Woodland Visits KU Men’s Golf Practice

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Former Kansas men’s golfer and PGA professional Gary Woodland visited the men’s golf practice on October 7th

Woodland, a Topeka native, was back in town for his former Kansas head coach Ross Randal’s induction into the Kansas Hall of Fame on Oct. 5. The following Tuesday, met with the men’s golf practice to give a message about his experience at KU and playing on the PGA Tour. Woodland, who met with the team for approximately an hour, discussed practice methods, nutrition, differences between college golf and the PGA Tour. He also fielded questions from the current Jayhawks.

“I don’t think it gets to be any better than the experience where a golfer at Kansas can listen to Gary Woodland’s  experience at Kansas and his experience on the PGA Tour,” KU head coach Jamie Bermel said. “I think the guys really took Gary’s message to heart that he sent yesterday.  His biggest message was take advantage of this awesome opportunity and don’t let a day go by without giving yourself an opportunity to get better.”

Woodland had a top-10 finish on September 17 where he tied for ninth at the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola with a four-round 276 (-4).  He ended 22nd in the 2014 FedEx Cup rankings, including making 23 of 25 cuts with one runner-up finish at the CIMB Classic and five top-10 finishes in 2014.

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