Gary Woodland
Gary Woodland
2018–19 Fantasy Outlook
Woodland appears at times to have a ton of potential, but after eight years on the PGA Tour, it's pretty clear that Woodland is what he is. He's a solid golfer, who is going to win from time to time, contend often and earn around $3 million per year. Holding Woodland back is his putter as he's just not that good on the greens. He's been decent to awful on the greens throughout his career and after eight years on the PGA Tour, he's not likely to completely figure out putting. As such, it's unlikely that he'll ever see a big bump in earnings during any given season. Read Past Outlooks
Struggles in final round at CIMB Classic
October 14, 2018
Woodland settled for a one-under 71 in the final round of the CIMB Classic to finish in a tie for fifth place.
Woodland went his first 49 holes this week without registering a bogey. That included an 11-under 61 in round two. The former Kansas Jayhawk held a share of the 54-hole lead with Marc Leishman. Woodland was unable to keep up with the Aussie's pace, however, and ended up making three bogeys in a four hole stretch on the back-nine. This was Woodland's best finish on the PGA Tour since his victory back in February at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. He will tee it up again next week at the CJ Cup.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Woodland joined the PGA Tour in 2011 and he's been chasing that season ever since. He came very close last season, but the absence of a win, made it difficult to match his rookie numbers. Though he couldn't top his rookie accomplishments, he had what was probably his second best season on the PGA Tour. Woodland earned two runner-ups last season, which was no surprise as he had six runner-ups entering the season. Woodland has potential for bigger and better things, but he's been locked into a zone right around of just under $3 million for several years now and to expect that he breaks out of it this season, might be a bit too optimistic.
Woodland had a breakout year in 2011 when he captured his first win on the PGA Tour and topped $3 million in earnings, but the injury bug hit him soon after and it took a little time to get back on track. Fast forward five years and Woodland is cruising along just fine. The past three seasons on tour have been very productive as he's topped the $2 million mark each season. The only troubling fact is that he's yet to reach the heights on his breakout season. With that in mind, Woodland makes for an interesting salary cap selection this year. His number is low enough that the risk isn't that high, yet if he were to match is career-high, he'd only be about $1 million above his number from last year. In draft leagues, he should go near the fourth or fifth round.
Woodland has gone through a lot since joining the PGA Tour. He started his career well with plenty of success, only to lose his game while dealing with injuries. He's been healthy now for a good stretch and when he's healthy, he's pretty darn good. He's like a slightly less-talented version of Jason Day. The problem when looking at the 2015 season is his fairly large number from 2014. As such, he's worth a look in salary cap leagues, but he might be a tad too spendy. In draft leagues he could go as early as the 3rd round.
Woodland struggled with injuries over the past couple seasons, but when fully healthy, he's pretty darn good. It took a while for Woodland to get into the groove last season, but he finally found his old form at the Reno-Tahoe Open and once he got a taste of victory, his game only improved. Woodland has a very high ceiling and should definitely be considered in salary cap formats. In drafts leagues he could go in the 20-30 range.
Maybe 2011 was a fluke and 2012 is actually the real Gary Woodland, but considering he's fully exempt from a win during the 2011 season, he's probably worth a look. Woodland's upside is huge, as we witnessed it just two years ago when he earned nearly $3.4 million. Woodland is going to be hard to pass up in salary cap leagues at his price. In draft leagues, you can probably swipe him pretty late.
It didn't take Gary Woodland long to get into the swing of things on the PGA Tour last season. He finished runner-up in his second event and broke through for his first win in mid-March. Woodland missed the cut in his next event, but he wasn't about to let complacency sit in as he earned consecutive Top-25s in his next two events, one of which was the Masters. Woodland also ended the season on a high note, finishing in the Top-25 in his final six events. It doesn't look like Woodland is about to slow down anytime soon. His number from last year, however, will be hard to top. Woodland should probably go in the third round in draft leagues.
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Bounces back after brutal start on Sunday
September 23, 2018
Woodland shot an even-par 70 in the final round of the TOUR Championship to finish in a tie for 11th place.
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Heading to East Lake
September 11, 2018
Woodland closed with a three-under 67 on Monday at the BMW Championship to finish 15-under and tied for 12th.
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On Top-30 bubble after T24 in Boston
September 4, 2018
Woodland grabbed a tie for 24th place at the Dell Technologies Championship after shooting a two-under 69 on Monday.
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T6 at PGA despite stagnant weekend
August 13, 2018
Woodland fell off a bit on the weekend, but still did enough to record his best career finish in a major with a T6 at the PGA Championship.
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T17 at Firestone
August 6, 2018
Woodland notched rounds of 67-71-69-68 at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational to finish in a tie for 17th place.
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