Thursday, October 16

At the Mic: Defending Champ George McNeill

“I really don't have any worries about anything. I've got a pretty good job. I have a pretty good life.”
−George McNeill

HERE'S WHAT I KNOW about PGA Tour player George McNeill: He’s the defending champion at this week’s Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. McNeill won the event in his rookie season when it was called the Frys.com Open. This year George has two top-10 finishes, including a second-place tie at the PODS Championship.

Judging from some of his answers at Wednesday’s media conference, he’s the kind of guy you’d be comfortable having a beer with.

Does he feel pressure as the defending champion?

“Honestly, I haven't felt really any pressure,” McNeill said. “I don't feel any different than any other event that I've been to, other than more than one or two people know who I am.”

OK, then what’s the one thing George is most insecure about?

“I really don't have any worries about anything. I've got a pretty good job. I have a pretty good life.”

What’s he like?

“I'm just pretty normal, I guess.”

Really?

“Everybody asks me how winning last year changed my life, and I said, ‘Didn't really change me at all.’ I still do a lot of the same things. I'm able to afford some nicer things that I wanted, a boat and stuff like that.

“My life really hasn't changed. I have the same friends. I treat them the same way. They treat me the same way, which is that they don't let down when they can get a good rib in.”

−The Armchair Golfer


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1 comment :

John said...

I think he has a great attitude! I like your site