Injury ends Woodland's season

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Dealing with pain is something Gary Woodland has engrained in him.

That’s just my nature,” Woodland said. “I was taught to play through pain.”

That mentality made for one tough decision for Woodland this week. The former Topekan and PGA Tour rookie is cutting his first season on tour short.

Woodland has withdrawn from this week’s RBC Canadian Open in Toronto as well as the eight remaining tour events he had planned to play in the rest of this year. After trying to play through inflammation of the rotator cuff in his left shoulder since early March, Woodland made the decision after missing the cut at last week’s U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee, Wisc.

He consulted with his parents, Dan and Linda, caddie Brent Everson, coach Randy Smith and agent Blake Smith before deciding Monday that it was the best option for him, both for now and in the future.