Gary Woodland enjoyed a breakout season in 2011 and will be one of a host of emerging American golfers looking to really make a name for themselves at the US Masters in April. Try out our Masters golf packages to see the tournament for yourself.
The 27-year-old turned professional in 2007 but was forced to divide his time between the PGA and Nationwide Tours over the years before coming through qualifying school in 2010 to secure a full-time Tour card.
That was the springboard for the Kansas golfer to really spur on and in March 2011 he secured his first PGA Tour title at the Transitions Championship by one stroke. It was that win that got Woodland into the US Masters last year and he made a decent debut impression to finish tied for 24th. Those looking at Betfair will be wondering how he will get on this season.
Woodland competed in all the Majors of last year and then spent his off-season working with new coach, the legendary Butch Harmon, as he looks to continue his rise to prominence throughout the coming months.
He admits the duo have already been working on honing his game for Augusta, but he is hoping for some wins along the way, such as at the 2012 Transitions Championship March on 15-18th. Anyone looking at the US Masters Golf Odds will be keeping an eye on his form.
“It’s been a big adjustment but it’s come on a lot quicker than we thought it was going to,” Woodland said. “We were prepared to get ready for Augusta (at the Masters).
“The last thing (Harmon) said before I left (from a recent training session in Las Vegas) was there’s no reason we can’t win twice along the way.”
Keegan Bradley was the PGA Tour Rookie of the Year in 2011 and joins Woodland in hoping for a big performance at the US Masters, to follow-up his shock PGA Championship win last year.
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