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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 posted a 2-under-par 35-34=69 in his opening round of the Valspar Championship.
McGirt has been on a roll. He's connected four paydays, the last three going in the books as top 25s. However, he's struggled at Copperhead, going just 1-for-4 with a T29 in 2012. Before today, his last sub-par score on the track was a 68 in the second round of that edition. Today, he went 4-for-5 in scrambling with a bogey-4 at the eighth hole. Elsewhere, he wrangled three birdies, including a conversion from 20'3" at the par-5 14th. He signed his card positioned three strokes off the clubhouse lead. Mar 12 - 1:41 PM

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William McGirt spun a 4-under-par 33-34=67 in the final round of the Northern Trust Open to secure a top-25 finish at 2-under 282.

He sort of faked his way around Riviera, splitting just half of the 14 fairways and finding just eight greens in regulation. He went 17 holes without a bogey before dropping a shot to end his round on the par-4 ninth hole. While two of his birdies fell from the 18-to-20 foot range, the highlight was his birdie on the par-3 ninth. He tapped in from 15 inches. McGirt was the 54-hole leader here last year, so he's clearly a solid fantasy play in this event going forward.
Feb 22 - 4:10 PM

William McGirt signed for a 3-under-par 33-35=68 following his opening round of the Northern Trust Open, finishing two strokes in arrears of the quintet of clubhouse co-leaders.

McGirt went out in the first threesome off the 10th hole in today's late draw. He split only half of the 14 fairways and hit just 11 greens in regulation, but limited the negative to a lone bogey at the par-3 fourth hole where his tee ball came up well short on in a bunker. But it was all peaches and balloons elsewhere as he converted four birdies, the longest dropping from 12 feet at the par-3 sixth. This is the ninth consecutive start that McGirt has opened a tournament with a red number. He arrived at Riviera slotted 67th in the FedExCup standings.
Feb 19 - 7:06 PM

William McGirt submitted a 4-under-par 34-34=68 in the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am to conclude his week at 13-under 274.

McGirt picked up a birdie and an eagle on his first nine, which was the back at Pebble Beach Golf Links, to go with just one bogey. He added three more birdies to just one bogey on his second nine. Highlights included the eagle on the par-5 18th, which occurred via a chip in from the rough, and a 28'3" birdie on the par-4 13th. This is his first top 25 since finishing seventh in the Sanderson Farms Championship.
Feb 15 - 4:36 PM

William McGirt returned to TPC Scottsdale on Saturday morning to put a bow on his even-par 37-34=71 for the second round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Play had been suspended due to darkness, forcing McGirt to complete his final two holes on Saturday morning. He began his morning surveying 15'1" birdie putt on the par-4 17th, which he drained for his second birdie of the round. His other birdie came two holes earlier at the par-5 15th, falling from 13'7". He parred the par-4 18th to complete 36 holes in 4-under 138. The third round is expected to get underway at 9:00 a.m. MT.
Jan 31 - 10:03 AM

William McGirt settled for a bogey-free 32-35=67 in the first round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Beginning his day on the 10th hole, it was beginning to look like McGirt might post something special at TPC Scottsdale after recording four birdies on his first eight holes. The were falling from everywhere, including a 23-footer on the par-3 12th, a 32'9" birdie from just off the green on the par-4 14th and a 12'4" birdie on the par-4 17th. That would be it for the drama, as he closed out his remaining 10 holes with a string of pars. The putter was the key to his round, as he had gained over two strokes with the flat stick at the time of his posting.
Jan 29 - 3:27 PM

William McGirt returns to TPC Scottsdale for his fourth Waste Management Phoenix Open.

McGirt has a solid track record in this event, breaking par in 11 of his 12 rounds and cracking the top 25 on two occasions. The dilemma is, his recent form is lacking. Following a seventh-place finish in the Sanderson Farms Championship, he missed the cut in the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, tied for 71st at the Sony Open in Hawaii and missed the cut in the Humana Challenge. It would seem that hoping for anything better than a top-25 finish this week would be asking a bit much.
Jan 26 - 8:30 PM

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.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 03:13:00 PM

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.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 08:10:00 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.
Sat, Nov 8, 2014 04:44:00 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.
Fri, Nov 7, 2014 12:19:00 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.
Thu, Nov 6, 2014 04:54:00 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.
Fri, Oct 24, 2014 06:45:00 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.
Thu, Oct 16, 2014 08:18:00 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.
Sun, Oct 12, 2014 01:17:00 PM