Gary Woodland explains WGC-Match Play withdrawal

<a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/pga/players/9366/" data-ylk="slk:Gary Woodland">Gary Woodland</a> withdrew from the WGC-Dell Match Play last week. (Getty Images)
Gary Woodland withdrew from the WGC-Dell Match Play last week. (Getty Images)

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.


His statement in full:

Last week I withdrew from the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play to be with my wife, Gabby, as there were complications with our recently announced pregnancy with twins. Gabby and I have since had to cope with the heartbreaking loss of one of the babies, and our doctors will be closely monitoring the health of my wife and the other baby for the remainder of the pregnancy. We appreciate all of the love and support during this difficult time as we regroup as a family. At this point in time, I plan to play the Masters next week.

Woodland was not ever entered in the field for the Shell Houston Open.

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