McGirt moves on to PGA playoffs

Donnie Douglas Editor

August 19, 2013

GREENSBORO — With the PGA Tour’s regular season completed, Fairmont native William McGirt on Thursday will look to continue the success he has enjoyed the last two seasons in the FedEx Cup playoffs.

McGirt, who finished in a tie for 65th place at 1 over par and won $10,918 in the Wyndham Classic that ended Sunday, will enter into the playoffs with 533 FedEx Cup points, which ranks him in 92nd on the list. He has now won $867,384 on the season and just more than $2.6 million during his career.

The top 125 money winners on the tour advance to the playoffs, which begin with The Barclays at Liberty National GC in Jersey City, N.J. Last year, McGirt finished tied for 10th in the event and won almost $161,000. Among those in The Barclays field is Tiger Woods.

McGirt, who is in his third full season on the tour, was the last person to make the FedEx Cup playoffs in 2011 and then finished 24th in The Barclays to advance in the playoffs. His FedEx Cup journey lasted two tournaments in 2011 and three tournaments in 2012.

The top 100 on the FedEx Cup list will advance after The Barclays to the Deutsche Bank Championship, and following that event the top 70 on FedEx Cup list will advance to the BMW Championship. The top 30 golfers then advance to the Tour Championship, where the FedEx Cup champion is crowned.

Patrick Reed won the Wyndham Classic and its top prize of $954,000 in a two-hole playoff over rookie sensation Jordan Speith after they both finished at 14 under par. Speith won $572,400. Brian Harman and John Huh tied for third at 12 under par, and each won $307,400.