Woodland Finishes Tied for Second at the Barclays

Former Kansas men’s golfer Gary Woodland jumped 50 spots from 60th to 10th place in the FedEx Cup standings after tying for second place Sunday at the Barclays.

After recording scores of 69-64-68 on the par-71 Liberty National Golf Course in Jersey City, N.J., Woodland held a share of the lead at 12-under heading into Sunday’s final round of play.

Woodland was in contention for the title all afternoon just missed birdie putts from eight, 10 and 10 feet on the final three holes which would have forced a playoff. Woodland would finish two-over recording a 73 on the day and a 274 (-10) over four rounds. He placed in a four-way tie for second, one stroke behind the winner Adam Scott who shot 69-66-72-66—273 (-11).

Woodland advanced to the second round of the FedEx Cup Playoffs at the Deutsche Bank Championship, Aug. 30-Sept. 2, at the TPC Boston in Norton, Mass. Following the Deutsche Bank Championship, the top 70 in FedEx points will move on to the BMW Championship, Sept. 12-15, at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Ill. The top 30 from that event will play at the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola, Sept. 19-22, at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Ga., in the FedEx Cup finale.

Another former Kansas men’s golfer, Chris Thompson posted four-rounds under par (71) at the PGA web.com Tour Cox Classic in Omaha, Neb. Thompson recorded scores of 70-67-68-68—273 to finish tied for 26th at Champions Run golf course in Omaha.

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