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Sunday, January 27, 2019

Former KU golfers Thompson, Woodland finish strong at latest PGA Tour stop

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After making his second cut of the PGA season with a 6-under 66 in Round 2 earlier this week at the Farmers Insurance Open in La Jolla, Calif., former Kansas golfer and first-year PGA pro Chris Thompson finished Sunday tied for 52nd at 4-under for the tournament.

Thompson bookended his two rounds under par — 66 in Round 2 and 69 on Saturday — with a pair of 74s.

Thompson's solid week helped him crack the Top 200 in the FedEx Cup standings — he currently sits in 196th — and he now has made two cuts in seven events so far this season.

Longtime PGA pro and proud KU grad Gary Woodland had a decidedly better Sunday, firing a 66 to finish in a tie for 9th place.

Woodland, who jumped up to 3rd place in the FedEx Cup standings with his finish, has made seven cuts in seven events this season, with four Top 10 finishes, including a second-place finish at the Sentry Tournament of Champions earlier this month.

Woodland earned 73 FedEx points and $184,000 this weekend. Thompson picked up 7 FedEx points and nearly $17,000 in prize money.

Comments

David Kelley-Wood 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Those rounds on Friday and Saturday have got to give Chris' confidence a boost. Would love to see him put three or even four good rounds together.

Gary's final round 66 included and eagle 3 on the final hole, an approximately 600-yard par 5. He put his second shot within 2' 9" from 266 yards out. I wonder what club he used.

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