Winner’s Circle: Gary Woodland Gets It Done at U.S. Open

Gary Woodland Wins 2019 U.S. Open
Gary Woodland poses with the trophy after winning the 2019 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links on June 16, 2019 in Pebble Beach, California. Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Gary Woodland shot a 2-under 69 on Sunday at Pebble Beach Golf Links to win the 2019 U.S. Open by three strokes.

Woodland finished his final day in Pebble Beach with two bogeys against four birdies to reach 13-under par 271.

It was Woodland’s maiden major title, and fourth career PGA Tour victory.


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Pro-File

Nationality: American
Height: 6′ 1″
Weight: 190 lb
Birthdate: May 21, 1984 (age 35)
Native: Topeka, Kansas
Resides: Delray Beach, FL
Primary Sponsor: Wilson

Final Top 5: U.S. Open

Pos-Player-To Par (Final Rd)
1. Gary Woodland -13 (-2)
2. Brooks Koepka -10 (-3)
3. Justin Rose -7 (+3)
3. Jon Rahm -7 (-3)
3. Chez Reavie -7 (E)
3. Xander Schauffele -7 (-4)


Early Rounds

ROUND 1

Pos-Player-To Par (Rd 1)
1. Justin Rose -6 (65)
2. Rickie Fowler -5 (66)
8. Gary Woodland -3 (68)

ROUND 2

Pos-Player-To Par (Rd 2)
1. Gary Woodland -9 (-6)
2. Justin Rose -7 (-1)
3. Louis Oosthuizen -6 (-1)

ROUND 3

Pos-Player-To Par (Rd 3)
1. Gary Woodland -11 (-2)
2. Justin Rose -10 (-3)
3. Brooks Koepka -7 (-3)


Gary Woodland’s Winning Numbers

Gary Woodland Wins 2019 U.S. Open
Gary Woodland celebrates on the 18th green after winning the 2019 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links on June 16, 2019 in Pebble Beach, California. Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images
Topline Stats:

Driving: 310.8 yards (5th)
Fairways: 40/56, 71.43% (22nd)
Greens: 52/72, 72.22% (2nd)
Putts: 1.53 (19th)

Scoring:

Par-3: -2 (3 Birdies, 12 Pars, 1 Bogeys)
Par-4: -6 (9 Birdies, 22 Pars, 3 Bogeys)
Par-5: -5 (5 Birdies, 7 Pars)
Total: -13 (17 Birdies, 41 Pars, 4 Bogeys)


WITB: Gary Woodland

Driver: Ping G410 (9°)
3 Wood: Ping G410 LST (15°)
Driving Iron: Wilson Staff (18°)
Irons: Wilson Staff Model Blades (4-PW)
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 (53°, 58°), TaylorMade Hi-Toe (64 °)
Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport prototype
Ball: Titleist Pro V1
Hat: Wilson
Apparel/Shoes: Puma


Video: Gary Woodland’s Winning Moment


Woodland’s 2019 PGA Tour Season

Starts: 17
Missed Cuts: 1
Wins: 1 (U.S. Open)
Addtl Top 10s: 7
Money Earned: $5,556,461 (4th)
FedExCup Pts: 1,789 (4th)
World Rank Before/After: 25/11

Woodland’s Victories

PGA Tour: 4
2019 U.S. Open
2018 Waste Mgt Phoenix Open
2013 Reno–Tahoe Open
2011 Transitions Championship


Points & Money

The victory earned Woodland $2,250,000 and 600 FedExCup points, along with 100 world-ranking points. He will move to No. 4 on the PGA Tour’s money and points lists. He will move from No. 25 to 11 in the Official World Golf Rankings – his all-time best position.


Exit Question for Gary Woodland

Birdie 18, the arms go up in the air, the fist pump. What was the emotion after that last putt?

Gary Woodland Wins 2019 U.S. Open
Gary Woodland celebrates on the 18th green after winning the 2019 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links on June 16, 2019 in Pebble Beach, California. Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

GARY WOODLAND: Oh, just glad it was over. I didn’t let myself get ahead at all today. Didn’t ever let myself think the tournament was over. So I just stayed in it.

I knew the putt was big. I knew Tiger shot 12-under here when he won in 2000. So I knew trying to get one more would have been nice. But I would have taken 12 pretty easily too.


Credit: PGA Tour Media, Getty Images


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