Gary Woodland finishes tied for 40th at 2021 Masters
Former Kansas golf standout Gary Woodland fired his second even-par round of the week on Sunday at the Masters to finish at 4-over for the event and in a tie for 40th place.
Woodland’s other 72 at famed Augusta National in Augusta, Ga., came in Round 2 on Friday to help him make the cut to stick around for the weekend.
The 2019 U.S. Open Champion never truly contended this week after firing a 73 to open the tournament and a 75 in Saturday’s third round.
Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama won this year’s green jacket at -10 for the tournament and 19 other golfers finished the four-round Masters under par.
Woodland started hot on Sunday and looked as if he might be poised for a push to finish in the top 20 or higher. He birdied No. 2 and No. 3 to move to 2-over for the tournament through 3 holes of his final round. But he finished with four bogeys and two birdies, among nine pars, the rest of the way.
Woodland’s 40th-place finish at the second Masters event in the past six months because of the COVID-19 pandemic earned him $43,700 and 15 FedEx Cup points.
Woodland missed the cut by one stroke at the pandemic-delayed 2020 Masters, which was played last November.
His career-best Masters finish came in 2011 when he tied for 24th place.