Gary Woodland won more than a PGA Tour tournament on Sunday. Along with the biggest payday of his career and a two year exemption on TOUR, he will be playing in The Masters in three weeks. Woodland won the Transitions Championship on Sunday with a 10-foot par putt on his 72nd hole, while Webb Simpson bogeyed the 18th right behind him to hand the victory over to Woodland. Simpson really choke it away on the final holes on Sunday, playing considerably slower than the previous days. The pressure seemed to get to him on the final few holes. After a great sand save for par on 17, he hit a poor tee shot on 18 and a poor third shot chip past the hole, and was forced to try and hole a 20 footer to save par.
While the win by Gary Woodland is surely the biggest accomplishment in his golfing career, The Masters invitation is probably something he will always remember when he gets to Augusta in three weeks. Hopefully it won’t be his only invitation during his career.
At the beginning of the day I thought Nick Watney or Justin Rose would be up near the leader but both of these guys went the other way, with Rose shooting a 3-over 74 and Watney firing a 73. Back-t0-back wins are rare on TOUR but Nick Watney sure put himself in good position on Saturday with his 65. In the end it was Gary Woodland who held on with his third 67 of the week.
Congratulations to Gary Woodland for winning the Transitions Championship. Did anyone have him picked in fantasy?