Gary Woodland Bio, Wiki, Age, Wife, Son, Parents, Net worth, Stats, Clubs
Gary Woodland Biography
Gary Woodland is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. On June 16, 2019, Gary won the 2019 United States Open Championship, his first major title.
Gary Woodland Age
Gary is 35 years old as of 2019; he was born on May 21, 1984.
Gary Woodland Height/ How Tall is Gary Woodland
Gary stands at a height of 1.85 m tall.
Gary Woodland Education
Gary attended Shawnee Heights High School. He later joined Washburn University on a basketball scholarship but left after his freshman year to attend the University of Kansas on a golf scholarship where he studied Sociology.
Gary Woodland Net Worth
Gary has an estimated net worth of $12 million.
Gary Woodland Parents
Gary is the son of Dan Woodland and Linda Woodland. Gary together with his family was once invited to a Super Bowl party by legendary MLB player George Brett. Gary said his father was thrilled to meet George since he was a big fan.
“I think my dad was more excited to go there than he was for me to win. My dad had never met him, so that was awesome. We got done here, rushed home and changed, and watched the end of the Super Bowl at his house. We’ve become good friends, and we talk all the time. It’s really cool. He’ll be here again Saturday.”
Gary Woodland Wife
Gary married his wife Gabby Granado Woodland in 2016 on the beach in Turks and Caicos.
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Gary Woodland Son – Gary Woodland Children
Gary together with his wife has one son named Jaxson Lynn Woodland. He was born on June 24, 2017, 10 weeks early and weighed 3lbs. Gary posted a photo of himself with his son captioning it;
“G and I are so excited to welcome Jaxson Lynn Woodland into the world. He came to us 10 weeks early kicking and screaming at 3lbs. G and Jax are both doing great. Thank you to all the doctors, nurses and NICU for helping take care of our little boy.”
Gary had announced that they were expecting twins vis Instagram on March 2, 2017. Gabby suffered a miscarriage losing one of their babies- a girl- which Gary announced via Twitter after he pulled out of the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play.
“Last week I withdrew from the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play to be with my wife, Gabby, as there were complications with our recently announced pregnancy with twins. Gabby and I have since had to cope with the heartbreaking loss of one of the babies, and our doctors will be closely monitoring the health of my wife and the other baby for the remainder of the pregnancy. We appreciate all of the love and support during this difficult time as we regroup as a family. At this point in time, I plan to play the Masters next week.”
Gary Woodland Career and Stats
Gary Woodland Basketball
While in high school at Shawnee Heights High School he played basketball. Gary redshirted the 2002-03 golf season while he was attending Washburn University and played basketball during that season. He won an All City League Basketball MVP in 2002.
His coach at Shawnee Heights, Craig Cox, told ESPN; “There was no range limit, as a coach, you’re looking at guys, that, as they get further from the basket, they have to change their shot. But he was so strong in his forearms and his wrists, which I think is contributing to his golf power. His shot looked exactly the same from 5 feet to 35 feet. I never said a word. He was one of those first guys that didn’t worry about the 3-point line, ‘OK, Gary’s inside half court, he’s in range.’”
At the time Gary was 6 foot- 1 and was skinny which led to him being turned down for a scholarship by former Creighton coach Dana Altman. He ended up playing for the Washburn Ichabods. He realised he didn’t have the athleticism to stick with elite athletes and transferred to Kansas where he switched to golf full time.
“I realized I was good in the state but these guys on a national level were a little different. I wasn’t quick enough and that was a big deal. I could shoot the heck out of it. I could see. I could handle the basketball but I wasn’t quick enough to move defensively.
Offensively, I was fine. I could get around, I could do stuff, but defensively I wasn’t quick enough. I couldn’t keep up. That was the biggest thing. And that was at the Division II level. You talk about Division I level. Our first game was at KU and I learned quickly I needed to find something else.”
Gary Woodland Golf
Gary won four tournaments before turning professional in 2007. After turning professional he played in a handful of tournaments on the second-tier Nationwide Tour in 2007 and 2008. He entered the Qualifying school for the PGA Tour at the end of the 2008 season. In his debut season, he struggled a bit making just eight cuts in 18 appearances before a shoulder injury cut his golfing year short in July.
In March 2011 he won his first PGA Tour title at the Transitions Championship. The win secured him a place at the 2011 Masters Tournament. In November 2011, he won the Omega Mission Hills World Cup with Matt Kuchar.
In February 2018 he won his third PGA Tour event, at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. He held the 36-hole lead at the 2018 PGA Championship, with a total 130, which was a tournament record through the first two rounds.
Gary Woodland U.S. Open
Gary won the 119th US Open Championship at Pebble Beach Golf Links in California on June 16, 2019. He finished 13-under par for the championship and held off world No. 1 Brooks Koepka in the final round.
When he needed it most.@GaryWoodland wows with the wedge.
He’ll take a 2-shot lead to 18. pic.twitter.com/H522Q3AUFx
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) June 17, 2019
Gary Woodland Clubs
Here are the golf clubs that Gary used to win the 119th U.S. Open on June 16, 2019.
DRIVER: Ping G410 (7 degrees), with Accra RPG 472 M5+ shaft
FAIRWAY WOOD: Ping G410 LST (13.5 degrees), with Accra Tour ZX 4100 M5 shaft
IRONS: Wilson Staff Model Blades (3-PW), with KBS Tour C-Taper 130 X shafts
WEDGES: Titleist Vokey Design SM7 (53 degrees, 58 degrees), TaylorMade Milled Grind Hi-Toe (64 degrees), with KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 125 X shafts
PUTTER: Scotty Cameron Newport prototype
BALL: Titleist Pro V1
How Much Did Gary Woodland Win
Gary won $2.25 million after his win at the 2019 U.S. Open.