Former New England Patriots running back Danny Woodhead advanced in qualifying round for the upcoming U.S. Open, that will be held in Brookline, MA from June 16-19.
Woodhead started golfing after he retired from the NFL. He shot an even par 71 at the Omaha Country Club in his home state of Nebraska, claiming one of the top 5 spot to advance to the next stage. Woodhead will play in the final round on May 23rd or June 6th at a site that has yet to be determined.
Woodhead spent three seasons with the Patriots. He played in New England from 2010-12, rushing for 1,199 yards and 10 touchdowns and catching 92 passes for 982 yards and four touchdowns in 45 regular-season games before leaving for the San Diego Chargers.
“I was able to see a little glimpse last year making the final four of the state match play. I just want to keep getting as good as I can. That’s my whole goal. We’ll see what happens, but the next month I’m going to be grinding to get ready for sectionals and see what happens,” Woodhead told the Omaha World-Herald. “Maybe I just grind to a couple of good scores.”
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