ORLANDO, FLORIDA (AP) – Gary Woodland was an undersized point guard for Division II powerhouse Washburn University before becoming a major champion.
Woodland thereafter switched his focus to golf and enrolled at the University of Kansas. His love of basketball remains strong as a longtime Jayhawk fan, and he admitted after a third-round 70 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational that he would watch Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski’s final home game at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Saturday.”
I’m going to do it. Woodland, who was alone in fifth place at 4 under par at Bay Hill, said, “I’m gonna to run right now because KU is playing right now, then I’ll watch Duke.” “Coach K has established himself as one of the top coaches in the world, in all sports.” It’s incredible.”
Woodland added that fellow major winner Justin Thomas was expected to be at Duke’s final home game versus North Carolina, and that despite Kansas frequently being on the receiving end of Coach K’s basketball greatness, he can appreciate his career.”
Seeing him accomplish what he’s done for so long is really extraordinary. “As a KU supporter, I’m delighted he’s leaving because I’m tired of losing to them,” Woodland said.