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Gary Woodland |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/21/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 200
College: University of Kansas

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Gary Woodland signed for a 1-under-par 35-34=69 following his opening round of The Barclays.
This is Woodland's first live action since he placed T57 at Firestone three weeks ago. He withdrew from the PGA Championship just before his tee time in the opening round with a sore neck. He landed 14 greens in regulation at Plainfield today and found four birdies, including a conversion from 11'7" at the par-3 11th hole, but he also squared a bogey and a double. Plainfield average a stout 70.882, so Woodland can't complain overall. Plus, he's only four strokes off the pace of the overnight quad-leaders. Aug 27 - 6:56 PM

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Since Gary Woodland will not compete in this week's Wyndham Championship, he'll be in our crosshairs for next week's Barclays.

He withdrew at the last minute before his opening round of last week's PGA Championship with a sore neck. At 32nd in the FedExCup standings, he could feasibly sit out the first two Playoffs events and still advance to the BMW Championship. If that happens, then gamers would obviously be concerned about his ability to play, not to mention his value entering the 2015-16 season. So, keep an eye on his commitment to the field of 125 at Plainfield Country Club when it's released. The bomber tied for 12th when the tournament was first contested in 2011, albeit in advance of a hurricane and shortened to 54 holes.
Aug 18 - 2:48 AM

Gary Woodland withdrew from the PGA Championship before his opening round due to a sore neck.

Woodland was scheduled to go off the 10th tee at 8:25 a.m. CT. He's been trading leaderboard appearances with a more common slate of forgettable finishes and missed cut for a few months, so he wasn't on most radars at Whistling Straits. However, at 31st in the FedExCup standings, the long hitter is poised to go three starts into the Playoffs, so while this week's test is the final major of the season, there's always another carrot dangling in the near-term.
Aug 13 - 10:46 AM

Gary Woodland is one of 15 golfers to qualify for next week's World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational via the latest update of the Official World Golf Ranking.

The top 50 from both the edition that was released today and next week's will gain entry into the limited-field, no-cut affair at Firestone Country Club's South Course in Akron, Ohio, on Aug. 6-9. Woodland is 34th; he'll be making his third appearance. The other 14 qualifiers are as follows (with current OWGR): Adam Scott (11th); Louis Oosthuizen (13th); Hideki Matsuyama (15th); Marc Leishman (28th); Kevin Na (31st); Ryan Palmer (32nd); Kevin Kisner (35th); Thongchai Jaidee (38th); Charl Schwartzel (41st); Charley Hoffman (T42); Francesco Molinari (44th); Brendon Todd (45th); Shane Lowry (48th); Russell Henley (49th). The winner of this week's Quicken Loans National will also climb into the field is not already eligible.
Jul 27 - 11:27 AM

Gary Woodland shook off whatever lingered from last week's illness and signed for a 4-under-par 33-33=66 following his opening round of the Travelers Championship.

It took him a bit to find the right gear at TPC River Highlands today, but he ended on point. Woodland was birdie-free 1-over with a bogey at the par-4 third hole. He played out the string in bogey-free 5-under with five birdies, including respective conversions from 21'10", 20'10" and 14'8" at Nos. 7, 8 and 15. Overall, he hit 13 greens in regulation before finishing two strokes back of the clubhouse tri-leaders.
Jun 25 - 3:42 PM

Gary Woodland is poised for his third start at the Travelers Championship.

Woodland is slated to go off the first tee at TPC River Highlands at 7:30 a.m. ET on Thursday. He placed T63 in 2009, but completed only one round in 2013 due to a back injury. He missed the cut last week at Chambers Bay, but played through a virus and dehydration, even requiring treatment at a local hospital after his first round. He's 24th in the FedExCup standings but has been incredibly hot and cold for nearly three months. At least he's feeling better.
Jun 24 - 7:56 PM

Gary Woodland turned in a 7-over-par 41-36=77 for his second round of the U.S. Open and posted 11-over 151 at the midpoint to miss the cut.

That he played at all deserves a star. Remember that he went to a local hospital after his opening round due to dehydration. He began today's walk around Chambers Bay with a birdie-4 at the first hole. While he picked off three more birdies, Woodland also squared four bogeys, two bogeys and a triple. This is his third consecutive MC in a major.
Jun 19 - 10:11 PM

While far from 100 percent, Gary Woodland grinded out a 4-over-par 35-39=74 in today's opening round of the U.S. Open.

Woodland hit 13 greens in regulation at Chambers Bay today, but he needed 36 putts en route to erasing two birdies with six bogeys, including four in a row on his inward side. Hours after he signed his card the USGA issues the following release that we plucked from EuropeanTour.com's live blog. Here is it in its entirety: "Gary has been under the weather since Sunday, and has been severely dehydrated. While Gary felt he had turned the corner earlier this week, he experienced a significant relapse within the last 36 hours. He received IV fluids this morning, and was admitted to Tacoma General Hospital following his round for further testing. The hospital confirmed Gary has a virus. He is currently being treated with additional IV fluids and hopes to play tomorrow."
Jun 18 - 8:18 PM

Gary Woodland had himself a day at TPC Four Seasons, signing for a 6-under-par 31-32=63 following his second round.

Woodland needed something special today to get to the weekend. He opened with a 2-over 72 that included one bogey, one double and one triple. He found it early and often on Friday. Starting on the par-4 10th, Woodland would snipe his first of five birdies on the par-4 11th. But the highlight occurred on the modified par-3 14th where he holed out from the tee box (in the fairway) from 104 yards. It's his first ace in 463 rounds on the PGA TOUR. (You can view the shot for yourself at the link below.) He reached the midpoint in 4-under 135 and sits four swings off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
May 29 - 5:09 PM

Gary Woodland authored a 5-under-par 32-35=67 in today's final round of the Wells Fargo Championship to post 12-under-276 and sits comfortably inside the top 10 with play winding down.

Woodland followed his runner-up finish at the WGC-Cadillac Match Play with a disappointing missed cut last week at THE PLAYERS, but got back on track this week at Quail Hollow Club. The 30-year-old (turns 31 in four days) managed six (of 14) fairways and 12 greens in regulation covering a single bogey with six birdies. His first circle was a chip-in on the second from the left rough 18 yards from the hole, and added a 24'9" birdie roll on the fourth, his longest conversion on the day. His lone bogey came at the 16th, three-putting from 41'7", which at last check, hadn't affected his being ranked first for the week in strokes gained: putting. Woodland's previous best in four visits to Quail Hollow was T18 in last year's edition.
May 17 - 5:07 PM

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

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