Gary Woodland, USA, gets his first Major PGA Tour title, the 2019 U.S.Open, at Pebble Beach in California.
Gary & U.S. Open Trophy / getty
Gary fired a final round -2 under 69 to grab his first Major. the U.S. Open, by three shots at -13 under par;
“I really felt good all week, I was really in control of the golf ball.”
“I’ve hit the golf ball pretty good for a long time but the short game is just taking pressure off the ball striking which has gotten better and the putting is taking pressure of everything.”
“When I can do that it ads up to a pretty good week.”
“I was trying to enjoy the moment, come in with a good attitude. It’s obviously an uncomfortable position being in the lead at a Major Championship but I’m trying to enjoy being uncomfortable, enjoy the moment, enjoy the pressure and really thrive on it.”
Brooks Koepka, the defending Champion, put up a good defence of his title, trying to win it for the third consecutive year, his -3 under 68 today gave him second place with a -10 under par total;
“It doesn’t sting. I played great. Nothing I could do. Gary played a great four days.”
“That’s what you’ve got to do if you want to win a U.S. Open, or win a major championship and hats off to him.”
“Cool way to go out on 18, to make that bomb. He deserves it, he’s worked hard and I’m happy for him.”
Justin Rose, England, carded a closing +3 over par 74 to finish in a tie for third at -7 under alongside Jon Rahm, Spain, -3 under 68 today, with Xander Schauffele, -4 under 67 and Chez Reavie, even par 71, both from the USA.
Justin, after the first hole, which he birdied, then just hung around all day;
“Obviously didn’t quite have it early, but did a brilliant job of hanging around.”
“I was right in the tournament, and then just kept missing in the wrong spot.”