Gary Woodland finished in a tie for 50th at the U.S. Open after posting a two-over 74 on Sunday.
Woodland has the distance to find success at Erin Hills, but he was unable to find the short grass enough as he ranked T59 in driving accuracy. On top of that he really struggled with the putter, finishing 62nd in SG: Putting and 68th in putts per GIR. Woodland has been off since a T2 at the Honda Classic. His best finish in his last nine starts since then was a T38. Woodland will not be in the field for the Travelers Championship this week.
AT&T Byron Nelson
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Gary Woodland shot a three-over 73 on Sunday at the AT&T Byron Nelson to finish one-under and tied for 40th.
Woodland fired back-to-back 68s during his two middle rounds before falling 16 spots down the leaderboard on Sunday. He hit just 40-of-72 greens in regulation, but placed 13th in terms of putts per GIR. Woodland hasn't posted a top-25 since the Honda Classic back in February, but he'll have additional time to practice this week as he won't be in the field at the Dean & DeLuca Invitational.
Gary Woodland (personal) is in the field for this week's Masters.
Woodland was forced to withdraw from the WGC-Dell Match Play in his last start on Tour due to complications with his wife's pregnancy, resulting in an emotional family situation back home. The No. 36 golfer in the world has posted four top-six finishes in his last nine events, but he lacks a similar resume at Augusta. Woodland has made four appearances at the Masters, with inconsistent results of a missed cut in his last attempt, preceded by a T26, WD, and a T24.
Gary Woodland withdrew from the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play event Thursday due to a personal family matter.
The reason for Woodland's withdrawal was not disclosed, but he will not be able to continue in this week's tournament. It remains to be seen when he will play next, but he is qualified for The Masters in two weeks.