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Gary Woodland

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (32) / 5/21/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 200

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World No. 50 Gary Woodland carved out a 3-under-par 35-32=67 in the final round of the Sony Open in Hawaii to wrap up his fifth appearance on 17-under 263, down three spots into a two-way T6, 10 back of overnight leader and champion Justin Thomas.
The 32-year-old began R4 in a three-way T3 on 14-under, eight adrift. Playing out of the penultimate threesome, he sleepwalked to an even-par first half, exchanging an opening birdie-3 from 16'10" with a one-putt bogey-6 at the ninth after hitting his tee shot OB. In between, the Kansas alum only had one scoring chance from inside of 26 feet, a missed 10-footer at the par-4 third. He came home in bogey-free 3-under, with birdies at 10 and 14,, both from inside of 10 feet, and a two-putt version at the par-5 18th after whiffing an eagle try from 8'9". Woodland also missed a 9-footer for birdie at 16. He was solo 2nd thru 36 holes after opening in 64-64, but closed in 68-67. This is his second top 10 of the season in four starts, joining a runner-up at the OHL Classic, where he was the 54-hole leader. Jan 15 - 11:50 PM

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World No. 50 Gary Woodland patched together a 2-under-par 35-33=68 in the third round of the Sony Open in Hawaii to reach 14-under 196, down one spot into a three-way T3, eight shy of 54-hole leader Justin Thomas.

The 32-year-old began the third frame in solo 2nd, five shy of Thomas. Playing out of the final threesome, he mustered seven (of 14) fairways and 13 greens in regulation, gaining 2.206 strokes tee-to-green, but losing 1.901 on the greens. The University of Kansas alum exchanged two birdies with two bogeys to turn even, adding birdies at 12 (from 4'3") and a two-putt version on the par-5 18th. He struggled with the speed of the greens for most of the day, 3-putting the third for bogey-5 from 11'6", missing a par-saver at the eighth from inside of six feet, and missing birdie at 14 from inside seven feet. Thru 54 holes, Woodland is T2 in GIR at 85.19 percent (46/54), but 36th in putts per GIR, including a dismal 1.923 in R3.
Jan 15 - 12:13 AM

Gary Woodland kept his foot on the gas with a 6-under-par 32-32=64 during the second round of the Sony Open in Hawaii, placing on 12-under 128 at halftime, five strokes off the torrid pace set by Justin Thomas.

Woodland is operating on cruise control while taking on Waialae Country Club this week. He pelted 16 greens in regulation today and landed 17 yesterday. His tally of 33 GIR is tops in the field through two days. The steady approach play has set up the opportunity to shine on the greens. That is exactly what he's done, gaining 4.789 strokes putting (+2.038 in R1; +2.751 in R2). Today he splashed them home in high volumes, draining six putts from outside six feet. Woodland arrived with back-to-back top 15s at Waialae CC and looks to be on his way to a third straight.
Jan 13 - 10:10 PM

Gary Woodland cruised to a bogey-free, 6-under-par 34-30=64 during the opening round of the Sony Open in Hawaii.

Woodland opened his day on the back nine and made his first splash with a long-distance birdie from 36'11" at the par-4 12th. He followed that up with a 20'4" birdie bomb at the following hole, adding three more birdies from inside 10 feet before the turn. From there he cruised home with eight pars and a tap-in birdie at the closing par-5 ninth. Woodland pelted 17 greens in regulation today, gaining 2.32 strokes approaching-the-green and 1.94 additional strokes putting. The Kansas Jayhawk has back-to-back top 15s on his Sony Open resume and early on it looks like he may be on his way toward a third straight.
Jan 12 - 5:08 PM

Second- and third-round leader Gary Woodland backed up with a 1-under-par 37-33=70 in the final round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba for a 72-hole aggregate of 19-under 265, down one place to solo second, two in arrears to champion Pat Perez, who shot 67.

The 32-year-old led by one at the midpoint and by one over Perez at the three-quarter mark. It was his fifth career 54-hole lead/co-lead in his 177th career start and drops to 0-for-5 in that regard. Playing out of the final threesome with Perez and Scott Piercy, the Kansas alum landed 10 (of 14) fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation, No. 1 for the week in GIR at 86.11 percent, but was shaky from the get go. He squared bogey-5 on holes 1 and 3 before a birdie-4 at the seventh to turn 1-over, now five back of new-leader Perez. Woodland exchanged birdie-3 at 11 with bogey-5 at 16 before finishing on an uptick with back-to-back birdies, forging his seventh career runner-up, first since solo second at the Barracuda back in July.
Sun, Nov 13, 2016 04:34:00 PM

Overnight leader Gary Woodland orchestrated a 5-under-par 31-35=66 in today's third round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba to reach the three-quarter mark on 18-under 195, good for a one-shot lead over Pat Perez, who shot a week-low 62.

The 32-year-old, a recent newlywed, began R3 with a one-shot lead over Webb Simpson and two better than Scott Piercy who completed the final threesome. This was his second career 36-hole lead/co-lead in his 177th career start, joining the 2016 Farmers, where he co-led at the midpoint (68-67) before 73-82 and T18. More recently, the Kansas alum was a 54-hole tri-leader at the Memorial in June (68-65-69) before a closing 73 left him T4. He circled seven birdies today and was bogey-free 7-under thru 14 holes, but suffered a double bogey-5 at the 15th that completed his scoring. Woodland, who hit 16 greens in regulation for a third straight lap, is vying for his third career TOUR title, first since the 2013 Reno-Tahoe Open where he was the 54-hole leader by seven points (Modified Stableford Scoring).
Sat, Nov 12, 2016 04:16:00 PM

Gary Woodland coasted to a bogey-free, 6-under-par 34-31=65 during the second round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, reaching the midpoint as early clubhouse leader on 13-under 129 and just one bogey to his name. UPDATE: With second-round play completed, Woodland leads by one over Webb Simpson.

While Woodland is known for his distance off the tee, he's proven in the past he can club down with the best of them. Evidence of that is his 2011 victory at Innisbrook Resort's Copperhead Course. He could be on his way to a similar week in México, finding 21 (of 28) fairways through two days of play which ranks T30th in field. From there, he's been locked in with his irons and wedges, finding 32 greens in regulation, ranking second in the field at the moment. Woodland is making his first OHL Classic appearance since a 2009 debut where he finished T28 on the week. The Kansas Jayhawk hasn't found the winner's circle since the 2013 Reno-Tahoe Open but he certainly has the game to find his way back.
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 12:25:00 PM

Gary Woodland feasted on El Camaleón Golf Club, walking away with a 7-under-par 33-31=64 during round one of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, sitting one stroke off the current leader Chris Kirk.

The Kansas Jayhawk smothered 16 greens in regulation to apply the scoring pressure early and often. He opened on the back nine and picked off birdies at the par-4 12th and 18th holes in addition to an eagle at the par-5 13th. His lone bogey of the round came after the turn, at the par-4 third, but he rebounded with birdies on four of his last six. Woodland is making his first appearance at El Camaleón since his 2009 debut when he finished T28. That week he posted a 7-under 63 (played as a par 70 that year) during the third round, so this falls one shy of his personal best here.
Thu, Nov 10, 2016 05:23:00 PM

Gary Woodland carries some life momentum into Malaysia as he readies for this week's CIMB Classic.

A few weeks removed from saying his wedding vows, the 32-year-old may still be flying high. Adding to that, he's arriving at a venue where he's collected a pair of runner-up finishes in three trips. Last year yielded the easiest scoring conditions for the field at TPC Kuala Lumpur but an opening round 3-over 75 stalled Woodland from the get-go. At 32 years of age, the Kansas product may be reaching the prime of his PGA TOUR career, and gamers should continue to invest in Woodland, especially on courses that feature four par 5s for him to feast on. This week fits that bill.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Wed, Oct 19, 2016 10:41:00 AM

20-seed Gary Woodland crafted a bogey-free 3-under-par 34-33=67 in the final round of the TOUR Championship to wrap his fourth appearance on 2-under 278, up four places to T10 with play still in progress.

The 32-year-old began the finale on 1-over (T14) after opening in progressively better laps of 72-70-69. He kept that trajectory going with a closing 67, circling three birdies, each from inside of eight feet, on six (of 14) fairways and 13 greens in regulation. For the week, the Kansas alum carded 13 birdies against seven bogeys and two doubles, though he did play his final 36 holes with only one blemish, a bogey-4 on the 15th in R3. If the top 10 holds, it will be his fourth of the season in 26 starts and is projected to finish 20th in the FedExCup standings, exactly where he entered the week.
Sun, Sep 25, 2016 05:01:00 PM

World No. 49 Gary Woodland is in Atlanta to contest his fourth TOUR Championship and arrives as the 20-seed in the FedExCup standings.

The 32-year-old's last visit to East Lake GC in 2014 was his best (and lone top 10), posting a T9 on rounds of 71-75-63-67. That 63 is the best score at the par-70 layout of the 30 competitors in this year's field (five players have shot 64). The University of Kansas alum's career scoring average in the season finale (12 rounds) is 69.50. He checks in with top-25 finishes in each of the first three legs of the Playoffs -- one of seven players to do so -- but is trending in the wrong direction (T4-T15-T24). Woodland ranks T15 on TOUR in par-4 scoring average at 4.01.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Wed, Sep 21, 2016 10:21:00 AM

Gary Woodland painted a 5-under-par 35-31=66 in today's second round of the Deutsche Bank Championship to reach 7-under 135, up 33 spots to T5 with play still in progress.

This is the 32-year-old's fifth appearance with a best of T12 last year (68-70-69-71). He entered the week 24th in the FedExCup standings and off a T4 at The Barclays. The Topeka, Kansas, native kicked off with an up-and-down 2-under 69 (four birdies, two bogeys), and outpaced a lone bogey at the par-3 eighth with six birdies on Day 2, five conventional and a 14-footer from the fringe at the par-4 13th. He improved to 15 greens in regulation (from 12 in R1) and posted 1.667 putts per GIR for a second straight lap. Four of his conversions were from eight feet and in with a long of 14'6" at the par-4 17th that completed his scoring.
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 04:27:00 PM

Gary Woodland turned in a 2-under-par 34-35=69 after today's final round of The Barclays to reach 7-under 277, up two places into a three-way T4, two shy of champion Patrick Reed.

The 32-year-old began the final frame in a four-way T6 on 5-under after progressively better laps of 71-69-68, four back of 54-hole leader Rickie Fowler. He striped 11 (of 14) fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation, recording a mediocre 1.857 putts per GIR, but to be fair, only had four scoring tries from less than 11 feet. The Kansas native circled three of them on Nos. 2, 4 and 10, all from inside of five feet, but 3-putted the par-5 13th from 26'7" which completed his scoring. He did make four par putts from between five and 11 feet en route to his third top 10 of the season in 23 starts, all doubling as top 5s.
Sun, Aug 28, 2016 07:16:00 PM

Gary Woodland fashioned a 3-under-par 33-35=68 in today's third round of The Barclays to reach 5-under 208, up 13 places to T5 with play still in progress.

The 32-year-old is making his fifth appearance and was runner-up in 2012 at Liberty National GC. He kicked off with 71-69 to begin the third frame on 2-under (T18), six shy of 36-hole leader Patrick Reed but just one off the overnight top 10. The Kansas alum ate a double bogey-6 at the 11th, but otherwise was flawless, carding birdies on Nos. 2, 3 and 15 (12'6"), and an eagle at the par-5 seventh from 4'10". He saved par from 11'0" at the par-3 17th and then whiffed birdie from 4'5" at the par-4 18th. Woodland, who entered the week 42nd in the FedExCup standings, conjured just six (of 14) fairways and hit 13 greens in regulation, posting 3.720 SG: Approach-the-Green but -0.862 SG: Around-the-Green.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 05:04:00 PM

Fresh off a missed cut at the PGA Championship, Gary Woodland turns his attention to TPC River Highlands for this week's Travelers Championship.

The 32-year-old entered last week with top 30s in eight of his last nine starts. The run of good form came to an end after posting 5-over 145 to miss the cut at Baltusrol Golf Club. Gamers should not be too concerned, though, given the amount of missed cuts by some of the game's best golfers last week. As for his record at TPC River Highlands, he finished T63 in his 2009 debut, withdrew during round two of the 2013 edition (back injury) and returned last year to collect a T20. Currently 21st in strokes gained approach-the-green, it will come down to the flat stick where he currently ranks 111th in strokes gained putting. Woodland makes for a nice bounce-back candidate this week, viable in all formats.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Wed, Aug 3, 2016 12:34:00 AM