William Mcgirt

    William Mcgirt

    Height:  5 ft. 8 in  

    Weight: 200 lbs

    Birthday: 06/21/1979

    College:  Wofford College

    Turned Pro: 2004

    Birthplace: Lumberton, North Carolina

    Country: United States

    Sponsor: Srixon, Cleveland, Wheels Up, Srixon, Taylormade-adidas, Scotty Cameron Putters


    William McGirt is an American pro-golfer and he started playing the game as soon as he could walk. His favorite book is Caddy for Life, which is the bio of Bruce Edwards’ caddy, Tom Watson respectively. While growing up, William McGirt received scholarships from North and South Carolina colleges to play both baseball and golf. After graduating in 2001, McGirt turned pro in 2004 and spent a number of years playing golf in mini tours.

    He started playing in the Nationwide Tour in 2010 after he reached the final stage of the 2009 PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament. William McGirt broke the ice in 2012, as he appeared for the first time in a major golfing event, the PGA Championship respectively, yet he missed the cut. His first professional win was in 2016, at the Memorial Tournament in Ohio, where he earned 1.5 million dollars. This victory also brought him a 3 year PGA Tour exemption and qualified him for the Masters, the PGA Championship and the US Open.

    Despite graduating from Wofford College in 2001, Mcgirt didn’t turn pro until 2004. He learnt the ropes of pro golf by playing on the various mini tours for a number of years. Thanks to his reaching the final stage of the PGA Tour School in 2009, he received playing rights for the 2010 season on the Nationwide Tour. That season he had four top 10 finishes on his way to finishing 34th on the Nationwide Tour money list. He won a PGA Tour card at that season’s Q School, where he finished second to Billy Mayfair.

    In his rookie season, he played 32 events but didn’t manage to have a single top 10 finish. He finished the season 141st on the money list and therefore returned to Q School. He won a card for the second year in a row at Q School, finishing tied 13th at the six day event. Mcgirt’s 2012 season resulted in a current career best finish of 50th in the FedEx Cup. He had three top 10 finishes including a runner-up to Scott Piercy at the RBC Canadian Open.

    Mcgirt has had consistent results since then on the PGA Tour and hasn’t been threatened with losing his card since. He had another second place finish at the RBC Canadian Open in 2013, this time finishing three shots behind the winner Brandt Snedeker. He went on to finish 97th on the money list. Two back to back top 10s at the end of the 2014 (including a tied 5th place finish at the first FedEx Cup event, the Barclays) put a shine on what was an otherwise unspectacular season.  He finished 84th on the money list. It has been a frustrating 2015 season thus far for Mcgirt. He has been making most of the cuts but has been struggling to put four solid rounds together.