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Will Wilcox

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/2/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 160

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Will Wilcox has pulled his name from the field at this week's John Deere Classic, opting for wrist surgery that could potentially end his 2015-16 season.
Wilcox responded to a fan on Twitter saying, "not playing. Gettin surgery on wrist." The severity of the injury and timeline for return is unknown right now. Earlier this summer, Wilcox backed out of the Quicken Loans National (pre-tournament) with a wrist injury, so this has been lingering for some time. Wilcox hasn't posted a top 45 since the first of May (T15 @ Zurich Classic) and currently ranks 128th in the FedExCup standings. This surgery could end his season which means no FEC Playoff appearance this year. We will update when any news pops up regarding a timeline for return. As always with Wilcox, it's quickest to get it straight from the DFS fan favorite himself on social media. Aug 8 - 5:34 PM

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Will Wilcox will no longer tee it up at this week's Quicken Loans National, citing a wrist injury as the reason for his pre-tournament WD.

As usual, Wilcox alerted his fans via Twitter, this time the news was not so bright. He replied to multiple requests by saying, "tendonitis. Im done this week and im not super happy about it." as well as, "nope done with this one. Just got a cortisone shot." These were in response to users asking about his status this week. Wilcox has been struggling recently to find his game so this will delay that even further. He was set to make his second start at Congressional Country Club, his first since posting 79-76 on his way to a missed cut at the 2011 U.S. Open. Scott Langley was the first alternate and will take his spot in the field.
Jun 22 - 10:25 AM

Will Wilcox ballooned to an 10-over-par 42-40=82 in the third round of THE PLAYERS to reach the three-quarter pole on 5-over 221, down 38 spots on the live leaderboard to T74.

One day on from carding the first hole-in-one in the last 6,300 tee shots at the par-3 17th, Wilcox's elation on the island green turned to watery misery and a double bogey-5. It was his only double in R3 on a challenging day for scoring, but he also squared eight bogeys and a triple bogey-7 at the sixth, his 15th hole of the round. On the bright side, the 29-year-old was one of 11 first-timers at TPC Sawgrass to survive the cut -- with 14 exiting after 36 holes -- and of course, the instantly famous ace. He did muster a trio of birdie-4s at 11, 16 and a walk-off at the ninth on an otherwise forgettable round.
May 14 - 4:49 PM

Due to lightning in the surrounding area, round two has been suspended at THE PLAYERS. The horn was sounded at 4:08 p.m. ET with no timetable for play to resume. UPDATE: Play is set to resume at 6:10 p.m. ET

Thunderstorms are headed right over TPC Sawgrass, but it's not expected to last long. Players should be back out on the course within two hours. Another boom already hit the Stadium Course, and that happened when Will Wilcox dropped an ace at the infamous par-3 17th hole. The DFS-friendly golfer provided a huge roar at the island green, and also had a celebration worth re-watching. This was the first hole-in-one since the opening round of 2002 when Miguel Angel Cabrera dropped one in.
May 13 - 4:28 PM

Will Wilcox fashioned a 4-under-par 33-35=68 in the three-day third (and final) round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans to post 9-under 207, up 11 spots to T15 with play still in progress, and good for this fourth top 25 of the season in 15 starts.

This is Wilcox' third visit to TPC Louisiana with a previous-best T34 on debut in 2014. He began the third round on 5-under (T26) after opening in 70-69. The 29-year-old raced out with birdie from 5'3" and then eagle-3 on the second from 6'7" before squaring bogey on the par-4 fourth. He bounced back with a '4' from 21 inches at the par-5 seventh to turn 3-under before retreating one on the par-4 10th. The 29-year-old connected three straight birdies on Nos. 11-13, highlighted by his long of the round from 18'9" at the latter, before dropping one at 15 -- his third bogey-5 of the round, all on failed scrambles. He split 12 (of 14) fairways for a second straight lap, but mustered a week-low 12 greens in regulation and at last check, a pedestrian 0.162 strokes gained: tee-to-green.
May 2 - 10:28 AM

Will Wilcox fashioned a bogey-free, 3-under-par 34-35=69 in round two of the Zurich Classic to reach 5-under 139 on the week.

Wilcox put on a ball-striking clinic today, striping 12 (of 14) fairways and landing 14 greens in regulation. The flat stick really did him no favors other than an 11'5" par-saver at the sixth and a 23'8" birdie roll at the par-4 12th hole. He walked off the course actually losing strokes to the field with the putter, which is a remarkable feat to achieve during a blemish-free round. Wilcox entered the week ranked 77th in strokes gained putting, so we could see the flat stick come around resulting in a nice move up the leaderboard over the weekend.
Apr 29 - 5:47 PM

Will Wilcox is in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, for his tournament debut at the RBC Heritage.

The 29-year-old is 6-for-13 on the season with six made cuts and one mid-tourney WD after a first-round 68 at the Sanderson Farms in November. Ten weeks ago, he posted his second top 10 of the season, back-dooring a season-best T6 at the Phoenix Open with a final-round 6-under 65. The Alabama native and resident has three cashes in six events since, but nothing better than T35 at the AT&T Pebble Beach. In his last two starts, he missed the cut at Bay Hill after rounds of 75-70, and at the Houston Open following laps of 70-74, and enters the week 95th in the FedExCup standings.
Apr 13 - 10:12 AM

Will Wilcox checks into Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club at No. 71 in the FedExCup standings.

Wilcox alerted his Twitter followers that he was feeling pretty good ahead of his second appearance on the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort (T33/2015). He posted a season-best T6 four starts ago at the WM Phoenix Open and since has gone T35-CUT and T43 in a home game at The Honda Classic on rounds of 70-73-70-71. Thru 10 events, the 29-year-old ranks 182nd on TOUR in par-3 scoring (3.12), a key metric this week on the par-71 layout which features five par 3s.
Mar 8 - 11:44 PM

Will Wilcox fired a 6-under-par 33-32=65 in the final round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open to wrap his tournament debut at 9-under 275, up 26 spots on the live leaderboard to T5 and good for the early 72-hole clubhouse lead. UPDATE: With play completed, Wilcox finished in a five-way T6 and his 65 was low lap of the round.

As noted in his pre-tourney player news, Wilcox closed the CareerBuilder in 67-67 in his last start. He still missed the scheduled 54-hole cut (by four) after opening in 5-over 77, but it was obviously something to build on. The 29-year-old was T31 thru 54 holes at TPC Scottsdale (68-73-69) and began the day 10 adrift of 54-hole leader Danny Lee. He split 10 (of 14) fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation, and at last check, leads the field in strokes gained: putting with a cumulative 7.949. Wilcox erased a lone bogey at the par-3 eighth with seven birdies ranging from between three and 46 feet, with three dropping from greater than 17 feet.
Feb 7 - 3:29 PM

Will Wilcox tees it up for a seventh time in 2015-16 but makes his first appearance at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

The 29-year-old opened the season with T10 ( but has missed three of five cuts since and also WD after a first-round 4-under 68 at the weather-plagued Sanderson Farms. He tweeted later he was under the weather and wanted to get better for the OHL in Mexico, where he posted T17 (69-66-68-71). The Alabama native and resident is driving the ball well, ranking 29th on TOUR in total driving, but that's about it. He slots 165th in greens in regulation and 176th in strokes gained: putting. One bright spot was closing the CareerBuilder with 67-67. He still missed the scheduled 54-hole cut by four however, after opening in 5-over 77.
Feb 3 - 8:24 AM

Will Wilcox walks into Waialae Country Club for his second appearance at this week's Sony Open in Hawaii.

The statistical phenom kept the clubs warm during the fall to arrive at this week's event ranked 69th in the FedExCup standings. Wilcox gave owners a nice sweat in the season opening Open before fizzling out on Sunday to finish T10. After his PGA TOUR schedule concluded, he took to the Japan Golf Tour to finish T7 at the Dunlop Phoenix Open. In addition to the recent form, Wilcox posted a T8 (2014) in his only start at the Sony Open.
Jan 12 - 9:10 PM

Will Wilcox went T7 four weeks ago at the Dunlop Phoenix (JGTO) and also played four events in the fall portion of the 2015-16 PGA TOUR season posting two top 20s, one missed cut, and one mid-tournament WD.

The 29-year-old is a top-25 machine with 16 in 39 career TOUR starts, or 41 percent of the time. However, he's also missed the cut in over 35 percent of his starts with 14 early departures. Throw-in one mid-tournament WD and it's like catching a leprechaun. Huge reward if you snare him, but there's almost equal risk. The Alabama native and resident played last season on conditional status and posted four top 10s on 17 starts. His season/career best came at the inaugural, opposite-field Barbasol Championship in mid-July where he finished solo second, three shots in arrears.
Tue, Dec 15, 2015 06:49:00 AM

Will Wilcox reached the halfway points of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba in 7-under-par 69-66=135 and sits five strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

He promised (on Twitter) that he wouldn't withdraw this week. That's setting the bar rather low but when you call it quits after an opening 68 at the Sanderson Farms, it makes sense. Thus far at El Camaleón, he's connected for 10 birdies to outbalance three bogeys. Wilcox is somewhat fortunate to be in his position entering the weekend given he's found only 16 (of 28) fairways and 23 greens in regulation. Both percentages slotted him outside the top 80 at last check.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 12:30:00 PM

In response to an inquiry on Twitter, Will Wilcox stated why he withdrew from the Sanderson Farms Championship before the second round.

Wilcox tweeted, "feelin under the weather.. With 2 weeks outta country coming up i gotta get well." He opened with 68, so there was promise for a big week. At the same time, given the disjointed nature of the tournament due to the rain, gamers can at least understand his decision. After this week's commitment to the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, Wilcox is slated to peg it at the Dunlop Phoenix in Japan on Nov. 19-22.
Mon, Nov 9, 2015 12:59:00 PM

Will Wilcox withdrew from the Sanderson Farms Championship before his second round.

He was scheduled to go off the first tee at the Country Club of Jackson at 10:42 a.m. CT. It's a curious decision given that Wilcox opened with 4-under 34-34=68 with six birdies. He was well within the cut line with the obvious possibility to contend the rest of the way. This is his first mid-tournament WD in 38 PGA TOUR starts. If an explanation is provided, we will relay it to you. It would be surprising if he doesn't share with his followers on Twitter or on his website why he pulled out considering how forthright he's been about other relevant nuggets of late. In the meantime, this puts his appearance in next week's OHL Classic of Mayakoba in some doubt.
Sat, Nov 7, 2015 11:49:00 AM