Named all-state in basketball in high school, where his school won two state titles.
Doesn't eat anything that comes out of the sea.
Favorite college team is the Kansas Jayhawks and favorite professional team is the Kansas City Chiefs.
Marks his ball with a 1984 half-dollar coin given to him by his mother. The year 1984 signifies the year he was born.
Owns two ping-pong tables, having started to play regularly when he had left shoulder surgery during his rookie season in 2009. Ping-pong was one activity he could participate in with his left arm in a sling.
Supports junior golf through his namesake American Junior Golf Association event, the Gary Woodland Championship in his collegiate hometown, Lawrence, Kansas.