PALM HARBOR, Fla – Sunday at Innisbrook proved to be an unpredictable wild ride as winner Gary Woodland took home the trophy making only 1 par on the back nine – a crucial 10 footer on 18. The race to the finish saw Woodland taking a slightly different approach than his usual grip it and rip it style. “I can’t come out here and hit the golf ball 900 yards and win,” said Woodland. “I was very conservative this week, laid back almost all day, and just tried to get the ball in the fairway, get it on the green and let the putter do the work. That’s what I’m learning.”

The roller coaster back nine, including five birdies and three bogeys, was enough to solidify a 67 and Woodland’s first trip to Augusta National this April. His awesome power and soft putting touch could make for an interesting week at the Masters. Woodland finished at 15-under 269 and earned $990,000, moving up to No. 3 in the FedEx Cup standings.

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