• Age
    35
  • Turned Pro
    2007
  • Previous Opens
    7

Gary Woodland

Did not have a top five finish in Majors in 10 years of trying until on June 16 he became US Open champion in brilliant style at Pebble Beach, finishing three clear of Brooks Koepka, the man trying to win the title three times in a row.

Qualification

Gary Woodland is exempt to play in Royal St. George's
  • 2011

    Open debut

  • Tied-12th Royal Troon 2016

    Best Open Finish

  • Marks his ball with a 1984 half-dollar coin

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Did not have a top five finish in majors in 10 years of trying until on June 16 he became US Open champion in brilliant style at Pebble Beach, finishing three clear of Brooks Koepka, the man trying to win the title three times in a row.

Gary Woodland 

Entered the week 25th on the world rankings, but ended it close to entering the top 10 for the first time. Three previous PGA Tour wins and was denied another in January at the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii when Xander Schauffele produced a closing 11 under par 62 to win by one. Tied for 12th at Royal Troon in The Open of 2016 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 2018 Waste Management Phoenix Open 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 St. George's
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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