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

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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

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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

Brendon de Jonge added a 2-under-par 35-34=69 in his second round of the Valspar Championship to post 6-under 136, good for outright possession of the early, 36-hole clubhouse lead. UPDATE: His aggregate will hold for sole possession of the overnight lead. Five others are in the books at 5-under 137.

de Jonge went out in the second threesome off the 10th tee at Copperhead today. He buried four birdies, including conversions of 26'9", 16'0" and 51'0" at the 18th, first and seventh holes, respectively. He also went 4-for-6 in scrambling en route to two bogeys. His best saved rolled 14 feet at 13. At last check, the Zimbabwean was leading the field in strokes gained: tee-to-green with an aggregate clip of 7.166.
Mar 13 - 12:47 PM

Brendon de Jonge took advantage of scorable conditions at the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club in his opening round of the Valspar Championship, signing for a bogey-free, 4-under 34-33=67.

Fresh off a T10 in Puerto Rico, de Jonge hit the ground running today. Going off No. 1, he birdied his first two holes, the second dropping from 13-and-a-half feet. He'd total 16 greens in regulation, but find only on par breaker the rest of the way, and it was a beauty. After landing his second shot 126 yards from the hole at the par-4 14th, the big fella jarred his third for eagle. When he walked off, he was two strokes off the clubhouse lead and leading the field in strokes gained: tee-to-green with a clip north of 5.350. Incidentally, this is de Jonge's 221st PGA TOUR start. Like many in early contention, he's also without a title.
Mar 12 - 5:34 PM

Brendon de Jonge settled for a 1-under-par 36-35=71 in today's final round of the Puerto Rico Open to post 5-under 283.

Red numbers are nice and he logged four of them this week, but failed to break 70. When he signed his card, he sat T11 on the leaderboard as the final three pairings finished. This is all too familiar the final act for de Jonge, too. He teased us early with birdies on his first three holes, but a triple bogey-7 wiped away the early work. He'd bounce back with birdie at the par-5 fifth and trade a bogey at 7 with one final birdie at the par-4 10th, but we're left wondering when the big guy is going to finally break through. He remains winless in 220 PGA TOUR starts, but will try again at this week's Valspar Championship where he placed T5 in 2011 but hasn't recorded a top 40 in six other trips. He missed last year's cut.
Mar 8 - 4:50 PM

Brendon de Jonge shot 1-under-par 34-37=71 in today's third round of the Puerto Rico Open to touch 4-under 212.

The Zimbabwean racked up another 14 greens in regulation at Trump International Golf Club-Puerto Rico today to total 44 on the week, good for third-most when he signed his card. He birdied three of his first six holes today before the well ran dry. de Jonge then squared bogeys at the par-4 seventh and 14th holes. All gamers know that all bets are off on Sunday with this guy as he hunts his first PGA TOUR victory. He has 25 top 10s in 219 starts, including a pair of runner-up finishes. The most recent occurred last fall when he lost in a playoff at The McGladrey Classic.
Mar 7 - 3:39 PM

Brendon de Jonge backed up his opening 71 at the Puerto Rico Open with a 2-under-par 35-35=70 in today's second round to post 3-under 141 at the break.

He signed his card sitting three strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead. de Jonge missed only two (of 14) fairways and two greens in regulation today, but still swallowed two bogeys to take the bite out of four birdies. This tournament isn't usually a grindfest, and the Zimbabwean doesn't usually rush to mind as a guy that's going to contend when pars are good scores, but here he is. Gamers with long memories will have trouble forgetting his numerous fades on Sundays, but he's risen to the occasion just as much if not more than most realize. The problem is that he's still a non-winner in 219 career PGA TOUR starts.
Mar 6 - 12:34 PM

Brendon de Jonge has three top-15 finishes in four tries at the Puerto Rico Open and returns this week.

de Jonge skipped this event in 2014, but before that he made each of his four cuts with a T3 in 2010 the obvious highlight. It is well documented that he has never won on the PGA TOUR. The longer that stretches out, the harder it is to envision him hoisting the hardware. With that established, an opposite-field event like this one offers one of the better opportunities for him to break through.
Mar 3 - 8:35 PM

Brendon de Jonge carded a 5-under-par 33-34=67 on the North Course of Torrey Pines in his opening round of the Farmers Insurance Open.

The Zimbabwean got right after it on the easier of the two co-hosts. Starting on the par-5 first hole, he birdied his first three. de Jonge would trade four birdies with two bogeys the rest of the way before coming to rest just three strokes off the clubhouse lead. Known for a career bursting with red numbers, he'll have his hands full on the brutish South Course on Friday.
Feb 5 - 8:20 PM