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Golf – 1986 – ESPN Sports Look Special Feature – With Roy Firestone And Guest PGA Golfer Mac OGrady

Mac O’Grady is an American professional golfer and golf teaching professional…. who played on the PGA Tour in the 1970’s and 1980’s….and also known mainly for his eccentric behavior and brash statements….in addition to his attending PGA Tour qualifying school 17 times before achieving his card….while during this time, he legally changed his name from Phil McGleno to Phillip McClelland O’Grady, and then to Mac O’Grady.  

O’Grady won two events on the PGA Tour….with his first win coming at the 1986 Canon Sammy Davis Jr.-Greater Hartford Open….when his second and final win came a year later at the MONY Tournament of Champions….which was a win that lifted him into the world top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking. His best finish in a major was a T-9 at the 1987 U.S. Open. O’Grady had 18 top-10 finishes as a PGA Tour player. O’Grady left the PGA Tour in 1989 as a result of back problems.  

Roy Firestone is an American sports commentator and journalist….who began his career as a sports anchor and reporter in Miami while working briefly at WTVJ, before moving to Los Angeles as a sports anchor for KCBS-TV from 1977–85.  Currently, he is the host of HDNet’s Face to Face with Roy Firestone and AOL’s Time Out with Roy Firestone.  From 1980-94, he was the host of ESPN’s interview program SportsLook, later renamed Up Close….as seen in this video herewith….where he interviews golfer Mac O’Grady….plus, he also served as a color commentator for the network’s first season of Sunday Night Football telecasts in 1987.

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