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Will Wilcox |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (29) / 6/2/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 160
College: UAB/Clayton State

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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. Nov 13 - 12:30 PM

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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.
Nov 9 - 12:59 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.
Nov 7 - 11:49 AM

Will Wilcox back-pedaled to a 1-over-par 37-36=73 in the final round of the Open to conclude his tournament debut at 11-under 277, good for a seven-way tie for 10th place.

In his first action since injuring his knee in a rental car following a missed cut at The Barclays at the end of August, Wilcox managed a top 10 in the season-opener. He began his final frame in an eight-way tie for fourth place and just two off the pace. The 29-year-old opened with birdie from 6'1" at the par-4 first and that was it. He played his final 17 holes in a birdie-less 2-over, squaring bogeys at Nos. 3 and 7. In fairness, Wilcox only had two other scoring chances from inside nine feet but missed them both, contributing to a -1.274 in strokes gained: putting in the finale. For the week, he totaled 16 birdies, T33 in that stat, but squared just five bogeys, T5 in that category.
Oct 19 - 12:40 AM

Will Wilcox crafted a bogey-free, 5-under-par 33-34=67 in today's second round of the Open to post 9-under 135, good for sole possession of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

Wilcox shook off his mid-round fade from Thursday and went 5-for-15 in scoring chances for five birdies today. Among the notable conversions were a nine-yarder from the fringe at the par-4 third hole and a conventional roll from 15'1" at the par-4 fourth, both for birdie. He left himself with a testy par try at the last, but it dropped from 55 inches to keep his card clean. Through 36 holes, the 29-year-old has missed only nine (of 28) fairways and six greens in regulation. He'll soar into the weekend with his latest chance to break through for his first PGA TOUR title.
Oct 16 - 7:58 PM

Will Wilcox opened the Open with a 4-under-par 30-38=68.

Back in business after an injury to his right knee forced him out before the Deutsche Bank Championship, Wilcox made amends early with birdies on his first four holes and six of his first eight. Three of them traveled 11-15 feet. Alas, the well dried thereafter as he played his last 10 in birdie-free 2-over with a pair of bogey-5s. Nevertheless, this is the form that prompted a promotion from conditional status in 2014-15 to fully exempt status this season. He'll take full advantage, too. as Wilcox has three more starts planned this fall (Shriners, Sanderson Farms, Mayakoba) before jetting to Japan for the Dunlop Phoenix in mid-November.
Oct 15 - 5:46 PM

Will Wilcox is included in the published field of next week's Open.

You may recall that he ended his FedExCup Playoffs early by withdrawing from the Deutsche Bank Championship prior to the tournament due to a knee injury. The good news is that's a thing of the past. In a response to a status check on Twitter on Oct. 1, Wilcox said, "hey the knee is all good! Was a deep bruise that healed n [sic] 2 weeks. Ill [sic] be good to go for Frys." Good for us, too. He'll be a popular investment in every format right out of the gate.
Oct 10 - 2:34 AM

Will Wilcox has withdrawn from this week's Deutsche Bank Championship due to an injury to his right knee.

In a descriptive entry on his website, Wilcox wrote, "On Monday morning of this week, I slammed my right knee into the dash of my rental car, which was set up much differently than my car, while getting in to drive to a fundraiser golf event outside of Atlanta. After attempting to treat it myself with rest and ice, the pain and swelling continued. Over the past few days, I have sought out multiple medical opinions. ... After appointments, X-Ray and a MRI, we have found deep bruising to my patellar tendon, which explains the current pain and difficultly in applying weight to my right knee and leg." At 89th in the FedExCup standings, he will not advance in the Playoffs. "The 2015-16 season will be here very soon," he added. "I am looking forward to getting 100% healthy, rested and prepared for full status on the PGA TOUR for next season and beyond."
Sep 2 - 4:46 PM

Will Wilcox hung up a 3-under-par 33-34=67 in his opening round of The Barclays, good for a piece of the clubhouse lead with Daniel Summerhays.

Out in the second threesome off the 10th tee at Plainfield Country Club this morning, Wilcox extended his recent form by splitting 11 (of 14) fairways and landing 13 greens in regulation. That yielded five birdies, including a round-long 21'4" at the par-4 17th hole. He also poured in a par save from 20'8" at the par-3 11th. He starts the Playoffs ranked 75th in points, but has earned the spot atop the short list of probables to advance all the way to East Lake. Continue to enjoy this ride.
Aug 27 - 12:36 PM

Will Wilcox managed a 12-point effort in the final round of the Barracuda Championship to conclude at 38 points, nine in arrears of clubhouse leader Kyle Reifers.

Wilcox began his final frame with 26 points (solo 21st) and 15 points adrift. On his round, he landed all 14 fairways and hit 13 greens in regulation, converting on seven for a sparkling 1.538 putts per GIR. The 29-year-old's set included four rolls from inside three feet with a long of 15'8" coming at the par-4 ninth. He dropped points with bogeys at the 12th and 16th after missing both greens and also missed three scoring chances from inside nine feet. Wilcox sits T10 on the live leaderboard and if it holds up, it would be his fourth top 10 of the season on 15 starts. He entered the week slotted 89th in the FedExCup standings.
Aug 9 - 7:48 PM

Will Wilcox tallied 12 points in today's second round of the Barracuda Championship to post 21 at the break, five off the pace of the 36-hole co-leaders.

He is where we expected to be entering the weekend in Reno. Wilcox went 4-for-4 in scrambling but squared a three-putt bogey at the par-3 16th hole. With that pesky detail aside, he authored one of the highlights of the day with a hole-out for eagle from the fairway 121 yards away at the par-4 12th hole. The 29-year-old also converted four birdies, the longest dropping from just 10'7" at the par-4 ninth hole. And just to show that he's truly balanced throughout his bag, his 389-yard poke at the par-5 18th hole is the longest measured drive of the week.
Aug 7 - 10:10 PM

Will Wilcox picked off nine points in his opening round of the Barracuda Championship.

Fresh off a doubt-removing T21 at the Quicken Loans National before which he rested a sore wrist, Wilcox traded six birdies with three bogeys at Montrêux today. His set of birdies included a zero-putt four-yarder at the par-3 11th hole and a pair ranging 13-15 at Nos. 17 and 8. He also holed out for par from the rough seven yards away at the par-4 12th and eventually signed his card slotted six points off the clubhouse lead. The moral of the story is that Wilcox remains one of the hottest in the game.
Aug 6 - 5:49 PM

Will Wilcox hung up a 3-under-par 34-34=68 for his opening round of the Quicken Loans National.

Veteran gamers got the sense that if he didn't wrap up his PGA TOUR card for next season with a solo second at the Barbasol Championship, Wilcox would have given it a go in Canada last week. Instead, he rested a sore wrist as a precaution, which probably scared away the rookies among you. Now you know. He missed only two (of 14) fairways and three greens in regulation at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club today. While Wilcox went 0-for-3 in scrambling with three bogeys, he poured in six birdies, four of which from outside 10 feet. His longest taped off at 19-and-a-half feet at the par-4 seventh, the antepenultimate of his walk. He's five shots back of the overnight co-leaders.
Jul 30 - 9:41 PM

In an entry at today, the runner-up at the Barbasol Championship shared with readers that an injured wrist prompted his withdrawal from this week's RBC Canadian Open.

In part, Wilcox wrote, "While playing the final round at the Barbasol Championship, I hit a shot out of a poor lie in the rough on number 11 which came up well short of the green. During impact, I felt pain in my wrist however did my best to ignore it the remainder of the round. Sunday evening and thru the day Monday, the inflammation did not immediately subside and it continues to feel 'tweaked.' After consulting with my long time doctor and other members of my team I have decided that it is best for me to take this week off to rest in the interest of long term health." The good news is that it's a precautionary decision. He's expecting to lace up the spikes at next week's Quicken Loans National.
Jul 21 - 3:38 PM

Will Wilcox fired a 4-under-par 32-35=67 in the final round of the inaugural Barbasol Championship to polish off a 16-under 268 aggregate, good for solo second and three shots back of champion Scott Piercy.

Wilcox began the day at 12-under (T3) and three off the pace of Piercy and Ricky Barnes. The native of Birmingham, Alabama, opened a little nervy, missing two of his first four greens, but managed pars at each. He opened his scoring from 5'8" at the par-5 fifth and then chipped-in for birdie at the sixth from the left rough. After a near ace on the eighth came to rest just 21 inches for the gimme, his next scoring chance came from 5'4" at the par-5 13th but he missed left. He was outwardly dejected after another miss from 6'1" for birdie at the 14th and lost his composure squaring bogey at the par-5 16th. He righted the ship with a five-footer for birdie on 17 and then he earned his PGA TOUR card for next year by canning a 58'9" bomb on the last. Wilcox sits 88th in the FedExCup standings with just seven events remaining prior to the playoffs (including The Open). The 29-year-old's previous career-best was a T4 at the 2014 Greenbrier Classic.
Jul 19 - 9:15 PM