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Gary Woodland

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

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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. Nov 13 - 4:34 PM

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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).
Nov 12 - 4:16 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.
Nov 11 - 12:25 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.
Nov 10 - 5:23 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.
Oct 19 - 10:41 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.
Sep 25 - 5:01 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.
Sep 21 - 10:21 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.
Sep 3 - 4:27 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.
Aug 28 - 7:16 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.
Aug 27 - 5:04 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.
Aug 3 - 12:34 AM

Gary Woodland rallied for a 1-under-par 37-33=70 in today's final round of The 145th Open Championship to finish off his fifth appearance on 1-under 283, up six places to T12 with play still in progress.

The 32-year-old has cashed in each of his five Opens but this wipes away a previous-best T30 on debut in 2011 at Royal St. George's. He's making his 19th overall appearance in a major and his best was T12 on debut in the 2011 PGA Championship, so the Kansas native is right on that mark. Woodland, who arrived off a season-best runner-up at the Barracuda, began the finale on even-par (T18) after opening in 69-71-73. He birdied Nos. 1 and 4 before bogeys at 6, 8 and 9 had him turn 1-over, but played the more difficult back nine in blemish-free 2-under, adding birdie-3s at 10 and 13.
Jul 17 - 12:34 PM

Gary Woodland settled for a 1-under-par 36-35=71 during the final round of the Barracuda Championship, bagging just four points to close out the week with 37 points, six shy of the champion Greg Chalmers.

Woodland striped 13 (of 14) fairways, one less than yesterday's flawless-fairway effort. He put on a driving clinic all week, missing just five (of 56) fairways and gaining 6.276 strokes off-the-tee (1st in the field). His ball-striking was never in question, especially when he sculpted a perfect fade off the tee at the short par-4 14th hole, sticking it to 5'1", easily the closest of the day. He couldn't convert on the putt, though, which was the trend of the day as he lost 2.447 strokes with the flat stick. That includes a gaffe at the closing par-5 18th hole where he three-jacked from 12'5" to drop a shot and take a big heap of pressure off the shoulders of eventual champion, Greg Chalmers. Even though the 2013 champion couldn't add a second Barracuda trophy to his case, this goes in the books as his second top 5 over his last four starts as he turns his attention to Royal Troon.
Jul 3 - 10:15 PM

Past champ Gary Woodland styled a 5-under-par 33-34=67 in the third round of the Barracuda Championship to gather 11 points and reach 33 points total, ending the day exactly where he began, in a two-way T2.

The 32-year-old won here in 2013 from the 54-hole perch in his only other appearance. This time, he'll be the chaser in Sunday's finale, trailing 54-hole leader Greg Chalmers by 6 points. The Kansas alum played in the final pairing with 36-hole leader Chalmers in today's third round and began the festivities trailing by 2 points. He was a perfect 14 (of 14) in fairways hit and pelted 14 greens in regulation, but conjured a meager 0.038 in SG: Putting. Woodland carded six birdies, five from inside of nine feet, dropping a lone point with bogey on the 17th hole after a failed sand save. He missed three scoring chances from inside of 10 feet, including a whiff from 5'0" at the par-4 14th.
Jul 2 - 10:51 PM

Past champ Gary Woodland signed for a 3-under-par 35-34=69 and eight points after today's second round of the Barracuda Championship to reach the midpoint with 22 points, two points back of 36-hole clubhouse leader Greg Chalmers.

The 2013 champ began the second frame off No. 10 tee and for a second straight lap, striped 12 (of 14) fairways but digressed from 14 to 10 greens in regulation. He realized 2.011 SG: Tee-to-Green but -0.862 SG: Approach-to-the-Green. The 32-year-old birdied Nos. 13, 16, 2 and 4, before bogeys at 6 and 8 on failed scrambles. In yesterday's round, he bogeyed his final hole to drop out of a share of the first-round lead, but he walked-off today with a birdie-3 at the ninth from 9'1", his longest conventional conversion of the round. The Kansas alum also chipped-in from 16'7" away for birdie-2 at the 16th.
Jul 1 - 3:58 PM