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Stuart Appleby

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (45) / 5/1/1971
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 185

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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. Mar 28 - 9:47 PM

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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).
Feb 8 - 12:08 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

Stuart Appleby rallied for a 2-under-par 32-38=70 in today's second round of the Valero Texas Open to reach the halfway point on 7-under 137, up two on the live leaderboard to T2, three adrift of 36-hole leader Brendan Steele.

Appleby began off No. 10 tee and promptly swallowed a triple bogey-7 on his first hole, 4-putting from 7'4". He got two back with consecutive birdies at 13 and 14, before squaring bogey at 15 on a failed scramble. The 44-year-old, who's making his fifth VTO visit but didn't play the tourney between 1997 and 2011, circled his third birdie at the par-4 17th, but retreated again with a failed up-and-down on the par-5 18th to turn 2-over. He finally settled into a groove and played his inward nine in bogey-free 4-under, circling birdies at 1, 2, 6 and 8 with the latter his longest conversion of the round from 12'7".
Fri, Apr 22, 2016 09:01:00 PM

Stuart Appleby closed out his opening round at the Valero Texas Open with a birdie barrage to sign for a 5-under-par 36-31=67 and sit just one stroke off the early clubhouse leader Charley Hoffman.

The Aussie traded one birdie with one bogey on the front nine and rattled off four more pars to step on the 14th tee box at even-par. His round was looking rather pedestrian but from there he put on a ball-striking clinic, rattling off five straight birdies to end his round. The five putts totaled 38'4" but only one putt was needed from outside seven feet during the streak. In nine previous rounds at the AT&T Oaks Course Appleby's previous best was a 3-under 69. His previous best finish here is a T46 back in 2013.
Thu, Apr 21, 2016 05:38:00 PM

Past champ Stuart Appleby is in the published field at this week's Shell Houston Open in Humble, Texas.

Appleby is a nine-time winner on the PGA TOUR with his latest at the 2010 Greenbrier. He's also a two-time Houston Open champ, winning the 1999 edition at a former venue and the inaugural at the current venue in 2006. The 44-year-old is also a two-time runner-up in the event (2003, 2007) but has missed his last four cuts (2011-2014). He's made eight starts this season on a Major Medical Extension and has 12 remaining to earn 268.180 FedExCup points or $506,993. The Orlando resident is 4-for-8 on the season with a best of T26 at the Northern Trust Open. He missed the cut in his last start at the Valspar by two (73-74).
Wed, Mar 30, 2016 09:01:00 PM

Stuart Appleby is in the published field at the Northern Trust Open. UPDATE: Appleby, out with a back injury since Jan. 21st, returned to action on Feb. 18th with an opening 1-under-par 70 at the Northern Trust Open.

Appleby played seven events last season before calling it quits after the AT&T Pro-Am and undergoing surgery for a herniated disc in late-March. He opened 2015-16 on a Major Medical Extension with 20 starts to earn $603,502 or 358 FedExCup points to retain status. After a missed cut in his last start at the Sony Open, the 44-year-old has burnt through five of them so far netting him just $25,825 and 18 FEC points. He was scheduled to play both the CB Challenge and the Farmers but removed himself prior citing -- wait for it -- a back injury. The Aussie is 11-for-15 at the NTO with two top 10s but not since T7 in 2008.
Wed, Feb 17, 2016 04:59:00 PM

Stuart Appleby has cited a back injury as he removes himself from the field prior to this week's Farmers Insurance Open. He will be replaced by Scott Langley.

This is hardly surprising for anyone paying close attention. After last week when he withdrew, he alerted his followers on Twitter by saying "Decided to pull out of Career Builders Challange as the ole Jack Black was a bit out of sorts, so not worth wasting a week." He's decided to remain cautious as he returns to full health. Appleby owns a 6-for-13 record at the Farmers and the Torrey Pines South Course is less than ideal for anyone struggling with back issues. Gamers should keep him off their fantasy rosters until he shows a hint of form.
Wed, Jan 27, 2016 04:10:00 PM

Stuart Appleby has withdrawn prior to his round one tee time at this week's CareerBuilder Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation.

The Aussie cited a back injury as the reason he won't tee it up in La Quinta, California, this week. He entered the week with zero top 50s in five tries since his return from back surgery. The fantasy impact should be very low, given his form and injury concerns entering the week. Brice Garnett will take his place in the field, and gets three guaranteed rounds.
Thu, Jan 21, 2016 01:32:00 PM

At 5-under-par 69-70-67-71=277, Stuart Appleby shared 52nd place with five others at The RSM Classic, earning $13,224.00 and 16.5 FedExCup points.

Despite the forgettable week in the Golden Isles, this is the Aussie's best finish in his last seven starts dating back to January before he had back surgery. Today's mini-haul leaves him with 16 starts on his Major Medical Extension to bank $578,218 or 339.68 FedExCup points and retain status.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 05:10:00 PM

Stuart Appleby completed 36 holes of the OHL Classic in 7-over-par 73-76=149 and missed the cut by nine strokes.

He finished third-to-last in the field of 132 to fall to 1-for-3 on the season. He's down to 17 starts on his Major Medical Extension to collect $591,442 or 356.18 FedExCup points and retain status. Up next on his schedule is the RSM Classic where he'll be making his fourth consecutive appearance. Appleby survived the cut in the first three trips, so something will have to give in terms of trends.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 06:58:00 PM