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Born: 1984-05-21, Topeka, Kan.
Nationality: USA
Height: 6' 1, Weight: 195lbs
Home: Topeka, Kan.
College: University of Kansas
Turned Pro: 2007
Joined PGA Tour: 2009
Official World Golf Ranking: 35
Notes: Woodland achieved his highest honors when he won his first major championship with a three-stroke margin over Brooks Koepka at the 2019 U.S. Open. The victory, his fourth on the PGA Tour, came in his 245th career start (31st at a major) at the age of 35 years, 26 days. Became the seventh first-time major winner since 2010 at the U.S. Open. Converted a 54-hole lead/co-lead for the first time in his eighth chance at stroke-play events. Played a 34-hole stretch without a bogey (...

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Gary Woodland

Woodland achieved his highest honors when he won his first major championship with a three-stroke margin over Brooks Koepka at the 2019 U.S. Open. The victory, his fourth on the PGA Tour, came in his 245th career start (31st at a major) at the age of 35 years, 26 days. Became the seventh first-time major winner since 2010 at the U.S. Open. Converted a 54-hole lead/co-lead for the first time in his eighth chance at stroke-play events. Played a 34-hole stretch without a bogey (hole 10 in R1 through hole 7 in R3). Led the field in Scrambling (16/20) after entering the week ranked 169th in that category.
Woodland was born in Topeka, Kansas, and attended Shawnee Heights High School in Tecumseh's suburb. He was named All-State in basketball, and his team won two state titles. He attended Washburn University on a basketball scholarship and averaged six points per game at guard in 2002-03 at the Division II school, which reached the NCAA regional semifinals. He left after his freshman year to accept a golf scholarship at the University of Kansas. Had a successful college golf career, winning four tournaments before turning professional in 2007. Reached the PGA Tour in 2009 after successfully making it through all three stages of the 2008 Tour Q-School. Posted six-under-par rounds in the final stage at PGA West, highlighted by a second-round eight-under 64. Previous experience in competitive golf included playing on the NGA Hooters Tour in 2007 and '08. Noted for his distance off the tee. Underwent surgery on his left shoulder for a torn labrum midway through his rookie year, which shut him down until March 2010. Played eight events on a medical extension in 2010 but had to regain his card at Q-School at the end of the year, finishing T-11th at the 2010 PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament. Three days short of a year after returning to competitive golf at the 2010 Chitimacha Louisiana Open, he won for the first time at the Transitions Championship.
2010 Notes: Playing on a major medical extension, Woodland returned from a long layoff with a missed cut at the Valero Texas Open, followed by a T-32nd at the HP Byron Nelson Championship. He had last competed in July 2009 at the U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee, then underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder on August 12.
2010 Korn Ferry Tour Summary: Tournaments Entered - 14; Rounds Played - 46; In Money - 11; Top-10 Finishes - 0; Scoring Average - 70.43 (rank 65th); Money - $56,370 (rank 92nd); Best Finish - T-11th, WNB Golf Classic.
2011 Notes: Converted an 11-foot par putt at the 72nd hole to card a final-round, four-under-par 67 and win the Transitions Championship by one stroke over Webb Simpson in his 33rd career start. Lost on the second playoff hole to Jhonattan Vegas at the Bob Hope Classic. The runner-up finish was his first career top-10 in his 28th event on the PGA Tour. Teamed with Matt Kuchar to win the Omega Mission Hills World Cup in China. Was 17th in FedExCup standings and on the money list.
2012 Notes: Didn't start playing until the Frys.com Open. In the previous 19 events, his best finish was 24th at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions and HP Byron Nelson. At the Frys.com Open, he finished T-9th, his only top-10 finish. Ended the year 134th in both the FedExCup standings and on the money list.
2013 Notes: Won the Reno-Tahoe Open, which gave him exempt status on the PGA Tour through 2015. Earned his second top-10 with a runner-up finish at the Barclays. Finished the year 23rd in the FedExCup standings and 37th on the money list.
2014 Notes: Had a runner-up finish at the CIMB Classic, losing a Monday playoff to Ryan Moore. Held the third-round lead at the Farmers Insurance Open before a final-round 74 dropped him to T-10th. At the Valspar Championship, site of his first career win in 2010, he finished T-8th with five others. Placed T-7th at the HP Byron Nelson after shooting eight under par. Finished the season with solid play in the FedExCup playoffs, ranked 22nd in the season-long competition, and 29th on the money list. Playoff results included T-13th at The Barclays, T-29 at the Deutsche Bank Championship, T-23rd at the BMW Championship and T-9th at the Tour Championship.
2015 Notes: Opened the season strong with a T-2nd at the CIMB Classic, three strokes behind winner Ryan Moore. At the Sony Open in Hawaii was T-3rd. He missed the cut at the Masters, but at the WGC-Cadillac Match Play, he lost in the finals to Rory McIlroy 4 & 2. Two weeks later, he finished T-4th at the Wells Fargo Championship. Played 24 events and made 15 cuts, finishing in the top-10 four times. Was 41st in the FedExCup race and 33rd on the money list.
2016 Notes: Didn't earn his first top-10 until his T-4th finish at The Memorial. Finished runner-up at the Barracuda Championship, where he previously won in 2013. Entered the final round six strokes behind Greg Chalmers' 54-hole lead but pulled within one stroke of him with a par on the 16th. Playing in the group just in front of Chalmers, Woodland had an 8-iron in his hand to the par-5 18th hole, needing to make a birdie to put pressure on Chalmers, but left it in the bunker and three-putted for bogey. Earned his best finish in a major, a T-12th at the British Open at Troon. In the FedExCup Playoffs, finished T-4th at the Barclays, T-15th at the Deutsche Bank, T-24th at the BMW Championship and T-10th at the Tour Championship. Finished the year 20th in the FedExCup standings and 38th on the money list.
2017 Notes: Less than a month after getting married, and in his third start of the season at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, Woodland shot 64-65-66 to find himself in the lead by a stroke over Pat Perez. Fired a final-round 70 to finish 2nd, two strokes behind Perez, who shot 67. In his next start at the Sony Open in Hawaii, he finished T-6th. Shot a final-round 65 at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am to move up the leaderboard and finish T-5th. In the following month at the Honda Classic, Woodland overcame a first-round 71, and with scores of 66-66-69 at PGA National, finished T-2nd with Morgan Hoffman. At the WGC-Dell Match Play, he won his opening-round match against Emiliano Grillo and was ready to face Rory McIlroy when a family emergency forced him to withdraw. He later explained that he and his wife Gabby were expecting twins and unexpectedly lost one of the babies. Despite the difficult time, he still played at the Masters and missed the cut. The second child was born on June 24th, three months after the devastating loss of the first twin and 10 weeks early. They named the child Jaxson Lynn. Woodland had his first top-10 since his runner-up at the Honda Classic when he finished 4th at the RBC Canadian Open, missing the Vegas/Hoffman playoff by two strokes. Made it through all four FedExCup playoffs for the second consecutive season before finishing 28th in the standings.
2018 Notes: Played 27 PGA Tour events, making 21 cuts and finishing in the top-10 three times. Was 26th in the FedExCup standings. Finished T-7th at the Sony Open in Hawaii, thanks to a final-round 64. Stood at just six-under through 60 holes at Waialae, then played his final 12 holes in eight-under. He finished just three strokes out of the Kizzire/Hahn playoff. At the Farmers Insurance, he finished T-12th, dropping back with a final-round 75. The next week at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, he began the final round three strokes back and fired a closing 64, reaching a playoff with Chez Reavie, who he defeated with a par on the first extra hole. Finished T-6th at the PGA Championship, his best result since winning in Phoenix in February.
2019 Notes: Played in 24 PGA Tour events, making 21 cuts with eight top-10s. Finished15th in the FedExCup standings. Started the season T-5th at the CIMB Classic. Carded a 61 in the second round, then had a share of the 36- and 54-hole lead, but shot 71 in the final round to drop back. The next week, was runner-up at the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges, finishing four strokes behind winner Brooks Koepka. Had a share of 10th place at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, thanks to a final-round 63. Was T-8th at the Hero World Challenge and nailed down his second runner-up finish of the year at the Sentry Tournament of Champions. He began the final round with a three-stroke lead and shot a 68 but lost to Xander Schauffele, who shot 62. Finished T-9th at the Farmers Insurance Open, helped by a 66 in the final round. In defense of his 2018 Waste Management Phoenix Open title, Woodland finished T-7th with Chris Stroud and Sungjae Im. At the PGA Championship, shot 68 in the final round to finish T-8th. At the U.S. Open, shot 68-65-69-69 and after the second round dominated and went on to win at Pebble Beach by three strokes over defending champion Brooks Koepka. In the FedExCup playoffs, was T-52nd at the Northern Trust, T-31st at the BMW Championship, and 15th at the Tour Championship. In his first Presidents Cup, played in four matches with a 1-2-1 record. He lost his singles match with Sungjae Im 4 & 3.
2020 Notes: Played in 17 PGA Tour events, making 14 cuts and with six top-10s. Finished T-3rd at the CJ Cup@Nine Bridges, five strokes behind winner Justin Thomas. Was 5th at the Zozo Championship. At the Sentry TofC, was three strokes back going into the final round but shot 72 and finished T-7th, five strokes out of the Thomas/Reed/Schauffele playoff. In his last start before the COVID-19 break, finished T-8th at the Honda Classic, four strokes behind winner Sungjae Im. During the break, he moved back to Topeka, Kansas, and lost 25 pounds. On his return, finished 9th at the Charles Schwab Challenge, then T-5th at the Workday Charity Open. In the FedExCup playoffs, he missed the cut at the Northern Trust and T-33rd at the BMW Championship.
2021 Notes: Missed the cut in his attempt to defend his U.S. Open title. After shooting rounds of 74-74, Woodland revealed that he had a torn labrum in his left hip, which was giving him a lot of pain. Woodland says he has dealt with labrum issues in his left hip for a long time and has treated it with injections. But it flared up again, and he suspects the COVID-19 pandemic that shut down golf for three months played a role. When golf returned, he played seven out of nine weeks, which probably was too much. After a month's rest, played at the CJ Cup@Shadow Creek and finished 72nd. The next week at the Zozo Championship@Sherwood, he was three-under after the first seven holes, but was forced to withdraw with a back injury.

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Career at a Glance: Starts: 300, Cuts Made: 226 (75%), Top Tens: 44 (15%) , Rounds: 1010, Scoring Avg: 70.65, Career Earnings: $28,292,116 - Best Finish: 1st (4 times)
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