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Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (36) / 9/20/1978
College: Methodist University

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Chad Collins makes his third start in the Wyndham Championship later this week.
After missing the cut in the 2008 edition, Collins returned to Sedgefield CC in 2010 and tied for 28th. Of note, five of his six rounds have been 2-under-par or better in this event. He enters the week 156th in the FedExCup standings and 155th on the money list. In order to retain his PGA TOUR card for next season, he must crack the top 125 of one of those lists at the end of this week. A more realistic goal is finishing between 126 and 150 on the FEC standings and earning conditional status for 2014-15. Aug 13 - 2:52 PM

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Chad Collins opened The Greenbrier Classic with a 4-under-par 34-32=66, finishing two strokes off the clubhouse lead.

After reaching 51st in the FedExCup standings in mid-January, Collins has drifted all the way to 139th upon arriving in West Virginia this week. It was ugly early, too, as he sat birdie-free 2-over through six holes. He's turn it around with birdies at 7 and 8 to turn in even par. Four birdies coming in give reason to believe that he'll cash for the first time in eight starts. His longest par breakers measured 15'6" at the par-5 12th hole and 11'7" at the par-3 18th.
Jul 3 - 5:24 PM

Chad Collins has missed his last seven cuts leading up to The Greenbrier Classic this week.

Collins tied for 51st here in 2010 in his only start at The Old White TPC. That combination should be enough to scare most investors away. His only top 10 of the season came back in January at the Humana Challenge.
Jun 30 - 8:45 PM

Chad Collins submitted a pair of 3-under-par 69s at today's U.S. Open sectional qualifier at Woodmont Country Club's North Course in Rockville, Maryland, good for medalist honors and a trip to his second U.S. Open (T40, 2006).

The PGA TOUR member buried four birdies against one bogey in each round and finished three strokes clear of a threesome in second place. With four berths into the major reserved for this site, no playoff was necessary. Billy Hurley III (3-under 74-67=141), Nick Mason (70-71=141) and former PGA TOUR member Donald Constable (72-69=141) will be making their debuts in any major next week. Notables that failed to qualify include: 143--John Mallinger ... 144--Paul Claxton ... 1477--Kyle Thompson.
Jun 2 - 7:06 PM

Chad Collins tied for 44th in the 2010 Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial and has earned his way back for a second try this week.

Collins currently ranks 118th in the FedExCup standings, so anything he can do to bag more FEC points this week would be a major plus. He ranks 197th in ball-striking, so he'll have to do his heavy lifting on and around the greens. He is 27th in strokes gained-putting.
May 21 - 2:35 PM

Chad Collins pured a 6-under-par 32-34=66 in his opening round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans to earn a share of the clubhouse lead.

While 102nd in FedExCup points, Collins limped into the bayou on a 2-for-8 slide with no top 25s, but he turned the tables with seven birdies against a lone bogey (at the par-3 third hole) today. Only one of his par breakers measured longer than nine feet, that dropping in from 17'5" at 15.
Apr 24 - 2:36 PM

Chad Collins managed a 1-over-par 39-34=73 in the third round of the Valero Texas Open and enters the finale at 6-under 210.

Collins was off to a nightmare start, with six bogeys more than erasing two birdies over the course of his first 10 holes. He would settle down from there, picking up three birdies without a blemish over his final eight holes at TPC San Antonio. He split just six of 14 fairways and landed only half of his GIR on the afternoon. He'll try and claim his second top 10 of the season in Sunday's finale.
Mar 29 - 6:10 PM

Chad Collins crafted a 6-under-par 33-33=66 in his second round of the Valero Texas Open to post 7-under 137 at the halfway point, good for early possession of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

Today's aggregate is the lowest of the week thus far. After an inspiring start to the season, Collins has tailed off, cashing just once in his last five starts (T38, Valspar Championship). Today he lassoed seven birdies to erase a lone bogey-5 at the 12th hole. Six of his par breakers possessed a notable quality. Four measured between 12 and 20 feet on the greens, while he holed out twice from off it. A three-yarder from the fringe dropped at 14, but the highlight was a 17-yard conversion from the rough at the par-4 fourth. Collins has four top 10s on the PGA TOUR to his credit but just one top five (T4, Mayakoba, 2010).
Mar 28 - 2:49 PM

Chad Collins has regained entry into the Valspar Championship.

After getting bumped to second alternate this morning, Collins wiggled back in following two withdrawals. He's cashed in just one of three appearances at Copperhead, that a T63 in 2011.
Mar 10 - 2:19 PM

Chad Collins has been relegated to second alternate at this week's Valspar Championship.

He was one of four golfers to get bumped when five others previous ineligible gained entry via top 10s in Puerto Rico. Collins has missed three consecutive cuts and hasn't broken par in seven rounds.
Mar 10 - 11:28 AM

Chad Collins returns to The Honda Classic for the fifth time.

Though he's seen PGA National on four previous occasions, Collins has never cracked the top 50 and only made the cut half of the time. Subject to the reshuffle, he did himself a big favor in that regard by finishing eighth at the Humana Challenge. It's not just course history that is a yellow flag, as he enters off a missed cut at Pebble Beach.
Feb 26 - 9:33 PM

Chad Collins polished off a successful week at the Humana Challenge with a 7-under-par 32-33=65 to finish the event at 22-under 266.

Collins is a graduate of the Tour, and this will easily be his best finish of the 2013-14 season. The previous highlight was a T23 in the OHL Classic at Mayakoba. While the next reshuffle is still four weeks out, his number should get a nice bump for his efforts this week. His final lap around Palmer Private at PGA West featured six birdies and an eagle to just one bogey. His 1.547 putting average for the week was among the best.
Jan 19 - 5:55 PM

Chad Collins, unable to fulfill the obligations of his medical extension back in 2012, dropped back down to the Tour in 2013 and successfully emerged with a PGA TOUR card.

As a grad, Collins is subject to the reshuffle. The first reshuffle occurred after his T23 in the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, and he sits in a comfortable 23rd on that list. While higher would be better, he should still likely see a fair share of action on the West Coast Swing. He started the 2010 PGA TOUR season with a T16 at the Sony Open and a T10 at the Bob Hope Classic. A similar effort early in 2014 could go a long way towards allowing him to set his schedule the rest of the way.
Sat, Dec 7, 2013 12:08:00 PM

With a 6-under-par 66 at Coyote Springs (Nev.) Golf Club, Chad Collins shared medalist honors at the open qualifier for this week's Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

The journeyman buried seven birdies against one bogey to crash the field in Vegas. He failed to survive the 54-hole cut at last week's Open, and then sat second alternate into this week's event. Tim Wilkinson also carded a 66 today with an eagle-2 (at the first hole) and seven birdies to offset three bogeys. The other two berths into the tournament proper were decided in a five-man playoff from which Kyle Reifers (bogey-free, 5-under 67; 1 eagle [at the par-4 10th], 3 birdies) and Chris Smith (5-under 67; 7 birdies, 2 bogeys) emerged. The field at TPC Summerlin is now complete at 132.
Tue, Oct 15, 2013 01:19:00 PM

Chad Collins finds himself 23rd in the Tour graduate reshuffle as he begins the 2013-14 PGA TOUR season at the Open.

A veteran of 76 TOUR starts, Collins owns three top tens and a dozen top 25s. Despite that, he doesn't have any experience at CordeValle Golf Club. He had three third-place finishes on the 2013 Tour season.
Tue, Oct 8, 2013 08:54:00 PM