Paul McBeth is a professional disc golfer that originates from the United States of America.
Paul won the PDGA World Championships in 2012, in 2013, in 2014 and in 2015 which makes him a fourth-time winner of this championship.
At the end of 2017, he was the top-ranked player in the ranking of this championship (the PDGA World Ranking).
Paul was born on July 9th in 1990 in Huntington Beach in California, United States.
He was into baseball while growing up and was quite good at it but he later discovered golf and fell in love with it.
Paul has shown off his skills at his first game as a professional in 2006, but his official professional career in 2008 when he participated in almost 30 professional games and earned $12 million with his wins. It was a success which brought him the PDGA Male Rookie of the Year Award.
He received has received the above-mentioned award three times in a row, in 2013, 2014 and in 2015.
In 2015 McBeth was by far the best player of the season, he had 19 wins out of 25 games with an average of 6 strokes and he was in the top 3 for every event.
It was the year he won the 5 biggest events, disc golf’s first ever Grand Slam and got his fourth World title.
He also won his first win at the USDGC. With this win, he became the third ever man to win both US title and World titles the same year. The other two were Barry Schultz and Ken Climo.
That year he also got 3 NT wins and had enough points to win the National Tour for his fourth time in a row.
In 2016 McBeth continued the good work he has done in the 2015 season. He won a B-Tier event in California in the US, and after he won the Memorial Championship (also known as NT).
That year he also won the La Mirada Open and the Disc Golf World Tour (GWT) that opened for the first time ever.
McBeth lost the Nick Hyde Memorial championship when he lost in a sudden playoff with Simon Lizotte and Nate Sexton. Simon Lizotte won this event.
Unfortunately, the next three events were so good for Paul. He lost the Glass Blown Open to Cam Todd and the Konopiste Open to Lizotte (the same man that won the Nick Hyde Memorial). He also lost the Masters Cup to Ricky Wysocki.
McBeth told the public the reason for his not so good playing was knee pain. He then switched to straddle stance for the European open he hasn’t lost since 2011. It was a good switch since he won the vent, beating Wysocki by two strokes.
However, in the United States, Paul continued to struggle. He was third in the Beaver State Fling and was on the 12th place in the Vibram Open, which was very bad for him. It was the lowest score he had in the last three years.
He then again lost to Wysocki and finished on the 12th place at the Majestic. Wysocki was the one to stop Pauls 4 year streak of winning the World titles when Paul lost by 6 strokes to him.
After he got healthy again, Paul won at Ledgestone Insurance Open only a week later and also won at the Brent Hambrick Memorial Open right after that.
McBeth was on the second place at the National Tour. Before he was again, Wysocki.
McBeth also finished 4th at the Green Mountain Championship. With this, he got at the fifth place with the points that he had in the Disc Golf Pro Tour.
Then he won the Tour Championship semifinals.
Paul donated 10 thousand dollars from this Tour Championship so he could be able to pay his cousins medical bill because he was terribly injured in an accident.
The year of 2016 didn’t finish off great for Paul.
In 2017 Paul had a part in 24 tournaments of which he won 9, and in 12 others he finished second or third. The biggest win of the season for him was the European Open in Nokia located in Finland. There he won a match with Gregg Barsby with one stroke.
At the 2017 PDGA Professional Disc Golf Championship, he was yet again on the second place, behind Ricky Wysocki.
That year, Paul played one of his best matches from March all the way to May. He won 5 of the 7 tournaments in this period and finished second in the two remainings.
The tournaments were the Nick Hyde Memorial, the DGPT Memorial Championship, the Masters Cup by Innova Disc Golf and also the Glass Blown Open.
McBeth had to withdraw a very significant tournament, the Discraft’s Green Mountain Championship because of his back pain.
Three weeks later he ended up on the third place in the USDGC Championship.
In 2018, McBeth played 25 tournaments and won 9 of them and in other nine he was either on the second or third place.
Paul’s only bigger win that year was the USDGC Championship that was located at the Winthrop University Gold Course in Rock Hill in South Carolina, US. It was Paul’s second USDGC victory (he won the championship back in 2015).
One of the games in this tournament was also very special because his wife Hannah was giving live commentary to it.
On July 7 in 2018, he had a very known round where he shot 18 holes in the second round of the Toboggan Course in the Great Lakes Open. The round was called “Near Perfect” and it was shown on SportsCenter by ESPN.
Some of his more important victories that year were the Nick Hyde Memorial, the Ed Headrick Disc Golf Hall of Fame Classic, the inaugural San Francisco Open and the Delaware Disc Golf Challenge.
He is married to a professional female disc golfer Hannah, and they still have no kids.
They have bought their first home in 2017 and they live there with a bunch of dogs they both adore.
Full name: Paul McBeth
Date of birth: July 9th, 1990
Birthplace: Huntington Beach, California, United States
Profession: pro disc golfer
Height: 172 cm
Weight: 75 kgs
Net Worth: $ 400 k