Former New England Patriots running back Danny Woodhead didn’t qualify for the US Open in the qualifier tournament Monday at Springfield Country Club. Things didn’t go the way Woodhead planed and he came up short.
Woodhead was 10-over in 36 holes of the final qualifying, going 77-73. The former running back finished in a tie for 56th, with 14 shots over the cutline.
The first eight finishers will take part in next week’s US Open at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts.
Woodhead, 37, showed great numbers at his Omaha Country Club. Unfortunately, he didn’t go any farther than that.
Danny Woodhead had a supporter on his way to the US Open
NFL fans remember that Woodhead left the league after 10 seasons. He was a professional football player from 2008 to 2017. The talented running back turned to golf years ago. It was a good move and he is trying his best. Qualifying for the 2021 US Amateur Four-Ball at Chambers Bay sure motivated him to try his best.
Woodhead split his 10-year NFL career between the New York Jets, Patriots, Los Angeles Chargers, and Baltimore Ravens. He totaled 4,936 yards from scrimmage and 32 touchdowns.
Interestingly, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is definitely a fan. He got the news about Woodhead’s effort and offered his praise for the talented player before the team’s OTAs session. Belichick said he’s “keeping track” of Woodhead’s decision to qualify for the US Open, adding that he is “pulling for” the former Patriot.
Woodhead heard the words of praise and took to Twitter to express his excitement. He couldn’t really believe that Belichick remembered him. Well, Belichick remembers everyone and everything. Simple as that. This makes him an incredible head coach.
Belichick has excellent connection with most of his former and current players. He may be a man of a few words, but he sure has something to say about players who meet expectations and try really hard to do something in their professional careers. Woodhead caught his attention and this support will motivate him to give himself another chance.