Thursday, 23 November, 2017

Workhorse William McGirt plods into Masters contention

Hilda Schwartz | 09 April, 2017, 05:04

Coming off a three-putt bogey on No. 1 to fall back to 2-under, McGirt got the shot right back when he stuck a wedge from just off the green to two feet and made birdie.

But maintaining his position on the leaderboard and not undoing all of Thursday's work was a close second on the wish list, and McGirt accomplished that. You've just got to understand where I'm coming from.' We go back and forth a little bit.

He was up early for the ceremonial tee shot and admitted to giving his credit card a workout at the Masters merchandise shop.

"I don't know that you could write this in a script and have it any better, unless you had a 10-shot lead", McGirt said.

McGirt had an even better comeback for that one.

McGirt seemingly came out of nowhere to momentarily top the leaderboard, a first-time Masters player using his strong short game to his advantage at Augusta National.

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With overnight leader Charley Hoffman struggling, McGirt is in a position to be in contention over the weekend, and he thinks conditions will get even tougher Friday afternoon.

"I'm glad I don't have to hit another shot that counts today". "I love it when it plays tough".

"It's pretty cool to get to play the weekend in your first Masters", said McGirt, who is vying to become the first Masters rookie to win the green jacket since Fuzzy Zoeller in 1979. "Yesterday's conditions and even today, the times I've been down here it's been a west or northwest wind at about today's wind speed. There's been years and years, ever since I've been on tour, that I didn't know if this moment would ever happen".

"I kind of plod my way around the golf course and take what it gives me", a humble McGirt told reporters.

After years of grinding away on golf's minor leagues and six full years battling on the PGA Tour, McGirt finally made his long awaited breakthrough last year with a playoff victory at the Jack Nicklaus-hosted Memorial tournament, earning a golden ticket to the Masters. I tried to do everything I could to prepare myself, but I was very calm today.

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