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Encyclopedia > Tom McGinnis


Thomas "Tom or Tommy" McGinnis (born November 27, 1947) is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour and the Champions Tour. November 27 is the 331st day (332nd on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... In golf the distinction between amateurs and professionals in rigorously maintained. ... The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours for men. ... The Champions Tour, a golf tour run by the PGA TOUR, hosts 30 events annually in the United States and Canada for golfers 50 and older. ...

McGinnis was born in Memphis, Tennessee. He attended the University of Tennessee and was a member of the golf team from 19671969. He turned professional in 1969. Flag Seal Nickname: The River City, The Bluff City, M-Town Location Location in Shelby County and the state of Tennessee Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Tennessee Shelby County Mayor W. W. Herenton (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 294. ... The University of Tennessee (UT), sometimes called the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT Knoxville or UTK), is the flagship institution of the statewide land-grant University of Tennessee public university system. ... Greg Norman on the 18th tee at St Andrews. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ...

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 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. 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in mens professional golf. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... The United States Open Championship is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June, scheduled such that the final round is always played on the 3rd Sunday of that month. ...

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. Hale Irwin (born June 3, 1945 in Joplin, Missouri) is an American golfer. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Juan Chi-Chi Rodriguez (born October 23, 1935 in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico) is the first Puerto Rican to be inducted into the PGAs World Golf Hall of Fame. ...

Today McGinnis works as a teaching pro at Pine Forest Country Club in Charleston, 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. Nickname: The Holy City, The Palmetto City, Chucktown, The Port City, Charlie O The C-Port City Motto: Aedes Mores Juraque Curat (She cares for her temples, customs, and rights) Location of Charleston in South Carolina. ...

Champions Tour wins

  • 1999 BankBoston Classic

Other wins

  • 1965 Tennessee Junior Amateur
  • 1971 Saskatchewan Open
  • 1986 New York State Open
  • Long Island PGA Championship
  • Long Island Open



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