Former Jayhawk Gary Woodland Reaches PGA Tour Playoff

Jan. 23, 2011

LAQUINTA, Calif. – Former Kansas golf standout Gary Woodland reached a playoff, before falling on the second hole at the Pro Golf Association’s Bob Hope Classic Sunday. The tournament was Woodland’s second PGA event this season.

Woodland and eventual winner Jhonattan Vegas were tied for the tournament lead after each of the final three rounds. They were joined in the playoff by defending champion Bill Haas.

Woodland and Vegas each birdied the first playoff hole to knock Haas out of contention. Vegas made a 13-foot par putt on the second playoff hole to get the victory. Woodland reached the playoff with a birdie on the 18th hole to shoot three-under 69 in the final round.

Woodland led the tournament field in driving distance at 312.9 yards and was third in greens in regulation at 85.6 percent. His 32 birdies in five rounds tied for the fourth most in the field.