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Talent Profile - Gary McCord, Golf Analyst

Saturday, January 26, 2008 , Posted by Christopher Byrne at 10:05 AM, under , , , , , ,

Gary McCord, the "Magic Man", is a golf analyst for CBS Sports. This is his profile as published by the network.

Gary McCord joined CBS Sports full time in 1986 as an analyst for the CBS Television Network's golf coverage. He and David Feherty hosted CBS Sports' offbeat, critically acclaimed late-night highlight shows for early-round coverage of several PGA TOUR events from 1999 to 2006. He also plays on the Champions Tour and won his first event at the Toshiba Classic in March 1999.

McCord's insight stems from his being a PGA TOUR regular from 1973 to 1986. He achieved best-ever finishes at the 1975 and 1977 Greater Milwaukee Open, placing second in both tournaments. He was the PGA TOUR's leading putter in 1984 and won the Ben Hogan Gateway Open in 1991 on the Nationwide Tour, the year he entered eight PGA TOUR events and finished in the money three times. On the CHAMPIONS TOUR, McCord recorded two victories in 1999 (Toshiba Senior Class and the Ingersoll-Rand SENIOR TOUR Championship).

A playing editor for Golf Digest, McCord has written two books, Just a Range Ball in a Box of Titleists and Golf for Dummies. He appeared as himself in the 1996 Kevin Costner movie "Tin Cup," for which he also served as technical director. McCord, along with David Feherty, provides commentary for the EA Sports video game, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR. McCord and Peter Kostis are partners in the Kostis/McCord Learning Center in Scottsdale, Ariz.

McCord was a two-time All-America at the University of California-Riverside, from which he graduated in 1971 after having been a member of the 1970 College Division II championship team. After turning pro, McCord was a player-director on the PGA TOUR's Policy Board (1983-86).

He was born May 23, 1948, in San Gabriel, Calif., and lives with his wife, Diane, in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Edwards, Colo.

Photograph courtesy of CBS Sports.

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