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Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (43) / 5/1/1971
College: Australia

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Stuart Appleby is not scheduled to compete in this week's Australian PGA Championship.
It's unknown exactly when he withdrew, but the tournament doesn't begin until Thursday, Dec. 11, so he's been replaced. He was a scratch at the Emirates Australian Open two weeks ago due to a back injury. No news has surfaced to help add detail to his discomfort and Appleby hasn't posted anything relevant on Twitter. Dec 9 - 6:30 PM

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Stuart Appleby withdrew from the Emirates Australian Open due to a back injury.

The 43-year-old had already shifted out of a marquee threesome that included Rory McIlroy and Geoff Ogilvy before this latest decision. Appleby missed the cut at last week's BetEasy Masters. He had taken three weeks off following a T22 at The McGladrey Classic. If he's able, he'll give the Australian PGA Championship a go on Dec. 11-14.
Nov 26 - 1:00 AM

Stuart Appleby will look to carry over momentum from 2014 after posting the second-highest FedExCup finish of his career.

While the FedExCup has merely been around since 2007, Appleby finished 31st in the standings last season, bested only by his 18th place in 2008. He put an exclamation mark on the year with a runner-up finish at The Barclays, his first podium finish since his win at the 2010 Greenbrier Classic. Gamers should take note of his accomplishments but temper their expectations in 2015 as 43-year-old golfers generally don't progress their careers this late in the game.
Nov 20 - 8:51 AM

Stuart Appleby chased his opening 69 at the Open with a 2-under-par 37-33=70 to post 5-under 139 at the break, five strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

He three-putted the par-3 11th (from 39'5") and bogey the par-5 18th. Those are the kinds of mistakes that touring professionals know that they can't afford. But the Aussie picked off four birdies to help dinner taste a little better. Appleby rolled in a pair from 11-15 feet, but the unexpected conversion dropped from off the green eight yards away at the par-3 seventh.
Oct 10 - 8:34 PM

Stuart Appleby spun a 3-under-par 36-33=69 in his opening round of the Open, good for outright possession of the clubhouse lead.

Silverado Resort and Spa's North Course returns to the PGA TOUR for the first time since 1980. Johnny Miller co-owns the property and renovated it for the modern game in 2011, so it's going to take a couple of years to get a true sense for what to expect. But no one will ever be able to take away from Appleby that he's the first to sign for a number in the 60s on the redesign. He split nine (of 14) fairways, but landed only 11 greens in regulation. The Aussie squared two bogeys, but picked off five birdies, including two on the quartet of par 5s. His longest conversion measured 35'2" at the par-4 eighth hole.
Oct 9 - 3:24 PM

Stuart Appleby turns his attention to Cherry Hills Country Club for this week's BMW Championship.

Appleby was not expected to make it this far after finishing the season ranked 98th in the FedExCup standings. Instead, his runner-up finish at The Barclays two weeks ago has him sitting at 26th, with a strong chance to make it onto next week's TOUR Championship. Statistically, Appleby has been scoring with the flat stick this year, as he currently ranks 9th in strokes gained-putting. He'll need the putter to stay hot if he wants to find himself in contention again this week.
Sep 3 - 9:35 AM

Stuart Appleby conjured up a 6-under-par 34-31=65 in the final round of The Barclays to establish a new clubhouse lead at 12-under 272.

The Aussie circled two birdies and squared one bogey on a relatively tame front nine at Ridgewood CC, but began the back nine with five birdies on his first six holes to pull ahead. Perhaps more important than the birdies were his par saves on the last two holes. After making a mess of the par-5 17th, he holed an 18'11" par putt. Turning his attention to the par-4 18th, he pulled his tee shot into the left rough before chopping it out to the left rough just beside the green. He then secured his par with a 6'7" putt. Worth noting, his longest birdie of the day fell from 10'3" on the par-3 15th. Should he hold on to win, he would move from 98th to first in the FedExCup standings.
Aug 24 - 5:13 PM

Stuart Appleby carded a 3-under-par 35-33=68 in the third round of The Barclays to reach the 54-hole mark at 6-under 207.

Appleby traded a bogey for a birdie on the front nine at Ridgewood CC before rattling off a trio of birdies on the back. Three of those birdies fell from between 11 and 19 feet. The ball-striking was solid, splitting 11 of 14 fairways and landing 13 GIR. He entered the week on the FedExCup bubble, at 98th in the standings, but appears safe to remain inside the top 100 and advance to the Deutsche Bank Championship.
Aug 23 - 3:54 PM

Stuart Appleby begins his week at The Barclays ranked 98th in the FedExCup standings.

The Aussie currently sits just on the proper side of the bubble in terms of progressing to the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston next week, but can't afford to rest on his laurels. He must remain inside the top 100 in the FEC standings following action at Ridgewood CC this week to continue. With a T19 in 2008 and a T52 at this venue in 2010, he stands a reasonable chance at seeing the weekend.
Aug 19 - 3:36 PM

Stuart Appleby shared a piece of 23rd place in the 2001 RBC Canadian Open at Royal Montreal Golf Club and returns for another shot in this week's edition.

Appleby enters the week ranked 92nd in the FedExCup standings and is one of the few golfers in the field with experience at the renovated Royal Montreal GC. He was a member of the International squad at the 2007 Presidents Cup, where he went 2-3 in his five matches. Course experience parlayed with good season form makes Appleby an interesting second-tier option this week.
Jul 23 - 11:03 AM

Stuart Appleby capitalized on his magic show in the lid-lifter of the Quicken Loans National by turning in a 4-under-par 33-34=67 in today's second round.

As we chronicled on Thursday, Appleby had no business signing for a red number, but at least he made it count today. He went 5-for-6 in scrambling with a bogey-5 at the 17th hole while picking off five birdies. While he circled birdies from 13'8" and 12'2", respectively at Nos. 7 and 11, his longest conversion measured 18'5" for par at the par-4 fourth where he found trouble right of the fairway off the tee. AT 5-under 137, he's just one stroke off the pace of the 36-hole clubhouse co-leaders.
Jun 27 - 5:30 PM

Stuart Appleby smoked-and-mirrored his way to a 1-under-par 36-34=70 in the opening round of the Quicken Loans National.

The Aussie set the tone for some short-game wizardry early when he popped in a chip from 22 yards from the rough for birdie at the par-3 10th hole. He'd bogey three of the next five, but find three birdies against no bogeys or worse the rest of the way. Overall, Appleby split only five (of 14) fairways and hit just half of the greens in regulation en route to the red number. He's three swings adrift of the clubhouse lead.
Jun 26 - 1:11 PM

Stuart Appleby circled seven birdies for a final round 6-under-par 33-33=64 at the Travelers Championship, going into the clubhouse at 9-under 207.

The flat stick caught fire for Appleby, rolling in eight putts outside six feet on the day. His strokes gaines-putting sat at 3.804 as he walked off the 18th green. Mark this down as the season-low round for Appleby, and his first 64 since the 2011 Wyndham Championship. This won't stay inside the top 10, but should be good enough for his sixth top 25 of the season.
Jun 22 - 2:34 PM

Stuart Appleby enjoyed a 5-under-par 33-32=65 for his opening round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic.

The Aussie was already in our crosshairs this week since he called it quits before his second round of the Memorial with a back injury, but he has our attention for a different reason today. Returning to TPC Southwind early this morning, Appleby put the finishing touches on a splendid lid-lifter with a birdie-3 at the ninth hole. That chased a hole-in-one at the par-3 eighth where he wielded a 7-iron from 157 yards. Elsewhere, he traded four birdies with two bogeys. Two of those complementary par breakers measured between 11 and 13 feet. This matches his lowest aggregate of the season established four times previously. He's two strokes off the clubhouse lead.
Jun 6 - 8:51 AM

Stuart Appleby withdrew from the Memorial prior to his second round due to a back injury.

He was scheduled to go off the 10th tee at 12:32 p.m. ET. Appleby opened with a 5-over-par 37-40=77. This drops him to 13-for-19 on the season. It's his second WD (Mayakoba). He started the week ranked 80th in the FedExCup standings. Assuming he's able, he'll try again at next week's FedEx St. Jude Classic.
May 30 - 12:33 PM