Gary Woodland
Gary Woodland
34-Year-Old Golfer
2018–19 Fantasy Outlook
Woodland appears at times to have a ton of potential, but after eight years on the PGA Tour, it's pretty clear that Woodland is what he is. He's a solid golfer, who is going to win from time to time, contend often and earn around $3 million per year. Holding Woodland back is his putter as he's just not that good on the greens. He's been decent to awful on the greens throughout his career and after eight years on the PGA Tour, he's not likely to completely figure out putting. As such, it's unlikely that he'll ever see a big bump in earnings during any given season. Read Past Outlooks
Picks up nearly 25 spots on Sunday
March 18, 2019
Woodland moved up into a tie for 30th place on Sunday after shooting a final round four-under 68 at THE PLAYERS Championship.
Woodland made up all his ground on the back-nine with five birdies and no bogeys on Sunday. He finished the week sixth in SG: Off-the-tee, third in SG: Around, and T3 in scrambling percentage. Woodland's iron play was just not sharp enough to contend, as he ranked 64th in SG: Approach and T58 in GIR's. The Kansas product is 28th in SG: Approach and third in GIR's on the season, so don't be overly concerned with his performance at Sawgrass. Woodland is in the field for the Valspar Championship. Since a T8 back in 2014, Woodland has finished outside the top-40 in every season after at Innisbrook.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Woodland joined the PGA Tour in 2011 and he's been chasing that season ever since. He came very close last season, but the absence of a win, made it difficult to match his rookie numbers. Though he couldn't top his rookie accomplishments, he had what was probably his second best season on the PGA Tour. Woodland earned two runner-ups last season, which was no surprise as he had six runner-ups entering the season. Woodland has potential for bigger and better things, but he's been locked into a zone right around of just under $3 million for several years now and to expect that he breaks out of it this season, might be a bit too optimistic.
Woodland had a breakout year in 2011 when he captured his first win on the PGA Tour and topped $3 million in earnings, but the injury bug hit him soon after and it took a little time to get back on track. Fast forward five years and Woodland is cruising along just fine. The past three seasons on tour have been very productive as he's topped the $2 million mark each season. The only troubling fact is that he's yet to reach the heights on his breakout season. With that in mind, Woodland makes for an interesting salary cap selection this year. His number is low enough that the risk isn't that high, yet if he were to match is career-high, he'd only be about $1 million above his number from last year. In draft leagues, he should go near the fourth or fifth round.
Woodland has gone through a lot since joining the PGA Tour. He started his career well with plenty of success, only to lose his game while dealing with injuries. He's been healthy now for a good stretch and when he's healthy, he's pretty darn good. He's like a slightly less-talented version of Jason Day. The problem when looking at the 2015 season is his fairly large number from 2014. As such, he's worth a look in salary cap leagues, but he might be a tad too spendy. In draft leagues he could go as early as the 3rd round.
Woodland struggled with injuries over the past couple seasons, but when fully healthy, he's pretty darn good. It took a while for Woodland to get into the groove last season, but he finally found his old form at the Reno-Tahoe Open and once he got a taste of victory, his game only improved. Woodland has a very high ceiling and should definitely be considered in salary cap formats. In drafts leagues he could go in the 20-30 range.
Maybe 2011 was a fluke and 2012 is actually the real Gary Woodland, but considering he's fully exempt from a win during the 2011 season, he's probably worth a look. Woodland's upside is huge, as we witnessed it just two years ago when he earned nearly $3.4 million. Woodland is going to be hard to pass up in salary cap leagues at his price. In draft leagues, you can probably swipe him pretty late.
It didn't take Gary Woodland long to get into the swing of things on the PGA Tour last season. He finished runner-up in his second event and broke through for his first win in mid-March. Woodland missed the cut in his next event, but he wasn't about to let complacency sit in as he earned consecutive Top-25s in his next two events, one of which was the Masters. Woodland also ended the season on a high note, finishing in the Top-25 in his final six events. It doesn't look like Woodland is about to slow down anytime soon. His number from last year, however, will be hard to top. Woodland should probably go in the third round in draft leagues.
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Second in SG: Approach at the Honda
March 4, 2019
Woodland closed with a three-over 73 on Sunday at the Honda Classic to finish one-over and tied for 36th.
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T17 at WGC-Mexico
February 25, 2019
Woodland carded a two-under 69 on Sunday at the WGC-Mexico Championship to finish in a tie for 17th place.
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Top-10 at TPC Scottsdale
February 4, 2019
Woodland closed with a one-over 72 on Sunday at the Waste Management Phoenix Open to finish 11-under and tied for seventh.
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Backdoor top-10 in La Jolla
January 27, 2019
Woodland fired a six-under 66 in the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open to climb up into a tie for ninth place.
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Unable to close out win at Kapalua
January 7, 2019
Woodland, who shot a five-under 68 on Sunday, had the Sentry Tournament of Champions title stolen away from him by Xander Schauffele by one shot.
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