Former Jayhawk Gary Woodland Ties for 47th at U.S. Open

June 22, 2009


Former Kansas golf standout Gary Woodland carded a final round 77 and tied for 47th at the 2009 United States Open at Bethpaige Black Golf Course.

Woodland carded two birdies in his final round, but struggled after making an 8 on the par-four fifth hole.

Woodland, who is from Topeka, Kan. and who finished his Jayhawk career in the spring of 2007, was among the top 12 after two rounds of the event. He opened the tournament with a 73 and carded a 66 in the second round. However, he slipped down the leaderboard after a third round 66.

Woodland finished tied with former major champion winners Tom Lehman and Geoff Ogilvy, along with 2008 U.S. Open runner-up Rocco Mediate.

The finish for Woodland marks the second best finish of his rookie season on the PGA Tour, bested only by his tied for 28th place finish at the Mayakoba Golf Classic at Riviera Maya-Cancun.

The last Jayhawk to make a cut at a major championship came at the 2004 PGA Championship when Matt Gogel made the cut and finished tied for 17th at Whistling Straits Golf Club in Kohler, Wis.

Lucas Glover, who attended Clemson University, held off Phil Mickelson and David Duval to win the U.S. Open. Glover won the event with a four-under score of 276.