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Gary Woodland
Gary Woodland Height: 6 ft, 1 in
Weight: 195 lbs
Birthday: 05/21/1984
College: University of Kansas (2007, Sociology)
Turned Pro: 2007
Birthplace: Topeka, Kansas
Personal
  • Cites winning the 2011 Valspar Championship and the 2011 World Cup (with Matt Kuchar) as his biggest thrills in golf. Says playing basketball for Washburn University and playing against Kansas in Allen Fieldhouse as his biggest thrill outside golf
  • Named all-state in basketball in high school, where his school won two state titles
  • Lists Michael Jordan as his hero…Doesn't eat anything that comes out of the sea
  • Favorite college team is the Kansas Jayhawks and favorite professional team is the Kansas City Chiefs
  • Would round out his dream foursome with his dad, Jordan and Kansas basketball coach Bill Self…Marks his ball with a 1984 half-dollar coin given to him by his mother. The year 1984 signifies the year he was born
  • Owns two ping-pong tables, having started to play regularly when he had left shoulder surgery during his rookie season in 2009. Ping-pong was one activity he could participate in with his left arm in a sling…Charities include Folds of Honor, which gives scholarships to families of fallen or wounded soldiers
  • Supports junior golf through his namesake American Junior Golf Association event, the Under Armour/Gary Woodland Championship at Alvamar Country Club in his collegiate hometown, Lawrence, Kan.
PGA TOUR Victories
(2) 22013 Reno-Tahoe Open. 2011 Transitions Championship.
International Victories
(1) 2011 OMEGA Mission Hills World Cup [with Matt Kuchar].
2016 PGA TOUR Money & Position
$2,392,044 (38th)
2016 Highlights
  • Advanced to the FedExCup Playoffs for the fifth time in his career, making it to the TOUR Championship for the fourth time, entering the Playoffs finale in the No. 20 position in the FedExCup standings. Finished T10 at East Lake to end his season No. 20 in the FedExCup standings. Recorded 14 top-25 finishes (one shy of benchmark 15 in 2011) from 26 starts. Of those, three were top-five showings, led by a runner-up finish at the Barracuda Championship
  • In his sixth start in the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide, held 54-hole co-lead with Matt Kuchar and eventual-winner William McGirt but posted 1-over 73 final round to finish T4, his first top-10 in 15 starts this season. Began with a birdie at No. 1 in the final round, but succumbed to three bogeys on his inward nine. Was his second top-10 finish in the Memorial Tournament and supplants sixth place in 2011 as his best showing at Muirfield Village Golf Club
  • Finished runner-up at the Barracuda Championship, where he previously won in 2013. Entered the final round six points back of Greg Chalmers' 54-hole lead in the modified stableford format but pulled within one point of Chalmers with a par on the 16th. Playing in the group in front of Chalmers, had an 8-iron in his hand to the par-5 18th needing to make a birdie to put pressure on Chalmers but left it in the bunker and 3-putted for bogey. Was his second appearance at the Barracuda Championship, following his win in 2013
  • Turned in an impressive Playoffs performance, with four top-25 finishes. Began final round of The Barclays four strokes back of leader Rickie Fowler and closed with 2-under 69 to finish T4 at 7-under 277, his second top-five finish at The Barclays (T2/2013). Closed the Playoffs with a T15 at the Deutsche Bank Championship, T24 at the BMW Championship and T10 at the TOUR Championship, where he improved with each round (72-70-69-67).

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