August 4 2013
Woodland got his first victory in two years Sunday at the Reno-Tahoe Open. (Dunn/Getty Images)
Gary Woodland is a winner again on the PGA TOUR.
Two years after his first career victory, Woodland shot a final-round 69 Sunday to earn 7 points and win the Reno-Tahoe Open with 44 points for the week.
Jonathan Byrd and Andres Romero finished second 9 points back in the Modified Stableford Scoring System format, which awards points for birdies and eagles and deducts points for bogeys or worse.
Woodland opened the day with a 7-point lead but started slowly with just one birdie and a dozen pars over his first 13 holes. Still, he never came close to losing his lead.
The 29-year-old padded his cushion with three birdies over his final five holes to win easily.
The victory earns Woodland 300 FedExCup points and moves him to 54th in the standings. It also locks up his PGA TOUR card through the 2014-15 season and earns him a spot in next week's PGA Championship.