Height: 5 ft 11”
Date of birth: 15th October, 1995
Turned pro: June 2018
Residence: Dublin, Ireland
Manager: Rory Flanagan
Paul McBride made the decision to turn professional in June 2018. The then 22 year old signed off on his amateur days ranked 41st in the World Amateur Golf rankings.
Paul was selected to represent Great Britain and Ireland at the 2017 Walker Cup, following on from finishing runner-up in the individual standings at the 2017 European Team Championship, reaching the quarter-finals of The Amateur Championship in 2017 and also finishing 3rd at the 2017 General Hackler Championship.
A very successful 2017 season on the collegiate circuit in America, saw Paul finish solo 2nd at the Shoal Creek Intercollegiate, T2 at the ACC Men’s Golf Championship (beaten in a play-off), solo 3rd at the General Hackler Championship and T4 at the Irish Creek Collegiate.
Individual accolades for Paul in 2017 included earning Division 1 PING All-Region honours and being selected as the ACC Player of the Month in April. He was also the IGWA’s 2017 Men’s Amateur of the Year.
Whilst representing Wake Forest, Paul’s best finishes in 2018 came at the ACC Men’s Golf Championship, where he finished 4th individually and 3rd in the team standings.
Paul has enjoyed many team successes throughout his amateur career also, including representing Great Britain & Ireland at the 2017 Walker Cup, being a member of the winning 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Irish Home Internationals Team and finishing third at the 2016 Eisenhower Trophy with Ireland.
Paul claimed his first professional victory at the Penina Classic on the Portugal Pro Golf Tour in January 2019, which lifted him to the top of the rankings. This was following on from two runner-up finishes and three top-3 finishes in 6 starts.
Having had other high finishes on the Portugal Pro Golf Tour, Paul went on to win the Order of Merit and with that securing Alps Tour status for 2019.
Paul is a huge GAA fan and used to play hurling with Dublin before he fully committed to golf.