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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 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

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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

World No. 41 Gary Woodland handed in a 1-under-par 34-35=69 after the final round of The Honda Classic for a four-day tally of 8-under 272, up one spot to joint second, four shy of 54-hole leader and would-be-champ Rickie Fowler, and his eighth career runner-up in 182 events, second this season.

This was the 32-year-old's fifth Honda, second top 25 and second top 10 (T6/2011). After beginning 71-66-66, he kicked off in a five-way T3 on 7-under, six back of Fowler. Playing out of the third-to-last twosome, the Kansas alum striped 11 (of 14) fairways and hit 13 greens in regulation, gaining 2.439 strokes tee-to-green but just 0.006 approaching-the-green. He played his first half in 1-under, outpacing bogey-5 at nine (failed scramble) with birdies at Nos. 1 and 3, trimming Fowler's lead to two. Woodland circled the 11th from 16'3" and climbed within one after birdie-3 at 13, but stalled out from there, finishing with a 3-putt bogey at 17 (from 21'6") and a walk-off 6 at the par-5 18th after putting his second into the drink. For the week, he carded one eagle and 16 birdies against six bogeys and two doubles. It's his fifth top 25 this season in eight starts, fourth top 10, and second runner-up, joining solo 2nd at the OHL Classic in Nov., where he was the 54-hole leader
Feb 26 - 7:02 PM

World No. 41 Gary Woodland styled a 4-under-par 35-31=66 in today's third round of The Honda Classic to throw 7-under 203 on the board, currently T5 and up 12 places on the day.

The 32-year-old cards his second straight 66, outpacing a lone bogey-4 at seven with birdies at Nos. 3, 12 and 16, capping with a walk-off 3 at the par-5 18th from 14 feet. He striped 10 (of 14) fairways and mustered just nine greens in regulation, but made amends with the flat stick, posting 2.184 SG: Putting and required only 24 putts. The Kansas alum's three birdies dropped from inside of 11 feet and avoided any further damage with two par-savers from between eight and 17 feet.
Feb 25 - 4:47 PM

After an opening 1-over 71, World No. 41 Gary Woodland rallied for a 4-under-par 31-35=66 in today's second round of The Honda Classic for a two-day total of 3-under 137, up 68 spots on the live leaderboard to T16.

The 32-year-old improves to 5-for-5 at PGA National's Champion Course. In his prior four visits, he's logged just one finish inside the top 60, a T6 in 2011. Along with three bogeys in R1, the Kansas alum ate double bogey-6 at the 11th to outbalance three birdies. He circled six in R2, taking some luster off with double at the par-4 12th. For a second straight round, Woodland striped 11 (of 14) fairways and improved one to 15 greens in regulation, posting 1.667 putts per GIR and 1.853 SG: Putting. His split featured three from between eight and 12 feet, adding a 38-foot bomb for birdie-3 at six.
Feb 24 - 1:24 PM

With lift, clean and place in effect, World No. 45 Gary Woodland carded a career-best 10 birdies en route to a 7-under-par 33-32=65 in the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am for a four-day total of 12-under 275, up 12 places to T4 with play still in progress, and the low round in the clubhouse. UPDATE: With play completed, Woodland's 65 was the low lap of the day and he finished in a three-way T5, seven shy of champion Jordan Spieth.

The 32-year-old was making just his third appearance after missed cuts in 2011 and 2009. He arrived off a missed cut last week in Scottsdale but preceded that with three top-20 finishes, two for top 10s, including solo 2nd at the OHL back in mid-November. The Kansas alum striped 12 (of 14) fairways and landed 14 greens in regulation, posting a sterling 1.357 putts per GIR and 2.438 SG: Putting. He squared three bogeys at holes 1, 8 and 9 (failed scrambles) but carded five birdies on each nine, capped by a 23'9" roll for a walk-off 4 at the 18th. For the week, Woodland had 19 birdies, despite none in R2 (Spyglass Hill), versus seven bogeys, and sets his career low in birdies in his 610th career round.
Feb 12 - 4:57 PM

World No. 41 Gary Woodland finished birdie-eagle for a 3-under-par 36-33=69 in today's third round of the Farmers Insurance Open and a 54-hole total of 5-under 211, up 19 places to T16 with play still in progress.

The 32-year-old was sleepwalking at even-par thru 16 holes (one birdie, one bogey) before dropping a 5-footer for birdie-3 at 17 and capped with a hole-out eagle at the par-5 18th from a greenside bunker (33'3"away). The late rally made amends for a dismal day on the greens, posting 1.857 putts per GIR and -1.998 SG: Putting on six (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation.
Jan 28 - 3:32 PM

Gary Woodland feasted on the North Course at Torrey Pines, coasting to a bogey-free, 5-under-par 34-33=67 in round one of the Farmers Insurance Open.

The Kansas product is making his eight appearance at the Farmers, with a T10 in 2014 being the highlight. In 26 rounds at this event, he's found himself inside the top 10 after seven of them, no stranger to contention around here. It looks like that tally will increase to eight after today's five-birdie, zero-bogey effort. The big hitter was all over the ballpark today, finding just two (of 14) fairways but he recovered nicely to land 13 greens in regulation. Woodland is off to a great start, positioned inside the top 5 on the live leaderboard with play still in progress. The 32-year-old is still searching for his third career victory, failing to find the winner's circle since the 2013 Reno-Tahoe Open.
Jan 26 - 5:12 PM

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

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