The PGA Tour Countdown – George McNeill (#100)


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Age: 39

College: Florida State University

Turned pro: 1998

PGA Tour wins: 2 (Frys.com 2007 & Puerto Rico Open 2012)

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Fun fact: In 2013 golf writer Dave Shedloski told a story about McNeill and a golf enthusiast who lived in Seattle and travelled to Maui to watch the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. The golf enthusiast saw a “big car” that was actually the players courtesy car to get the PGA players to the tournament from airports, hotels etc. and had thought that it was a shuttle to the course.

Not recognizing, McNeill, McNeill explained that “He wanted to know if this was a shuttle to the golf course. I told him no, but I was going in that direction,” McNeill said with a laugh. “He was really embarrassed, but I told him it was no problem, I was going to the course anyway.” The small talk went on and later into the conversation the golf enthusiast, (Steve) then put it together and realized that McNeill was in fact playing in the tournament and when McNeill, his girlfriend and Steve said their goodbyes, Steve mentioned that he was going to call everyone he knew to tell them his story.

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