Friday, June 19, 2015

Ailing Woodland hospitalized


— Gary Woodland has been admitted to a local hospital and diagnosed with a virus after playing in the first round of the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay.

Woodland’s agent, Mark Steinberg, said in a statement Thursday afternoon that Woodland had been admitted to Tacoma General Hospital.

Steinberg said Woodland, a former Kansas University golfer, had not been feeling well since Sunday. He thought he was feeling better, but then began to feel worse again in the last 36 hours. Woodland received IV fluids on Thursday morning and shot 74 in the first round.

The hospital confirmed Woodland has a virus and was being treated with more IV fluids.

Steinberg said Woodland hoped to be able to play today. He is scheduled to tee off at 3:33 p.m.


Suzi Marshall 7 years ago

Woodland played well yesterday, from tee-green. His problem was with the flat stick, which was used 36 times, notably the string of 4 straight boggies on 4-7. Personally, I far prefer Bermuda grass over the fescue used on the Chambers gravel pit. I hated the greens because all the wobbles and bumps prevent a good roll and provides too large of a "luck" element to anything outside of 2 feet. If the USGA rolls the greens more for smoother puts, they will be running close to 13! Regardless, Dustin Johnson only had 28 puts for his first round 5 under lead.

With the mid-afternoon tee-time the course will be running hot for him. I'm bet the fairway and greens will be running 8 and 13, respectively. With 25 under par and 41 at par or better, Woodland will probably need an under-par round to make the weekend.

Harlan Hobbs 7 years ago

Another profile in courage. Hope he can muster the strength to play today and make the cut.

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