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Brendon de Jonge |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (35) / 7/18/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'0 / 230
College: Virginia Tech

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Brendon de Jonge crafted a bogey-free, 5-under-par 33-34=67 at Sea Island's Plantation Course in today's opening round of The RSM Classic, finishing one stroke off the clubhouse lead.
It's hardly a secret how well the Zimbabwean has played in this tournament. He's cashed in every edition and ranks fourth in all-time earnings, highest among non-winners. His career-best finish on the PGA TOUR occurred here last year when he lost in a playoff to Robert Streb. So, it makes sense that he took his talents to the new co-host and poured in five birdies, including on all four par 5s. Overall, de Jonge found 12 (of 14) fairways and 15 greens in regulation. Expect him to keep the pedal down as he'll take on the Seaside Course for the remainder of the tournament. Nov 19 - 2:09 PM

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Brendon de Jonge reached the midpoint of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in 9-under-par 67-66=133 and shared the 36-hole clubhouse lead with Nick Watney.

It's been some time since the 35-year-old from Zimbabwe has made noise on the PGA TOUR. He's gone 17 consecutive starts without a top 20. Of course, de Jonge is winless in 241 starts, but he's forever a cornerstone to fantasy lineups. In today's loop of TPC Summerlin, he went 7-for-13 in par-breaker opportunities with seven birdies. Two of them ranged 10-13 feet, but his longest conversion of the round disappeared for par from 14'2" at the par-4 10th hole. At the time he signed his card, the big fella led the field with 12 birdies.
Oct 23 - 4:11 PM

Brendon de Jonge has opened the BMW Championship with a pair of 4-under-par 67s to post 8-under 134, three swings in arrears of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

It's been five-and-a-half months since de Jonge last recorded a top-15 finish, but he's 49th in the FedExCup standings and within striking range of a return trip to the TOUR Championship where he's made only one appearance (2013). He's notorious for taking advantages of scorable hole locations before fading on Sundays -- an 0-for-239 record helps prove that -- but the winless Zimbabwean gets another crack at breaking through at Conway Farms this weekend. In today's trot, he traded six birdies with two bogeys. His most notable birdie came courtesy of a zero-putt nine-yarder at the par-4 fifth. Two of his other conventional birdies ranged 11-14 feet.
Sep 18 - 3:59 PM

Brendon de Jonge returns to Conway Farms Golf Club for this week's BMW Championship and checks in at 49th in the FedExCup standings.

de Jonge led after 18 holes at the Deutsche Bank two weeks ago opening in 6-under 65. It was the fifth time (in 239 career events) where he lead/co-lead after the first round. He eventually finished T22, wrapping in a disappointing 68-73-73, but did record his first top-25 finish since a T22 at the AT&T Byron Nelson at the end of May, 11 starts ago. The 35-year-old, now in his eighth consecutive season on the PGA TOUR, remains winless. de Jonge's season numbers show 21 made cuts on 30 starts, but just three for top 10s, the most recent was a T5 at the Shell Houston Open the first week of April. His last (of four) BMW appearances was in 2013 --at this week's venue-- where he posted a T18 on rounds of 71-68-70-70.
Sep 14 - 6:52 PM

Overnight leader Brendon de Jonge tacked on a 3-under-par 33-35=68 in the second round of the Deutsche Bank Championship to trail 36-hole clubhouse leader Charley Hoffman by three shots at 9-under 133.

After equaling his personal-best score of 65 at the par-71 TPC Boston on Friday (in 18 career rounds), de Jonge circled five against two bogeys in round two. Although he fared significantly better in his ball-striking on Saturday vs. yesterday, his putting went the opposite way registering a -0.803 in strokes gained: putting at the time he signed his card. At a glance, de Jonge landed nine (of 14) fairways and 13 greens in regulation, recording 1.615 putts per GIR. His longest conversion came from 11'1" at the par-5 second and added three more circles on Nos. 3, 4 and 7, each from inside nine feet. He squared his first bogey at the par-3 eighth failing to get up-and-down from a green side bunker. After the break, the 35-year-old penciled six straight pars, including a whiff from 4'11" for birdie-3 at the 13th, before rolling in his last par breaker from 9'2" at the par-4 17th. He squared bogey at the last after missing his fifth GIR, swallowing a bogey-6 to finish up.
Sep 5 - 1:33 PM

Brendon de Jonge spun a 6-under-par 32-33=65 for his opening round of the Deutsche Bank Championship, good for outright possession of the clubhouse lead.

At last check, he was two shots clear of everyone else in the clubhouse and three in front of anyone still on the course, so the Zimbabwean will likely go in the books as the first-round leader. Yet, when you review his scorecard, it might be tough to process. He split only four (of 14) fairways and hit 11 greens in regulation, but de Jonge limited the damage to a lone bogey at the par-3 third hole and covered it with seven birdies. Six of the par breakers traveled longer than 11 feet. The longest of the conventional measured 28 feet at the par-4 first, but he also holed out from off the green 17 yards away at the par-4 10th where he began the round and obviously set the tone for the day. He also poured in a par save from 19'11" at 14. At last check, he ranked third in the field in strokes gained: putting at 3.893. The 35-year-old hasn't logged a top 35 in 10 consecutive starts, so today's success qualifies as a surprise, but he's 56th in the FedExCup standings.
Sep 4 - 5:45 PM

Brendon de Jonge has decided against a spot in this week's Barracuda Championship.

de Jonge teased once again at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club last week. He opened with a pair of red numbers before backing up for a third-round 73 en route to a T59. It's his seventh consecutive result outside a top 35. The good news is that he's 43rd in the FedExCup standings and qualified for the PGA Championship yesterday by virtue of sitting 68th in the special money list from which the top 70 automatically gain entry into the field at Whistling Straits next week. NOTE: Tim Herron, Joe Durant, Marc Turnesa and Skip Kendall also withdrew as alternates. Herron and Turnesa are scheduled to compete in the Tour's Digital Ally Open. Durant and Kendall are registered at the Shaw Charity Classic on the Champions Tour.
Aug 3 - 11:26 AM

Brendon de Jonge fashioned a bogey-free, 6-under-par 31-35=66 for his second round of the RBC Canadian Open.

It's been three months since the big fella recorded a top 20. He's still 39th in the FedExCup standings but hasn't given gamers much reason to invest of late. Even yesterday's lid-lifter at Glen Abbey caused consternation as he all but wiped away an eagle and three birdies -- all of those par breakers on the par 5s, by the way -- with two bogeys and a double en route to 1-under 71. Today, he split only six (of 14) fairways but hit 14 greens and circled another eagle and four birdies. His longest conversion of the round taped off at 16 feet for birdie at the par-4 17th. At 7-under 137, de Jonge is seven strokes off the pace of 36-hole clubhouse leader Chad Campbell.
Jul 24 - 3:50 PM

Brendon de Jonge returns to a favorable venue at this week's Greenbrier Classic.

The Zimbabwean enjoys The Old White TPC, collecting a pair of top 5s in his first two trips, adding three more paychecks since. His current form is slightly concerning, missing the cut in three of his last five starts. As a North Carolina resident and Virginia Tech alum, he's very familiar with golf in this area of the country. Gamers should target de Jonge in all formats this week.
Jul 1 - 9:35 AM

Brendon de Jonge twirled a 6-under-par 31-32=63 in today's third round of the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship for a 54-hole tally of 9-under 199, good for the early clubhouse lead.

de Jonge began the day T40 and six shots adrift of the 36-hole lead. The 34-year-old took advantage of lift, clean and place conditions (on closely-mown areas) to bag seven birdies against one bogey. de Jonge opened with four straight pars before reeling off four consecutive birdies on Nos. 5-8 to turn in 4-under 31. He added par breakers on the par-4 11th, the par-3 17th, and the 108-yard, par-3 14th, which was converted from a par 4 to a par 3 for the second consecutive round due to course conditions. The Zimbabwean would square his lone bogey at the last after his tee ball found the water.
May 30 - 6:38 PM

Brendon de Jonge arrives at this week's AT&T Byron Nelson Championship ranked 30th in the FedExCup standings.

de Jonge is 14-for-18 on his 2014-15 campaign with seven top 25s, including three top 10s. His signature moments on the season were a P2 at the McGladrey Classic back in October and a T5 at the Shell Houston Open. Since the SHO however, he's been heading south, going T18-T22-T63 and missed cut in his last start at the Wells Fargo. He co-lead the Zurich Classic after a first-round 8-under-par 64, but faded to a T22-finish. de Jonge is 2-for-4 at the BNC with his T29 in last year's edition his best showing.
May 26 - 9:44 PM

First-round co-leader Brendon de Jonge chased his opening 64 at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans with a 2-under-par 35-35=70 in today's second round to post 10-under 134 at the break, good for early possession of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

So much for the hope that he'd keep it floored going our early today. Like Thursday, de Jonge landed 15 greens in regulation at TPC Louisiana in the second round, but he picked off only three birdies, all from inside seven feet. He missed a pair of tries for birdies from inside 10 feet and squared a bogey at the par-4 fourth. All gamers know that this is the easy part for the non-winner in 224 previous PGA TOUR starts. And while he lost in a playoff at The McGladrey Classic in the fall, de Jonge's reputation is that of a guy that fades at some point on the weekend, usually on Sunday. The numbers support both sides of the argument, but when he's in contention, we all agree to hold our collective breath.
Apr 24 - 12:57 PM

Brendon de Jonge earned a share of the overnight lead at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans with a bogey-free, 8-under-par 32-32=64 in his opening round.

This was vintage. After getting back to work following a 78-minute weather delay, de Jonge missed only three greens in regulation and connected for eight birdies, including rolls from 26'5", 18'11" and 11'10" at Nos. 4, 5 and 6, respectively. Despite the score, he played the quartet of par 5s in just 1-under. It's always a challenge to follow a low number with another, but Friday's wind forecast at least favors the potential. Breezes aren't expected to freshen until midday on Friday. de Jonge is scheduled to go off the first tee at 7:20 a.m. CT.
Apr 23 - 7:26 PM

Brendon de Jonge closed his out his Shell Houston Open with a final round 5-under-par 33-34=67 and his 13-under 275 has him on the bubble for a top-10 finish.

de Jonge split 13 (of 14) fairways, hit 14 greens in regulation and circled five birdies in his second bogey-free round of the tournament. After recording three bogeys in the first round, he played brilliantly the rest of the way, recording just one bogey over his final 54 holes. His most memorable birdie on Sunday came on the par-3 seventh, when he poured it into the cup from 28'11". de Jonge was 14-under over his final three rounds at the Golf Club of Houston and it gave him a good shot at improving on his T10 in the 2013 edition.
Apr 5 - 5:15 PM

Brendon de Jonge surrendered his lead at the Valspar Championship with a 4-over-par 40-35 75 in the third round.

He is now 2-under 211 and tied for 14th. There's not much else to say, other than gamers have read this story before. He struggled with his ball-striking and his putter and short game couldn't save him. BdJ squared seven bogeys, with five of those coming on the front nine at the Copperhead Course, and circled just three birdies. The highlight was his chip-in birdie on the par-5 fifth hole after chunking his third shot. Perhaps he can mount a charge in the finale, as he trails Ryan Moore by seven shots, but don't count on it.
Mar 14 - 6:01 PM