Straight Stuff: The Facts About Gary McCord

Tuesday February 20th, 2007
McCord has kept a close eye on the game for CBS since 1986.
Karen Kuehn

Age: 58
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 190
Birthplace: San Gabriel, Calif.
Turned pro: 1971
Early start: Got started in golf when he accompanied his mother to her golf class in Garden Grove, Calif., at age 12; was backed by Lawrence Welk early in his pro career and once appeared on the musical conductor's variety show
Best PGA Tour finishes: 1975 Greater Milwaukee Open (2) and the same event in 1977 (T2)
PGA Tour career earnings: $662,359
Champions Tour wins: 1999 Toshiba Senior Classic, 1999 Ingersoll-Rand Senior Tour Championship
Champions Tour career earnings: $4,560,333
2006 Champions Tour earnings and position: $250,158 (59)
Other pursuits: Author of three books: Golf for Dummies, Golf Essentials For Dummies and Just a Range Ball in a Box of Titleists; served as technical consultant for and appeared in the movie Tin Cup
Biggest thrill in golf: The smell of free range balls in the morning
Favorite TV shows: CSI and Vegas
Favorite athlete: Seabiscuit
Special interest: Giving names to the age spots on his body

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