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 Monday — to secure a spot in this week’s BMW, the third of four tournaments in the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup playoffs.

The shot not only assured another lucrative paycheck, but also increased his options for the 2016-17 season. Read more