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Harold Varner III will take his first look at Colonial Country Club as he preps for his tournament debut at this week's DEAN & DELUCA Invitational.

HV3 enters the week ranked 128th in the FedExCup race, 11-for-19 on the season. Fast starts have been on the docket for Varner III this year, positioning himself inside the top 10 after R1 on seven occasions this year, but finishing inside the top 20 by week's end just once (T15, Safeway Open). Currently ranked 63rd in strokes gained tee-to-green, Varner III is always a threat to post a low round, but he'll need a steady week on the greens if he wants to stay in contention foru all four rounds.
Source: PGATOUR.com
May 22 - 10:34 PM

Two-time world long-drive champion Jamie Sadlowski preps for his PGA TOUR debut after receiving an invitation to this week's DEAN & DELUCA Invitational.

Sadlowski is one of two golfers to receive a Champions' Choice invite into this week's event (Beau Hossler the other). This exemption is the result of past champions of the DEAN & DELUCA voting for who should crack the field. Sadlowski has a stellar track record on the long-drive circuit, including back-to-back titles in 2008 and 2009. The big hitter from Canadian has drives recorded as long as 445 yards, so he should provide a unique plan of attack, compared to the rest of the field this week. The 28-year-old is trying to play his way through the mini tours, but this will be his first attempt in a PGA TOUR event.
Source: PGATOUR.com
May 22 - 10:24 PM

Texas resident Greg Chalmers turns his attention toward Colonial Country Club ahead of this week's DEAN & DELUCA Invitational in Fort Worth, Texas.

The Colleyville resident enters with a 7-for-9 record at this event, including a T15 during the 2001 edition. More recently, Chalmers finished in 72nd place at last week's AT&T Byron Nelson, breaking a five-event slump full of missed cuts. The lefty is just 6-for-19 on the season, ranking 167th in the FedExCup race. With a steady track record at this week's venue, Chalmers makes for an appealing sleeper in deeper fantasy formats that reward cuts made.
Source: PGATOUR.com
May 22 - 10:20 PM

Martin Piller had a close call at the 2016 DEAN & DELUCA Invitational and returns this week for another home game at Colonial Country Club.

The Dallas native is making his first start of the season after losing his card last year. Piller collected two top 10s last year, both in his home state of Texas. One came at Colonial CC, where he positoned himself in a co-lead after two rounds before fading to T6 by week's end. Taking his talents to the Web.com Tour this year, he is 3-for-9 on the season with a T10 at the Panama Claro Championship being the highlight. With strong ties to the area, he does bring some upside, but he is still a long shot to truly contend.
Source: PGATOUR.com
May 22 - 10:12 PM

World No. 246 Cameron Tringale back-pedaled to a 2-over-par 36-36=72 in the final round of the AT&T Byron Nelson to finish up on 7-under 273, down four places into a four-way T9.

This was the 29-year-old's third Nelson and first cash, missing cuts in 2010 and 2011. It's his second top 25 of the season in 19 starts and second top 10 (T8, Genesis Open). After kicking off in 66-68-67, the Georgia Tech alum began in solo 5th, three adrift of 54-hole leader James Hahn. Playing out of the penultimate threesome, he was birdie-less 3-over thru 15 holes, squaring bogeys at 2, 14 (3-putt from 54'11") and 15, before circling a lone birdie-4 at 16 from 4'2". The Californian found seven (of 14) fairways and 13 greens in regulation, posting a dismal 2.000 putts per GIR and -2.080 SG: Putting.
May 21 - 8:44 PM

World No. 133 Bud Cauley carved out an even-par 36-34=70 in the final round of the AT&T Byron Nelson for a 72-hole tally of 8-under 272, up one place into a four-way T5, four strokes back of a 2-man playoff involving Jason Day and eventual champ Billy Horschel.

This was the 27-year-old's third appearance, second cash and second straight top 5 (T4/2016). It's his fifth top 25 of the season in 17 starts, all five doubling as top 10s and three of those top 5s. The Floridian has now posted four consecutive top 10s, which is the longest current streak on TOUR. After opening in 67-67-68, he began T6 on 8-under, four shy of 54-hole leader James Hahn and mustered three (of 14) fairways and 10 greens in regulation, losing 1.794 strokes off-the-tee. The Alabama product was 2-over thru 12 holes, outbalancing birdies at 7 and 11 with bogeys at 4, 5, 10 and 12, but played his final six in 2-under, circling 13 and 17.
May 21 - 8:27 PM

Second-round leader and World No. 128 Jason Kokrak pieced together an even-par 36-34=70 in the final round of the AT&T Byron Nelson to post 10-under 270, down one spot to solo 4th, two swings shy of a 2-man playoff involving Jason Day and eventual champ Billy Horschel.

After opening in 66 and career-low 62, the Xavier alum led by five at halftime, the largest 36-hole lead in the tourney's 64-year history and tying the 36-hole scoring record. It was his second 36-hole lead/co-lead and drops to 0-2. After a 72 in R3, the 31-year-old began in a two-way T3 on 10-under, two back of 54-hole leader James Hahn. Playing out of the penultimate threesome, he found eight (of 14) fairways and just eight greens in regulation, posting a -1.718 SG: Tee-to-Green but 2.677 SG: Putting. Kokrak squared the first and doubled the fourth, before battling back with birdies at 6 and 7 to turn 1-over. He came to the house in 1-under, outpacing bogey-5s at 10 and 12 with birdies at 11, 15 and 16. This was the North Carolina resident's first cash at the Nelson in two tries (MC/2012) and fifth top 25 of the season in 17 starts, first top 10. He remains winless on TOUR in 146 career events.
May 21 - 8:02 PM

Past champ and World No. 4 Jason Day turned in a 2-under-par 34-34=68 after the final round of the AT&T Byron Nelson to match playing competitor Billy Horschel on 12-under 268, and then lost on the first hole of sudden death, the par-4 18th, 3-putting from 48'4" for bogey while Horschel won with a 2-putt par.

The 2012 winner was vying for an 11th TOUR title in his 201st career start but settles for a ninth career runner-up. It's his fourth top 25 at the Nelson in five tries, all four doubling as top 10s, and a second top 10 of the season in 10 starts (T5, AT&T Pro-Am). After opening in 68-69-63, the 29-year-old began T3 on 10-under, one back of Horschel and two shy of 54-hole leader James Hahn. He found 10 (of 14) fairways and 13 greens in regulation, posting 3.603 SG: Tee-to-Green though -0.644 SG: Putting. The Aussie went out in 1-under, circling birdie-4 at No. 7, now tied with Hahn and Horschel. He came home in 1-under, outpacing a lone bogey-5 at 12 (failed scramble) with a 6-footer for birdie-3 at 10 and a pitch-in 3 at the par-4 15th from 78'3" away. Day's record in extra time drops to 1-1.
May 21 - 7:35 PM

World No. 76 Billy Horschel, a pre-tourney 100/1 outright, erased a 1-shot deficit with a 1-under 35-34=69 in the final round of the AT&T Byron Nelson to match past champ and playing competitor Jason Day on 12-under 268, and then won with par on the first hole of sudden death, the par-4 18th.

This is the Florida alum's fourth TOUR title in 166 career starts (165 pro), first since the 2014 TOUR Championship 64 starts ago, where he was the 54-hole leader. The win comes in his third appearance, missing the cuts in 2011 and 2012. After kicking off in 68-65-66, the 30-year-old began in solo 2nd on 11-under, one back of 54-hole leader James Hahn, who completed the final threesome. He landed 10 (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation, gaining 2.981 strokes tee-to-green. The Floridian went out in even-par, exchanging birdies at 3 and 6 with bogeys at 5 (3-putt from 41'4") and 9, now sharing the top spot with both playing competitors. He came home in 1-under, outpacing bogeys at 12 and 13, his second and third 3-putt bogeys of the day, with birdies at 11 and 14 (from 59'3"), and a 2-putt birdie at the par-5 16th. In the playoff, Horschel won with a two-putt par from 17'2" while Day 3-jacked from 48'4" for bogey.
May 21 - 7:17 PM

First-round co-leader and 54-hole leader James Hahn backed up with a 1-over-par 36-35=71 in the final round of the AT&T Byron Nelson to post 11-under 269, down two places to solo 3rd, one stroke shy of a 2-man playoff involving playing competitors Billy Horschel and Jason Day.

This was the Seoul, South Korea, native's fourth Nelson, fourth cash and second top 10, supplanting a previous-best T5 on debut in 2014. It's his fourth top 25 of the season in 17 starts and first top 10. After opening in 64-70-64, rounds 1 and 3 bogey-free, he began with a 1-shot lead over Horschel, two clear of Day. The World No. 83 landed 10 (of 14) fairways but just eight greens in regulation, posting 2.254 SG: Tee-to-Green, No. 1 in the latter with a cumulative 14.320. He played his first half in birdie-less 1-over, squaring bogey-4 at 2, but still co-led with Horschel and Day at the break. The 35-year-old broke the ice with back-to-backs birdies at 10 and 11, now leading by one, but then squared three straight at 12-14, including a 3-putt at 14 from 46'10". He was two back coming to the last and nearly holed his second to the par 4, lipping out a would-be eagle from 122 yards away to improbably join the playoff, settling for birdie from 45 inches.
May 21 - 6:58 PM

World No. 125 Danny Lee rallied for a 2-under-par 36-32=68 on Day 4 of the AT&T Byron Nelson to round off his sixth appearance on 8-under 272, up nine spots into a 4-way T5.

This is the Irving, Texas, resident's fourth top 25 at his home club and first top 10, brushing aside a previous-best T13 on debut in 2009. It's his fifth top 25 of the season in 19 events and first top 10. After kicking off in 70-70-64, the South Korean-born New Zealander began T14 on 6-under, one short of the overnight top 10. He was 2-over thru six holes, squaring Nos. 1 and 3 (failed scrambles), but then played his final 15 in blemish-free 4-under, circling 7, 11, 15 and 16, each from inside of 16 feet. For the week, he tallied 15 birdies versus seven bogeys.
May 21 - 6:38 PM

Making his tourney debut, World No. 58 Byeong Hun An carded a 1-under-par 34-35=69 in the final round of the AT&T Byron Nelson to finish up on 8-under 272, up four places to T5 with play winding down.

After kicking off in 68-66-69, the first-time member though not a rookie began T9 on 7-under, five back of 54-hole leader James Hahn. He mustered six (of 14) fairways and 10 greens in regulation, losing 0.368 strokes approaching-the-green. The 25-year-old outpaced two bogeys at 4 and 14 (failed scrambles) with three birdies at 5, 6 and 11, all from inside of nine feet. He posted 1.700 putts per GIR and 0.609 SG: Putting en route to his third top 25 of the season in 14 starts and third top 10, second straight after arriving off T8 at the Wells Fargo. For the week, he totaled 16 birdies against eight bogeys.
May 21 - 6:24 PM

World No. 92 Sean O'Hair fashioned a bogey-free 2-under-par 34-34=68 in the final round of the AT&T Byron Nelson to conclude on 8-under 272, up nine places on the live leaderboard to T5.

The Texan was making his 10th appearance and this will be a sixth top 25 and second top 10, joining solo 2nd on debut in 2005 when it was a 2-course event. It's his fifth top 25 of the season in 14 starts and third top 10, eclipsing a previous-best T9 at the CareerBuilder. After opening in 67-69-68, the 34-year-old began T14 on 6-under, one short of the overnight top 10. He hit 10 (of 14) fairways and 13 greens in regulation, gaining 2.287 strokes off-the-tee and 1.180 around-the-green. O'Hair was 1-under thru 17 holes, circling birdie-4 at seven from 4'10", before dropping a 7-footer at the par-4 18th for a walk-off 3. For the week, he totaled 15 birdies versus just three bogeys, currently No. 1 in the latter, but did eat two doubles.
May 21 - 6:08 PM

World No. 20 Matt Kuchar orchestrated a 1-under-par 36-33=69 in the final round of the AT&T Byron Nelson to wrap on 7-under 273, up five spots to T9 with play still in progress.

This was the 38-year-old's 10th Nelson and is now 10-for-10. He adds a fifth top 25 and possibly a fourth top 10, second consecutive (T3/2016). After kicking off in 66-71-67, the Georgia Tech alum began T14 on 6-under, one adrift of the overnight top 10. He landed eight (of 14) fairways and pelted 15 greens in regulation, the current leader in the latter at 75.00 percent (54/72). The Florida native was 2-over thru four holes, squaring back-to-backs at 3 and 4 (3-putt from 25'7"), but then played his final 14 in blemish-free 3-under, circling 5, 11 and 13, all from inside of 12 feet. This will be his eighth top 25 of the season in 15 starts, possibly a third top 10, and was a nice rebound from T82/MDF last week at THE PLAYERS (73-71-81).
May 21 - 5:54 PM

Making his tourney debut, PGA TOUR rookie and World No. 562 Joel Dahmen authored a 3-under-par 32-35=67 in the final round of the AT&T Byron Nelson to post 7-under 273, up 16 places on the live leaderboard to T8. UPDATE: With play completed, Dahmen finished T9 and gains a top-10 exemption into the FedEx St. Jude Classic in three weeks if not already exempt.

It's unclear where the University of Washington product will eventually land, but it's going to be a career best, easily supplanting T48 at the AT&T Pebble Beach where he was an 18-hole co-leader. This was his ninth career start, eighth as a member, and just a third cash. After opening in 68-70-68, the 29-year-old began T24 on 4-under, three shy of the overnight top 10. He conjured seven (of 14) fairways and 11 greens in regulation, posting a tidy 1.545 putts per GIR and 2.770 SG: Putting. Dahmen offset bogeys at 13 and 18 with five birdies at holes 5-7, 11 and 16, all the more impressive as he beat playing competitor and World No. 1 Dustin Johnson by two shots in the finale. For the week, he tallied 15 birdies against eight bogeys.
May 21 - 5:42 PM



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