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Stuart Appleby

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (47) / 5/1/1971
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 185

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Stuart Appleby racked up five birdies on his way toward a 4-under-par 35-31=66 during round one of the FedEx St. Jude Classic, placing him just one off the early pace set by Seamus Power.
The Aussie entered with a 7-for-11 record at this event. However, he hasn't picked up a top 25 since the 2008 edition. Hoping to change that, Appleby circled five birdies to offset a lone bogey. The highlight came at the closing, par-4 18th where he holed out from the greenside bunker (72'10"). On top of scoring, he kept his round rollings with two key par-savers from the 8-to-10 foot range. Playing mostly on the Tour this season, he's secured just one finish one top 50 across both tours (13 starts). Playing his 36th competitive round here, this is Appleby's fourth round of 66 or better. Jun 7 - 7:55 PM

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Stuart Appleby preps for his fourth start of the season as he turns his attention toward Bay Hill Club & Lodge for this week's Arnold Palmer Invitational.

The Aussie is 1-for-3 this season with a T59 at the Sanderson Farms going as his best result. Playing with nothing but Past Champions status, starts have been tough to come by for the veteran. In this week's field on a sponsor's invite, this will be Appleby's 19th appearance at the API. His results are sub-par with all but two finishing landing outside the top 25. On the bright side, both of those were runner-up finishes (1997, 2004). More recently, he's missed the cut in each of his last three visits to Bay Hill with 2014 being the last appearance here for Appleby.
Mar 14 - 2:45 PM

Stuart Appleby treaded water in round three of the Barracuda Championship, piecing together a 3-under-par 36-33=69 which was good for 8 points, entering the final round with 32 points to his credit, five off the pace set by Greg Owen.

The Aussie remained steady off the tee, missing just one fairway today (37 of 42 for the week). Despite hitting from the short grass so often, Appleby only landed nine greens in regulation from there. Still, he managed to circle five birdies which help offset two bogeys. Appleby hasn't earned a top 10 since the 2014 Barclays (T2) but he'll have a great chance to pick one up tomorrow, entering the finale in a share of second place. At 221st in the FedExCup standings, a top-heavy finish couldn't come at a better time.
Sat, Aug 5, 2017 10:44:00 PM

Stuart Appleby kept his foot on the gas in round two of the Barracuda Championship, twirling a 4-under-par 34-34=68 worth 10 points in the Modified Stablefore scoring system, claiming an early role as the clubhouse leader on 24 points. UPDATE: He would later be passed by Richy Werenski who posted 26 points thru 36 holes.

Appleby missed just one fairway on Thursday and maintained his sharpshooting today, missing just three (of 14) fairways in round two. He converted that in 13 greens for the second straight day. From there his putter provided the scoring, splashing home five putts from outside eight feet. The longest conversion was a 15'3" birdie at the par-5 second. Appleby hasn't had much success at this event since the switch to Modified Stableford scoring but he's diging deep into his motivational tank as he tries to fight for his TOUR card.
Fri, Aug 4, 2017 05:03:00 PM

Stuart Appleby fired a 6-under-par 33-33=66 during round one of the Barracuda Championship, grabbing 14 points to sit one off the early clubhouse leader John Huh.

Appleby made a slow-and-steady climb up the leaderboard, opting for eight birdies, which are worth 2 points each in this week's Modified Stableford format. This round was all setup through great play off-the-tee, missing just one fairway today. That helped him setup nine birdie looks from inside 13 feet, converting on six of them. On top of that, he also added long-distance bombs from 17'10" and 25'7" as a bonus. Appleby entered with a 3-for-5 record at this event with three top 20s, but he was 0-for-2 since the tournament switched to the Modified Stableford scoring format. Currently 221nd in the FedExCup standings, he is in need of a big finish before the season's over.
Thu, Aug 3, 2017 08:27:00 PM

Course and tournament record holder Stuart Appleby heads back to a familiar venue in anticipation of this week's Greenbrier Classic. UPDATE: Appleby shot rounds of 75-74 and will miss the cut on 9-over 149.

Appleby torched The Old White TPC back in 2010, firing an 11-under 59 during the finale to steal the trophy. He started the final round in a share of 8th place. The course has been modified since then, so gamers shouldn't expect a repeat 59, but Appleby will surely have some good vibes this week in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. More recently, he failed to meet the terms of his Major Medical, and is just 1-for-9 on the season. If there was ever a course to get Appleby cooking then this would be it, but gamers shouldn't hold their breathe.
Wed, Jul 5, 2017 02:06:00 PM

After an opening 1-over 71, sponsor invite and World No. 511 Stuart Appleby withdrew prior to Round 2 of the Travelers Championship citing a back injury.

The 46-year-old made 23 starts last season, 20 of those on a Major Medical Extension (back) and didn't meet the terms. He wound up 143rd in the FedExCup standings so plays this season on conditional status. This was the Aussie's 11th start of the season, fifth on a sponsor exemption, and second mid-tourney WD, checking out after a first-round 76 at the Shriners, also on a sponsor invite. Overall, it's his eight career mid-tourney WD in 531 career starts. Appleby entered this week 242nd in the FedExCup standings.
Fri, Jun 23, 2017 12:31:00 PM

Alternate and World No. 447 Stuart Appleby plays his 11th AT&T Byron Nelson and arrives at 240th in the FedExCup standings. UPDATE: At 7-over 76-71=147, Appleby missed the cut by five shots.

The 46-year-old is a 9-time TOUR winner in 528 career events, last winning in 2010 at The Greenbrier Classic. He's playing this season on conditional status and making just a ninth start, four on sponsor exemptions and second as an alternate, missing the cut at the Wells Fargo in his most recent start two weeks ago, his sixth MC in 2016-17. The Aussie did sneak in a T6 on the Tour three weeks ago in Mexico, collecting his first world-ranking points since last year's WCT Finals. He's 4-for-10 at the Byron Nelson with a best of T27 in 2005, T58 and T57, respectively, in his last two visits in 2016 and 2013.
Wed, May 17, 2017 11:58:00 AM

Sponsor invite Stuart Appleby looks to make the most of his opportunity at this week's Shell Houston Open.

Playing on conditional status this season, starts have not been easy to come by for the Aussie (1-for-6 to open the season). Perhaps a return to the Golf Club of Houston will spark his form, the site of his 2006 victory. It was the first year this venue was in use here and he returned with a very strong runner-up finish the following year. More recently, his course results have started to resemble his current form, missing the cut in four of his last five visits to Humble, Texas. Until he flashes any sign of form, gamers can safely keep him on the shelf.
Tue, Mar 28, 2017 09:47:00 PM

Sponsor invite and World No. 463 Stuart Appleby contests his eighth AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and has a course rotation of Spyglass Hill GC (SH), Pebble Beach GL (PB) and Monterey Peninsula CC (MP).

The 45-year-old did not meet the terms of his Major Medical Extension last season (back surgery), finishing 143rd in the FedExCup standings. He tried to get his card back in the Tour Finals, where he went 3-for-3, but ended 41st in Finals money, so plays this season on conditional status. The Aussie has made one cut so far in 2016-17 in four starts, a 74th (of 76) at the opposite-field Sanderson Farms, and also WD prior to Round 2 of the Shriners (with a back injury). He's 5-for-7 at Pebble Beach with one top 25 (T15/2011).
Wed, Feb 8, 2017 12:08:00 PM

Past champ Stuart Appleby withdrew prior to his second-round tee time at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, citing a back injury. He posted 5-over-par 36-40=76 during his first round.

The Aussie finished runner-up at the 2002 Shriners and returned to win the 2003 edition. He's returned eight times (now nine) since then, posting nothing better than T23. After day one where he found just 10 greens in regulation and lost 2.73 strokes putting, he called it quits. This injury is nothing new for the 45-year-old who underwent back surgery in March of 2015. Because of this back ailment, Appleby remains a risky play anytime he tees it up.
Fri, Nov 4, 2016 09:04:00 PM

Open qualifier Stuart Appleby signed for a 2-under-par 34-34=68 after today's second round of the Travelers Championship and a two-day total of 4-under 136, up eight spots to T16 with play still in progress.

The 45-year-old was originally fifth alternate but went the OQ route, surviving a 7-for-2 playoff to make his 11th appearance at TPC River Highlands. He opened with a three-birdie one-bogey 68 and matched that exactly on Day 2. The Aussie, who entered the week 146th in the FedExCup standings, squared a lone bogey at the par-4 ninth on a failed scramble, his final hole of the round, but otherwise was spotless, circling Nos. 13, 3 and 6. For a second straight lap, he mustered 10 greens in regulation and 1.700 putts per GIR, but is currently 2nd in SG: Putting at 5.660, including 2.109 in R2. Appleby hit all 14 fairways in the second round but was a -1.081 in SG: Approach-to-Green.
Fri, Aug 5, 2016 06:27:00 PM

Stuart Appleby twirled a 5-under-par 34-33=67 at Ellington Ridge Country Club during today' open qualifier to put him in a seven-way tie for third before he advanced out of the 7-for-2 playoff to punch his ticket into this week's Travelers Championship.

With a T38 at the RBC Canadian Open, the Aussie failed to meet the terms of his Major Medical Extension. That won't stop him from trying to earn his card for next season, as he currently ranks 146th in the FedExCup standings. His experience at TPC River Highlands can only help, as he's 7-for-10 at the Travelers with top 20s in each of his last three visits. Gamers should not expect miracles this week, but the length of TPC River Highlands (just 6,841 yards) makes it very manageable for the 45-year-old who ranks 160th in driving distance.
Mon, Aug 1, 2016 06:19:00 PM

The third round of the Barbasol Championship was suspended at 5:16 p.m. CT due to inclement weather with players being removed from the course. UPDATE: Play was called for the day at 6:18 p.m. with 43 (of 82) golfers scheduled to resume on Sunday at 7:30 a.m.

This was the second weather delay of the round, following a delay of 1 hour, 33 minutes between 1:28 p.m. and 3:01 p.m. One player who got his lap into the books before play was abandoned was Stuart Appleby, who is making his second-to-last start on a Major Medical Extension. He entered the week with two starts remaining to earn 108.180 FedExCup points or $229,508 to retain status. The 45-year-old began the third frame on 6-under (T16) after opening his tourney debut in 67-69. He recorded his first dropped shot of the week with bogey-5 on the fourth, ending his blemish-free streak at 39 holes, but was flawless from there on out, playing his final 14 holes in 6-under (six birdies). The Aussie also sits 152nd in the FEC standings with just six events remaining before the start of the Playoffs, inclusive of this week, but that number is irrelevant to him, unless he meets the terms of his medical first.
Sat, Jul 16, 2016 07:26:00 PM

Stuart Appleby persevered for a 5-under-par 32-35=67 in the three-day third (and final) round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans to wrap his 11th appearance on 10-under 206, up 17 on the live leaderboard to T9.

It's a Monday finish in NOLA after multiple delays/suspensions but it was worth the wait for Appleby. Last week at Valero, he was T2 thru 36 holes before 74-71 dropped him to T21, but, that was a season best and first top-25 finish of the season (11 starts). The 44-year-old began R3 on 5-under (T26) after opening in 69-70. With lift, clean and place in effect for the third round, he landed seven (of 14) fairways and peppered 14 greens in regulation, circling six for 1.643 putts per GIR. The Aussie's split featured five conversions from inside of nine feet with a long of 30'9" at the par-3 ninth.
Mon, May 2, 2016 09:43:00 AM