes to win the Puerto Rico Open by two shots. This was the only top 10 he managed that season. McNeill had his best finish on the money list in 2014 at 43rd. He registered four top 10s including a runner up finish to Angel Cabrera at the Greenbrier Classic.