Man, Gary Woodland is playing some good golf late in the season.
A win in at the Reno Tahoe Open earlier this month catapulted Woodland to the Fedex Cup playoffs and he is making quick work of them.
Holding a share of the 54-hole lead heading to Sunday, Woodland battled with it all day and burned the edge of the cup on the 72nd hole to miss out on a playoff with Adam Scott, the eventual winner.
"Today I didn't have my A-Game," Woodland told the Golf Channel. "Obviously I played well coming into today and hit some wayward shots early, but I found a way to hang in there and grind it out and gave myself a chance on the back nine on Sunday, which is everything you can ask for."
He made one bogey on the back nine. That was it. One missed hole and he is in a playoff with, arguably, the player of the year on the PGA Tour.
Woodland is too good to not win more on the Tour. Hard to believe we are talking about a man who was searching for any other win to solidify his one and only victory in 2011, staring down two wins in a season. Heck, two wins in a month!
He hit's it a mile, has solid touch around the green and has a winner's mentality hailing from his basketball background in high school and college at Washburn.
The T2 finish (along with Tiger Woods, mind you) vaults him from 50th in the Fedex Cup playoffs to 10th in the standings. Before Reno, he might not have made it. A very nice pay day is coming for him at the end of the season and it will be well worth it.