Woodland claims his first US PGA Tour title





American Gary Woodland claimed his first US PGA Tour Title Sunday thanks to a one-shot victory over Webb Simpson at the Transitions Championship.

An uncanny touch was used by Woodland to post a four-under-par 67 at the Copperhead course in Innisbrook which resulted to a 15-under-par total of 269. Woodland tied for fifth at the Phoenix and for sixth at the Honda Classic.

“I was struggling with the golf swing today. I think the adrenaline got the most of me all day,” said Woodland. “But the one thing that has really helped me in my career has been the putting and today it saved me. It won me a golf tournament.”

“Just one shot short is tough because you’re here four days and you work so hard. This opportunity comes not that often, so I’m a little disappointed,” said Webb, whose previous best finish had been a tie for fourth last year in Las Vegas.

“But I’m sure looking back I’ll learn a lot from it and hopefully have many opportunities to win again.”

American Scott Stallings was shooting 70 when he ended third on 272 with Brandt Snedeker who was just another stroke away.
“I felt really in control the beginning of the round,” said Rose. “Kind of a case of I didn’t really get anything out of the first six, seven holes. I hit a lot of good putts, burned a lot of edges early. “I just seemed to lose my focus.”