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The Tour Report

July 29 2012

6:45 PM

McGirt locks up card, Playoffs spot

By Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM

William McGirt was in uncharted territory.

Only a week earlier, he finished a career-best tie for fifth. Sunday, he had a chance for his first career victory.

Instead, McGirt bogeyed two of his final four holes, losing a one-shot lead to finish one back of winner Scott Piercy.

"I had trouble getting the butterflies to fly in formation,” McGirt said. “Seemed like I had a lot of 30, 35-footers all day.”

If there is an upside for McGirt, though, it’s that he locked up his card for next season and guaranteed himself a spot in the FedExCup Playoffs.

“Being able to draw on what happened today in the future is going to be huge,” McGirt said. “I'll take a lot of positives away from this week. My No. 1 goal coming into this week was to make sure I locked up getting in the Playoffs. My second goal was to make sure I locked up my card. I accomplished both of those today. I would have loved to have won the golf tournament, but I played very well all week.”