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William McGirt off to good start at Bridgestone Invitational in seeking an Ohio sweep

William McGirt off to good start at Bridgestone Invitational in seeking an Ohio sweep

Golf in Ohio must bring out the best in William McGirt. One month after his first PGA Tour victory at the Memorial, McGirt looked just as good two hours up the road at the Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio.

In his World Golf Championship debut, he opened with six birdies and finished with a 45-foot par for a six-under-par 64 and a three-shot lead. 

An Ohio sweep? 

That's only happened four times, and McGirt guessed right at the answer. 

“Tiger Woods, Tiger Woods, Tiger Woods and Tiger Woods?” he said. “That would be pretty special company.” 

He had some decent company behind him after an opening round...

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