William McGirt had not been in this position before — playing in the final group, in serious contention to name a few — but thanks to his playing partners he felt quite comfortable in the third round of the RBC Canadian Open on Saturday.
“I think I handled it pretty well,” said McGirt, who fired a 4-under 66 for a three-day total of 15 under, one shot back of leader Robert Garrigus. “It did help playing with Robert and Scott (Piercy). We got out there and just had fun. We were laughing and joking all day.”
McGirt is in his second year on the PGA TOUR. He’s had four top 25s this season and only one top 10 — which came last week at the True South Classic. Maybe he’s heating up at just the right time.
In any case, he’s certainly looking forward to teeing it up in the final pairing with the easy-going Garrigus on Sunday.
“He kind of knows what to say at the right time to me,” McGirt said. “He just walked by today, I was a little miffed at not driving it in the fairway. He walks by and said something funny and I just busted out laughing, kind of takes your mind off of it.”
- Robert Garrigus
- William McGirt