Fairmont native William McGirt grabs his first career PGA Tour victory

By: Staff Report
Darron Cummings | AP Photos Fairmont native William McGirt won his first career PGA Tour tournament on Sunday at the Memorial on the second playoff hole.

DUBLIN, Ohio — After 165 career starts during his six-year PGA Tour career, Fairmont native William McGirt earned his first career win on the second playoff hole at the Memorial tournament at Muirfield Village on Sunday.

McGirt beat Jon Curran with a par on the second playoff hole to secure a three-year exemption on Tour. In regulation, he shot a 1-under 71 with a lone birdie on No. 5 and pars the rest of the round. McGirt shot 15-under for the tournament to claim $1.5 million and a spot in the U.S. Open at Oakmont in two weeks.

The win catapults him to 10th in the FedEx Cup Standings.

Darron Cummings | AP Photos Fairmont native William McGirt won his first career PGA Tour tournament on Sunday at the Memorial on the second playoff hole.
https://www.robesonian.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_McGirt-Memorial-2-1.jpgDarron Cummings | AP Photos Fairmont native William McGirt won his first career PGA Tour tournament on Sunday at the Memorial on the second playoff hole.

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