Gary Woodland Wins Transitions Championship
By mustang6560 on 3/21/11
There are only two thing you need to know about Gary Woodland 1) he carries a 2-iron in his bag (who does that any more?) and 2) he can hit his 2-iron 280+ yards.
I was watching the finish yesterday at the Transitions Championship and the commentator said Woodland - who was tied for the lead at the moment - was going to play the 18th conservative from the tee box. He proceed to crush his 2-iron 284 yards en route to winning his first PGA Tour title and an invitation to The Masters next month.
The race to the finish at Innisbrook was so wild that Woodland didn't make a single par on the back nine until the last hole. He made a 10-foot par putt that proved to be the difference in a one-shot victory over Webb Simpson.Heck, if I could bomb a 2-iron 284 yards, I'd play "conservative" golf all the time.
If you aren't familiar with Gary, don't feel bad. I didn't know who he was either until this weekend. What's cool about Gary is he first went to college to play basketball but later transfered to Kansas to play golf.
The finish at the Transition Championship came down to the last putt, which made it fun to watch. Both Gary and Webb Simpson, who were tied for the lead going into 18, missed the green long. Gary managed to save par with a 10-foot putt - his first one on the back nine (five birdies and 3 bogeys). Webb, who was one group behind Gary, needed to get up and down from behind the green to force a playoff. His birdie chip sailed by the cup leaving him an unmakeable par putt that cost him the tournament.
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23 putts on the final day. I think they said 10 of them were from the 10-20 feet range. THAT, my friends, is a hot putter.
@birdieXris- yessir, it was impressive to watch.
@Xris: ya i heard he was like 18/18 from 20 feet and in. he played so well all week. He reminds me of a smaller Dustin Johnson. He might be up and coming, already 3 top tens and a win this year. Solid.
I got his autograph at the US Open at Bethpage.
I guess even with the crazy technology, a hot putter is still the great equalizer.
He was the guy who lost in a playoff to Jhonny Vegas this year, too.
Is there an owl in here?
Torleif Sorenson says:
>>> he carries a 2-iron in his bag (who does that any more?) <<<
Man, I *knew* I would like this guy for a reason; he's not the only one with a deuce in his bag. Congrats to this kid -- well done.
I started watching Woodland in the event when he lost to Jhonny Vegas in the playoff. He is a great ball striker and a good putter, 3 top 10's this year, maybe 4 now, 1 win, and a second. Fantasy golf makes you watch players you would never think of waching. Gary is GOOD!
Why would someone go through life with a misspelled name ? Can't that be corrected legally? Jhonny,Johnny
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