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William McGirt |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (35) / 6/21/1979
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 200
College: Wofford College

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William McGirt has already competed five times on the PGA TOUR in the 2014-15 season.
His best finish was a solo seventh at the Sanderson Farms Championship and he also secured the cut in two other starts. That places him a respectable 62nd in the FedExCup standings. Never a winner, McGirt owns two runner-up finishes in 122 career starts. The expectation is that he will continue to keep his schedule relatively heavy. Dec 11 - 3:13 PM

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William McGirt signed for an even-par 37-35=72 in the final round of the Sanderson Farms Championship and finished alone in seventh at 12-under 276.

The table was set for McGirt to go low and capture his first PGA TOUR title, but he sputtered out of the gates and never mounted a charge. He erased a messy bogey at the par-5 third with a birdie at the par-5 fifth. A birdie at the par-3 seventh had him on the prowl, but he would double bogey the very next hole after leaving his approach on the short side. Two birdies and one bogey on the back nine of the Country Club of Jackson did little more than assure him of a top-10 finish.
Nov 9 - 8:10 PM

William McGirt has his sights set on a breakthrough PGA TOUR win following a 6-under-par 34-32=66 in the third round of the Sanderson Farms Championship.

McGirt stands alone in the clubhouse lead at 12-under 204 and trails only John Rollins in real time. The Wofford Terrier circled seven birdies to just one bogey on his navigation of the Country Club of Jackson. He landed a ridiculous 17 GIR and is now tied for the tournament lead with 46. He has twice finished runner-up on the PGA TOUR and now has another chance to emerge with a title.
Nov 8 - 4:44 PM

William McGirt chased his opening 68 at the Sanderson Farms Championship with a 2-under-par 34-36=70 to post 6-under 138 and set the very early 36-hole clubhouse lead.

McGirt went out in the first threesome off the first tee this morning and traded three birdies with one bogey. He hit 13 greens in regulation. Two of his birdies dropped in on the set of four par 5s at the Country Club of Jackson. The 35-year-old has put himself in position to break through on the PGA TOUR numerous times, so this is merely the latest. He's placed T2 twice in 120 career starts, both at the RBC Canadian Open on different tracks.
Nov 7 - 12:19 PM

William McGirt posted a 4-under-par 35-33=68 in his opening round of the Sanderson Farms Championship.

He checked up three strokes off the clubhouse lead. McGirt went 0-for-2 in scrambling but circled six birdies, four of which on his last eight holes, to race up the leaderboard. It's easy to forget that he withdrew during the final round of the Open with a back injury since he followed that disappointment with a pair of paydays in the next two events. With today's success piled on, it's safe to say that he's managing whatever residual discomfort that may exist.
Nov 6 - 4:54 PM

William McGirt posted a bogey-free, 3-under-par 33-34=67 in his second round of The McGladrey Classic to post 5-under 135 at the break.

He went 5-for-5 in scrambling at Seaside today and converted three birdies, including on both par 5s. His only notable among the set ran 31'5" at the par-5 seventh hole. McGirt has missed only three (of 28) fairways, but he's had to clean up after missing 10 greens in regulation. Obviously, he got the job done today, but he may need to tighten the screws on the weekend, especially as he chases his first PGA TOUR title. He's four strokes in arrears of the overnight lead.
Oct 24 - 6:45 PM

William McGirt carded a 3-under-par 35-33=68 in his opening round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

He withdrew during the final round at Silverado on Sunday due to a back injury, so you can exhale now. He went 3-for-4 in scrambling at TPC Summerlin today with a bogey and picked off four birdies, including on each of the trio of par 5s. Two of his conversions found the cup from just outside 11 feet. He's positioned four strokes adrift of the clubhouse co-leaders.
Oct 16 - 8:18 PM

William McGirt was forced to withdraw during his final round of the Open with a back injury.

McGirt called it quits after his second shot on the par-3 seventh hole. He was 3-over through six holes on the round and 2-over through 60 when he withdrew. For now, he's listed in the published field for the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, which is scheduled to begin on Thursday of this week.
Oct 12 - 1:17 PM

William McGirt will tee it up at Cherry Hills CC in the BMW Championship.

After a T8 at the Wyndham Championship and a T5 at The Barclays, McGirt came back to earth with a T69 at TPC Boston earlier this week. At 50th in the FedExCup standings, it looks like he will need to concoct another top-10 finish this week if he is to end his year inside the top 30 and advance to East Lake for his first TOUR Championship. Should he do so, he would enter a new stratosphere as a PGA TOUR player, securing spots in many of the premier events in 2014-15.
Sep 3 - 9:37 PM

William McGirt fired a 5-under-par 34-32=66 in the final round of The Barclays to join Ernie Els in the clubhouse lead at 11-under 273.

McGirt traded two birdies for one bogey on the front nine at Ridgewood CC and then caught fire on the back. He started with a birdie at the par-3 10th, then circled three consecutive birdies at the 15th, 16th and 17th before settling for a par at the 18th. The highlights included an 11-footer for birdie on the third and a 14'7" birdie at the par-3 15th. Never a winner on the PGA TOUR, the Wofford College product will sit back and wait to see if his score is good enough to force a playoff.
Aug 24 - 4:59 PM

William McGirt posted a 3-under-par 35-33=68 in the third round of The Barclays and enters the final round at 6-under 207.

McGirt circled four birdies to just one bogey on his trot around Ridgewood CC. Three of those birdies fell from between 13 and 18 feet. He entered the week fresh off a trio of top-25 finishes, and is clearly moving his way up the FedExCup standings at a rapid rate.
Aug 23 - 4:14 PM

William McGirt crafted a 6-under-par 30-34=64 in the final round of the Wyndham Championship to assume the clubhouse lead at 13-under 267.

McGirt was on fire early in his round at Sedgefield CC, circling three birdies and an eagle on his first nine holes. In addition to the 8'2" eagle at the par-5 fifth, he created applause with birdies from 19'8" on the par-4 second and 13'10" on the par-4 eighth. He added two birdies on the back nine, but suffered a bogey in the process. The irons and putter were both keys to his success, landing 14 GIR and gaining just nearly two strokes with the flat stick at the time of his posting. While it appears highly unlikely that North Carolina native's lead will stand the test of time, a top-10 finish could be in the cards.
Aug 17 - 3:22 PM

William McGirt submitted a 2-under-par 34-34=68 for his second round of the Wyndham Championship.

McGirt's eight-birdie opener was splendid as it helped lay the foundation for the latest run at his first PGA TOUR victory. At 8-under 132, he's only two strokes off the 36-hole lead. Today he went 4-for-13 in birdie chances, all falling from inside three feet. He squared two bogeys, both on par 4s.
Aug 15 - 6:21 PM

William McGirt tossed up a 6-under-par 34-30=64 in his opening round of the Wyndham Championship to assume outright possession of the clubhouse lead.

McGirt is a Carolina guy, but Greensboro hasn't been kind. He's 2-for-3 at Sedgefield but hasn't found a top 50. That's probably about to change. He split 11 (of 14) fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation today en route to eight birdies, a field high at the time he signed his card. His longest conversion measured 24 feet for the walk-off 3 at the par-4 18th, but he also poured in a par save from 12'5" at the par-4 sixth. At 91st in the FedExCup standings, McGirt has sat inside the top 100 since February. It's the first time in his four years on the PGA TOUR that he can make that claim, so it's all about taking the next step toward his first victory. And at 35 years of age, it's time.
Aug 14 - 1:21 PM

William McGirt returns to Greensboro, North Carolina, for this week's Wyndham Championship.

McGirt is two for four at the Wyndham, but two for three more specifically at Sedgefield Country Club. Neither of those landed him inside the top 50, though. On the bright side, his form is sizzling, with finishes of 32nd place or better in four of his last five events. For gamers looking to ride a hot hand, McGirt is a very legitimate option this week.
Aug 13 - 11:04 AM