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Monday, November 28, 2011

Gary Woodland helps U.S. end drought at World Cup

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— The American pair fired six birdies in the alternate-shot final round at Mission Hills Blackstone course to finish at 24-under, 264 overall, notching the 24th U.S. win in the history of the tournament.

English pair Ian Poulter and Justin Rose had the final day’s best round with a 63 to tie for second at 22-under with Germany’s Martin Kaymer and Alex Cejka (69).

Ireland’s Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell led by two strokes going into the final round but could only manage an even-par 72 to finish tied for fourth with Australia, the Netherlands and Scotland.

The American victory was the first since Tiger Woods and David Duval claimed the title 11 years ago.

“We really clicked. It’s fantastic to win for the U.S.,” said Woodland, a former Kansas University product.

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MinnesotaJay 2 years, 8 months ago

Normally, I'd let it slide, but where the F is the rest of the piece? His partner's name isn't even mentioned. Here's a link to the full piece from pgatour.com:

http://worldcup.pgatour.com/newsdetails.aspx?Hid=1125

Gary's playing partner Matt Kuchar had this to say:

“I chose Gary, thinking that he would team up well with me, we would have the best shot of winning this title, and he played fantastic this week,” he said. “I have no doubt that he was the best player in the field, and for me, it was a lot of riding his coattails, trying to keep encouraging him to keep it going, because he played some great golf. And I'm fortunate and really, really excited that I picked him.”

Oh yes, and Rock Chalk, Gary!!!

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Ben Kane 2 years, 8 months ago

Associated Press must be new to the LJW staff.

Congrats Gary!

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