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Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (35) / 9/20/1978
College: Methodist College

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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

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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

Chad Collins tore up Willow Creek Country Club in Sandy, Utah, for a bogey-free, 11-under-par 27-33=60 in his second round of the Utah Championship on the Tour.

While it's the Tour's lowest round of the year and just the 19th 60 in circuit history, Collins probably can't help but feel that he didn't completely deliver the goods today. That's because he parred his last six holes. He tied the Tour record for lowest nine holes going out thanks to an eagle and seven birdies to join Notah Begay III and Doug Dunakey, both of whom rode their nines to 59s in 1998. Collins started his inward nine par-birdie-birdie at holes 1-3 before running out of steam. Aside from his name in the record books, his consolation prize is a three-stroke lead at the midpoint; he's 16-under 126. Once his disappointment subsides, he should connect with the value of what it does for his chances this week and for the season. He had missed three straight cuts and entered the week ranked 70th on the money list.
Fri, Jul 12, 2013 07:54:00 PM

Chad Collins managed an even-par 35-35=70 in the third round of the Mid-Atlantic Championship and shares the lead with Michael Putnam at 5-under 205.

Collins circled two birdies, one on each nine, and saw each of them immediately erased by his only two bogeys. This is the first time we've seen him in contention on either the PGA TOUR or Tour since a rib fracture sidelined him mid-way through 2011. He tied for 14th at the HP Byron Nelson Championship in May of 2011 and withdrew after the first round of the FedEx St. Jude Championship in his very next start. A T22 at the Stadion Classic at UGA this season was his first top 25 since the 2011 HP Byron Nelson.
Sat, Jun 1, 2013 06:52:00 PM

Chad Collins has been removed from the published field of this week's Wells Fargo Championship.

If you missed our blurb on Friday afternoon, he exhausted his medical extension when he missed the cut in New Orleans. He also failed to secure conditional status as a back-up. Therefore, since he's a non-winner on the PGA TOUR, he no longer has status.
Mon, Apr 30, 2012 10:35:00 AM

Chad Collins reached the midpoint of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans in 2-over-par 72-74=146 and will miss the cut.

Collins converted eight birdies this week but he swallowed the same number of bogeys in addition to a double. This was his final start via a Major Medical Extension during which he failed to cash in any of his nine tournaments. For the record, he fell $484,656 short of meeting the terms of the MME as well as $228,433 shy of securing conditional status. As a result, the non-winner has forfeited his PGA TOUR status. Look for him on the Nationwide Tour the remainder of the year.
Fri, Apr 27, 2012 02:49:00 PM

Chad Collins is listed in the published field of next week's Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

To say that the odds are stacked against Collins at TPC Louisiana next week would be one of the greatest understatements of the year. For starters, he's 0-for-8 on the PGA TOUR this season. More importantly, if he doesn't withdraw before his tee time in the opening round, this will be his final start on his Major Medical Extension. To retain status, he needs to earn $484,656. The Zurich offers a purse of $6.4 million, so Collins needs no worse than a two-way T2 worth $563,200. (A solo third pays just $435,200.) Short of that, he would secure conditional status by banking at least $228,433. A three-way T5 ($233,600) or a solo sixth ($230,400) would fulfill that requirement. If he fails at his secondary goal, the non-winner will lose his PGA TOUR card.
Fri, Apr 20, 2012 07:27:00 PM

Chad Collins shot 5-over-par 73-74=147 at the RBC Heritage and will miss the cut.

Four bogeys against one birdie on his inward nine today cost him a payday. It's his eighth missed cut in many starts this season. It also leaves him with one starts on his Major Medical Extension to earn $484,656 and retain status. He's $228,433 short of securing conditional status.
Fri, Apr 13, 2012 06:23:00 PM