Top 5 most inspiring PGA Tour wins of 2018

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 23: Tiger Woods of the United States celebrates making a par on the 18th green to win the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club on September 23, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images) Tim Bradbury/Getty Images

Top 5 most inspiring PGA Tour wins of 2018


Top 5 most inspiring PGA Tour wins of 2018


2. Gary Woodland, Waste Management Phoenix Open

Gary Woodland pauses on the 18th green after his win in a one-hole playoff against Chez Reavie for the final round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open golf tournament Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

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.


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