Video: Gary Woodland Celebrates 2019 US Open Win with His Dad on Father's Day

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistJune 17, 2019

PEBBLE BEACH, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 16: Gary Woodland of the United States celebrates on the 18th green after winning the 2019 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links on June 16, 2019 in Pebble Beach, California. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
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Gary Woodland took the 2019 U.S. Open title, and his parents were among the first to celebrate with him.

It was an especially nice Father's Day present for his dad, Dan, who embraced him with a big hug:

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Happy #FathersDay indeed. #USOpen https://t.co/SWB5F2hyRE

The broadcast also showed his parents watching along as Woodland nailed the final birdie on 18:

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WHAT A MOMENT #USOpen https://t.co/4iHZjIbtuF

The win was by far the biggest moment in the career of the 35-year-old who turned pro in 2007.Β 

Not only had Woodland never won a major before Sunday, but his effort at Pebble Beach was also only the third top-10 finish of his career at a major event. He had just three career victories on the PGA Tour coming into the day.Β 

Despite the long odds, the golfer was the best in the field throughout the week and did enough to win the championship by three strokes.

Although his wife, Gabby, wasn't in attendance as she is expecting twins in August, per the Fox broadcast, Woodland was at least able to spend time with some special people during a significant life moment Sunday.