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Louis Oosthuizen is not listed in the published field of next week's World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational.

Consider this the first of two other shoes dropping. The next will likely fall when the commitment deadline occurs for the PGA Championship. Oosthuizen is suffering from a hip injury and was anticipated to miss both of these big events.
Fri, Jul 26, 2013 08:14:00 PM

Alvaro Quiros birdied the final two holes in a 5-under-par 33-34=67 to end round one of the Trophee Hassan II at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam in Morocco tied at the top alongside Bradley Dredge.

Afternoon starter Quiros opened up with birdie-3 at the 1st hole and made another push with back-to-back circles at 5 and 6. He posted his next red number at 10 before wiping that out with his only square of the day at 14. But after Dredge had set the new clubhouse lead of 5-under, the Spaniard matched it with a pair of closing gains at 17 and 18. "I have to recognise that it was a great round of golf," he said. "The score is good but I will say that the level that I displayed today from tee to green, it's been unbelievable. I know that five under is a very good score but it looks like it's a little bit short for the game that I have displayed today." Quiros has missed four of his last five cuts and could only finish 145th on last season's Race to Dubai but he showed what he's still capable of by capturing the 2017 Rocco Forte Open in Italy, a result which secured his exemption again. He finished that tournament in a tie for fourth after the opening lap.
Apr 19 - 3:21 PM

Battling tough conditions on day one of the Valero Texas Open, Chesson Hadley manhandled the AT&T Oaks Course to the tune of a 4-under-par 33-35=68, placing him just one off the pace set by Grayson Murray.

For a string bean that calls himself the Wind Sock, some of Hadley's best career rounds have come in windy conditions. We can add another to his wind resume today as he circled five birdies while dropping just one shot. That came on a day where the morning wave averaged 73.83 strokes (5.83 shots more than Hadley). Strong short game was the name of the game today as he sank two putts from outside 13 feet and also holed out twice from just off the green (21'3" and 26'0"). Playing his 11th career round at TPC San Antonio, this goes in the books as his new personal best. That's saying a lot since he recorded a T4 here back in 2015 (71-72-71-71). Entering the week ranked 2nd on TOUR in strokes gained approach, Hadley should continue to give himself scoring chances this week. He should keep his name in the mix as long as he can avoid the big number.
Apr 19 - 3:18 PM

Playing Royal Golf Dar Es Salam for the first time since finishing T24 there in 2001, Bradley Dredge posted a 5-under-par 35-32=67 to end round one of the Trophee Hassan II in Morocco tied for the lead with Alvaro Quiros.

The duo, who both started in the afternoon wave, are a shot clear of Oliver Fisher, Joakim Lagergren, Erik Van Rooyen, Lorenzo Gagli and Benjamin Rusch. Dredge started his day at the 10th and put up two early birdies at 11 and 12 before giving a shot back at the 16th. The Welshman sprinkled five birdies against a single bogey (4th) coming home, those gains coming at 1, 2, 5, 7 and 8. The final red number broke him out of a multi-way tie at the top although Quiros caught him soon after. Dredge is way down at 218th on the Race to Dubai having played just three tournaments after losing his playing privileges last season. This is the first time he's finished round one in the top 15 since June's Nordea Masters. He also took first-round leader honors at the 2017 Qatar Masters but fell away to finish T21. "I haven't played a great deal this year. I feel as though it's progressing quite well at the moment so I'm quite pleased the way it's trending, as a lot of guys say," Dredge said.
Apr 19 - 3:07 PM

Grayson Murray had just one hiccup on his route to a 5-under-par 35-32=67 during round one of the Valero Texas Open, good for the early clubhouse lead as the afternoon wave takes to the course.

Battling blustery conditions on day one, Murray erased one double bogey with seven birdies today. Strong driving was the catalyst as he gained 2.874 strokes off-the-tee at the time he signed his card. From there, his short game also kicked in. Before his day was done he sprinkled in three putts from outside nine feet with the longest being a 21'11" birdie at the par-3 13th. Murray also holed out from 28'3" for birdie at the 11th. Given the tough conditions today, this is currently beating the field average by 6.903 strokes. If this lead holds then it would be Murray's first career first-round lead or co-lead on the PGA TOUR.
Apr 19 - 2:12 PM

World No. 10 Sergio Garcia readies for his third Valero Texas Open and arrives off a missed cut (by 10) at Augusta National GC on 15-over 159, the worst score ever by a defending champion at the Masters.

The Spaniard is the only player in the 156-man field that's in the top 20 in OWGR and is a 14/1 pre-tourney fave outright. This is his third VTO, second at the par-72 TPC San Antonio. He played the first edition in 2010 and finished T45 (73-68-73-73). The transplanted Texan's MC at the Masters ended a run of three straight top-10 finishes, including a T9 at the Match Play in Austin (3-1-0 record), where he won his group as a 7-seed and then lost 3-and-1 to 45-seed Kyle Stanley in the Round of 16. He hasn't won on TOUR since last year's Masters (26 starts ago), but does have two worldwide wins since, most recently at the Singapore Open 13 weeks ago. This is the 25th event of the season and just the 38-year-old's sixth start, third since his daughter was born 35 days ago. Three of his 10 TOUR titles have come in Texas, most recently the 2016 Bryon Nelson.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Apr 18 - 5:43 PM

Prior to the start of the event, Bob Estes has withdrawn from this week's Valero Texas Open. Rick Lamb will take his place in the field. UPDATE: Estes provided some insight via Twitter saying, "I’ve been fighting the pollen for the last two weeks and the pollen is winning. I probably shouldn’t have played last week but gave it a go."

Playing on a Major Medical, Estes has four starts remaining with 282.510 FedExCup Points (or $463,984) needed to fulfill the terms. There was no word on why he backed out this week but he does have a pinned tweet that says the Wells Fargo Championship and AT&T Byron Nelson will be next on his schedule.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Apr 18 - 2:04 PM

Arriving off a career-best T8 in his latest start, Abraham Ancer brings a snowball of momentum into this week's Valero Texas Open.

The San Antonio resident arrives with finishes of T16, T13, and T8 in his last three starts. There was no ShotLink at the Corales but he gained 4.7 strokes on approach at the Valspar and another 3.1 strokes at the Houston Open. With his iron game locked in, Ancer appears to be finally showcasing his potential on the big stage. After a disappointing 2016 rookie season, the Texas native went down to the Web.com Tour and rattled off seven top 10s in 24 starts to earn his way back. With local knowledge and current form on his side, Ancer should be a popular play in all weekly formats this week. His lone appearance at the Valero resulted in a T42 (2016).
Source: PGATOUR.com
Apr 18 - 11:32 AM

Prior to the start of the event, Alex Cejka has withdrawn from this week's Valero Texas Open. Zac Blair will take his spot in the field.

The 47-year-old continues to struggle with health on a week-to-week basis. He cited a thumb injury during a final-round WD at this year's Honda Classic. He also pulled out early ahead of the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship, last month. Cejka returned after that event but he missed the cut at the Houston Open. There is no word on what is ailing him this week but gamers can continue to avoid Cejka in all weekly formats, given his history with pre-tournament and mid-tournament WDs.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Apr 17 - 12:30 PM

Kevin Chappell broke through at last year's Valero Texas Open to secure his first PGA TOUR title and he returns this week for a chance to defend his crown at TPC San Antonio.

For the longest time, Chappell was near the top of most "best without a win" list. That all changed at this event last year as he opened with rounds of 69-68-71 to secure a solo 54-hole lead. He capped off his week with a 4-under 68 to hold off a charging Brooks Koepka. That's not the first taste of success here for Chappell, either. He was the 36-hole co-leader back in 2011 (finished T2) and also backdoored a T4 during the 2016 edition. Arriving fresh off back-to-back missed cuts, perhaps a return to this comfortable venue will kick his season back into gear.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Apr 17 - 11:45 AM

Paul Dunne is the hot horse going into this week's Trophee Hassan II in Morocco and he brings course form to the table too.

The Irishman headed to Spain last week after posting T5 at the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship and T8 at the Houston Open in back-to-back PGA TOUR starts. He rewarded gamers with a big title challenge, leading thru' 54 holes before finishing runner-up to home hero Jon Rahm. He's hit over 72% of greens in regulation in all three of those top tens while finishing in the top seven for Putting Average in both Houston and Madrid. As if that's not enough, Dunne was T16 on his course debut at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam in 2016 and reached a play-off there last year before losing to Edoardo Molinari. He was still searching for his first win at the time but he put that right in October with victory at the British Masters in England. The 25-year-old is the deserved betting favorite this week and, with those strong converging trends, it will be a big surprise if he's not high on the leaderboard again.
Apr 17 - 6:12 AM

Joaquin Niemann will take his talents to the professional level as he makes his pro debut this week at the Valero Texas Open.

The Chilean has enjoyed a long reign at the top of the World Amateur Golf Rankings (48 weeks) but he's now ready to take the leap and tests his skills against the best in the world. He was waiting until after the Masters to make the move, but this decision will mean he forfeits amateur exemptions into this year's U.S. Open and Open Championship. Niemann will rely solely on Monday qualifying and/or sponsor exemptions for the time being. Niemann received a sponsor's invite to this week's event and he's also locked up starts at the Memorial and AT&T Byron Nelson. In three previous PGA TOUR appearances, he is 1-for-3 with a T29 at the 2017 Greenbrier Classic. Gamers looking for a sleeper in deeper fantasy formats may want to give the 19-year-old some consideration this week.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Apr 16 - 5:54 PM




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