Gary Woodland withdrew from the WGC-Dell Match Play under mysterious circumstances last week. But now we know why.
Woodland posted to Twitter that his wife had complications with her pregnancy which resulted in the “heartbreaking loss” of one of their twins.
After beating Emiliano Grillo, 3 and 2, in his opening match, Woodland withdrew for what was described as a “personal family matter.”
— Gary Woodland (@GaryWoodland) March 29, 2017
As stated in the post, Woodland plans to play in the Masters next week “at this point.”
Following the announcement, the golf world (and beyond) checked in to offer up their condolences.
@GaryWoodland thinking of you and the family bud! Hope Gabby is well and look forward to having you back out here. Thoughts and prayers!
— Ricky Barnes (@RealRickyBarnes) March 29, 2017
@GaryWoodland so sorry to hear. Thoughts are with you and your family.
— Mackenzie Hughes (@MacHughesGolf) March 29, 2017
@GaryWoodland Hang in there, Gary. My thoughts are with you and your wife. Hope to see you in Augusta
— NYPost_Cannizzaro (@MarkCannizzaro) March 29, 2017
@GaryWoodland Super sad. This happened to my cousin during his wife's pregnancy with twins. They mourn lost child but cherish surviving one
— Bobby Lewis (@Bobby_L) March 29, 2017
So sad. Thoughts with Gary Woodland and his wife. pic.twitter.com/sN6Z69a3w6
— Rex Hoggard (@RexHoggardGC) March 29, 2017
Sad. Blessings to @GaryWoodland and his family.https://t.co/K0aKvnWYx6
— Golfweek (@golfweek) March 29, 2017
Unfortunately we now know why @GaryWoodland pulled out of @DellMatchPlay. Gary & Gabby are always full of light. Sad that it's dimmed now. https://t.co/BMca7OEUtI
— Todd Lewis (@ToddLewisGC) March 29, 2017
Gary Woodland's Match Play WD was the result of a pregnancy complication for his wife, Gabby: https://t.co/sh5io8nHa2 pic.twitter.com/YF8cbyqOqT
— Golf Channel (@GolfChannel) March 29, 2017
Our thoughts are with Gary Woodland and his family at this tough time https://t.co/othls2cGfM
— Golf Monthly (@GolfMonthly) March 29, 2017
Our thoughts & prayers are with former Jayhawks @GaryWoodland & his family. Looking forward to his performance @TheMasters. @KCTV5 https://t.co/kfxqiOm8Zx
— Dani Welniak (@KCTVDani) March 29, 2017
@GaryWoodland I'm so sorry for your loss, my prayers and thoughts are with you and Gabby
— Amanda Balionis (@Amanda_Balionis) March 29, 2017
Really sad news. https://t.co/dtOYpuNKiU
— Jason Sobel (@JasonSobelESPN) March 29, 2017
This is so sad. Thoughts go out to @GaryWoodland and his family. https://t.co/VMmDGr2mJp
— Nicole Rae (@NicoleRaeGC) March 29, 2017
@GaryWoodland I'm so very sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family. https://t.co/3bluqeUfhl
— Brittany Lincicome (@Brittany1golf) March 29, 2017
Updated as statements are released.