August 5 2013
Gary Woodland's win at the Reno-Tahoe Open earned him a spot in the PGA. (Fiume/Getty Images)
By Sean Martin, PGATOUR.COM
Gary Woodland and Matt Jones earned spots in the PGA Championship field Sunday. Woodland received a tee time at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y., by winning the Reno-Tahoe Open. Jones got into the field when Tiger Woods won the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational.
A spot in the PGA field was being held for the Bridgestone winner, but Woods already was exempt into the year’s final major, leaving the spot unfilled. It was given to Jones, who was the tournament's first alternate. Woodland's win at the Reno-Tahoe Open was his second on the PGA TOUR; he also won the 2011 Tampa Bay Championship presented by Everbank.
J.J. Henry is now the PGA Championship’s first alternate, followed by Jeff Overton.
This will be Woodland’s third PGA Championship start. He finished 12th in 2011 at Atlanta Athletic Club and 42nd last year at Kiawah Island. Jones has played one PGA, missing the cut in 2010.