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Gary Woodland

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

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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

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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

Past champion Gary Woodland put his game on cruise control en route to a 5-under-par 32-35=67 during round one of the Barracuda Championship, grabbing 14 points for his efforts to sit one off the lead entering Friday.

The 2013 champion returned to Montrêux Golf and Country Club for the first time since his big win. The spark was instantly re-kindled as he traded three birdies and an eagle with just one bogey on his outward nine. The eagle was most impressive as he froze his 289-yard approach shot to 9'10" to set up the eagle splash. Woodland added a birdie train on the back nine that started on the par-3 11th and lasted three holes. That's when he disengaged from cruise control and swallowed two bogeys over his final five holes, going from +16 to +14 in the process to sit one off the lead. Woodland gained 4.26 strokes tee-to-green during his round today and will be a serious threat to repeat his 2013 performance if his putter heats up.
Jun 30 - 9:02 PM

Gary Woodland makes his way back to Montrêux Golf and Country Club for this week's Barracuda Championship, his first appearance since winning the 2013 edition.

The University of Kansas product pieced together rounds of +14, +7, +16, and +7 en route to his 2013 victory at the Modified Stableford event. It was his second career PGA TOUR victory and he's failed to return to the winner's circle since. Woodland currently ranks 41st in holes per eagle and 46th in birdie or better percentage. That ability to racks up birdies and eagles is what earned him the 2013 title and makes him one of the favorites again this week as he returns for just his second start at Montrêux G&CC.
Jun 28 - 10:23 PM

Gary Woodland rallied for a 2-under-par 35-34=69 in today's third round of the Quicken Loans National to reach the three-quarter pole on 6-under 207, up seven places on the live leaderboard to T9.

The 32-year-old opened his sixth appearance in twin 69s, and liked them so much he added a third. Interestingly enough, his best at Congressional is also 69, shot two other times, most recent before this week was in R3 in 2014. The Kansas alum 4-putted the par-4 third (from 57'9") for double but otherwise kept the card clean, including a 17-foot par save on the par-4 17th. He circled three conventional birdies on holes 4, 8 and 9, each from inside of 10 feet, and completed his scoring with a chip-in birdie-3 at the 15th from 35'11" away. In total, Woodland hit 13 greens in regulation and posted a pedestrian 1.923 putts per GIR.
Jun 25 - 4:30 PM

Gary Woodland pieced together an even-par 34-36=70 in today's second round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic and at 3-over 143, missed the cut by two strokes.

A total of 73 players from a field of 154 pros and two amateurs made the cut on 1-over 141. Woodland arrived off a season-best T4 at Memorial and was making his fourth visit and first since a personal-best T18 in 2013 that included a closing 64. He opened this edition with a one-birdie four-bogey 73 and chased with three birdies on 10 GIR in R2, but erased them with bogey at the first and double bogey-5 at the 11th, his second hole of the round. Other notables joining the 32-year-old on the bench for the weekend include: 142- Jason Bohn; Ernie Els; defender Fabian Gomez; Tim Wilkinson ... 143- Ben Martin ... 144- Robby Shelton and Lee McCoy (pro debuts); Will Wilcox ... 145- Bud Cauley ... 146- Graeme McDowell ... 147- Jerry Kelly; Kyle Reifers; Martin Piller ... 149- Cameron Tringale.
Jun 10 - 8:17 PM

Overnight co-leader Gary Woodland backed up with a 1-over-par 35-38=73 in today's weather-delayed final round of the Memorial to post 13-under 275, down three spots into a four-way T4, two back of a two-man playoff involving Jon Curran and 54-hole co-leader and would-be-champ William McGirt.

This was the 32-year-old's sixth consecutive appearance with a previous best of solo sixth on debut in 2011. He began the final frame in a three-way tie for first place on 14-under after rounds of 68-65-69. Woodland birdied the first and the seventh before retreating with bogey at the ninth to turn 1-under and dropping to tied third. He wound up squaring three straight with bogeys at 10 and 11, the latter a three-jack from 17 feet, now T5 when play was suspended. When play resumed, the Kansas alum birdied the 13th from 31'4" before eating his fourth bogey at the 17th. He had a chance for tied third at the last from 8'10" but missed. It's Woodland's first top 10 of the season in 15 events though seventh top 25.
Jun 5 - 5:58 PM

Gary Woodland authored a bogey-free 3-under-par 35-34=69 in the weather-delayed third round of the Memorial Tournament for a three-day tally of 14-under 202, good for a share of the 54-hole lead with William McGirt and 36-hole co-leader Matt Kuchar.

This is the first time this season (30th event) that we've had more than two sharing the 54-hole lead. The trio will battle in the final threesome on Sunday as tee times were moved up due to the weather forecast. Woodland began the third frame in a two-way T3 on 11-under, one back of Kuchar and 36-hole co-leader Brendan Steele. He peppered 12 (of 14) fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation, circling two, both from inside of 28 inches, for a pedestrian 1.929 putts per GIR. The 32-year-old added a zero-putt birdie from 20'5" at the par-4 14th to complete his scoring. He's T50 in total birdies with just 13, but he's No. 1 in bogeys with only one (par-5 11th in R2).
Jun 4 - 8:29 PM

Gary Woodland fashioned a 7-under-par 32-33=65 in today's second round of the Memorial to reach 11-under 133, up 10 spots on the live leaderboard to T3, one back of 36-hole co-clubhouse leaders Brendan Steele and Matt Kuchar. UPDATE: With play completed, Woodland's 65 stood as low round of the day.

The 32-year-old's best at Muirfield Village in 17 prior rounds was 68, which he's shot on three prior occasions, including in R1 this week. He obliterated that with six birdies and an eagle-3 camouflaging a lone bogey in R2. Woodland entered the week without a top-10 finish yet this season in 14 events, but posted a season-best T12 in his last start at the Nelson, highlighted by a pair of bogey-free 64s in R2 and R3. He went off No. 10 tee today and squared bogey-6 at 11, but played his final 16 holes in blemish-free 8-under, including the eagle at the 15th (from 32 inches) and four straight circles on Nos. 4-7. Woodland is the current leader in SGP at 5.690 (3.547/R2).
Jun 3 - 1:51 PM

For a second consecutive round, Gary Woodland smoothed a bogey-free 6-under-par 31-33=64 at the AT&T Byron Nelson for a 54-hole tally of 11-under 199, up 24 places on the live leaderboard to T7 and good for the low lap in the clubhouse.

The University of Kansas alum opened his eighth Nelson with an up-and-down 71 that included a double bogey-7 on his 16th hole of the round. He's played his last 38 holes in blemish-free 12-under. The newly minted 32-year-old (today), began Moving Day on 5-under T31 and managed just four (of 14) fairways but hit 13 greens in regulation, posting 1.615 putts per GIR. All six of his conversions came from inside of seven feet and he dropped a 13'9" par-saver on the 15th to keep the card clean.
May 21 - 3:51 PM

Gary Woodland orchestrated a 4-under-par 35-33=68 in today's second round of THE PLAYERS to post 9-under 135, up seven spots to T6 with play still in progress.

Eight days shy of his 32nd birthday (May 21st), Woodland is making his fifth start at TPC Sawgrass with his only cash in 2014. He was T5 thru 54 holes that year but even-par 72 left him T11. Woodland opened this week with a six-birdie one-bogey 67 -- on 17 greens in regulation -- and circled five in R2 against a lone bogey at the par-4 seventh on a failed scramble. He split nine (of 14) fairways for a second straight lap and digressed slightly to 14 GIR and 1.714 putts per GIR. The Orlando resident circled four the conventional way, including a walk-off 3 at the 18th from 5'11", and added one from the fringe on the par-5 11th from 12'1" away.
May 13 - 7:51 PM

Gary Woodland walks into Charlotte, North Carolina, for a sixth start at the Wells Fargo Championship.

Woodland is 10-for-11 on the season but ranks just 94th in the FedExCup standings. He's still searching for his first top 10 of the season. Considering he's collected nine top 10s the two prior seasons, you'd have to think it's about time for another. Woodland ranks first on TOUR in driving distance, making him a great fantasy-friendly option this week in all formats.
May 4 - 3:53 PM