Whether or not you will have any curiosity or not in skilled golf, you would possibly discover it fascinating to know that PGA Tour professional Maverick McNealy was named after the Ford Maverick. And that his brothers are Dakota, Colt and Scout.
“My three brothers and I are all named after American automobiles,” McNealy advised the Detroit Free Press throughout the current Rocket Mortgage Basic, which was performed on the Detroit Golf Membership.
“That is my dad’s stomping grounds when he grew up,” McNealy added. “It’s fairly cool.”
McNealy, a 24-year-old Stanford College graduate with a level in administration science and engineering, tied for eighth place within the event. It was solely his second top-10 end on this, his rookie 12 months on the PGA Tour; he tied for fifth within the Pebble Seaside Professional-Am occasion.
The McNealy brothers’ grandfather, Raymond William McNealy Jr., was vice chairman of American Motors, and an avid golfer who had eight holes in a single to his credit score.
The brothers’ father, Scott McNealy, grew up within the northern Detroit suburbs, was junior golf champion on the Orchard Lake Nation Membership, went to Harvard, moved to the West Coast to do graduate work at Stanford, and co-founded of Solar Microsystems.
In school, Maverick McNealy was a three-time All-America participant, gained a dozen tournaments, and posted the second-lowest single-season scoring common in collegiate golf historical past. In 1916, he was the No. 1 ranked beginner golfer on the planet.
Along with his skilled golf profession, Maverick McNealy has labored with Curriki, a non-profit created to make high-quality schooling free and out there for every9one. He additionally launched “Birdies for Education” with he and his sponsors donating funds each time he scores a birdie on the Tour.