Woodland finally playing pain-free

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. – Gary Woodland says he’s finally healthy for the first time all year, thanks to an injection he received in his wrist three weeks ago.

“It’s the first time since Maui,” Woodland admitted prior to The Greenbrier Classic. “That was the last time I played pain-free. The wrist injury just kept growing and growing. We did everything we could to rehab, took some time off. Still nothing. I finally got an injection in the wrist three weeks ago and it’s really starting to kick in.”

Woodland previously had a ruptured cyst in his left wrist, which in turn caused inflamed tendons.

One byproduct of the injury is that he hasn’t been able to work with new instructor Butch Harmon as much as he would have liked – something he hopes to fix in coming weeks and months.

“I’ve finally been able to practice the last few weeks,” he said. “I’m finally able to understand what Butch wants me to do and we’re excited about the rest of the year.”

In 15 starts so far this season, Woodland has made the cut 12 times, but his best finish is a pair of T-24 results.