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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 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

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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

William McGirt turned in a 2-under-par 35-34=69 for his work in the third round of the John Deere Classic, falling into a tie for fourth at 14-under 199.

McGirt got things going with a 35'10" birdie at the par-4 fourth but then gave it back with a bogey at the par-4 ninth. He took advantage of birdies on each of the par 5s on TPC Deere Run's back nine. He missed just one fairway in the third round, landing 13 GIR in the process, but lost .075 strokes with the putter. Perhaps he will mount a charge for his first PGA TOUR victory on Sunday now that the pressure of an overnight lead has been removed.
Jul 12 - 6:01 PM

William McGirt backed up his opening 64 at the John Deere Classic with a 5-under-par 36-30=66 in his second round to post 12-under 130, good for outright possession of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

McGirt finished three strokes lower than anyone in the late-early draw through two rounds. He went just 3-for-6 in scrambling for three bogeys today, but manufactured eight birdies, including six on his inward nine (the front side of TPC Deere Run). Three of his conventional birdies disappeared from outside 13 feet, the longest stretching 22'1" at the par-3 third hole. He also holed out for birdie from seven yards away and in front of the green at the par-3 seventh.
Jul 11 - 2:23 PM

William McGirt spun a bogey-free, 7-under-par 32-32=64 in his opening round of the John Deere Classic.

At 96th in FedExCup points, McGirt is all but safe to get to the Playoffs, but today's effort could prove to be the clincher. He went 5-for-5 in scrambling and circled seven birdies at TPC Deere Run. The set featured a zero-putt five-yarder at the par-5 second hole and four conventional conversions from outside 10 feet. The highlight measured 23'5" at the par-5 10th. He signed his card with a strokes gained-putting clip of just north of 2.460 and sits one stroke off the pace of the clubhouse co-leaders.
Jul 10 - 7:45 PM

William McGirt has been removed from the published field of this week's Quicken Loans National.

He shared 31st place at TPC River Highlands on Sunday and sits 87st in the FedExCup standings. While today's decision is unexpected, McGirt has put himself in position to retain his fully exempt status earlier than in any previous season, so it's a well-deserved week off regardless of the circumstances.
Jun 25 - 11:31 AM

William McGirt fashioned a bogey-free 4-under-par 34-32=66 in the third round of the Travelers Championship to reach 54 holes at 6-under 204.

McGirt wasn't flashy today but was blemish-free as he navigated TPC River Highlands. Back-to-back lengthy birdie putts on the 14th and 15th highlighted the round. He's likely out of contention for the win at this point, but will have an opportunity on Sunday to secure his fifth top 25 of the season. McGirt appears to have the course figured out, signing for red numbers in five of his last seven TPC River Highland rounds.
Jun 21 - 3:11 PM

William McGirt will try and carry some momentum from his T32 at the FedEx St. Jude Classic into his start in the Travelers Championship this week.

McGirt has been tough to peg in 2013-14, making 12 of 21 cuts with four top 25s and a pair of top 10s, but never showing consistency that can be counted on. His history at TPC River Highlands mirrors this season, with two missed cuts giving way to a T30 last year. He hasn't made the cut in back-to-back starts since the Valero Texas Open and RBC Heritage.
Jun 16 - 9:26 PM