WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. -- Woody Woodward's red hair and fair skin isn't very conducive to all-day exposure to the sun.
His golfing ability, however, is a nice fit for a future with the game he loves.
The former Bridgeport High School player finished his prep career in Hilton Head, S.C. and he'll continue it at Wake Forest University.
It just so happens that multiple former Demon Deacons have made quite a living chasing around the little white ball and two of them were showing off that ability during four days at the fourth annual Greenbrier Classic.
Just nine years ago, Bill Haas graduated from Wake Forest. He has five wins on the PGA Tour and teed off a few minutes before Sunday's 1:50 p.m. weather delay, beginning the final round at 8-under par and six strokes behind leader Johnson Wagner.
Five years ago Webb Simpson finished at Wake Forest. He came in with a 3-under for four rounds at the Greenbrier Classic and finished 10 strokes off the lead.
Haas graduated with a degree in religious studies and Simpson studied religion. Maybe religion should be somewhere in Woody's class schedule.
Woody's older brother Jay attended Penn State University. Woody will tell you, jokingly, that he didn't choose Penn State because he wants to win - and he prefers warm weather.
The ridiculously rich history of Wake Forest golf is a clear indication that maybe Woody's career path is lined in gold.
Let's not get ahead of ourselves, but the Demon Deacon credentials are undeniable.
Arnold Palmer, Curtis Strange, Lanny Wadkins, Billy Andrade, Len Mattiace, Jay Hass, Haas and Simpson are Wake Forest alums.
Don't forget Darren Clarke, Gary Halbert, Robert Wrenn and Scott Hoch.
Palmer has won 62 PGA Tour events, including seven majors. He and the other 11 former Wake Forest players have combined for 140 victories on the PGA Tour and 11 majors.