Fairmont’s William McGirt added to British Open field

By Rodd Baxley - [email protected]


Fairmont native William McGirt will make his British Open debut in a few weeks at Royal Troon Golf Club.

McGirt, 37, was officially added to the field on Sunday because of his position in the FedEx Cup rankings. He’s currently 13th in the FedEx Cup standings and 46th in the official world ranking.

It will be his second appearance in a major this season. He missed the cut at the U.S. Open last week in Oakmont.

In addition to a spot in The Open, McGirt will also compete in the PGA Championship in late July and make his debut at The Masters in April.

He competes in his first World Golf Championship event this week in the Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club in Akron.


By Rodd Baxley

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