McGinley 20th in New York
Paul McGinley at Quinta do Lago

Paul McGinley at Quinta do Lago

PGA Tour Champions — Paul McGinley made six birdies in a five under 67 to claim a share of 20th behind Scott McCarron in the DICK'S Sporting Goods Open in New York.

It was a career-best PGA Champions Tour finish for the Dubliner, 50, whose previous best was a tie for 22nd in the Insperity Invitational in May.

Ranked 88th in the Charles Schwab Cup standings with $52,129 from five starts, McGinley finished on six under par, 14 shots behind McCarron, who birdied the final three holes to beat California childhood rival Kevin Sutherland by a stroke. 

McCarron closed with an eight-under 64 a day after shooting a 61 at En-Joie to join Sutherland atop the leaderboard entering the final round.

"To go low like I did the last couple days, I've never played that kind of golf for two days," McCarron said. "My hat's off to Kevin. He played such good golf and it just got to be match play. It was like we were back in high school playing against each other, it was so much fun."

McCarron, 52, matched Sutherland with a birdie on the par-4 16th, took the lead with a 12-footer on the par-3 17th and won with a 15-footer on the par-4 18th after driving well right and hitting an approach over trees. He finished at 20-under 196.

"To birdie that last hole from where I drove it, I drove it so bad, I think they're going to put a plaque out there," McCarron joked.

Sutherland birdied the 16th and 18th for the 65.