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Willy Wilcox

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (31) / 6/2/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 160

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World No. 493 Willy Wilcox is at Sedgefield CC for the Wyndham Championship and arrives at 198th in the FedExCup standings.
The 31-year-old is 2-for-2 at the Wyndham with all eight laps at par or better and six red laps at 67 or better. That equates to a T24 on debut in 2014 and T26 on last visit in 2015. The Alabama native and resident is 5-for-13 on the season with two top 25s and two mid-tourney WDs. His best individually is T24 at the Puerto Rico Open and teamed with Freddie Jacobson for T14 at the Zurich Classic. Wilcox has not played the minimum number of rounds to be officially ranked but if he had, he'd slot in at 118th in Scoring Average (71.191). His current form reads: CUT-T52-CUT-CUT. Aug 16 - 6:33 PM
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After opening in 1-under 71, World No. 336 and alternate Willy Wilcox withdrew during the second round of the Wells Fargo Championship.

The 30-year-old was 4-over thru 12 holes on Friday (3-over total) when play was suspended due to darkness. He returned on Saturday morning and recorded pars at Nos. 4 and 5, his 13th and 14th holes, respectively. According to his twitter account, which is all we have at this point, he then realized he had changed putters (overnight) and called himself on it, stating he'd been DQ'd -- later changing that statement (on twitter) to a WD after conferring with TOUR officials over the phone. Going off the TOUR's leaderboard, it's unclear at press time whether he had started another hole (the par-5 sixth) or if the par-3 fifth was his last. This is the Alabama native's third mid-tourney WD in 65 career TOUR events, second this season in seven starts (Honda Classic). He's playing out the rest of 2016-17 on conditional status after exhausting a minor medical extension with a missed cut at the Valspar.
May 6 - 9:24 AM

Willy Wilcox opened his week at The Honda Classic with a 6-over-par 37-39=76 before withdrawing ahead of his second round tee time. No injury was cited at the time of the WD. UPDATE: Wilcox returned at the Valspar Championship and missed the cut by two on 2-over 71-73=74, failing to meet the terms of his medical extension (needed no worse than 2-way T30) and reverts to conditional status (138th/2016 FedExCup) for the remainder of the season.

Wilcox missed the cut at the Waste Management Phoenix Open in his first of three starts on a medical extension. He's down to one start on that Minor Medical Extension after today's WD. Wilcox needs $41,049 or 55.399 FedExCup Points in his next PGA TOUR start to retain his TOUR card. The 30-year-old finished T5 on the Web.com Tour last week (Panama Claro Championship) so his game is not too far off. In his opening lap this week he circled one birdie but also swallowed three bogeys and a pair of doubles. Wilcox is very good at passing along information directly to his fans via Twitter so we will update if any more news pops up about a potential injury.
Feb 24 - 10:44 AM

Prior to the start of the event, Willy Wilcox has removed himself from the field at this week's Farmers Insurance Open. Max Homa has taken his spot in the field.

Wilcox is being cautious on his return to the PGA TOUR. The DFS darling has conditional status secured for the 2016-17 season but he has just three starts on a Minor Medical, needing 55 FedExCup points or $41,049 to keep his card. Wilcox shut it down early last season due to a wrist injury. Since having that surgery, he's played just one competitive event, a rehab start on the Web.com Tour where he got DQ'd for using a bent putter. On Twitter he responded to a fan by saying, "yeeea i dont wanna start on the hardest course on west coast when scottsdale, pebble, and LA r jus so ripe for the takin." For gamers that means we should expect to see Wilcox back in action next week when the TOUR heads to TPC Scottsdale.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jan 24 - 5:41 PM

Willy Wilcox looks to rebound from an injury-riddled 2016 as he opens the new year on a Minor Medical Extension. UPDATE: Wilcox return to action was short-lived as he was DQ'd for using a bent putter at the Web.com Tour's wind-swept Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Emerald Bay. His next scheduled start is the Farmers Insurance Open on January 26th.

The DFS darling fought his way toward an 11-for-23 record during the 2015-16 season. It was a steep fall from the season before where he earned $491,461 more in six less starts. The decline started to make sense when injuries became apparent. He will open the 2016-17 season with three starts on a Minor Medical, needing 55 FedExCup points or $41,049 to keep his card. Waialae Country Club is likely the first stop, a venue where Wilcox posted a T8 back in 2014. Gamers should be ready for a bounce-back season, but also be aware that starts will be tough to secure if he begins 2017 in a slump.
Mon, Dec 12, 2016 01:59:00 PM

Willy 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.
Mon, Aug 8, 2016 05:34:00 PM

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.
Wed, Jun 22, 2016 10:25:00 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.
Sat, May 14, 2016 04:49:00 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.
Fri, May 13, 2016 04:28:00 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.
Mon, May 2, 2016 10:28:00 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.
Fri, Apr 29, 2016 05:47:00 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.
Wed, Apr 13, 2016 10:12:00 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.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Tue, Mar 8, 2016 11:44:00 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.
Sun, Feb 7, 2016 03:29:00 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 (Frys.com) 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.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Wed, Feb 3, 2016 08:24:00 AM