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Brad Fritsch |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (37) / 11/9/1977
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 215
College: Canada

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In his only start on a Minor Medical Extension, Brad Fritsch missed the cut on the number at the Open and has lost status.
The Canuck's opening 2-under-par 35-35-70 was one of just five bogey-free scores on Thursday, but he turned in a 2-over 39-35=74 that included four bogeys -- two on par 5s -- and one double. He closed birdie-par-birdie on the par 5-4-5 finish, but the damage was too much to overcome. Officially, he fell short of meeting the terms of the medical (and a promotion to the Major Medical category) by $143,954 or 116.131 FedExCup points. The most painful fact, however, is that he was just 0.891 FedExCup points shy of securing conditional status. All that was required for that was a solo 75th-place finish. So, the 36-year-old is headed back to the Tour in 2015. Fri, Oct 10, 2014 10:22:00 PM

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Brad Fritsch is in the published field of next week's Open.

He finished the season ranked 151st in FedExCup points and 140th in earnings. He didn't survive the Tour Finals, but he's in the field at Silverado on a top-10 exemption for a T8 at the Wyndham Championship. It will also be his last (and only) start on a Minor Medical Extension for a back injury. To fulfill its terms for a promotion to the Major Medical category, Fritsch needs to collect 116.131 FedExCup points or $143,954. The Open boasts a purse of $6 million, so the Canuck needs no worse than a two-way T11 worth $144,000 to achieve his goal. (A two-way T4 worth 122.5 FedExCup points would be necessary to reach the same objective via that conduit.) Fritsch is just 0.891 FedExCup points shy of securing conditional status for the remainder of the season. A solo 75th-place finish worth 0.90 FedExCup points would get it done. If he can't meet the secondary goal, he'll lose status on the PGA TOUR.
Sat, Oct 4, 2014 02:18:00 PM

Brad Fritsch traded two birdies for two bogeys in an even-par 34-36=70 final round of the Wyndham Championship.

The Canadian that resides in North Carolina converted both of his birdies at Sedgefield CC from inside of five feet. Perhaps the biggest disappointment is how close he came to achieving status for the PGA TOUR in regards to 2014-15. He entered the week 163rd and moved up to 151st with a tie for eighth at 13-under 267. If he could have finished in the 126-150 category, it would have meant conditional status for next season.
Sun, Aug 17, 2014 05:55:00 PM

Brad Fritsch submitted a bogey-free 5-under-par 32-33=65 in the third round of the Wyndham Championship to take the clubhouse lead at 13-under 197.

The Candian drew blood early, holing a 16'4" birdie at the par-4 second hole. He added an eagle from 76 yards on the par-4 eight hole before turning his attention to Sedgefield CC's back nine. He recorded an unlikely 56'7" birdie at the par-4 14th hole and curled in a 14'9" birdie at the par-3 16th before parring 17 and 18. He gained just under three strokes with the flat stick at the time of his posting. Fritsch has never won on the PGA TOUR, and he entered the week a distant 163rd in the FedExCup standings. Should he break through on Sunday afternoon, he would qualify for the FEC Playoffs and secure a two-year exemption on the PGA TOUR.
Sat, Aug 16, 2014 04:45:00 PM

Brad Fritsch smoothed a bogey-free, 7-under-par 31-32=63 in his second round of the Wyndham Championship.

The Canuck started the week 163rd in the FedExCup standings and 152nd on the money list, so he has everything to gain at Sedgefield. He went 5-for-5 in scrambling today and holed seven birdies. The highlight was a 16-yard hole-out from in front of the green at the par-4 14th. Today's aggregate matches his career low on the PGA TOUR first set in the third round of the John Deere Classic just five weeks ago. At 8-under 132, Fritsch is two strokes back of the 36-hole leaders.
Fri, Aug 15, 2014 07:04:00 PM

Brad Fritsch made his country proud with a bogey-free final round of 6-under-par 34-30=64 to reach 9-under 271 at the RBC Canadian Open, good for a three-way share of ninth place.

He surely gave the fans all they bargained for today. The round started off slowly with a standard 3'6" birdie on the second and nothing else but pars on the outward nine. He ramped up the scoring on the back nine as he birdied the 11th, dropped a 31'2" eagle bomb on the par-5 12th, and circled two more on his way into the clubhouse. Fritsch climbed five spots in FedExCup points to 163rd. The T9 equals his career-best finish (2013 Farmers) in 45 starts.
Sun, Jul 27, 2014 01:34:00 PM

Brad Fritsch coasted to a bogey-free 3-under-par 33-34=67 in the third round of the RBC Canadian Open.

The Canuck came up clutch in today's navigation of Royal Montreal, saving par from outside of seven feet on three separate occasions. He dropped in two more from outside that range for birdie, including the 14'2" nugget on the par-5 sixth hole. As Fritsch walked off the 18th green his strokes gained-putting sat at 2.073 for the day. Currently at 3-under 207, the Canadian will be in contention for his third top 25 of the season.
Sat, Jul 26, 2014 12:37:00 PM

Brad Fritsch carded a bogey-free 8-under-par 31-32=63 in the third round of the John Deere Classic.

The Canadian entered the week 183rd in the FedExCup standings, so his perfect lap around TPC Deere Run was much welcomed. It boosted him to 12-under 201 and moved him inside the top 15. His eight birdies were highlighted by a 17'5" putt at the par-4 opener and a 25'6" bomb at the par-3 12th. He missed just two fairways and one GIR.
Sat, Jul 12, 2014 05:19:00 PM

Brad Fritsch posted 5-under-par 33-32=65 for his opening round of the Travelers Championship.

He was the last and easily one of the most surprising of 15 to reach the clubhouse inside the top 10 on the leaderboard. Fritsch missed only two greens in regulation at TPC River Highlands today. He got up and down both times, but three-putted for bogey from 18'4" at the par-4 ninth to taint an otherwise sterling card that featured six birdies. His longest conversion measured 35'7" for birdie at the par-4 17th. While he signed his card sitting three strokes off the overnight lead, he's also established a career low for an opening round.
Thu, Jun 19, 2014 07:48:00 PM

Brad Fritsch returns to Cromwell, Connecticut, for this week's Travelers Championship.

The Canadian recorded four rounds of par or better in his debut last year on his way to a T51 in this event. Fritsch is having a bit of a sophomore slump this year, with a 5-for-12 record thus far, after going 18-for-24 in his rookie campaign. It's a good idea for gamers to take the wait-and-see approach until his form returns.
Tue, Jun 17, 2014 10:07:00 AM

Brad Fritsch stumbled to a 2-over-par 35-37=72 in his opening round of the HP Byron Nelson Championship.

The Canuck was in our crosshairs after withdrawing from the Wells Fargo Championship two weeks ago due to personal reasons. He hit 12 greens in regulation at Las Colinas today and found four birdies, three of which from 10-19 feet, but he squared four bogeys and a double before finishing seven strokes off the clubhouse lead. And it could have been worse if not for a zero-putt six-yarder at 13 and a 13-foot par conversion at the par-4 14th.
Thu, May 15, 2014 07:38:00 PM

Brad Fritsch is listed in the published field of next week's HP Byron Nelson Championship.

Shortly after withdrawing from last week's Wells Fargo after one round, Fritsch shared an explanation with his followers on Twitter: "WD'd today for personal reasons. Thanks to all who asked and showed concern. Trying to move ahead and look forward to the Byron Nelson." While mildly concerning, the good news is that he didn't cite a physical injury. He placed T77/MDF in his debut at last year's HPBNC and currently rests at 171st in FedExCup points. The Canadian has cashed just once in his last five starts (T29, Puerto Rico).
Fri, May 9, 2014 09:00:00 PM

Brad Fritsch withdrew from the Wells Fargo Championship following his opening round.

Fritsch signed for a 7-over-par 38-41=79 before calling it quits. He went 1-for-8 in birdie chances and swallowed eight bogeys. He battled a bulging disc in his back for a time last year, but an explanation was not released for today's decision. The Canadian arrives in Charlotte slotted 171st in FedExCup points.
Thu, May 1, 2014 02:17:00 PM

Brad Fritsch missed the cut in the 2013 Zurich Classic of New Orleans and is back for a second try this week.

The Canadian is 166th in the FedExCup standings, cashing checks in four of his eight starts including a T10 at the Farmers Insurance Open. While he nearly retained his PGA TOUR card in his rookie season a year ago, recurring back problems forced him down to the Finals to earn his card for this time around. Any FEC points he could garner this week would not only help his chances for a 2014-15 card, but would also count towards the next Tour reshuffle.
Tue, Apr 22, 2014 09:15:00 PM

Brad Fritsch makes his second stop at the Valero Texas Open.

The Canadian is only 158th in the FedExCup standings, but has cracked the top 30 on three occasions including a T29 in Puerto Rico in his last start. In addition to that, he finished T37 in his first trip to TPC San Antonio last year. He's had two weeks off, but he sets up as a potential sleeper pick this week.
Tue, Mar 25, 2014 08:44:00 PM