America wanted me, said the smiling McNair. Now it is time to produce. The Brandon, Fla., native is a 4th-grade teacher at an inner-city Tampa elementary school. He also worked as an assistant club professional in Tallahassee, Fla., where he played college golf at Florida A&M University.
Said McNair, I have a lot of work to do. Its a lot of pressure. But, Ive just been blessed.
Throughout the past week viewers took part in the selection process at TheGolfChannel.com. With only 10 available spots on The Big Break II producers received approximately 9,000 applications, interviewed nearly 1,000 candidates, selected a yet-to-be-announced nine and last week asked viewers to make the final selection amongst four potential suitors: McNair; Miles Kirkpatrick, 22, a student from La Quinta, Calif.; T.J. Cosgrove, 32, a club pro from Orlando, Fla.; and Culley Howard, 31, a flight attendant from Magnolia, Texas.
Co-hosted by Lesley Swanson and Rick Smith the series will tape this summer and premiere Sept. 28. The Big Break II will pit scratch golfers against each other in a variety of skills challenges. One golfer is eliminated from the series each week, with the ultimate survivor given the opportunity to play in internationally televised tournaments on The Golf Channel.
This season stakes will be raised for the winner of The Big Break II with four exemptions on the Nationwide Tour, one of the worlds top professional tours that produced a long list of marquee names that are now mainstays on the PGA Tour, including Jim Furyk, John Daly, Steve Flesch and David Duval.