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Episode 85: William McGirt | PGA Tour Pro & Memorial Tournament Champion

Episode 85: William McGirt | PGA Tour Pro

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Rich Take On Sports

Show Notes:

  • Rich Spotlight: William McGirt
    • Has always had this unique ability to remember every shot he’s hit
    • Baseball was his first passion even though he started playing golf at an early age
    • Stopped playing golf at 8-years old and remembers starting to play golf again on his 15th birthday after his grandfather asked him if he wanted to play
    • He would soon be able to beat his grandfather and all of his friends
    • Attended Wofford College with coach Dan O’Connell
    • Didn’t turn pro until 2004 even though he finished college in 2001
    • Finally earned his PGA Tour card in 2010 and would win his first tournament (The Memorial Tournament) in 2016
    • Well-documented story of Tiger Woods telling William that he was an idiot after Tiger heard William didn’t look at the leaderboard during tournaments
    • He fell in love with the challenge of always trying to improve and knowing that no one has ever mastered the game of golf
    • Will miss the upcoming 2018-2019 PGA Tour season due to hip surgery
    • He believes that there are so many similarities in golf and life and that you can apply many principles to each other
    • Words of Wisdom from William McGirt: “When you’re not practicing someone else is.”

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About the author, Richmond Weaver

Richmond, a graduate of Clemson University has been involved with sports for most of his life and developed a passion for basketball and sports at an early age. He currently lives in Greenville, SC with his wife Karen, founder of Upstate Esthetics and their three kids.

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