ResidenceSunningdale, England
Date of Birth:16/12/1966
Place of BirthDublin, Ireland
Height & Weight5' 7" 11st 7lbs (170cm 73kg)
FamilyWife: Allison (m. 1996); Children: Niamh (1999), Killian (2000), Maia (2002)
InterestsFootball, music, Formula 1, West Ham Utd
Turned Pro1991 (plus 4)
Qualifying School1991*

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  • (L-R): Paul McGinley, Daniel Stafford, India Clyburn and Charley Hull all smiles on the 18th on the West Course at Wentworth Club ahead of the BMW PGA Championship
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A promising Gaelic football player before breaking his kneecap at the age of 18, McGinley turned to golf and the rest is history. Turne d professional in 1991, joined the European Tour in 1992 and won the first of four titles in 1996. Made the first of three consecutive Ryder Cup appearances in 2002, holing a ten-foot putt on the 18th hole at The Belfry to secure victory for Europe. Vice captain in 2010 and 2012, was then named Captain for the 2014 competition, guiding Europe to victory at Gleneagles. Won the Seve Trophy, Royal Trophy and World Cup. A member of the European Tour's Tournament Committee and Board of Directors.

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European Tour Wins4
Wins this season0
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Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 666,660 (2005)


Professional Ryder Cup 2002 (winners), 04 (winners), 06 (winners), 14 (Captain) (winners) Alfred Dunhill Cup 1993, 94, 96 97, 98, 99, 2000 World Cup 1993, 94, 97 (winners), 98, 99, 2000, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 08 Seve Trophy 2002 (winners), 05 (winners), 09 (Captain) (winners), 11 (Captain) (winners) Royal Trophy 2006 (winners), 07 (winners), 09 Amateur Walker Cup 1991 Youths, Seniors 1987-91

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