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Chad Collins

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (38) / 9/20/1978
Ht / Wt:  5'9 / 175

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World No. 450 Chad Collins enjoyed a 1-under-par 36-33=69 in the final round of The Honda Classic to conclude on 7-under 273 (70-67-67-69), up three spots on the live leaderboard to T5. UPDATE: With play completed, Collins finished in a six-way T4, five adrift of 54-hole leader and would-be-champ Rickie Fowler.
This was the 38-year-old's eighth appearance and third cash, easily supplanting a previous-best T56 in 2010. It's only his third deposit this season in 10 starts, and first finish inside the top 50 (T50, Sanderson Farms). The Indiana native and resident should hang on for a top-10 finish, his seventh in 164 career starts and first since a career-best solo 3rd at the Valero Texas Open last April. For the week, he carded one eagle and 15 birdies, versus six bogeys and two doubles. In the finale, he outpaced one square with two circles on just nine greens in regulation, but posted 0.964 SG: Putting in R4, the current leader in the latter with a cumulative 7.710. Feb 26 - 5:07 PM

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Chad Collins sets his eyes on Riviera Country Club ahead of this week's Genesis Open.

Collins is making his fourth appearance at this event, with a T51 in his 2011 being the highlight. On the season, he is 2-for-8 to position himself 199th in the FedExCup race. His two cuts made were nothing to write home about, a T50 at the Sanderson Farms and a T63 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Collins has never been one to tip his hand, though, as his last top 10 came at the 2016 Valero Texas Open, an event in which he entered with missed cuts in 9-of-11 starts leading up to it. His lack of consistency makes it easy for gamers to avoid him right now.
Feb 13 - 3:58 PM

World No. 381 Chad Collins retained his card for 2016-17 despite making just 10 cuts in 26 starts last season.

The Indiana native and resident's 16 missed cuts were lowlighted by four straight to end the regular season, missing the Playoffs at 136th in the FedExCup standings. He held on to his full-exempt status however, with a 124th-place finish on the money list. On his 10 paydays, the Methodist University alum earned $734,548 with over 57 percent of that ($421,600) coming in one event, a career-best solo third at the Valero Texas Open -- which is his only podium in 157 career events. The 38-year-old has made one cut in three starts thus far in 2016-17, cashing a T50 at the opposite-field Sanderson Farms.
Tue, Dec 20, 2016 12:43:00 PM

Chad Collins makes final preparations for his fifth Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina. UPDATE: Collins shot 70-69=139 to miss the cut by two shots and will miss the Playoffs at a projected 135th in FEC points.

The 37-year-old has made the FedExCup Playoffs twice in five previous seasons, including last year, eventually finishing 120th in the final FEC standings. He limps into the regular-season finale No. 134 in FEC points, BUT, 121st on the money list. The Indiana native and resident has missed 15 cuts in 25 starts with just one top 10, but it was a big one. His solo third at the Valero Texas Open is a career best and only podium in a now 153 career starts. Collins is 1-for-4 at the Wyndham with MCs in 2015, 2014 and 2008, cashing a T28 in 2010.
Wed, Aug 17, 2016 06:53:00 PM

Chad Collins hung up a 5-under-par 33-32=65 in the final round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic to wrap his sixth appearance on 3-under 277, up 35 spots on the live leaderboard to T24, and good for the low round in the clubhouse. UPDATE: Play is still in progress, but Dustin Johnson has bumped Collins with 63.

Collins' 65 is his best lap at TPC Southwind in 16 rounds, supplanting 66 two times, and just his fifth red number overall. He posted up-and-down rounds this week of 72-66-74-65 but it's a personal best in Memphis (T45/2015). The 37-year-old has now made just eight cuts this season in 20 events, but is heating-up a bit with four of those over his last seven starts. Both of his top 25s have come during this span as well, including a career-best third at the Texas Open. For the week, the Indiana native and resident totaled 16 birdies against 11 bogeys and one double.
Sun, Jun 12, 2016 01:47:00 PM

Chad Collins twirled a bogey-free 8-under-par 33-31=64 in the two-day second round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans to reach the halfway point on 8-under 136, good for the low lap in round two and tying the low round of the week with Brian Stuard and Jhonattan Vegas from R1.

Collins opened his seventh Zurich with a two-birdie two-bogey 72 and entered off a career-best solo third last week at TPC San Antonio. He began his second frame on No. 10 and was 5-under thru nine holes when play was suspended due to darkness. The 37-year-old returned Saturday morning and toured his inward half in 3-under 33, adding further birdies on holes 4, 5 and 7. In total, he circled eight on the card, including a pair of 16-footers on 14 and 18, highlighted by a 24-footer at the par-5 fifth. Collins is up 76 places on the leaderboard to T4, four adrift of 36-hole leader Stuard.
Sat, Apr 30, 2016 11:47:00 AM

Chad Collins closed with a flurry for a second straight day, tossing up a 3-under-par 35-34=69 in the finale of the Valero Texas Open to post 10-under 278, good for a career-best solo third, two shy of champion Charley Hoffman.

Collins was making his fourth Texas Open visit, third at TPC San Antonio. His previous best was T19 in 2008 at a former venue. The 37-year-old's previous mark in 141 career TOUR starts was T4 over six years ago at the 2010 OHL Classic. He began the final frame T6 on 7-under after opening in 73-69-67, finishing his third round with four birdies over his final five holes. Today, the Indiana native and resident duplicated the feat, this time with birdies on Nos. 14, 15, 16 and capping with a walk-off 4 from 8'9". Elsewhere, he outpaced circles on 3 and 6 with bogeys on 2, 10 and 12. Collins, the 494th-ranked player in OWGR, led in total birdies with 21 but was T55 in bogeys with 11. It's his first top 40 of the season and came in his 14th start, projecting to jump 70 places to 132nd in FEC points.
Sun, Apr 24, 2016 06:57:00 PM

Chad Collins raced to the finish with five birdies over his final seven holes to card a 5-under-par 35-32=67 in today's third round of the Valero Texas Open, up 26 spots on the live leaderboard to T4 on 7-under 209. UPDATE: With play completed, Collins is in a six-way T6, four shy of 54-hole leader Ricky Barnes.

Collins had a hiccup here last year, missing the cut in the wind-swept edition after rounds of 77-75. The year prior, he was T2 thru 36 holes before 73-78 left him tied 26th. The Indiana native and resident began his third frame this week on 2-under (T30) after opening in 73-69. He striped 11 (of 14) fairways and hit 12 greens in regulation, posting a stellar 4.319 strokes gained: tee-to-green and a pedestrian 0.309 in strokes gained: putting at last check. The 37-year-old penciled three circles against two squares to turn 1-under. He missed a pair of six-footers for par, including on the par-4 11th, but on his trot to the scoring tent, birdied 11, 14, 15, 17 and 18, highlighted by a 10-yard pitch-in for birdie-3 at 17.
Sat, Apr 23, 2016 03:56:00 PM

Chad Collins is back after a three-year hiatus from the tournament to contest his third Northern Trust Open.

The 37-year-old finished 120th in FedExCup points last year (24 starts) in his fifth season on TOUR. He's heading for more of the same (or worse) opening 2015-16 with a T64 and T62 before five straight missed cuts. Collins is 1-for-2 at the Northern Trust with a missed cut in his last appearance in 2012 and a T51 in his tourney debut in 2011.
Wed, Feb 17, 2016 05:14:00 PM

Chad Collins arrives at the holiday break with just 12 FedExCup points to his name.

Collins has pegged it three times during the fall, cashing a check in two of the three. Unfortunately, none of the finishes landed inside the top 60. Collins is coming off his second-best FedExCup finish for a season, but that was still just 120th. He remains a boom-or-bust option for DFS formats, since he's not the most reliable asset when it comes to playing four rounds a week.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 08:15:00 PM

Chad Collins is in Sea Island, Georgia, for his fourth appearance in The RSM Classic.

Collins made 16 cuts on 24 starts in 2014-15 with one top-10 finish (T6, The Greenbrier Classic). Post-Greenbrier, he missed four of his next five cuts, including at The Barclays, booting him from the Playoffs at No. 120 in the FedExCup standings. The 37-year-old posted T33 in the 2010 RSM inaugural and returned three years later to missed cuts in each of the last two editions. He's opened 2015-16 in T64 ( Open) and T62 (Shriners). In 130 career events on TOUR, he's made 67 cuts and missed 62 (1 WD).
Tue, Nov 17, 2015 07:39:00 PM

Chad Collins contests his third Shriners Hospitals for Children Open this week in Las Vegas.

Collins finished 120th last season in the FedExCup standings, barely averting a return trip to the Tour, where he's a four-time grad (2007, 2009, 2013, 2014). He made 16 cuts on 24 starts, with one top-10 finish (T6, The Greenbrier Classic). It was his best finish on TOUR since T4 at the 2010 Mayakoba Golf Classic. The 37-year-old was bounced from the FEC Playoffs after a missed cut at The Barclays. In two prior appearances at TPC Summerlin, he's posted 83/MDF in 2008 debut and a missed cut by two strokes in the 2013-14 edition. Collins opened his seventh season on TOUR with a T64 at last week's Open on rounds of 73-69-72-72.
Wed, Oct 21, 2015 09:20:00 AM

Chad Collins turns his attention to Plainfield Country Club for this week's Barclays.

Collins finished T64 in his 2010 Barclays debut but hasn't earned his way back until now. He is 16-for-23 on the season, including four top 25s. Currently ranked 113th in the FedExCup standings, Collins will need a big week in order to qualify for the Deutsche Bank Championship. Sitting at 89th in the all-around ranking, perhaps he will play the spoiler role this week and advance to TPC Boston.
Mon, Aug 24, 2015 08:56:00 PM

Chad Collins hopes the third time is the charm at this week's Quicken Loans National.

Collins missed the cut in his 2010 Quicken Loans debut and returned last year, only to slam his trunk early yet again. He arrived 13-for-17 in his debut, so form was not the issue. After falling short at Aronimink Golf Club and Congressional Country Club, Collins has a chance to redeem himself this week at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club.
Mon, Jul 27, 2015 11:11:00 PM

Chad Collins patched together a 1-under-par 33-36=69 in today's final round of The Greenbrier Classic to conclude at 11-under 269 and a T6-finish.

Collins, a non-winner on the PGA TOUR in 122 prior starts, was in the catbird seat at 10-under (T5) and just one off the pace to begin his final round. He outpaced one bogey with two birdies at Nos. 6 and 7, from 15'4" and 10'3" respectively to turn in 1-under. The 36-year-old circled back-to-backs at 13 and 14, and was now tied for the lead at 13-under. After pars on 15 and 16, Collins need only finish level on the par-5 17th and the par-3 finisher to join a playoff for the title and/or secure a place in the 144th Open Championship, with the low four in the top 12 not already exempt getting invites. He did neither, finishing bogey-bogey, including three-putting the 17th from 52 feet and failing to save par after missing the green long and left on 18. A devastating result no doubt. His small consolation is his first top 10 on the season (19 starts) and a personal-best at the Greenbrier (T51/2010).
Sun, Jul 5, 2015 11:01:00 PM