William McGirt prevailed in a sudden-death playoff over fellow staffer Jon Curran to win the Memorial Tournament Presented by Nationwide on the PGA TOUR over the weekend at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. This is William McGirt’s first career PGA Tour victory after 12 years he became a pro. Nobody can say that he is not persistent. Before this victory, William McGirt had 3 2nd places.
It is very likely that 2016 will be his first great year financially. By winning the Memorial Tournament, he earned $1.53 million. Since the beginning of this year, he collected $2,840,225. This victory also improved his rankings:
- From 37th to 10th in the FedEx Cup standings;
- From 102nd to 44th in the Official World Golf Rankings;
- From 50th to 15th in the United States Ryder Cup team points standings.
William McGirt played with:
- Srixon Z-STAR XV golf ball;
- Srixon Z 745 Prototype driver (9.5°) with Miyazaki Kusala Indigo 61 X shaft;
- Cleveland Classic XL fairway wood (3 wood, 14°) with Miyazaki JDL 7 X shaft;
- Cleveland Launcher hybrid (2 hybrid, 18°) with Graphite Design YS8 X shaft;
- Srixon Z U45 utility iron (3 iron, 20°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold SL S300 shaft;
- Srixon Z 545 irons (4-5), Srixon Z 745 irons (6-9) and Srixon Z 945 PW with Nippon NSPro Prototype shafts;
- Cleveland 588 RTX wedges (52°, 58°) with TNippon NS Pro WV125 shafts.
A little bit off-topic, but I think it is worth to mention how Nippon Shaft improved its presence on the PGA and European Tours in 2015. In 2015, 106 players on the PGA and European Tours combined utilizing steel shafts in comparison with 70 in 2014.