McGirt returns to site of PGA Tour victory

By: By Jonathan Bym - Sports editor
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DUBLIN, Ohio — William McGirt returns to the site of his only PGA Tour win to date this week as he tees off at the Memorial being contested at Muirfield Village Golf Club this weekend.

The 2016 champion returns to the tournament, hosted by legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus, coming off one of his best finishes in nearly two months at the Fort Worth Invitational last week. At Colonial Country Club, McGirt climbed to as high as 16th entering the final round before a 71 on Sunday dropped him to a tie for 32nd.

The Fairmont native finished in a tie for 47th at Colonial the week before coming into Muirfield Village in 2016.

The made cut for McGirt last weekend ended a streak of three consecutive missed cuts.

At the Memorial, McGirt has made four cuts in five appearances. Outside of his win, McGirt finished in a tie for 67th in 2017 with a final round 83, a tie for 40th in 2015, and a tie for 37th in 2013. His lone cut came in 2014 after posting back-to-back 77s.

In the first two rounds, McGirt is paired with Brian Gay and Russell Henley. The group goes off the first tee at 8:26 a.m. on Thursday, and 1:16 p.m. from the 10th tee on Friday. This group tees off opposite of Tiger Woods, Jason Dufner and Justin Rose in the first two rounds.

Dufner is the defending champion of the event.

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By Jonathan Bym

Sports editor

Jonathan Bym can be reached at 910-816-1977 or by email at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @Jonathan_Bym.

Jonathan Bym can be reached at 910-816-1977 or by email at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @Jonathan_Bym.