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Gary Woodland

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (33) / 5/21/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 200

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Gary Woodland came up just shy during last year's OHL Classic at Mayakoba and he returns this week for another crack at El Camaleón Golf Club.
The Kansas Jayhawk enters the week with some steady form on his side. He has earned paychecks in six straight starts, with five of them doubling as top 30s. Woodland also has some course knowledge on his side as he posted a T28 in his 2009 debut and returned last year to collect a runner-up finish. Woodland led (by himself) after rounds 2 and 3 before a 1-under 70 got him passed up by Pat Perez. With strong recent form and strong course history roots, Woodland should be a top-tier option in all fantasy formats. Nov 8 - 3:51 PM

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Making his tournament debut, World No. 50 Gary Woodland styled a 3-under-par 33-35=68 in the third round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open to post 5-under 208, up 17 spots on the live leaderboard to T6.

The 33-year-old is making his third start of the season after T28 at the CIMB and T40 at THE CJ CUP, both no-cut events. After kicking off in 73-67, he began T23 on 2-under, two shy of the overnight top 10 and nine shy of 36-hole leader J.J. Spaun. The Kansas alum conjured four (of 14) fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation, losing 1.806 strokes off-the-tee but gaining 3.665 approaching-the-green, currently 73rd and 2nd for the week in the latter two stats, respectively. He squeaked out a 0.345 SG: Around-the-Green, currently 78th (last) in that stat thru 54 holes. Woodland squared a lone bogey-6 at 13, camouflaged by four circles at 3, 6, 16 and 17, all from nine-feet-and-in.
Nov 4 - 6:20 PM

Gary Woodland again showed his liking for TPC Kuala Lumpur, hoisting up a bogey-free 6-under-par 32-34=66 in Thursday's opening round at the CIMB Classic in Malaysia to slot in at T5 on the end-of-day leaderboard.

That's just two swings behind leader Cameron Smith of Australia. Woodland is a two-time runner-up at this event having finished second to Ryan Moore in both 2013 and 2014. He started those two tournaments with rounds of 68 and 71 respectively and today's 66 matches his low lap which came in the third round three years ago. Woodland birdied the first four odd-numbered holes on his front nine and followed those gains at 1, 3, 5 and 7 with another at 10. From there, it was pars to the clubhouse apart from one final red circle at 16. The big-hitting American opened the final two FedExCup Playoff events with R1 67s before finishing T27 at the BMW and T19 at the TOUR Championship so will want to make a better job of cashing in this time.
Oct 12 - 4:35 AM

World No. 43 Gary Woodland sleepwalked to a 1-over-par 35-36=71 in the third round of the TOUR Championship, falling five spots to T9 on 5-under 205, seven in arrears of 54-hole leader Paul Casey.

After opening in twin 67s, the 33-year-old began T4 on 4-under, three back of a trio of overnight co-leaders. Playing out of the third-to-last twosome, he conjured six (of 14) fairways and nine greens in regulation, losing 1.140 strokes off-the-tee and 0.910 around-the-green. The Kansas alum mustered a lone birdie-3 at three (from 18 inches), overshadowed by two bogeys at holes 2 and 16 (failed scrambles). He registered 1.889 putts per GIR and 0.309 SG: Putting with 26 total putts.
Sep 23 - 7:08 PM

Gary Woodland styled a 3-under-par 33-34=67 during the second round of the TOUR Championship, reaching 6-under 134 at the midpoint, good for a spot inside the top 5 on the live leaderboard.

The University of Kansas product found just six (of 14) fairways today, ranking T23 for the week with just 11 fairways hit. Luckily, he recovered from there to pelt 13 greens in regulation, good for 1.463 strokes gained approaching-the-green. That includes giving himself seven scoring chances from inside 13 feet. On top of that, he kept the round glued together with a trio of par saves from 6-to-8 feet. Looking ahead to potential weekend pin placements, Woodland has four straight weekend round of 69 or better here at East Lake, including a third-round 63 in 2014.
Sep 22 - 5:46 PM

Gary Woodland grinded out a bogey-free, 3-under-par 34-33=67 during round one of the TOUR Championship, positioning himself in contention early in the week.

There was nothing special about Woodland's ball-striking today, but he still managed to keep a clean card by round's end. After his outward nine, Woodland had given himself just one scoring chance from inside 20 feet. It was his strong play on (and around) the green that kept this round glued together, going 5-for-5 in getting up-and-down on the day. Making his fifth appearance at East Lake Golf Club, Woodland is no stranger to success here, arriving with top 10s in each of his last two trips to Atlanta, Georiga. Starting the week at 28th in the FedExCup race, Woodland needs a lot of chips to fall correctly if he wants to hoist the FedExCup title by week's end.
Sep 21 - 4:02 PM

World No. 43 Gary Woodland crafted a 4-under-par 33-34=67 in the second round of the BMW Championship to reach 8-under 134, up eight places on the live leaderboard to T6, five shy of 36-hole clubhouse leader Jason Day.

The 33-year-old has recorded four top-25 finishes in his five previous appearances but is still chasing his first top 10 (T16/2011). He opened with 67 and along with today's 67, has shot that number four times in this tourney, his low-water mark. The Kansas alum landed 10 (of 14) fairways and 15 greens in regulation, gaining 0.846 strokes off-the-tee and 0.850 tee-to-green. He squared a lone bogey-5 at 16, camouflaged by five circles at 1, 8, 10, 14 and 15, two from between 11 and 14 feet. Woodland registered 1.733 putts per GIR and 1.001 SG: Putting, taking 29 total putts.
Sep 15 - 3:49 PM

World No. 44 Gary Woodland submitted a 2-under-par 34-35=69 after the third round of the 99th PGA Championship for a 54-hole tally of 2-under 211, up 10 places to T7, five in arrears of leader Kevin Kisner.

After opening in 68-74, the 33-year-old began T17 on even-par, eight adrift of co-leaders Kisner and Hideki Matusyama. He striped 12 (of 14) fairways and hit 13 greens in regulation, posting 1.764 SG: Off-the-Tee and 0.630 SG: Approach-the-Green, though -1.313 SG: Around-the-Green. The Kansas alum outpaced three bogeys at holes 3, 6 (3-putt from 58'5") and 16, with five circles at 2, 4, 8, 10 and 14, two from between 11 and 30 feet. He registered 1.769 putts per GIR and 2.119 SG: Putting, needing 28 total putts. Woodland's best finish in 23 previous majors is T12 two times, at the 2011 PGA (Atlanta Athletic Club) and most recently at the 2016 Open at Royal Troon.
Aug 12 - 9:06 PM

Gary Woodland styled a first round 3-under-par 32-36=68 to claim a very early share of the clubhouse lead in the 2017 PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club.

The 33-year-old is 6-for-6 on the Charlotte, North Carolina layout, but it took him four years to truly get to grips with it – the first time he cracked the top 60. He’s been top 25 the last three years he’s played it, but this is his first sub-70 opening lap. He found only 10 of 18 greens in regulation, but two of those he found on the front nine led to birdie: from 8’9" at No. 2 and 23’4" at No. 6. The par-5 seventh saw him get up-and-down for birdie, as did another long hole, the 15th. But when he missed the green at 16 he couldn’t retrieve the situation and made his only bogey of the day. He gained 2.809 strokes on the field on the greens (ranked third). When he signed his card he was T2 on the leaderboard with only Thornbjorn Olesen ahead of him on 4-under through 16 holes. It's only his third round in the 60s in 17 PGA Championship laps.
Aug 10 - 2:09 PM

World No. 47 Gary Woodland tacked on a 4-under-par 33-35=68 in the final round of the RBC Canadian Open to conclude on 19-under 269, down one spot to solo 4th, two adrift of a two-man playoff involving 54-hole leader Charley Hoffman and defending and now back-to-back champ Jhonattan Vegas.

This was the 33-year-old's third RBC and first finish inside the top 60, posting T61 on last visit in 2013. It's his sixth top 25 of the season in 20 starts, first since T2 12 starts ago at the Honda, fifth top 10 and fourth top 5. After kicking off in 70-63-68, the Kansas alum began in a two-way T3 on 15-under, two back of Hoffman. He conjured six (of 14) fairways and hit 13 greens in regulation, gaining 3.182 strokes tee-to-green, No. 1 in SG: TTG with a cumulative 14.548. Woodland squared holes 5, 7 (3-putt from 37'6") and 14, outpaced by seven birdies at 2-4, 9 (from 20'0"), 13, 16 and 18, posting 1.769 putts per GIR and -0.656 SG: Putting, taking 30 total putts. He missed eagle at the 72nd hole from 5'3" and missed birdie at the 71st hole from 5'11", had both dropped, he would have joined the playoff.
Jul 30 - 6:37 PM

World No. 47 Gary Woodland signed for a 4-under-par 34-34=68 after the third round of the RBC Canadian Open for a three-day total of 15-under 201, down one spot into a two-way T3, two short of leader Charley Hoffman.

After kicking off in 70 and career-tying-low 63, the 33-year-old began T2 on 11-under, one back of 36-hole leader Martin Flores. Playing out of the penultimate twosome, he found eight (of 14) fairways and 15 greens in regulation, posting 2.913 SG: Tee-to-Green, No. 1 in SGTTG with a cumulative 11.366. He carded seven birdies at holes 2, 4, 8, 12, 13, 16 and 17, all from inside of seven feet, taking some luster off with bogey-5 at 14, missed par-saver from four feet, and double bogey-6 at 3 after a penalty drop from an errant tee ball. The Kansas alum recorded 1.667 putts per GIR and -1.202 SG: Putting, 64th in SGP out of 76 players thru 54 holes.
Jul 29 - 6:26 PM

Gary Woodland torched Glen Abbey Golf Club in round two of the RBC Canadian Open, styling a 9-under-par 31-32=63, good for the low round of the day (and week) while falling one shy of the course record and positioning himself just one off the 36-hole lead on 11-under 133.

Woodland landed just 13 greens in regulation, but that number is very misleading. The big hitter gained 3.687 strokes approaching-the-green as he setup birdie looks from inside 14 feet on 12 holes. In the middle of his round he strung together six straight birdies, starting at the 15th, a career-best birdie streak for him which included a 26'8" bunker hole out at the par-5 18th. Woodland was chasing down the course record of 62 (fired by four golfers, most recently John Merrick in 2013) but he'll glady take a 10-birdie 63. This goes in the books as the fourth time Woodland has signed for a round of 63 during his PGA TOUR career, with the latest coming in R2 of the 2015 Byron Nelson. The Kansas Jayhawk product is now just one off the pace as he searches for his third career victory.
Jul 28 - 6:27 PM

Gary Woodland made a big jump up the leaderboard in round two of The 146th Open, styling a 1-under-par 34-35=69 to reach the weekend on 1-under 139, up 33 spots on the live leaderboard.

Woodland traded two birdies with two bogeys in his opening round, failing to take advantage of his length on the par 5s, recording pars on both. Today he circled an early eagle but it wasn't at a par 5. Instead, it came as a hole out at the short par-4 fifth hole, one of three eagles recorded at that hole so far. Woodland gave both strokes back with consecutive bogeys but added two more circles on his homeward nine. This will be the first time Woodland has positioned himself inside the top 10 at the midpoint of a major (T12 thru R2 at the 2009 U.S. Open). He's also never finished better than T12 in a major (2016 Open, 2011 PGA Championship) so this weekend provides a nice opportunity for Woodland as he enters in a share of seventh place.
Jul 21 - 2:55 PM

Over the weekend Gary Woodland witnessed the birth of his first child and will now take a pass on the upcoming Quicken Loans National to spend some quality time with the young one.

Woodland and his wife had some noted complications with their pregnancy, losing one of the twins that were due later in the summer. Over the weekend, they introduced Jaxson Lynn Woodland to the world, arriving 10 weeks early, as noted in his Twitter post. This is great news for the Woodland family after a tough spring. Woodland's timeline for a return is unknown at the moment. Chris Stroud will take his spot in the field at the Quicken Loans National.
Jun 26 - 3:05 PM

Gary Woodland conceded his second round match against Rory McIlroy and withdrew from the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, citing personal reasons. UPDATE: Woodland returned to action at the 81st Masters and recorded rounds of 75-80= 155 (+11), leading to a missed cut.

There was no press conference like Jason Day yesterday, but this is another reminded that these golfers are all battling external factors week in and week out. Woodland had started his week with a 3-and-2 victory over Emiliano Grillo but won't play another match this week, leaving the door open for Group 2 where Soren Kjeldsen and Rory McIlroy currently have 1 point. If Kjeldsen collects at least half a point against Grillo today then the Dane will advance onto the Round of 16. UPDATE: Woodland shared some very sad news on Twitter, "...there were complications with our recently announced pregnancy with twins. Gabby and I have since had to cope with the heartbreaking loss of one of the babies." He would later add that he currently plans to return at next week's Masters.
Mar 23 - 3:10 PM