Will Wilcox

Willy Wilcox[1] (born June 2, 1986) is an American professional golfer and member of the PGA Tour

Willy Wilcox
Personal information
Born (1986-06-02) June 2, 1986 (age 33)
Birmingham, Alabama
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight160 lb (73 kg; 11 st)
Nationality United States
ResidencePell City, Alabama
Career
CollegeUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham
Clayton State University
Turned professional2009
Current tour(s)PGA Tour
Web.com Tour
Former tour(s)Canadian Tour
Hooters Tour
Professional wins4
Number of wins by tour
Korn Ferry Tour1
Other3
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenCUT: 2011
The Open ChampionshipDNP

Wilcox was born in Birmingham, Alabama. He played college golf at University of Alabama at Birmingham[2] and Clayton State University[3] He was a three-time All-American. He also won the 2008 Alabama Amateur.

Wilcox turned professional in 2009 and played on the Hooters Tour from 2009 to 2011, winning twice.[4] He played on the Canadian Tour in 2010, winning once at the Dakota Dunes Casino Open and finishing fourth on the Order of Merit. He has played on the Web.com Tour since 2011 and won the 2013 South Georgia Classic.[5]

On July 14, 2013, Wilcox became only the fourth professional golfer in Web.com Tour history to shoot 59 for a round. Wilcox's card had 10 birdies, seven pars, and an eagle for a 12-under score in the final round of the Utah Championship at Willow Creek CC in Sandy, Utah. He finished seventh on the 2013 Web.com Tour regular season money list to earn his 2014 PGA Tour card. He had two top-10 finishes in his first season on the PGA tour and finished 142nd in FedEx Cup points, which was good enough to retain his card for 2015.[6]

Wilcox shot a final round 67 at the 2015 Barbasol Championship, where he finished solo second. Willy finished the 2015 PGA Tour in 97th place in the FedEx Cup points,[7] qualified for the playoffs, and ended up ranked #2 in the PGA Tour's "All Around" statistics between Jason Day and Jordan Spieth.[8]

Wilcox recorded the first hole-in-one (since 2002) on the famous 17th hole at the TPC at Sawgrass Stadium course during the 2016 Players Championship, but finished the season ranked 138th and missed the 2016 playoffs.[9] Following the 2017 season, Wilcox lost his PGA Tour card after finishing 202nd.[10] He has primarily played on the Web.com Tour since.

Amateur winsEdit

  • 2008 Alabama Amateur

Professional wins (4)Edit

Web.com Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 Apr 28, 2013 South Georgia Classic –15 (71-66-63-73=273) 4 strokes   D. J. Brigman,   Michael Putnam,
  Zack Sucher

Canadian Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 Jun 11, 2010 Dakota Dunes Casino Open –25 (68-65-64-66=263) 1 stroke   Brady Stockton

NGA Hooters Tour wins (2)Edit

  • 2010 Savannah Lakes Village Classic
  • 2011 Terry Moore Ford Open

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Willy Wilcox on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2017-01-03.
  2. ^ "Big Weekend For Pair Of Former UAB Golfers". Retrieved April 29, 2013.
  3. ^ "Former Laker All-American Wilcox wins South Georgia Classic". Retrieved April 29, 2013.
  4. ^ "Will Wilcox – Player stats". NGA Hooters Tour. Retrieved April 29, 2013.
  5. ^ "Will Wilcox gets first victory". ESPN. Associated Press. April 28, 2013. Retrieved April 29, 2013.
  6. ^ https://www.pgatour.com/fedexcup/official-standings.2014.html
  7. ^ https://www.pgatour.com/players/player.34265.willy-wilcox.html
  8. ^ https://www.pgatour.com/stats/stat.127.2015.html
  9. ^ https://www.pgatour.com/fedexcup/official-standings.2016.html
  10. ^ https://www.pgatour.com/fedexcup/official-standings.2017.html

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