Biography

Shriners Hospitals for Children Open - Final RoundWilliam was born June 21, 1979 in Robeson County, NC. He grew up playing baseball and golf in the small town of Fairmont, NC. He had his first official golf lesson at the age of 15 at Pinehurst Resort, and fell in love with the game. William earned baseball and golf scholarships to colleges in North Carolina and South Carolina. After being recruited by several schools in two different sports, he decided to attend Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC, to focus on golf.

William began college in 1997 and immediately made an impact on the golf team. He finished fourth in his first tournament, and then won his fourth tournament of his freshman year at the Davidson Invitational. He had four Top-Ten finishes as a freshman with a T-5 at the Southern Conference Championship. He was the 1998 Southern Conference Freshman of the Year. It was a great honor for the school, as it was the first year Wofford had competed in the Southern Conference. He won a total of three collegiate events while attending Wofford. In his junior year, he won the prestigious Augusta State Invitational and finished second in the 2000 Southern Conference Championship. During his senior year, he won the first hole of a sudden death playoff to win the 2001 Southern Conference Championship, thus capping off his collegiate career.

After college, he won the 2003 North Carolina Amateur and the 2003 Cardinal Amateur. Following these wins, he made the decision to turn professional and pursue golf as a career. He spent years playing several mini-tours and spent the 2010 season on the Nationwide Tour. He finished T-2 at the 2010 PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament which secured his PGA TOUR card for the first time.

William resides with his wife and son in Spartanburg, SC. In his down time, he enjoys fishing and spending time with his family. He supports several charities including the Walking for Kids Foundation. He is honored to be a Board Member of The Bobby Chapman Junior Invitational which takes place in his hometown.