Former Kansas golfer Gary Woodland shot a 2-under par 70 in the second round of the Masters, Friday, which was good enough for a tie of 19th place. The former Kansas standout sits at 1-under par for the tournament and is just four strokes behind leaders Fred Couples and Jason Dunfer (-5), heading into day three.
Woodland entered action on Friday having shot a 1-over par 73 in the opening round of the tournament, but quickly showed improvement, earning birdies on two of the first three holes. He would go on to compile a total of five birdies on the day, including one on the 12th, which is part of Augusta National’s infamous ‘Amen Corner’. After two rounds, the Topeka, Kan. native boasts a score of 143, which is just one shot off of his 2011 pace, where he would finish tied for 24th.
Woodland competed at Kansas from 2004-07 and was a two-time All-Big 12 selection during his time as a Jayhawk. Last year on the PGA Tour, Woodland posted six top-10 finishes and finished the regular season 11th on the FedEx Cup points list. Additionally, Woodland won the World Cup with teammate Matt Kuchar, becoming the first American team to claim the trophy since 2000.
Woodland will begin the third round of competition paired with three-time Masters champion Phil Mickelson. The duo is scheduled to tee off at 11:55am Central Time.