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Chad Collins |

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

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Chad Collins cracked the top 30 in two of his three starts to begin the 2014-15 PGA TOUR season.
After missing the cut in The McGladrey Classic to start the season, Collins posted back-to-back T29s before the holiday break. He earned his card via the Tour Finals, so the early FedExCup points he netted was crucial in terms of the first reshuffle which occurred after his last start. He ranks 111th in the FEC standings. Dec 17 - 8:20 PM

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Chad Collins toured El Camaleón Golf Club in 5-under-par 33-33=66 in today's opening round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

Fresh off a T29 in Mississippi, Collins book-ended today's loop with bogey-5s at Nos. 12 and 9. In between, he converted an eagle-3 at 13 and five birdies, including three in a row beginning at the third hole. He maximized on his chances, too, given he split only seven (of 14) fairways and hit 10 greens in regulation. Collins signed his card sitting one back of the six clubhouse co-leaders.
Nov 13 - 4:26 PM

The second round of the Sanderson Farms Championship was suspended for darkness at 5:01 p.m. CT.

This is the second straight day that the field of 132 couldn't complete play despite Mother Nature's cooperation. The PGA TOUR has essentially done its members a solid by booking more than the daylight hours can handle. Once again, 15 golfers were stranded. Chad Collins is 1-over-par through 16 holes on his round, but he's 1-under through 34 and just inside the cut line, so you know that he'll be back at 7:40 a.m. on Saturday to finish. The third round is scheduled to begin at 8:50 a.m. with threesomes off split tees.
Nov 7 - 6:32 PM

Chad Collins prepares for his 2014-15 season debut this week at The McGladrey Classic.

Collins finished in a share of 33rd place in his 2010 Seaside debut but took a step back last year, shooting 6-over-par on his way to a missed cut. He was 11-for-28 last year on TOUR to miss the FedExCup Playoffs but finds his way back via the Tour Finals. Collins has finished outside the top 30 in each of his last 15 TOUR starts, missing the cut in 11 of those. Gamers should avoid until he shows signs of a turnaround.
Oct 22 - 8:37 AM

Chad Collins has graduated from the Tour Finals and is ready to rock for the 2014-15 PGA TOUR season.

Collins has been here before, but has failed to make the most of his opportunities in the past. In 104 PGA TOUR starts, he's earned cuts made in just 49 (47%) of them. Collins has never earned a win on TOUR, let alone a podium finish. It's a different story down on the Tour, as he's collected 11 podium finishes, including two victories since 2005. So, we know he has some upside potential. Collins will start in 44nd position in the opening reshuffle.
Oct 1 - 8:52 AM

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

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