About Paul McGinley
Having spent 5 years at college and University, prior to his career in golf, Paul has a degree in International Business and a diploma in Marketing . He has been a European Tour player now for over 25 years. Despite winning several tournaments and being a former top 20 ranked player in the world he is best known for his performances in team competitions. As well as winning the World Cup for Ireland with Padraig Harrington in 1997 he has represented Europe on 14 occasions as a player or coach winning an astonishing 13 times, most memorably in 2014 where he led Europe to a comprehensive Ryder Cup victory over America at Gleneagles in Scotland.
This led to many awards including being voted Coach of the year at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 2014 and being made an Executive Fellow at London Business School , the first sportsman ever awarded this honour.
He currently plays a limited golfing schedule and spends most of his time representing his many business partners as well sitting on the Board of the European Tour and Ryder Cup Executive Committee.