Woodson prepares for national spotlight

Powhatan's Woodson prepares for national spotlight

POWHATAN, VA (WWBT) - Powhatan native Jay Woodson hit the national stage as part of the Golf Channel's the Big Break. Next week, he'll hit the spotlight once again.

Woodson is one of 40 former Big Break contestants that will compete in the first Big Break Invitational at Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro, Georgia. It marks the first Big Break live television event. The tournament will feature four rounds with $300,000 in prize money, including $100,000 to the champion.

Woodson's golf career has seen its fair share of success, especially in his home state. He is currently the three-time defending champion of the VSGA State Open, the only golfer to win the tournament three years in a row.

The Powhatan native says his ultimate goal is to make the PGA Tour, and he's quick to point out that the journey there can be a roller coaster. Woodson competes on the NGA Pro Tour Series and various mini tours, and has one win and one runner-up finish on the NGA Series in 2014.

The tournament will take place at the Great Waters Course at Reynolds Plantation. The first two rounds of the tournament will feature a Modified Stableford format (players earning points for birdie and higher and negative points for bogey and lower), with the 12 men and 12 women earning the most points after the first two rounds making the cut. Thursday's third round will feature match play (six men vs. six men / six women vs. six women), with 12 match-play winners advancing to Friday's final round of 18-holes of stroke play.

Below are the times you can see Woodson compete on the Golf Channel in the inaugural Big Break Invitational:

Tuesday, Sept. 30: 3-6 pm (Live)

Wednesday, Oct. 1: 3-6 pm (Live)

Thursday, Oct. 2: 3-6 pm (Live)

Friday, Oct. 3: 3-6 pm (Live)

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