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Jerry McGee
Personal information
Born July 21, 1943 (1943-07-21) (age 66)
New Lexington, Ohio
Height 5 ft 9.5 in (1.77 m)
Weight 160 lb (73 kg; 11 st)
Nationality  United States
Career
College Ohio State University
Turned professional 1966
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins 4
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 4
Best results in Major Championships
The Masters T5: 1972
U.S. Open T13: 1971
Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship T6: 1977

Jerry McGee (born July 21, 1943) is an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour and the Champions Tour.

McGee was born in New Lexington, Ohio. He attended Ohio State University and was a member of the golf team. He turned pro in 1966 and joined the PGA Tour in 1967.

McGee won four PGA Tour events in the latter half of the 1970s. In 1979, he won twice: a one shot win over Jerry Pate at the Kemper Open, and a couple months later a one stroke win over Jack Renner at the Sammy Davis Jr.-Greater Hartford Open. His best finish in a major was a T-6 at the 1977 PGA Championship. He was a member of the 1977 Ryder Cup team.

McGee was known for his superb play around the greens. At 5 feet 9½ inches tall and a slim 160 pounds, distance in the ball striking phase of the game was a constant problem for him. He was also plagued by injuries and illnesses during his career. McGee retired from the PGA Tour in 1981 largely due to health problems. He took a club pro job at Oak Tree Country Club in Pennsylvania just across the border from his East Palestine, Ohio home.

McGee returned to competitive golf on the Senior PGA Tour in 1993 upon reaching the age of 50. His best finish in this venue is a T-2 at the 1997 BankBoston Classic. In 1999, he underwent treatment for oropharyngeal, squamous cell carcinoma.

McGee's son, Mike McGee, a golf agent/businessman, and one-time record-setting pitcher at Mt. Union College, is married to LPGA Tour golfer Annika Sörenstam.[1][2]

PGA Tour wins

No. Date Tournament Winning Score Margin of Victory Runner(s)-up
1 Apr 20, 1975 Pensacola Open -13 (69-66-66-70=271) 2 strokes United States Wally Armstrong
2 Jul 31, 1977 IVB-Philadelphia Golf Classic -12 (70-68-65-69=272) 4 strokes New Zealand John Lister, Australia Bob Shearer
3 Jun 3, 1979 Kemper Open -16 (61-74-69-68=272) 1 stroke United States Jerry Pate
4 Aug 12, 1979 Sammy Davis Jr.-Greater Hartford Open -17 (68-67-67-65=267) 1 stroke United States Jack Renner

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