Gary Woodland withdrew from the WGC-Dell Match Play last week. Gary Woodland took to Twitter on Wednesday morning to explain why he withdrew from last week’s WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play in Texas. Initially, Woodland cited a personal family matter when he pulled out, and he has now explained more in depth, sharing the difficult reality that he and his wife, Gabby, have lost one of their two twins during pregnancy.
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. – Stacy Lewis is eager to see a return to a tougher setup at the ANA Inspiration, and it’s looking as if conditions will help deliver it. Mother Nature is doing her part. A wet winter here helped thicken the rough at Mission Hills, and then a recent dry spell helped make the greens firm and fast. “I’ve been kind of disappointed on this golf course the last few years, because it’s been so soft and the rough hasn’t really been what it was, maybe five, six years ago,” said Lewis, who won this championship in 2011. “That’s how this course should be played. It should be played firm and fast where you have to worry about how far your drive is going. It’s a major. It should be
At the 2004 U.S. Open, I wrote what I think is one of the better game stories of my career, largely about the complicated dynamics between Els and his countryman Retief Goosen. Els shot a final round 80 at Shinnecock and got smoked by Goosen, and my story captured his frustration. Els’s wife Liezl was unhappy with the story and, being a dutiful husband, Ernie got in my face on the practice putting green at the ensuing PGA Championship.