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Northern Trust Open: Round 3 recap

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. -- Without any of the PGA Tour's heavyweights at the top of the leaderboard this week at the Northern Trust Open, a theme began to emerge after Saturday's third round. The clubhouse leader, William McGirt, and two of the guys chasing him, Charlie Beljan and Jason Allred, are far from phenoms. They stood in front of the media Saturday afternoon recalling...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Back9 Ambassador: William McGirt

William McGirt is a professional golfer from Boiling Springs, SC. McGirt attended Woffard College and turned pro in 2004. After a couple years on what is now the Web.com Tour, McGirt earned his PGA Tour card in 2010 via Q-School and hasn’t looked back. He made the FedEx Cup playoffs for the first time in 2011 and again last year in 2013. One of his favorite places to visit is Cape...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Back9′s William McGirt Leads the Northern Trust Open

On the strength of five birdies among his first six holes Saturday, Back9Network ambassador William McGirt jumped to the top of the leaderboard at the Northern Trust Open with a third-round 6-under 65. That gives him a two-shot lead heading into Sunday’s final round at Riviera Country Club.And it puts the 34-year-old on track to collect his first career PGA Tour victory. McGirt...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

McGirt shoots 65, leads by 2 heading into final round at Riviera

William McGirt made eight birdies in 13 holes and wound up with a 6-under 65 in the Northern Trust Open on Saturday for a two-shot lead going into the final round. McGirt has never held a 54-hole lead on the U.S. PGA Tour. He had one close call when he was runner-up at the Canadian Open two years ago. With steady play in calm conditions off Sunset Boulevard, he opened up a two-shot...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Back9′s Ambassadors Reflect on 2013, Look Ahead to 2014

The task: Sum up the year of 2013 in golf and look ahead to 2014. Who better to accomplish such a feat than the people who played in or worked around the pro levels?So we posed 10 questions to some of Back9Network’s ambassadors: players Cheyenne Woods, William McGirt, Willy Pumarol and Berry Henson; Matt Adams, host of “Fairways of Life” on PGA Tour Radio; and Jim Remy, former...
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December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Garcia plays a shot from up in a tree at Bay Hill

Sergio Garcia might want to change his name to Tarzan. Garcia provided an amazing highlight Sunday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational when he climbed some 15 feet into an oak tree and played a shot back out to the fairway. The Spaniard already was having a rough time at Bay Hill - he made a 9 on the par-5 sixth hole - when his tee shot at No. 10 sailed right into the trees. Not...
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March 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Stallings leads at Pebble Beach

Scott Stallings shot an 8-under 64 on Thursday at Del Monte to take a two-stroke lead over William McGirt and Kirk Triplett in the Pebble Beach Invitational. Stallings, the True South Classic winner in July for his second PGA Tour title, made eight birdie putts inside 10 feet in the unofficial event that features PGA, LPGA, Champions and Web.com tour players. ''I had to...
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November 15, 2012  |  Discuss

McGirt, Piercy lead Canadian Open

Scott Piercy is discovering that not everything you dislike is bad for you. After two rounds in the Canadian Open, Piercy had a share of the lead with William McGirt -- and had seen just about enough of Hamilton Golf and Country Club. ''This golf course takes the juices out of it for me,'' Piercy said Friday after following his opening 8-under 62 with a 67 to match...
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July 27, 2012  |  Discuss
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