Maverick McNealy

Maverick McNealy

28-Year-Old Golfer
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2024 Fantasy Outlook
McNealy successfully returned from a shoulder injury sustained during the RBC Canadian Open and made one cut over the following two tournaments, but it's unclear if the shoulder will be an ongoing issue for the 28-year-old Tour veteran. McNealy has yet to card a win on Tour, although he's come excrutiatingly close, with a second-place finish at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am the best example. Historically, McNealy struggles from the tee but he ended his 2023 season ranking first in Putting and second in One-putt percentage. Both metrics are huge feathers in McNealy's cap, but continued work with the driver is needed. He ended the season ranked 188th in SG:Off-the-Tee. Read Past Outlooks
Closes strong to finish T7
June 3, 2024
McNealy fired a five-under 65 in the final round of the RBC Canadian Open to finish in a share of seventh place.
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McNealy found himself outside the cut line after an opening round four-over 74, but he found his stride thereafter with rounds of 65-66-65 to climb into the top-10. He was led by his short game, ranking fourth for the week in SG: Around the green and second in scrambling. It's McNealy's third top-10 since February and third straight top-25 result.
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Weekly PGA Recap: MacIntyre Catches Fire
22 days ago
Thanks to a red-hot putter, Robert MacIntyre took down the RBC Canadian Open and picked up the first victory of his PGA Tour career.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2019
McNealy entered the PGA Tour as a rookie during the 2019-2020 and played well right out of the gate. He didn't make the splash that other rookies around that time made however, which is why he's often overlooked when discussions of the best young players come up. While he's not in that conversation yet, the 26-year-old could get there soon if he continues to show improvements across the board. McNealy posted career highs in cuts made, top-10s and earnings this past season and there's reason to think he can improve on all of those categories this year as well.
McNealy was boom-or-bust early in the season, as he missed 10 of his first 18 cuts, but when he did make the weekend he finished top-25 in all but two of them. Once the summer arrived, however, McNealy started to play a lot more consistent and pile up top-25 results. Putting and short game are his biggest areas of strength. If he can be a more consistent iron player, he has the potential to really boom in 2021-22.
McNealy is only 24 and showed some real progress, making 17 of 23 cuts with six top-25s, three of which doubled as top-10s. He could see a jump this season.
McNealy made his PGA Tour debut as a bright-eyed 18-year-old back in 2014 when he qualified for the U.S. Open, and despite making 16 additional appearances since that point, he'll still be eligible for the Rookie of the Year award quest throughout the 2019-20 campaign after earning full status via the Korn Ferry Tour's Regular Season Points List. The former Stanford standout, who won the 2015 Haskins Award as the nation's top collegiate golfer, notched top-3 finishes at the LECOM Suncoast Classic and Ellie Mae Classic on the KFT in 2019. He also ranked sixth or better among his peers in both putting and birdie average. Well known for his family's fortune off the course, McNealy should be taking golf notes from girlfriend Danielle Kang of LPGA fame.
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Surges with Sunday 66
May 26, 2024
McNealy jumped into a share of 17th place after firing a four-under 66 in the final round of the Charles Schwab Challenge.
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T41 at Byron Nelson
May 5, 2024
McNealy closed with a two-under 69 on Sunday at THE CJ CUP Byron Nelson to finish in a tie for 41st place.
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Set to play Valero Texas Open
April 1, 2024
McNealy (undisclosed) is listed in the field for this week's Valero Texas Open.
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Withdraws from tournament
Undisclosed
March 24, 2024
McNealy withdrew from the upcoming Texas Children's Houston Open on Sunday, Rob Bolton of PGATour.com reports.
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Only one birdie Sunday
March 17, 2024
McNealy recorded an even-par 72 in the final round of The PLAYERS Championship to finish tied for ninth place.
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