McGirt’s hardscrabble journey pays off at Memorial

DUBLIN, Ohio — The ball wasn’t even in the hole yet, but William McGirt just knew. He took his right hand off the putter and instinctively raised it in the air, the universal symbol for success. His fist began pumping as the ball tumbled into its destination, the Memorial Tournament title now secured. On
DUBLIN, OH - JUNE 05:  William McGirt hits his tee shot on the par 3 4th hole during the final round of The Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club on June 5, 2016 in Dublin, Ohio.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

William McGirt Beats Jon Curran in Playoff to Win Memorial

William McGirt thought he hit it big when he won the Cabarrus Classic and pocketed $16,000, the second-largest prize on the Tar Heel Tour. That was in 2007, and it felt like a lifetime ago compared with the perks from winning the Memorial on Sunday. The victory was worth $1.53 million and a three-year exemption […]
SAN ANTONIO, TX - MARCH 27:  William McGirt practices on the putting green prior to the start of play during round two of the Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio AT&T Oaks Course on March 27, 2015 in San Antonio, Texas.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Terrific shot keeps McGirt’s hopes alive

At his Spartanburg-area home, William McGirt experienced what he called “one of those weeks.” Anything that could go wrong, did go wrong. On the golf course was different. He hit one of those shots that golfers dream about — holing a 169-yard 7-iron for eagle on the 17th hole in the Deutsche Bank Championship on […]
About William
William was born June 21, 1979 in Robeson County, NC. He was raised in Fairmont, NC and grew up playing baseball and golf. He had his first official golf lesson at the age of 15 at Pinehurst Resort, and fell in love with the game. William had baseball and golf scholarships to colleges in North Carolina & South Carolina. After being recruited by several schools in two different sports, William decided to attend Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC and focus on golf. Read Full Biography
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