Bio: Cites making the cut in his first major championship (U.S. Open at Bethpage Black in 2009) as his biggest thrill in golf. Cites playing basketball for Washburn University and playing against Kansas in Allen Fieldhouse as his biggest thrill outside of golf.
Named all-state in basketball in high school where his school won two state titles. Lists Michael Jordan as his hero. Never travels without his iPad. Favorite golf course played is Spyglass Hill. Would most like to play Augusta National. Favorite college team is the Kansas Jayhawks. Favorite professional team is the Indianapolis Colts.
Marks his ball with a 1984 half dollar. Favorite TV show is "Two and a Half Men." Favorite movie is "Gladiator." Favorite food is steak. Favorite athlete is Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
Would round out his dream foursome with Michael Jordan, Bill Self and his dad. Most people don't know he doesn't eat any food that comes from the water. Bucket list includes buying an airplane. Charities: Folds of Honor, which gives scholarships to families of fallen or wounded soldiers.
(Bio information from Golfweek research and pgatour.com)
Playing in his first professional major, tour rookie Gary Woodland tells Jeff Rude how much he's learned in 2009, and what his expectations are at Bethpage.
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