After holing his last putt, Woodland collected his baby son, Jaxson, from his wife, Gabby.
For him to be here, its obviously a miracle, Woodland said. I mean, not really knowing his schedule, missing a few events, going home. Other than that, I just couldn't buy a putt.
"I was just excited that I still had a chance to win the tournament", said Reavie, who served this event as a standard bearer for many years as a kid. "Hopefully, it's the start of something special".
Aaron Baddeley was the best of the Australian contingent finishing 10 shots behind Woodland and Reavie for a tie of 26th, while Marc Leishman was a shot further back in joint 31st.
After making pars at 15 and 16, he eagled the par-4 17th hole (3-wood tee shot to four feet) and birdied 18, too, for a 66 to finish 11-under.
Woodland earned his third career PGA Tour victory. Woodland and his wife were expecting twins past year when - in March - health complications led to the loss of one child. "The caddie told me today, "hey, this has been building, this is coming", and sure enough today it all clicked and I made some putts early, gave me some confidence and really hit the ball well coming down the stretch". On Saturday, an estimated 216,818 jammed the grounds, the biggest turnout in golf history.
3 Brendan Steele quietly posted a 4-under 67 to finish T3.
Overnight leader Rickie Fowler bogeyed three of his last four holes to struggle to a two-over 73 and finish in tied-11th, while an attendance of more than 64,000 took the week-long total to a PGA Tour all-time high of 719,179 spectators.
Fan favourite Rickie Fowler held the 54-hole lead on Saturday night but was overtaken by a host of players including eventual victor Gary Woodland on Sunday.
He went on to fire five birdies on the back nine at to claim the €400,930 winner's cheque and a 119,320-point lead over Tommy Fleetwood at the top of the Race to Dubai.
After holing his last putt, he looked up and pointed to the sky.
A bogey at the fifth from Fowler saw Reavie pull two clear with a 15-foot gain on the same hole, with the leader pitching in to save par from the rough at the par-four next. It was a solid effort, but Mickelson, who like Woodland was trying to win for the first time since 2013, is beyond moral victories. "I had no idea where he hit it because I was so upset that that even happened".
Reavie is a local Scottsdale resident who played for Arizona State in college.