Playing in the final group at a major on a weekend for the first time, Gary Woodland overcame a not-so-surprising shaky start on Saturday at the PGA Championship. However, he came undone on a surprising occurrence on the 10th hole.
PGA Championship 2018: Day 1 leader Gary Woodland impresses friends, family—and the field—with his new putting stroke
The first PGA Tour event Gary Woodland ever attended was the Sony Open in Hawaii in 2009. He wasn’t there as a fan. He was playing in it.
The talk heading into Thursday of the PGA Championship was that there would be plenty of low numbers to be had at Bellerive, with some analysts going as far as to say 18-under would be the winning total. While that’s still possible, the field will have some catching up to do to reach that lofty number.
If I’m reading my handy-dandy wrap-around calendar right, courtesy of the folks in Ponte Vedra Beach, the PGA Tour’s “regular season” is now more than one-third over, 15 of the 44 tournaments that lead to “The Playoffs” having already been contested. Never mind that my actual calendar says it’s only February.
Popular names occupied the leader board at the outset of play on Sunday, Gary Woodland’s not among them. It’s not that he is unpopular, only that as part of a cast that included Mickelson, Fowler and Rahm, Woodland was an extra.
Baby steps. If that’s what Phil Mickelson is taking to this point in 2018, then the five-time major champion believes he’s creeping up on his goal of ending a four-plus year win streak.
Defending FedEx Cup champion Rory McIlroy is among 40 players trying to find a way to keep this from being their final 72 holes of the 2016-’17 PGA Tour season.
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It didn’t do Rickie Fowler any good to get hung up on the ones that got away. Analyse and move on. But Fowler knew that with an 0-4 record with 54-hole ...