2. Gary Woodland, Waste Management Phoenix Open
This one was emotional, too, but for a totally different reason. Woodland earned this win in a playoff after a 2017 that he referred to as the toughest year of his life. The context: His wife, Gabby, was carrying twins but one of the babies (a girl) would be lost to a miscarriage. The baby boy, Jaxson, born came several weeks premature.
When Woodland made his winning putt in Phoenix after all of that, he pointed to the sky as an ode to his lost baby girl. He also got a wonderful surprise when Gabby brought Jaxson out to greet dad after his win.
A lot of difficulties Woodland got through here, and it was a wonderful example of perseverance.