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Gary McCord

Professional Golfer, Commentator, Author & Actor

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 Gary McCord Biography

McCord was born in San Gabriel, California and raised in southern California, graduating from Ramona High School in Riverside. He was a two-time Division II All-American for the UC Riverside Highlanders of the University of California, Riverside. He won the NCAA Division II individual championship in 1970 and turned professional in 1971.

McCord played in 400 PGA Tour events, but never won. His best two finishes on the PGA Tour were at the Greater Milwaukee Open, placing second in both 1975 and 1977. During his years on tour, he had nearly two dozen top-10 finishes.

McCord was involved in an embarrassing episode during the 1984 FedEx St. Jude Classic in Memphis. When lining up a putt on the 15th green, McCord's pants split open, exposing his backside as he was not wearing any underwear. McCord wrapped a towel around his midriff, and went off to find a replacement pair of pants. Eventually Peter Jacobsen offered McCord his rain pants for a "fee" of $20.

McCord credits golf pro Brad Britton for teaching him the ins and outs of the golf swing and especially the mental game.

At age 37 in 1986, McCord joined CBS Sports as a golf analyst, a capacity in which he still serves. He is noted for his outspokenness, a trait that has seen him barred from the CBS commentary team for The Masters.

During the network's Masters coverage 23 years ago in 1994, McCord remarked that the 17th green was so fast that it seemed to be "bikini-waxed", and that "body bags" were located behind that green for players who missed their approach shots. Several months later, Augusta National Golf Club used its influence with CBS to have him removed from the Masters commentary team. While McCord has continued to cover virtually all other golf events aired by CBS, he has yet to return to Augusta with the network. He was not the first CBS commentator to be banned: Jack Whitaker referred to the gallery at the end of the 18-hole playoff in 1966 as a "mob" rather than "patrons" and was banned for the next five Masters; he was allowed to return in 1972.

Aside from his CBS commentary duties, McCord also plays a limited schedule on the Champions Tour. After turning 50 in May 1998, he won his first title at the Toshiba Senior Classic in March 1999, and also won that year's Ingersoll-Rand Senior Tour Championship. Back in 1991, he won the Gateway Open on the Ben Hogan Tour, the second-tier tour in the U.S., now called the Web.com Tour.

McCord has also written two books, At age 37 in 1986, McCord joined CBS Sports as a golf analyst, a capacity in which he still serves. He is noted for his outspokenness, a trait that has seen him barred from the CBS commentary team for The Masters.

During the network's Masters coverage 23 years ago in 1994, McCord remarked that the 17th green was so fast that it seemed to be "bikini-waxed", and that "body bags" were located behind that green for players who missed their approach shots. Several months later, Augusta National Golf Club used its influence with CBS to have him removed from the Masters commentary team.[4][5] While McCord has continued to cover virtually all other golf events aired by CBS, he has yet to return to Augusta with the network. He was not the first CBS commentator to be banned: Jack Whitaker referred to the gallery at the end of the 18-hole playoff in 1966 as a "mob" rather than "patrons" and was banned for the next five Masters; he was allowed to return in 1972.[6]

Aside from his CBS commentary duties, McCord also plays a limited schedule on the Champions Tour. After turning 50 in May 1998, he won his first title at the Toshiba Senior Classic in March 1999, and also won that year's Ingersoll-Rand Senior Tour Championship. Back in 1991, he won the Gateway Open on the Ben Hogan Tour, the second-tier tour in the U.S., now called the Web.com Tour.

McCord has also written two books, Just a Range Ball in a Box of Titleists and Golf for Dummies. In 1996, he appeared as himself in the Kevin Costner movie Tin Cup, a movie which he states is based on his life. He and fellow CBS commentator Peter Kostis are partners in the Kostis/McCord Learning Center in Scottsdale, Arizona. McCord formerly served as a co-announcer on the EA Sports' Tiger Woods PGA Tour seriesv along with David Feherty.

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Golf For Dummies

Golf For Dummies

Golf Essentials For Dummies: A Reference For The Rest Of Us

Golf Essentials For Dummies: A Reference For The Rest Of Us

Just a Range Ball in a Box of Titleists

Just a Range Ball in a Box of Titleists

Just a Range Ball in a Box of Titleists: On & Off the Tour With Gary McCord

Just a Range Ball in a Box of Titleists: On & Off the Tour With Gary McCord

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  • Golf, Humor, Motivation

  • Life's Ups and Downs, Goods & Bads: It Wouldn't be Fun Any Other Way

  • Golf for Dummies

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Gary McCord

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Gary McCord Biography

McCord was born in San Gabriel, California and raised in southern California, graduating from Ramona High School in Riverside. He was a two-time Division II All-American for the UC Riverside Highlanders of the University of California, Riverside. He won the NCAA Division II individual championship in 1970 and turned professional in 1971.

McCord played in 400 PGA Tour events, but never won. His best two finishes on the PGA Tour were at the Greater Milwaukee Open, placing second in both 1975 and 1977. During his years on tour, he had nearly two dozen top-10 finishes.

McCord was involved in an embarrassing episode during the 1984 FedEx St. Jude Classic in Memphis. When lining up a putt on the 15th green, McCord's pants split open, exposing his backside as he was not wearing any underwear. McCord wrapped a towel around his midriff, and went off to find a replacement pair of pants. Eventually Peter Jacobsen offered McCord his rain pants for a "fee" of $20.

McCord credits golf pro Brad Britton for teaching him the ins and outs of the golf swing and especially the mental game.

At age 37 in 1986, McCord joined CBS Sports as a golf analyst, a capacity in which he still serves. He is noted for his outspokenness, a trait that has seen him barred from the CBS commentary team for The Masters.

During the network's Masters coverage 23 years ago in 1994, McCord remarked that the 17th green was so fast that it seemed to be "bikini-waxed", and that "body bags" were located behind that green for players who missed their approach shots. Several months later, Augusta National Golf Club used its influence with CBS to have him removed from the Masters commentary team. While McCord has continued to cover virtually all other golf events aired by CBS, he has yet to return to Augusta with the network. He was not the first CBS commentator to be banned: Jack Whitaker referred to the gallery at the end of the 18-hole playoff in 1966 as a "mob" rather than "patrons" and was banned for the next five Masters; he was allowed to return in 1972.

Aside from his CBS commentary duties, McCord also plays a limited schedule on the Champions Tour. After turning 50 in May 1998, he won his first title at the Toshiba Senior Classic in March 1999, and also won that year's Ingersoll-Rand Senior Tour Championship. Back in 1991, he won the Gateway Open on the Ben Hogan Tour, the second-tier tour in the U.S., now called the Web.com Tour.

McCord has also written two books, At age 37 in 1986, McCord joined CBS Sports as a golf analyst, a capacity in which he still serves. He is noted for his outspokenness, a trait that has seen him barred from the CBS commentary team for The Masters.

During the network's Masters coverage 23 years ago in 1994, McCord remarked that the 17th green was so fast that it seemed to be "bikini-waxed", and that "body bags" were located behind that green for players who missed their approach shots. Several months later, Augusta National Golf Club used its influence with CBS to have him removed from the Masters commentary team.[4][5] While McCord has continued to cover virtually all other golf events aired by CBS, he has yet to return to Augusta with the network. He was not the first CBS commentator to be banned: Jack Whitaker referred to the gallery at the end of the 18-hole playoff in 1966 as a "mob" rather than "patrons" and was banned for the next five Masters; he was allowed to return in 1972.[6]

Aside from his CBS commentary duties, McCord also plays a limited schedule on the Champions Tour. After turning 50 in May 1998, he won his first title at the Toshiba Senior Classic in March 1999, and also won that year's Ingersoll-Rand Senior Tour Championship. Back in 1991, he won the Gateway Open on the Ben Hogan Tour, the second-tier tour in the U.S., now called the Web.com Tour.

McCord has also written two books, Just a Range Ball in a Box of Titleists and Golf for Dummies. In 1996, he appeared as himself in the Kevin Costner movie Tin Cup, a movie which he states is based on his life. He and fellow CBS commentator Peter Kostis are partners in the Kostis/McCord Learning Center in Scottsdale, Arizona. McCord formerly served as a co-announcer on the EA Sports' Tiger Woods PGA Tour seriesv along with David Feherty.

Gary McCord Videos

  • Gary McCord Clinic talking about Mac O'grady and the MORAD project
  • Gary McCord on Being Nervous - YouTube

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Gary McCord Speaking Topics

  • Golf, Humor, Motivation

  • Life's Ups and Downs, Goods & Bads: It Wouldn't be Fun Any Other Way

  • Golf for Dummies

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  • How to book Gary McCord?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Gary McCord for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Gary McCord, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Gary McCord or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Gary McCord?

    Booking fees for Gary McCord, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Gary McCord, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Gary McCord?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Gary McCord for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Gary McCord for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Gary McCord or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Gary McCord or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Gary McCord is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Gary McCord for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Gary McCord generally travels from Phoenix, AZ, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are David Feherty, Jim Morris, Bob Costas, Jim Palmer and Greg Gumbel. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Gary McCord for an upcoming event.

Gary McCord Speaker Videos

  • Gary McCord Clinic talking about Mac O'grady and the MORAD project
    Gary McCord on Being Nervous - YouTube

Gary McCord Speaking Topics

  • Golf, Humor, Motivation

  • Life's Ups and Downs, Goods & Bads: It Wouldn't be Fun Any Other Way

  • Golf for Dummies

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