Gary Woodland picked up 16 points on Saturday at the Reno-Tahoe Open. (Dunn/Getty Images)
By PGATOUR.COM staff
Behind four back-nine birdies, Gary Woodland took control of the Reno-Tahoe Open on Saturday in Reno, Nev.
Woodland picked up 16 points in the third round of the modified stableford scoring event at Montreux Golf & Country Club to get to 37 points overall. He led Brendan Steele (30), David Mathis (29) and Andres Romero (27).
Woodland's only victory on the PGA TOUR came at the 2011 Tampa Bay Championship presented by EverBank. He's currently 116th in FedExCup points and trying to solidify his spot inside the top 125 for the FedExCup Playoffs.
Woodland, who ranks second on the PGA TOUR in driving distance with an average of 305.6 yards per drive, has made 16 of 20 cuts this season but hasn't earned a top-10 finish.
"I might have to go out and make birdies tomorrow," Woodland said. "So it is what it is. I'm just going to go out and try to get as many points as I can and execute my game plan and hopefully it should be enough."