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Gary Woodland finishes tied for 40th at 2021 Masters

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Gary Woodland hits from the first fairway during the first round of the Masters golf tournament on Thursday, April 8, 2021, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Gary Woodland hits from the first fairway during the first round of the Masters golf tournament on Thursday, April 8, 2021, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) by Matt Tait

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.

Comments

Edward Daub 1 year, 8 months ago

Hideki Matsuyama is the first Japanese golfer to ever win the Masters.

That fact is somewhat noteworthy to folks like me with Japanese roots.

Matt Tait 1 year, 8 months ago

No question about it. It's been very fun to read the coverage of what his win has meant to Japan and golf. He's terrific and will likely be in contention for a long time.

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