Gary Woodland played college basketball as a freshman at Washburn University before transferring to Kansas University to play golf. He has a history of injuries, most notably to his left wrist, since joining the Tour in 2009:
I played a lot of sports in my life and never been injured, and been playing a lot of golf and get injured.
The poa greens at Torrey Pines baffle a lot of players, but Australian Marc Leishman feels right at home:
I think it’s all the grasses I grew up on as a kid, kikuyu fairways, poa greens and there’s gum trees everywhere, eucalyptus trees.
Jordan Spieth credits his caddy, Michael Greller, with keeping him in the game after a poor start:
Michael kept me, really kept me in it today. I would have been in trouble without him pitching positive thoughts my way because I was getting down on myself with my confidence.
Pat Perez averages 290 yards off the tee with his driver, but he is no match for Gary Woodland:
When you play with Gary, who hits it 40 yards farther than I do, it doesn’t look that hard. Where he hits it is unbelievable. But it was a lot harder today. The wind was up in kind of a different direction, but I don’t know, just harder. The greens were tough, the pins were in tough spots and didn’t seem to get a whole lot of roll out there.