Gary Woodland won the Reno-Tahoe Open at Montreux Golf and Country Club in Nevada.
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Gary managed to hole a 58-foot chip from the rough for one of his four birdies and also amazingly got up-and-down to save par five times on his way to winning the Reno-Tahoe Open on Sunday for his second PGA TOUR victory. He finished with a total of 44 points in the Modified Stableford event. Gary said that he had tried to stay calm;
“It felt like it was meant to be this week, I tried to stay calm and really focus on what I was doing. Even though I wasn’t hitting greens I was hitting it in the right spots and gave myself opportunities to get up and down. I got lucky to find my ball on 14 there in the hazard and I kind of chopped it out. The chip that went in, I was just trying to get it on the green, let alone go in. It was one of the best shots I’ve ever hit. To follow up after Brendan Steele made the putt on 15, to answer him was huge, he had a lot of momentum and I sort of stole it all back and sort of rode it the rest of the way.”
Jonathan Byrd and Andres Romero tied for second place with 35 points, and Brendan Steele captured fourth spot on 33 points.
Jonathan birdied five of his first seven holes, and then followed that up with an Eagle on the par-5, 13th hole;
” My whole mindset was just to be a little more aggressive and give ourselves chances and just free it up. And I was able to do that today getting off to a hot start, just felt like I was off to the races.”
Played a Stableford event myself yesterday, came second on 40 points.