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Brendon de Jonge |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (33) / 7/18/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'0 / 230
College: Virginia Tech

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Brendon de Jonge will introduce himself to Augusta National this week as he makes his Masters debut.
The Zimbabwean is a perfect 5-for-5 when it comes to making cuts at major championships, but this will be his first trial at Augusta National. His form has been lackluster this year while playing with a known rib injury. With only two top 25s in 13 events, gamers should lower their expectations this week. Apr 9 - 10:18 AM

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Brendon de Jonge plans on competing all but one week through the Masters.

It's a tour for a reason, but you sometimes just have to hand it to guys that really don't need to compete and still do despite nursing a known injury. de Jonge refused to withdraw at The Honda Classic two weeks ago despite a rib injury that prompted a weekend fade. Instead of sitting out a week, he tied for 54th at the lucrative World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship. He had planned on having an MRI at home in Charlotte, N.C., on Monday, but it was banged due to a scheduling snafu. "It eased up last week on Saturday and Sunday," he said. "I’d just like to know. I’ve never been hurt before, golf wise. There is something still there. I can still feel it." Despite this, he's poised to peg it at the Valspar Championship on Thursday before finally taking a breather. He's then scheduled both events in Texas as primers for his first start at Augusta National.
Mar 12 - 12:41 AM

The opening round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship was suspended for darkness at 5:57 p.m. ET.

An earlier delay of two hours and 23 minutes due to inclement weather prevented completion of the first round today. Brendon de Jonge was able to complete his opener, albeit signing for a 4-over-par 39-37=76 with just one birdie after hitting 11 greens in regulation. He was one of six golfers to post a number today. The Zimbabwean revealed that he was dealing with a rib injury over the weekend at PGA National. The restart is slated for 8:45 a.m. on Friday. The second round will begin as scheduled at 11:00 a.m.
Mar 6 - 6:11 PM

Brendon de Jonge shot 14-over-par 76-78=154 on the weekend at The Honda Classic to post 4-over 284 and finish outside the top 60.

He sat one stroke off Rory McIlroy's 36-hole lead before his significant fade. de Jonge hit 11 greens in regulation on Saturday and reeled in three birdies, but squared five bogeys and two doubles. During today's walk around PGA National, he went 0-for-8 in par-breaker chances and swallowed four bogeys and another pair of doubles. After he signed his card, Dave Shedloski wrote the following on Twitter: "Brendon DeJonge [sic] suffered a rib injury. Tried to gut it out, but was protecting his side. Hard to play good golf that way." While de Jonge completed the tournament, we'll add him to our Injury Report to draw attention to this injury as he prepares for his first appearance in the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship.
Mar 2 - 4:17 PM

Brendon de Jonge answered his opening 66 at The Honda Classic with a 6-under-par 30-34=64 in the second round to post 10-under 130 and rest one stroke off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

Preferred lies aren't hurting de Jonge's scoring chances whatsoever. While everyone is playing under the same provision, the Zimbabwean is best known as a guy that capitalizes on courses where par breakers are available in bunches, not necessary at a track like PGA National that was the most difficult par 70 on the PGA TOUR in 2013. After drilling home seven birdies yesterday, he jarred another seven today. His second set featured conversions from 27'8", 11'8" and 22'10" at the 11th, fifth and eighth holes, respectively. He added a par save from 11'8" at 17.
Feb 28 - 4:39 PM

Brendon de Jonge opened The Honda Classic with a 4-under-par 33-33=66 to establish the very early clubhouse lead.

Lift, clean and place is in play today. de Jonge went out in the second threesome off the first tee at PGA National today. He split 10 (of 14) fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation en route to seven birdies against three bogeys. At the time he signed his card, his strokes gained-putting split sat north of 2.450. His notable conversions included birdies from 10'6", 15'3" and 30'8" at Nos. 8, 10 and 12, respectively.
Feb 27 - 11:50 AM

Brendon de Jonge opened the Waste Management Phoenix Open with a 5-under-par 35-31=66, settling two strokes off the clubhouse lead.

Going off in the first threesome on the first hole, de Jonge traded a birdie conversion from 16'1" at the par-4 second hole with a failed up-and-down attempt at the par-4 sixth en route to a bogey. He then found a groove coming in what with six birdies against one bogey. His longest birdie of the binge measured just 6'1" at 12. He missed the cut at last week's Farmers but loves himself a shootout. Last year's T6 at TPC Scottsdale on the pile of that evidence.
Jan 30 - 6:43 PM

Brendon de Jonge circled six birdies in a 6-under-par 35-31=66 during the final round of the Humana Challenge to finish the tournament at 19-under 269.

de Jonge never even flirted with contention all week, but did get hot on the back nine Sunday afternoon to net a nice paycheck. Of his six birdies, his final four came in succession on the 14th through 17th holes. They fell from similar distances, with none longer than 12 feet or shorter than eight. All signs point to his game being in check as the PGA TOUR focuses on the heart of the West Coast Swing.
Jan 19 - 4:53 PM

Brendon de Jonge embarks on calendar year 2014 at the Sony Open in Hawaii.

de Jonge missed the cut here in his first three trips, but his form improved in his most recent three ventures. A T20 in 2011 gave way to a T10 in 2012, but he slipped to a T54 in 2013. His 399 birdies in 2013 led the PGA TOUR, so expect him to fire at flag sticks early and often.
Jan 8 - 8:45 PM

In his first career start in a non-major on the European Tour, Brendon de Jonge opened the Alfred Dunhill Championship with a 1-over-par 38-35=73.

The Zimbabwean erased four birdies with three bogeys and a double at Leopard Creek Country Club in Malelane, South Africa, but the bigger news is that he's accepted Affiliate Membership on the European Tour, thus making himself eligible for the Race to Dubai. "I’m going to try and play a bit more globally," he said. "I think it rounds off your game." Because he advanced to the TOUR Championship, de Jonge is already eligible for the first three majors and the WGC-Cadillac Championship. His participation in the Presidents Cup exempt him into the WGC-Bridgestone, so it's just a matter of filling in the gaps elsewhere. "The kind of golf is so different to what we’re used to playing in America. Everything’s in the air in America, whereas on the European Tour the conditions can get windy and firm. It’s a different kind of golf and very refreshing." It's fair to assume that his total starts in the U.S. will take a hit, but his fantasy value shouldn't.
Thu, Nov 28, 2013 01:24:00 PM

Brendon de Jonge and Ernie Els whitewashed Bill Haas and Hunter Mahan 4 and 3 in foursomes at the Presidents Cup.

While the final score didn't break any records, the Internationals tied the record for losing zero holes while circling the four wins. One came courtesy of an eagle-3 at the fifth hole; the other three were as a result of birdies. The Americans converted three birdies, but all were matched by the African duo.
Fri, Oct 4, 2013 07:10:00 PM

Brendon de Jonge concluded his week at East Lake Golf Club with a 5-under-par 34-31=65 and departs the TOUR Championship at 2-under 278.

de Jonge circled six birdies to just one bogey in the finale, missing just one fairway and one GIR in a nearly flawless round. He was considered one of the players likely to claim a breakthrough win in 2013, but was unable hoist any hardware. His PGA TOUR winless streak now sits at 178.
Sun, Sep 22, 2013 03:19:00 PM

Brendon de Jonge will tee it up in his first TOUR Championship this week.

de Jonge is one of three players in the field to have never won on the PGA TOUR, joining Graham DeLaet and Roberto Castro. BdJ has done his share of damage in the Playoffs, finishing inside the top 20 in each of the first three events highlighted by a ninth-place finish at TPC Boston. He is 27th in the FedExCup standings.
Tue, Sep 17, 2013 09:13:00 PM

Brendon de Jonge was selected as a captain's pick for the Presidents Cup.

He and captain Nick Price are fellow Zimbabweans, so de Jonge probably would have needed to fall into a slump not to be chosen. Instead, he's fresh off a T9 at the Deutsche Bank Championship and will enter the third leg of the FedExCup Playoffs ranked 26th in points. He finished 14th in the points chase for the biennial competition and will be a rookie on Price's squad.
Wed, Sep 4, 2013 02:09:00 PM

Brendon de Jonge completed the Deutsche Bank Championship with a 5-under-par 33-33=66 to post 15-under 269, two strokes off the 72-hole clubhouse lead.

Gamers will never turn down scores like today's, but the knock on de Jonge remains that he's yet to convert in the clutch. It's a backhanded compliment especially during a week when he swallowed only two bogeys -- one in the first round and one today. Today's loop featured six birdies, including conventional rolls from 14'1" and 35'5" at the sixth and 15th holes, respectively. He also circled a zero-putt birdie from nine yards away at 13 and poured in a par save from 12'7" at No. 7. While the Zimbabwean looks forward to a week off before the BMW Championship, he's on the short list of potential captain's picks for the Presidents Cup team. Captain Nick Price is scheduled to announce his selections at 2:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday.
Mon, Sep 2, 2013 04:55:00 PM