Gary Woodland

    Gary Woodland

    Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)

    Weight: 195 lb (88 kg; 13.9 st)

    Birthday: May 21, 1984

    College: Washburn University

    University of Kansas

    Year turned pro: 2007

    Birthplace: Topeka, Kansas, USA

    Country: USA

    Sponsor: CDW

    Woodland was born in Topeka, Kansas, in 1984. He studied at Shawnee Heights High School in Tecumseh, before attending Washburn University on a basketball scholarship. It was after his freshman year, that Woodland changed to a golf scholarship, at the University of Kansas. As well as studying sociology at college, Woodland also had a successful golf career. He won a total of four tournaments at college, before turning professional in 2007.

    Woodland started his professional career on the Nationwide Tour, before entering qualifying school at the end of the 2008 season. Woodland was successful at qualifying school, and started playing on the PGA Tour in 2009. During his first season on the PGA Tour, Woodland made the cut in just eight of the eighteen tournaments he started. His season was then cut short when he suffered a shoulder injury.

    Although Woodland struggled during the 2010 season, and failed to finish in the top 10 on either the Nationwide Tour or the PGA Tour, he was successful at qualifying school. This meant that he retained his place on the PGA Tour for 2011. In 2011, Woodland came close to achieving his first win on the PGA Tour. He was tied for first place at the Bob Hope Classic, before losing in a play-off to Jhonattan Vegas. Woodland went on to achieve his first PGA Tour win at the Transitions Championship that same year. This meant that he secured a place at that year’s Masters tournament Woodland also secured an invitation to the US Open that year, when he moved into the top 50 of the World Rankings. Woodland finished the 2011 season in 17th place on the PGA Tour money list.

    As of the end of 2014, Woodland had achieved two wins on the PGA Tour, amassing total prize money of $8,908,201.