Former US Open Winner Gary Woodland Undergoes Brain Surgery

Woodland won the US Open in 2019 but was since diagnosed with a brain tumor that was found earlier this year

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Former US Open champion Gary Woodland has undergone surgery to remove a brain tumor and is now recuperating.

Woodland, 39, revealed this summer he had been diagnosed and had been trying to treat symptoms with medication. But after consulting with specialists and his family, Woodland decided that surgery to remove the tumour was his best option.

A tweet sent from Woodland’s account, tagged by Team GW, said on Monday that the PGA Tour player and dad of three is “currently resting” after a “long surgery”.

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On August 30, the four-time PGA Tour winner announced that he had been diagnosed with a lesion and had met with multiple specialists who suggested that ultimately surgery was the best course of action.

The latest statement on his social media handles read: "An update on Gary: After a long surgery today, the majority of the tumour has been removed and he is currently resting. At this time, the family requests space and privacy to be together. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers as he gets started on the road to recovery.-Team GW."

Woodland, who won the 2019 US Open at Pebble Beach, played 24 events in 2022/2023, made 18 cuts and recorded two top-10 finishes as he banked $2,256,535 to finish 94th in FedEx Cup points.

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Gary Woodland won the US Open in 2019

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Woodland last competed at the Wyndham Championship, the final regular season FedEx Cup event, on August 6, where he tied for 27th.

He has represented USA in the Presidents Cup and has career earnings of $33,423,884. His last win on tour was the US Open but he has finished twice inside the top-10 this season and is ranked 77th in the world after his tied-27th finish at the Wyndham Championship.

Woodland also won the 2011 Transitions Championship, 2013 Reno-Tahoe Open and 2018 Waste Management Phoenix Open.

James Nursey

James Nursey is a freelance contributor to Golf Monthly after spending over 20 years as a sports reporter in newspapers. During a 17-year career with the Daily Mirror, he covered mainly football but reported from The Open annually and also covered a Ryder Cup and three US Opens. He counts a pre-tournament exclusive with Justin Rose at Merion in 2013 as one of his most memorable as the Englishman went on to win his first Major and later repeated much of the interview in his winner’s speech.  Now, after choosing to leave full-time work in newspapers, James, who is a keen single-figure player, is writing about golf more.  His favourite track is the Old Course after attending St Andrews University but has since played mainly at Edgbaston, where he is a member. James’ golfing highlights include a hole-in-one and previously winning the club championship and scratch knock-out at Edgbaston. He is also an active member of the Association of Golf Writers and Press Golfing Society, for whom he has represented in matches. But he is just as happy hitting balls or playing the odd hole with his young daughter at their local club Shrewsbury.

James is currently playing: 
Driver: Ping G400
3 wood: Ping i20
Hybrid: Ping i20
Irons: Ping i500 4-SW
Wedges: Ping Glide forged 50, 56
Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour
Ball: Titleist ProVIx