Imagine playing a casual round of golf with a legendary player such as Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Nick Faldo, Ray Floyd, Colin Montgomerie, Juli Inkster and Laura Davies? Those are just a few of the former greats and current stars of the PGA and LPGA tours who have taken viewers inside the ropes as they make their way around a course, discussing such things as shot setup, club selection, strategy and other helpful hints and tips. It's a priceless lesson, a chance to dissect a pro's thought process as he or she executes all manner of shots.
Turkish Airlines Open: Birdied the 72nd hole at the Turkish Airlines Open to make it back-to-back wins following his World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions victory and week earlier and move closer to Tommy Fleetwood at the top of the Race to Dubai Rankings presented by Rolex. High drama ensued at Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort as he and playing partner Nicolas Colsaerts were tied at 17-under while on the 18th tee in the final round. Both men put their approaches to eight feet but held his nerve to make a birdie, sign for a 65 and claim a 10th European Tour title.
Woodland was born in Topeka, Kansas, the son of Dan and Linda Woodland. He attended Shawnee Heights High School in the suburb of Tecumseh. After high school, he attended Washburn University in Topeka on a basketball scholarship, but left after his freshman year to attend the University of Kansas in Lawrence on a golf scholarship. He studied sociology while at KU. Woodland had a successful college golf career, winning four tournaments before turning professional in 2007.
the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide: In his sixth start in the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide, held 54-hole co-lead with Matt Kuchar and eventual-winner William McGirt but posted 1-over 73 final round to finish T4, his first top-10 in 15 starts this season. Began with a birdie at No. 1 in the final round, but succumbed to three bogeys on his inward nine. Was his second top-10 finish in the Memorial Tournament and supplants sixth place in 2011 as his best showing at Muirfield Village Golf Club.
Won his first FedExCup, won twice on the PGA TOUR (World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions, Fort Worth Invitational), made his fifth Ryder Cup team and ascended to No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking for the first time in his career. Ended the season with 17 made cuts in 18 starts, including double-digit top-10s for the first time in his career (11). Finished in the top five in each of the final three FedExCup Playoffs events. Concluded the season ranked second in Scoring Average (68.99) behind Dustin Johnson (68.69).
Advanced to the FedExCup Playoffs for the seventh time in eight-season stretch and made third consecutive appearance in the TOUR Championship (sixth overall), finishing T11 at East Lake to end his season at No. 26 in the FedExCup. Victory at the Waste Management Phoenix Open marked his third career PGA TOUR title and one of three top-10s in a season where he made 21 cuts in 27 starts.
His ranking continued to fall in early 2005, and in March he announced that he was quitting the European Tour and concentrating on playing on the PGA Tour. This had no apparent effect on his poor form, and by the middle of the year, he had fallen out of the World's top 100. In August of that year, he made an about-face by announcing his intention to return to the European Tour. Later the same week he had his best result of the year, leading the Buick Championship after three rounds before slipping to a third-place finish. A couple of further good results followed late in the 2005 season, and he maintained his status on the PGA Tour after all.
Quicken Loans National: The defending champion finished T4 in his bid to become the first three-time Quicken Loans National champion. Entered the final round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational in a tie for the lead with Jim Furyk in a bid to win his second World Golf Championships event. Finished T3 after a final-round 72. It was the 11th time he has led or tied for the lead going into the final round, of which he has won three times.
Woodland held the 36-hole lead at the PGA Championship in 2018 with a total 130, which was a tournament record through the first two rounds. He led by a stroke over Kevin Kisner at the halfway stage. He started the final round at nine under par, three shots behind leader Brooks Koepka. He finished in a tie for sixth with a score of 10 under par, six strokes behind the winner Koepka.
Backed up his FedExCup-winning 2018 season with a respectable 26th place in the season-long race in 2019. Rose won the Farmers Insurance Open to hit double digit PGA TOUR wins and was third three times over last season showing that while he’s heading towards his 40s, he won’t be slowing down any time soon. What has been great to see is Rose’s ability to keep up his putting resurrection. After being ranked outside the top 100 in 2014, 15, 16 and 17 in Strokes Gained: Putting, Rose has been 21st and 17th the last two seasons. It has allowed him to get away with a little waywardness off the tee at times. If he can marry up both parts of the game to go with his usual impeccable iron shot standards, then becoming a two-time FedExCup champion is certainly not beyond him.
In 2010, Woodland divided his time between the PGA and Nationwide Tours. He continued to struggle for his best form but did not record a single top ten finish on either tour. He did display enough consistency to finish 92nd in the Nationwide Tour money list. Once again, he entered the season-ending qualifying school, and again he finished T-11, to secure a return to full PGA Tour status.
He successfully defended his Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship title in 2018 and he came agonisingly close to a first Major Championship when he finished runner up in the US Open Championship at Shinnecock Hills, posting a final round 63 – the equal lowest in a US Open and the lowest final round in any Major Championship – to finish one shot behind Brooks Koepka.
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CIMB Classic: Opened 71-70 at the CIMB Classic in Malaysia then put himself into contention with a third-round, 6-under 66 at Kuala Lumpur G&CC. Entered the final round tied for fifth and made a run at the title Sunday, shooting a 67. Finished T2 with Kevin Na and Sergio Garcia, three shots behind winner Ryan Moore. Opened his final round by making birdie on three of his first five holes. Hurt his chances by bogeying the 18th hole both days on the weekend.
He usually says whatever pops into his anecdote-filled, zany mind, a trait that has made David Feherty quite popular in his role as a golf commentator for CBS, NBC and Golf Channel. It should also come in handy in this prime-time series, with the bulk of each episode being an interview Feherty conducts with a well-known sports, entertainment or political figure. The former European and PGA tour pro -- a born and bred Irishman who became a U.S. citizen in 2010 -- also shares unique golf stories and his ever-so-present observations on life's peculiarities.
Bold, patriotic designs from Puma’s Volition Collection have helped the reigning U.S. Open champ to carve out a unique look compared to the brand’s other TOUR players. These threads benefit a great cause, too, as Volition supports the families of military heroes through the Folds of Honor Foundation. Look for Puma to hook up Woodland with more limited edition shoes in 2020.
Fort Worth Invitational: Won the Fort Worth Invitational by three strokes over Brooks Koepka for his second win of the season (Fort Worth Invitational, World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions). Moved to No. 2 in the FedExCup standings following the victory, matching the highest previous position of his career (spent one week at No. 2 following his win at The National in 2010). Matched his previous-best 72-hole score on the PGA TOUR (260/2017 Sony Open in Hawaii) and recorded the lowest 72-hole score on TOUR since the 2017 Wyndham Championship (Henrik Stenson/258). Became the fifth multiple winner of the season (Patton Kizzire, Justin Thomas, Bubba Watson, Jason Day, Justin Rose). Became the fifth international player since 2000 to win the event (Sergio Garcia/2001, Nick Price/2002, Rory Sabbatini/2007, Adam Scott/2014).