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Will Wilcox

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

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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

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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

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.
Mon, Oct 19, 2015 12:40:00 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.
Fri, Oct 16, 2015 07:58:00 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.
Thu, Oct 15, 2015 05:46:00 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.
Sat, Oct 10, 2015 02:34:00 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."
Wed, Sep 2, 2015 04:46:00 PM