Former Jayhawk Woodland Goes Six Under On Last Six Holes In Opening Round Of Masters

April 8, 2011

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Former Kansas golfer Gary Woodland played the final six holes at six-under par and shot a 69 in the opening-round of the Masters Golf Tournament Thursday afternoon.

Heading into the par-five 13th hole at three over par, Woodland made an eagle. After a par on the following hole, Woodland carded birdies on each of the last four holes to shoot 31 on the back side.

He enters Friday’s second round in seventh place, four shots off the pace set by a trio of players.

Woodland opened the day with two straight pars before carding a birdie on the 350-yard par-four third hole. However, he followed that with two consecutive birdies and eventually was three-over par after bogeying the eighth and 10th holes.

Woodland entered the Masters fourth on the PGA Tour money list at $1.9 million and third in the FedEx Cup Standings with 1,002 points. He has made the cut in six of nine events, winning the Transitions Championship March 20 and placing second at the Bob Hope Classic Jan. 23.

Woodland was a four-time tournament winner and two-time All-Big 12 honoree at Kansas from 2004-07.