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Age / DOB:  (36) / 6/21/1979
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 200

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William McGirt chased a 2-under 69 with a bogey-free 4-under-par 33-34=67 in the second round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open to post 6-under 136, good for the early 36-hole clubhouse lead.
McGirt and his playing competitor Jeff Overton (66/R2) were short one after their third, Carl Pettersson WD after five holes. He went out in the first, not-for-long threesome off No. 10 tee and circled a two-putt birdie at the par-5 13th and drained a nine-footer for birdie-3 at 17 to turn 2-under. The 36-year-old added par breakers on holes 1 and 5 -- from between seven and nine feet -- for his final tally. He missed a chance for one better from 9'2" at the par-4 ninth. McGirt regressed to eight (of 14) fairways and 11 greens in regulation in round two, but went 7-for-7 in scrambling after squaring three bogeys in R1. Feb 5 - 2:01 PM

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William McGirt is in Scottsdale for his fifth playing of the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

McGirt book-ended 67s in last year's edition but shot 71-74 in-between for 5-under 274 and T30. It was his fourth straight cash in as many appearances (T19/2014, T32/2013, T22/2011). The 36-year-old has a pair of top 10s this season in five events, including a T2 at the opposite-field Sanderson Farms. He chased that with T13 at the Sony but retreated in his last start with a missed cut (by five) at the CareerBuilder on rounds of 75-68-69.
Feb 3 - 2:08 PM

William McGirt scorched the fall portion of the 2015-16 season, arriving at the holiday break ranked 14th in the FedExCup standings.

McGirt pegged it just three times over the fall, but a T30 combined with a pair of top 10s did plenty of damage. The Wofford alum has posted red numbers in 10-of-12 rounds to kick off the season. McGirt has three career podium finishes in 150 starts and a win is not out of the question come 2016.
Tue, Dec 15, 2015 06:18:00 PM

William McGirt spun a 4-under-par 33-35=68 in today's final round of the Sanderson Farms Championship to post 17-under 271, good for the 72-hole clubhouse lead. UPDATE: McGirt will come up just short, with Peter Malnati posting 18-under 270.

In his sixth season on the PGA TOUR and making his 141st career start, McGirt began the finale one back at 13-under (T3) after opening in 71-66-66. On his round, he landed eight (of 14) fairways and 15 greens in regulation, posting a 2.313 in strokes gained: tee-to-green at the time he signed his card. McGirt circled three in a bogey-free first nine, two between 10-12 feet, and added back-to-backs at 14 and 15, both from inside 10 feet. The 36-year-old went 2-for-3 in scrambles, but his one failure came on the 70th hole of competition. He had mid-to-long-range chances on his final two holes, but couldn't convert. Earlier, he also missed two six-footers for birdie contributing to a 0.261 in strokes gained: putting at last check. McGirt's career best is T2 (twice), both at the RBC Canadian Open, and currently sits T2.
Mon, Nov 9, 2015 03:18:00 PM

William McGirt chased a 6-under 66 in round two with a 6-under-par 34-32=66 in the third round of the Sanderson Farms Championship to put 13-under 203 on the board, good for the 54-hole clubhouse lead.

McGirt is not in the published field at next week's, check that, this week's OHL Classic at Mayakoba, so the Monday finish in Mississippi is not that big of deal. However, he and his wife are expecting their second child, scheduled to be delivered via C-section on Friday, so McGirt is certainly looking to wrap things up. Perhaps with a trophy this time, after a disappointing solo seventh here last season, where he was solo second thru 54 holes. After opening in 1-under 71 on Thursday, his second round included two holes on Friday, two and a half holes on Saturday, and 13 and a half holes on Sunday morning, eventually settling in at T18 thru 36 holes and eight adrift. Following his seven-birdie one-bogey effort in round three, the 36-year old is currently up 15 spots on the board to T3 and within two of the leader on the course.
Mon, Nov 9, 2015 09:36:00 AM

William McGirt hung a 9-under-par 33-29=62 on TPC Summerlin in the final round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open to post 14-under 270, good for the early 72-hole clubhouse lead.

After a difficult third round for scoring (field avg. of 70.97), low scores abound on Sunday in Vegas where we've already seen a 65 (Levin), and 66s from Knox and Sabbatini. Throw-in McGirt's 62 and we have the makings of a barn-burner finish. McGirt has a history of low numbers at the Shriners, where he's posted 64 in R3/2014 and 63 in R1 in his 2011 tourney debut, but none materialized into top 10s. The 36-year-old began the day at 5-under T38 and eight back. He was even thru his first seven before ripping off six straight birdies on Nos. 8-13, three conversions from outside 14 feet. For good measure, McGirt added a seventh from 27 feet at 15 and canned a 44-footer for eagle on 16. He had a chance from 9'8" for 61 but missed right. McGirt matches a career-low 62 in R1 of the 2015 Wyndham (par 70).
Sun, Oct 25, 2015 05:12:00 PM

William McGirt gallops into Conway Farms Golf Club for this week's BMW Championship.

McGirt arrives in Lake Forest, Illinois, ranked 68th in the FedExCup standings. He has a tall task laid out in front of him as he needs to jump 38 spots in order to qualify for next week's TOUR Championship in Atlanta, Georgia. Given the no-cut nature of this event, gamers can certainly give McGirt a chance, but there are much safer options on the board. In two tries, he's never finished higher than 65th at the BMW Championship.
Wed, Sep 16, 2015 08:24:00 PM

William McGirt preps for his fifth Deutsche Bank Championship and enters the tournament 88th in the FedExCup standings, with only the top 70 advancing.

This is the fifth consecutive season that McGirt has qualified for the postseason. Twice he's advanced as far as the third round. The first was in 2012, where he posted: T10/Barclays, T26/Deutsche Bank, and 68th at the BMW Championship to finish 50th in the FEC standings. The second was last season, finishing: T5/Barclays, T69/Deutsche Bank, and 65th at the BMW Championship to bow out at 61st in FEC points. At the DBC, he's 3-for-4 with the above-mentioned T26 his best showing. The 36-year-old has cashed 20 times in 28 starts in 2014-15, with six top 25s, but just one top 10, a solo seventh back in November at the Sanderson Farms Championship. He missed the cut last week at The Barclays by 11 shots on rounds of 78-75.
Thu, Sep 3, 2015 01:23:00 PM

Overnight tri-leader William McGirt settled for a even-par 36-34=70 in today's second round of the Wyndham Championship to post 8-under 132 at the break.

Well, this isn't what he wanted. On another day ripe for scoring, McGirt found only four (of 14) fairways and 12 greens in regulation, and he went just 2-for-6 in scrambling with four bogeys, including on his last two holes. He managed four birdies, three of which ranging 10-16 feet, but now finds himself back in the pack, three strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Fri, Aug 21, 2015 04:39:00 PM

William McGirt laced Sedgefield Country Club with a bogey-free, 8-under-par 30-32=62 in today's opening round of the Wyndham Championship and holds outright possession of the clubhouse lead.

You saw this coming what with how the rain softened an already vulnerable track in Greensboro, North Carolina, but even McGirt couldn't have imagined that he was going to set a career low in 464 rounds on the PGA TOUR. He split 10 (of 14) fairways and went 8-for-15 in scoring opportunities with eight birdies. His longest measured 18'10" and 12'11" at Nos. 16 and 18, respectively. The 36-year-old non-winner is 86th in the FedExCup standings. So, short of a victory, he's merely playing for position entering next week's Playoffs.
Thu, Aug 20, 2015 11:47:00 AM

William McGirt arrives at this week's Wyndham Championship safely ranked 86th in the FedExCup standings.

The Wofford College alum is just two hours from his old stomping grounds. McGirt finished T8 here last year, but is just 3-for-5 at this event in his career. His 2014-15 season has yielded just seven missed cuts in 26 tries. On the flip side, his last top-20 finish came 17 starts ago, at the Northern Trust Open in February. Gamers could take a shot at McGirt this week, if four rounds played is all that's required, but his knack for staying out of contention makes him easy to avoid in most formats.
Tue, Aug 18, 2015 08:32:00 AM

William McGirt posted a 3-under-par 32-37=69 in today's second round of the RBC Canadian Open to reach the midpoint in 8-under 136.

He's six strokes off Chad Campbell's overnight lead. McGirt went 4-for-13 in scoring chances for four birdies today, but the only conversion of notable length disappeared for par from 26'3" at the par-4 fifth hole. Despite his relatively quiet season, he was a co-runner-up the last time this tournament was contested at Glen Abbey, and that was just two years ago. So, don't expect the 36-year-old to disappear.
Fri, Jul 24, 2015 06:46:00 PM

William McGirt twirled a 5-under-par 33-34=67 in today's opening round of the RBC Canadian Open, finishing two strokes off the clubhouse lead.

McGirt is 4-for-4 in this tournament, including a career-tying-best T2 in his only go at Glen Abbey in 2013. He padded his résumé on Jack Nicklaus' first solo design today by going 6-for-14 in scoring chances with six birdies. The only of any notable length fell in from just 11'2" at the par-4 11th hole, his second of the round. He also went 4-for-4 in scrambling but three-putted the green from just outside 40 feet en route to bogey at the par-4 eighth. The 36-year-old is in his 142nd start on the PGA TOUR. At 79th in the FedExCup standings, he's headed to the Playoffs for the fifth consecutive season.
Thu, Jul 23, 2015 02:14:00 PM

William McGirt arrives at this week's John Deere Classic ranked 83rd in the FedExCup standings.

The Wofford College product is 16-for-23 on the season, including top 40s in four of his last six starts. His strokes gained eclipses half a stroke per round, ranking 48th on TOUR. McGirt settled for a T23 here last year after a disappointing 3-over 74 Sunday round. May gamers way overlook him this week, but the upside is always there as he continues the search for his maiden win.
Tue, Jul 7, 2015 08:26:00 AM

William McGirt is in the published field at this week's FedEx St. Jude Classic.

McGirt is 2-for-4 at the St. Jude, alternating missed cuts with a T13 in 2012 and a T32 in last year's edition. The 35-year-old has had a steady season thus far going 15-for-20 but has just one top 10 to show for his efforts, a solo seventh at the Sanderson Farms Championship. That was 16 starts ago. It's also been nine starts since his last top 25 (T22, Honda Classic). He has made the weekend in six of eight events since, but has only cracked the top 30 once during that span, T28 at the Wells Fargo Championship in his home state of North Carolina. It's birthday month for McGirt (June 21st), so perhaps that will kick-start him into bigger and better things.
Wed, Jun 10, 2015 10:02:00 AM