Spike McRoy


Robert Lynn "Spike" McRoy, Jr born May 20, 1968 is an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour and the Nationwide Tour

Contents

  • 1 Early years and education
  • 2 Professional career
  • 3 Outside golf
  • 4 Professional wins 7
    • 41 PGA Tour wins 1
    • 42 Buycom Tour wins 2
    • 43 Other wins 4
  • 5 Results in major championships
  • 6 See also
  • 7 References
  • 8 See also
  • 9 External links

Early years and educationedit

McRoy was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama He got his nickname Spike from his great uncle, a Ty Cobb fan, who sent McRoy a miniature Detroit Tigers uniform when he was born1 Cobb was known for his aggressive base running – often "spiking" opposing infielders as he rounded the bases McRoy graduated from Virgil I Grissom High School in 1986 He attended the University of Alabama graduating with a bachelor's degree in corporate finance in 199123 He was on the Alabama Crimson Tide golf team while there He turned professional after graduating

Professional careeredit

McRoy has split his playing time between the PGA Tour and Buycom/Nationwide Tour relatively equally throughout his career, and has just over a half-dozen top-10 finishes in each venue4 He was the top money winner on the Buycom Tour in 2000 with $300,638 in earnings, and victories at the Buycom Dakota Dunes Open and the Buycom Tour Championship4 In 2002, he captured his first win in a PGA Tour event at the BC Open56 McRoy last played a full PGA Tour season in 2005 and continues to compete occasionally on the PGA Tour and Webcom Tour7

Outside golfedit

McRoy is married with three children and lives in Huntsville8 He was inducted into the Huntsville-Madison County Athletic Hall of Fame in 20097

Professional wins 7edit

PGA Tour wins 1edit

  • 2002 BC Open

Buycom Tour wins 2edit

  • 2000 Buycom Dakota Dunes Open, Buycom Tour Championship

Other wins 4edit

  • 1990 Cajun Classic as an amateur
  • 1992 Alabama Open, two wins on the Hooters Tour8

Results in major championshipsedit

Tournament 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
US Open CUT DNP T53 DNP DNP 65 CUT T40
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10

See alsoedit

  • 1996 PGA Tour Qualifying School graduates
  • 1997 PGA Tour Qualifying School graduates
  • 2000 Buycom Tour graduates

Referencesedit

  1. ^ Robinson, Tom May 20, 2000 "This Buy,com Players Sets His Sights On A Big-Time Spike In His Pro Career" The Virginian-Pilot Norfolk, VA p C5 Retrieved January 7, 2011 
  2. ^ "Clarence Rose, Spike McRoy grab headlines" The Tuscaloosa News Tuscaloosa, AL Associated Press August 30, 1997 p 6C Retrieved January 7, 2011 
  3. ^ "On the right course - Well-traveled McRoy hits links on PGA Tour" Arizona Daily Star Tucson, AZ January 8, 2001 
  4. ^ a b Fitzhenry, Mark August 2, 2002 "Sergio, Ernie and, uh, Spike Unknown McRoy has time of his life in same group as world's elite" The Gazette Colorado Springs, CO p SP10 Retrieved January 7, 2011 
  5. ^ "McRoy surges to victory over faltering Micheel" ESPN July 21, 2002 Retrieved May 4, 2008 
  6. ^ "McRoy wins first Tour title" The Vindicator Youngstown, OH Associated Press July 22, 2002 p C3 Retrieved January 7, 2011 
  7. ^ a b "Spike McRoy" Huntsville-Madison County Athletic Hall of Fame 2009 Retrieved January 14, 2015 
  8. ^ a b "El Paso man experiences PGA event 'inside the ropes'" The Pantagraph Bloomington, IL July 21, 2001 Spike McRoy and his wife, Rica, used to stay in the basement of Jim and Cheryl Higgins' home off the 15th hole at El Paso Golf Club for two or three weeks at a time McRoy was playing the Hooters Tour, which made stops at El Paso and Rantoul Jim Higgins used to caddy for McRoy during those events Although the Hooters Tour last stopped at El Paso in 1997, the McRoys and Higginses have kept in close contact 

See alsoedit

  • Alabama Crimson Tide golf

External linksedit

  • Official website
  • Spike McRoy at the PGA Tour official site


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