McGirt not headlining, but co-leading at John Deere

SILVIS, Ill. – William McGirt is more than fine with never hearing that ubiquitous “You da man!” chant from outside the PGA TOUR ropes.

In fact, “Who’s that man?” works just fine for the 5-foot-8 native of Lumberton, North Carolina.

“I love being in this position because you can go about your business and nobody really knows who you are,” he said after moving to the top of the John Deere Classic leaderboard Friday morning by backing a 7-under 64 with a round of 66. “You can go to dinner, and people ask ‘Are you a golfer? What’s your name?’”