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Chad Collins

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (39) / 9/20/1978
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 175

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Chad Collins didn't record a single event during the fall portion of the new season but will be playing out of the Tour graduate reshuffle when he returns to action in 2018.
Collins went just 10-for-26 last year on the PGA TOUR circuit, finishing 143rd in the FedExCup race. That wasn't enough to retain his TOUR card but he successfully turned that trick in the Tour Finals. It marks the fifth time that Collins has graduated from the Tour. That's a remarkable feat, but probably not one that Collins wants to keep testing. After earning his status, he failed to make a single start in the fall, with no reason cited for his absence at the moment. When Collins does return to action he will be playing out of the 48th spot in the graduate reshuffle, meaning starts will be tough to find. Sat, Dec 16, 2017 10:25:00 AM

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Second-round leader and World No. 392 Chad Collins crafted a 3-under-par 36-32=68 in the final round of the Barbasol Championship to conclude on 20-under 264, up one spot to a career-best solo 2nd, one short of champion Grayson Murray, who also shot 68.

This was the 38-year-old's 177th career TOUR start with a previous best of 3rd at the 2016 Valero Texas Open. It was his second Barbasol after finishing 61st last year. After opening in 67-60, the Indiana native and resident led by four shots, his second career 36-hole lead/co-lead, adding a R3 69 to begin the finale in a two-way T3 on 17-under, two adrift of 54-hole leader Scott Stallings. Playing out of the penultimate threesome, he hit 12 (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation, gaining 1.395 strokes approaching-the-green. For a second straight day, he didn't record a front-nine par breaker, going out in 1-over with bogey-6 at five, but for a second straight day, didn't record a blemish on the back side, coming home in 4-under with birdies at 13, and a hat-trick at 15-17, the latter from 16'8". Collins nets his second top 25 of the season and second top 10 among just five made cuts in 23 starts, eclipsing a previous-best T4 at the Honda.
Sun, Jul 23, 2017 05:29:00 PM

Overnight leader and World No. 392 Chad Collins rallied for a 2-under-par 38-31=69 in the third round of the Barbasol Championship but dropped two spots to T3 on 17-under 196, two shy of 54-hole leader Scott Stallings.

After kicking off in 67 and career-low 60, the 38-year-old led by four, his second career 36-hole lead/co-lead in his 177th career start. Playing out of the final twosome, he went out in birdie-less 3-over, squaring bogey-5s at Nos. 1 (3-putt from 48'6"), 4 and 9, but came home in blemish-free 5-under, carding eagle-3 at 13 from 54'9" and birdies at 15, 16 and 18, each from inside of eight feet. The Indiana native and resident mustered seven (of 14) fairways and 11 greens in regulation, losing 1.325 strokes tee-to-green but gaining 1.241 on-the-green. His career best thus far is solo 3rd at the 2016 Valero Texas Open.
Sat, Jul 22, 2017 07:42:00 PM

World No. 392 Chad Collins painted a career-low bogey-free 11-under-par 30-30=60 in the second round of the Barbasol Championship to reach 15-under 127, good for the 36-hole clubhouse lead by six and matching the tournament and course record of Jhonattan Vegas shot in Round 2 last year. UPDATE: Collins leads by four over Grayson Murray and Cameron Tringale.

This is the 38-year-old's 177th career TOUR start and 509th career round, shattering his previous low of 64 two times, most recently at the 2016 Zurich Classic/R2. If the lead holds up, it'll be his second on TOUR after any round. The Indiana native and resident was T1 thru 36 holes at the 2010 Puerto Rico Open, eventually finishing T10. Looking to become the ninth player in TOUR history to shoot 59, first since Adam Hadwin at the CareerBuilder back in January in R3, he carded 11 birdies on 10 (of 14) fairways and 16 greens in regulation, gaining 5.145 strokes approaching-the-green and 8.388 SG: Total. Collins circled holes 1, 4, 5, 7, 9 and six straight at 11-16, finishing with two pars. His split featured nine from inside of 10 feet and two from between 13 and 15 feet, posting a stellar 1.313 putts per GIR, 3.342 SG: Putting and 23 total putts.
Fri, Jul 21, 2017 01:50:00 PM

World No. 351 Chad Collins readies for his fifth Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands and arrives at 161st in the FedExCup standings.

The 38-year-old is 1-for-4 in Cromwell, CT., cashing a T39 in 2015 (70-67-69-68). He's played 10 rounds at the par-70 layout and has a scoring average of 69.80, but the winner here is historically mid-double-digit under-par. The Indiana native and resident limps in off 10 missed cut in his last 12 starts, posting a T31 three starts ago at the Wells Fargo and T4 17 weeks ago at the Honda, the latter his lone top 25 of the season in 19 starts. He ranks 182nd on TOUR in scoring average (72.138) and 200th in birdie average (2.85).
Wed, Jun 21, 2017 11:45:00 AM

World No. 331 Chad Collins is licking his chops ahead of this week's Valero Texas Open and checks in at 145th in the FedExCup standings.

The 38-year-old doesn't finish top 10 often. If he's going to, this week's stop is as good a chance as any. He owns just seven top 10s in 168 career starts, and has missed more cuts than he's made (89 vs. 78), but his career best (and lone podium) came here last year. The Indianian opened in 1-over 73 but chased with 69-67-69, the best performer over the final three rounds, and was awarded with solo 3rd. He MCd the wind-swept 2015 edition by two (77-75), but was T2 thru 36 holes in 2014 and T6 after 54 (71-66-73), before closing in 78 for T26. True to career-long form, Collins has missed 11 of 14 cuts this season, six of his last seven and four straight entering, but, his one top 10 hit big with T4 at the Honda (70-67-67-69).
Wed, Apr 19, 2017 02:21:00 PM

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.
Sun, Feb 26, 2017 05:07:00 PM

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.
Mon, Feb 13, 2017 03:58:00 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