Gary Woodland wins the Waste Management Phoenix Open in a play-off against Chez Reavie at TPC Scottsdale, Arizona.
Gary shot a final round -7 under par 64 to share top spot on the Waste Management Phoenix Open leaderboard with Chez carding -5 under 66, to both post -18 under par totals. Gary won with a par at the first play-off hole, the 18th.
Gary had a terrible year with his family situation, his little girl passing away, this win was a tribute to her;
“That was just kind of a tribute to last year, obviously, we lost a little girl, and being there, seeing my wife give birth to her, that’s real.”
“I was in the zone, I mean, I really had it going. My caddie asked me when I got done, did I know I made nine birdies. I didn’t even know I did that.”
Chez grew up on this course, and mentioned the 21 ft putt he made on his last hole for birdie to get into the play-off;
“That was the dream, man, I grew up here in Mesa.”
“I carried the sign board here growing up when I was in high school and junior high, and to have a chance to win the tournament this week was a lot of fun.”
“It’s right up there with the putt I made to win in Canada.”
Tied in third place, three shots back at -15 under par were Ollie Schniederjans, -6 under par 65 today, and Brendan Steele, -4 under 67.
Most of the big names, like Rickie Fowler, Jon Rahm, fell away during the final round, getting close was Phil Mickelson, -2 under 69 today to be in the group at -14 under par.