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Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/21/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 200
College: University of Kansas

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Gary Woodland dispatched Danny Willett 3-and-2 in the semifinals of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship.
Woodland conceded the fourth hole to Willett and the 27-year-old Englishman owned an early 2-up lead. After the duo exchanged birdie-4s on the fifth, Woodland reeled off two more birdies on Nos. 6 and 7 to claw back to all square. The American took his first lead of the match when Willett squared his first bogey at the par-4 eighth and he maintained his 1-up advantage through the 11th. The 30-year-old Woodland then stiffed his approach on 12 (from 72 yards out) to within four feet and converted the birdie to move to 2-up. Willett fought back to 1-down with birdie on the par-3 13th but a costly three-putt bogey from 23 feet on the 14th dropped him back to 2-down. Woodland ended the match on 16 dropping a 15-foot birdie putt to move on to the final. May 3 - 1:41 PM

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Gary Woodland ended John Senden's cinderella run with a 5-and-3 quarterfinal win at the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship and will face the winner of the Danny Willett, Tommy Fleetwood match. UPDATE: Woodland will face Danny Willett in the semifinals.

Woodland never trailed in his morning match, and he came out like a man on a mission in the afternoon session circling birdies on four of his first five holes to race to a 4-up lead. A par on No. 7 was enough to push his lead to 5-up, a margin he would maintain at the turn. Senden for his part, failed to register a par breaker on his outward nine squaring bogeys on Nos. 4 and 7. Woodland lost the 10th hole with bogey to briefly drop back to 4-up, but he took the 11th with par to push his cushion right back to 5-up with seven to play. Senden won the 12th with a four-footer for birdie but the task was too tall for the Aussie, as the match would end at the par-4 15th.
May 2 - 9:14 PM

Gary Woodland upended Marc Leishman 2-and-1 in the round of 16 at the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship.

Woodland, the No. 50 seed, opened with birdie on the par-5 first to go 1-up and never trailed in the match against the No. 56 seed. Both entered the round of 16 undefeated and it was Woodland that emerged to advance to the quarterfinals. A par at No. 2 was sufficient for Woodland to move to 2-up, and he would push that lead to 3-up at 8 when he stuck his approach from 158 yards to 10 inches for the birdie. Leishman fought back with birdies on 9 and 10 and his par breaker on 12 got the match back to all square. Woodland answered back with birdies on the par-4 14th and 15th to go 2-up. The duo traded pars on 17 to end the match. Woodland will play the winner of the Hunter Mahan, John Senden match.
May 2 - 4:07 PM

Gary Woodland eclipsed Webb Simpson 1-up in today's third round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship to earn the berth into the round of 16.

Both showed up at TPC Harding Park this morning with 2-0 records, so this match deserved the hype. Woodland set the early lead with a birdie-4 at the first hole. Simpson squared with par at 3 but trailed again when Woodland converted another birdie-4, this time at No. 5. It was an advantage the bomber wouldn't relinquish. He expanded to 2-up on two occasions, including with a birdie at the par-4 16th. A bogey-4 at 17 gave Simpson hope, but the duo traded pars at the par-5 finisher. Jimmy Walker (0-3) and Ian Poulter (1-2) were already eliminated on Thursday.
May 1 - 5:16 PM

In the first round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship, Gary Woodland outlasted Jimmy Walker in 19 holes.

It was the third match of the day and sixth to finish, but the first to require extra holes. Woodland birdied the par-5 first, which played as No. 19 for the match, to record victory. This went back and forth all day. Woodland staked the first lead with a birdie-4 at No. 1 the first time through, but Walker would sit 1-up at the turn. After Walker bogeyed the par-4 10th, they sat all square until Woodland bogeyed the par-3 13th. He's return to all square with an eagle from the fairway at the par-4 14th, only to give Walker the edge again with a bogey-5 at 15. Woodland then connected wins with a concession at 16 and a birdie-2 at 17 to take the lead. Walker's birdie-4 at 18 forced sudden death. This is Woodland's first win in three appearances in the tournament. He'll try to make it two in a row against Ian Poulter on Thursday. Walker will try his wits against Webb Simpson.
Apr 29 - 5:27 PM

Gary Woodland heads to TPC Harding Park for this week's World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship.

Woodland is 0-2 in this event having been ousted in round one in each of his first two appearances. He exited 4 and 2 in 2012 and suffered a 19-hole loss to Graeme McDowell in last year's edition. Woodland has one top 10 (T3, Sony) in nine PGA TOUR starts in 2015 and missed the cut in his last loop at the Masters. The 30-year-old faces a steep challenge getting to the round of 16 facing Jimmy Walker, Ian Poulter and Webb Simpson in Group 11.
Apr 28 - 1:05 PM

Gary Woodland carded a 1-under-par 34-37=71 in his opening round of the Masters, finishing four strokes off the early clubhouse lead.

Woodland has been lurking just outside the radar of later. He also has a pair of top 30s in three visits to Augusta National. Today, he totaled only 10 greens in regulation but found four birdies. One of his missed GIRs occurred at the par-3 fourth, but the 30-year-old poured in a mid-range try from the fringe for birdie. Known primarily as a long hitter, he played the quartet of par 5s in bogey-free 2-under.
Apr 9 - 1:09 PM

Gary Woodland is making his fourth appearance at the Augusta National Golf Club.

Woodland is 3-for-3 at the Masters with two top-30 finishes (2014 and 2011). He also made the weekend at the 2012 edition but withdrew with a wrist injury after struggling to a 13-over-par 85 in the third round. His history at ANGC shows five sub-par rounds (of 11) with an average score of 73.27. At first glance, Woodland's 36th position in the FedExCup ranking looks fairly promising, but upon closer inspection, he's really not been in contention in any of his eight starts in 2015. His lone top 10 was a three-way tie for third at the Sony Open but he finished 10 shots back of the winner Jimmy Walker. A small ray of hope for Woodland backers is he's managed to post three top 30s in his last four starts. Those considering him this week will point to his TOUR rankings of 10th in driving distance (305.0 yards) and 29th in strokes gained: tee-to-green. Detractors however, will cite his lowly rankings of 139th in bogey avoidance and 179th in scrambling as sufficient reason to look elsewhere.
Source: Masters.com
Apr 8 - 3:19 PM

Gary Woodland crafted a bogey-free, 2-under-par 35-35=70 in his opening round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship.

Scoring conditions are noticeably better in Trump National Doral's second go-around since its redesign. So, while impressive given Woodland's spotless card, he'll sit several strokes off the overnight lead once the entire field posts. He went 4-for-4 in scrambling and converted two birdies, including a hole-out from off the green 11 yards away at the par-4 11th. If there was a negative, it was that he whiffed on two tries at birdie from inside seven feet. At the time he signed his card, he sat two swings back of the clubhouse lead.
Mar 5 - 4:01 PM

Gary Woodland shot a 4-under-par 36-32=68 in his opening round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines North.

Woodland failed to make the cut in last week's WM Phoenix Open, but perhaps the extra couple of days rest allowed him to recharge for this week's test. He circled a birdie at the par-5 first hole to begin today's walk. Woodland connected bogeys at Nos. 7 and 8, but converted six birdies against one bogey the rest of the way. He signed his card sitting four strokes off the clubhouse lead. For his second round on Friday, he'll take on the South Course, which is the longest track the PGA TOUR utilizes. Suffice it to say that his length off the tee should be a weapon.
Feb 5 - 8:26 PM

Gary Woodland couldn't chase down Jimmy Walker in the final round of the Sony Open, but he did earn a top-five finish at 13-under-par 267 thanks to a 3-under 32-35=67 in the final round.

Woodland circled three birdies and an eagle to go with two bogeys on his final navigation of Waialae Country Club. The highlight was easily a 38'11" eagle on the par-5 ninth hole. His bogeys came on the 13th and 14th holes as he was just on the cusp of contention. He is well on his way to a huge 2014-15 season, having entered this week ranked 25th in the FedExCup standings. He departs Hawaii inside the top 20.
Jan 18 - 7:44 PM

Gary Woodland carded a 5-under-par 33-32=65 in the third round of the Sony Open to reach the 54-hole mark at 10-under 200.

Woodland opened his round at Waialae Country Club with seven pars, and then proceeded to birdie his next three holes highlighted by a 10'11" roll on the par-4 10th. He answered a bogey at the par-4 13th with a chip-in birdie from 18'3" on the par-4 15th before adding two more in his last three holes for good measure. He is right on the bubble for a top-10 finish, and would likely accomplish that with another 65 on Sunday.
Jan 17 - 9:03 PM

Gary Woodland currently sits 22nd in the FedExCup standings during the holiday break on the 2014-15 PGA TOUR.

Woodland has teed it up just twice this season, with his T2 at the CIMB Classic easily taking the cake. He tied for 56th at the WGC-HSBC Champions the very next week. Somewhat surprisingly, considering his spot in the FEC standings, he has broken 70 just twice in eight rounds.
Wed, Dec 3, 2014 02:55:00 PM

Gary Woodland added a 5-under-par 33-34=67 in the final round of the CIMB Classic, but settled for second place for the second consecutive year.

Woodland sauntered around Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club and found six birdies against no bogeys through 17 holes. A three-jack bogey at the last bumped him from solo second into a three-way share of runner-up honors. It's déjà vu in a sense in that Ryan Moore successfully defended his title after dismissing Woodland in a playoff last year. Despite today's disappointment, the bomber will make the trip to China for the WGC-HSBC in terrific form.
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 02:14:00 AM

Gary Woodland turned in a 6-under-par 31-35=66 for his third round of the CIMB Classic to post 9-under 207 and assume outright possession of the 54-hole clubhouse lead.

Last year's playoff loser finally found his groove again at Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club. He opened today's walk with birdies at the first two holes and made them count. Woodland picked up five more before walking off with a bogey-6 at the 18th hole. This is his first start since a share of ninth place at the TOUR Championship seven weeks ago.
Sat, Nov 1, 2014 03:48:00 AM