• Age
    34
  • Turned Pro
    2007
  • Previous Opens
    7

Gary Woodland

Looked set to start this year with a fourth PGA Tour victory at the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii, but had to settle for his 10th runner-up finish when Xander Schauffele produced a closing 11 under par 62 to win by one.

Qualification

Gary Woodland is exempt to play in Royal Portrush
  • 2011

    Open debut

  • Tied-12th Royal Troon 2016

    Best Open Finish

  • Marks his ball with a 1984 half-dollar coin

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Looked set to start this year with a fourth PGA Tour victory at the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii, but had to settle for his 10th runner-up finish when Xander Schauffele produced a closing 11 under par 62 to win by one.

Gary Woodland 

Had his best Major finish when he tied for sixth at the 2018 PGA Championship, having set a tournament record with his halfway total of 130. Earlier in the same season he won the Waste Management Phoenix Open, beating Chez Reavie in a play-off. Tied for 12th at Royal Troon in the 2016 Open and has survived the halfway cut in all his seven appearances. Switched his focus from basketball to golf at college and turned professional in 2007. One of the game’s biggest hitters, he lifted the World Cup alongside Matt Kuchar in China in 2011, the same year in which his maiden PGA Tour success came at the Transitions Championship.

Then added the 2013 Reno-Tahoe Open and has also lost play-offs in the 2011 Bob Hope Classic and 2014 CIMB Classic as well as reaching the final of the 2015 WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship before losing to Rory McIlroy.

Qualification

Gary Woodland is exempt to play in Royal Portrush
Venue
Finish
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Par
Carnoustie 2018
T67
71
72
72
76
291
7
Royal Birkdale 2017
T70
70
69
74
74
287
7
Royal Troon 2016
T12
69
73
71
70
283
-1
St Andrews 2015
T58
72
70
71
72
285
-3
Royal Liverpool 2014
T39
75
69
72
71
287
-1
Royal Lytham & St Annes 2012
T34
73
70
70
71
284
4
Royal St George's 2011
T30
75
68
74
72
289
9

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