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Kyle Stanley

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (30) / 11/19/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 165

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Kyle Stanley takes his talents back to Augusta National Golf Club for this week's Masters Tournament, the 82nd edition of the event.
Stanley missed the cut in his lone appearance here, way back in 2012. That year he arrived with lead-in form of MC-T51-T75, either looking ahead to his Masters debut or just arriving in a bit of a slump. This year he has back-to-back top 25s in his most recent stroke-play events and also made a deep run at the WGC-Match Play. His elite ball-striking makes him a threat to contend any week he tees it up but his record in major championships says otherwise. Over his career, he is just 4-for-12 in majors with nothing better than T39 on his resume. Apr 3 - 8:52 AM

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Only one of the top eight seeds will contest the quarter-finals of the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play at Austin Country Club after Kyle Stanley beat Sergio Garcia 3-and-1 in their morning clash in the Round of 16. UPDATE: Stanley lost 2-and-1 to Justin Thomas in the quarters and exits with a 3-2-0 record for T5, his second top 10 in eight WGCs (T5, 2018 HSBC) and his third top 10 of the season in 11 starts. He moves six spots to a career-high 43rd in OWGR.

While second seed Justin Thomas cruised through in the opening match, seventh seed Garcia couldn't find any back-nine magic against Stanley (45th). Garcia had been behind at the turn in all his matches this week but couldn't reverse the momentum this time as Stanley held firm. The American lost the first hole to par but won four of the next eight, three with birdies (3, 5 and 9). It looked as if Garcia would pull off another comeback as he cut the deficit to the minimum margin with birdies at 10 and 12 but Stanley holed from just over 6 feet at 14 to go 2-up again. The nerves kicked in as he missed from inside 4 feet for par at 15 but halves at 16 and 17 shut the door on Garcia and gave Stanley a quarter-final date with Thomas this afternoon.
Mar 24 - 12:54 PM

Kyle Stanley transformed Group 10 with a dramatic late burst to beat Russell Henley and then complete play-off victory over Paul Casey in the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play at Austin Country Club.

In the group's first match of the day Paul Casey was defeated 3-and-2 by Matthew Fitzpatrick, but if the Stanley-Henley match finished all square the Englishman would still progress and for most of the match it looked that way. Both players won three holes on the front nine and then swapped two apiece in the four holes after the turn. Four shared holes followed as Casey waited to learn his fate. Henley couldn't make birdie, Stanley drained his from 8'5" to force the extra holes as they both shared 2-0-1 records. On the first of those both players had a look at birdie, Casey from 16'8", Stanley from 10'9", neither holed and Stanley had to putt out from 3'5" on the way back. But on the second hole he flushed his 189-yard approach to 5'2" and completed the winning par breaker. He will play Sergio Garcia in Saturday morning's round of 16.
Mar 23 - 5:09 PM

Making his first appearance at the WGC-Match Play since 2012, Kyle Stanley opened his week with a 1-up win over Matthew Fitzpatrick, joining Paul Casey as early point earners in Group 10.

Fitzpatrick knocked a wedge to inside two feet at the first to grab an early lead in this match. The duo would trade punches from there but Fitzpatrick maintained that lead until the par-5 16th when Stanley tapped in for birdie while Fitz settled for par. Heading to the 18th tee box at All Square, Stanley chose to lay up and that decision paid off in this case. He wedged his approach to 6'5" and knocked it home to put the pressure on Fitzpatrick who couldn't convert after his tee shot found the greenside bunker. Stanley will now face Paul Casey in round two, with that match determining who will take control of Group 10.
Mar 21 - 7:57 PM

Kyle Stanley heads to the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill this week looking to build on his 25th-place showing at the WGC-Mexico Championship two weeks ago.

Stanley entered that event missing the cut in his two previous outings, but shot well in the rarefied air of Mexico City. Will the success carry over at or just above sea level? He showed well at Bay Hill last season, finishing 17th, and he probably could have had a top-10 finish if not for a 3-over final round implosion. If he is to be successful this weekend he'll need to clean up his short game, as that kept him from bigger things in Mexico. He ranks sixth on the PGA Tour in Driving Accuracy Percentage (70.80 percent) and fourth in GIR (72.74 percent).
Mar 14 - 4:20 AM

Kyle Stanley has shifted his plans ahead of this week's Valspar Championship, opting to remove himself from the field on Monday afternoon. Corey Conners will take his spot in the field.

Stanley posted rounds of 71-65-61-72=279 (-5) at last week's WGC-Mexico Championship. That was good for a T25 which ends a stretch of T51-MC-MC before that. His short game continued to struggle, though. He lost 2.1 strokes around-the-green and another 1.3 strokes putting. That is the third straight event in which he's lost strokes in both of those categories. There is no reason to suspect injury here, so gamers can assume a clean bill of health when he returns to competition.
Mar 5 - 2:30 PM

World No. 57 Kyle Stanley styled a bogey-free 6-under-par 32-33=65 in the second round of the WGC-Mexico Championship to post 6-under 136, up 22 places on the live leaderboard to T10 and good for the low round in the clubhouse. UPDATE: With play completed, Stanley is T12, five back, and his 65 was later matched for the low round of the day by Sergio Garcia.

This is the 30-year-old's second appearance, first at Club de Golf Chapultepec (T51/2012 at Doral). His first look at the par-71 layout resulted in an up-and-down 71, cancelling four birdies with two bogeys and double bogey-5. The Washington state native and resident landed eight (of 14) fairways and 13 greens in regulation, gaining 1.712 strokes approaching-the-green. He carded six birdies at 4 (from 13'3"), 6, 7, 14, 15 and 18, posting 1.615 putts per GIR and 2.947 SG: Putting with 26 total putts. The Clemson product is making his seventh overall WGC appearance with one prior top 10, a T5 at the HSBC last fall.
Mar 2 - 5:19 PM

Kyle Stanley heads to the WGC-Mexico Championship this week looking for success at high altitude, as the lowest part of the course at Chapultepec is 7,603 feet above sea level.

Stanley has been playing more like Death Valley lately, missing the cut in each of the past two events, so perhaps a trip into the clouds will jump-start his game. He did post five straight top-30 finishes to open the season, including a fifth-place showing at the WGC-HSBC Champions in Sheshan. The rarified air, combined with his tremendous accuracy should help, too. He ranks 10th in Driving Accuracy Percentage (70.96) while checking in fifth in GIR (73.21 percent).
Feb 28 - 8:38 PM

Kyle Stanley heads to the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines looking to stay hot.

Stanley has made the cut in each of his five events so far this season while turning in a pair of Top 10 showings. That includes a 10th-place finish at the Sony Open in Hawaii at the most recent tournament. He isn't a heavy hitter off of the tee, and Torrey Pines has favored those with length from the tee box. Stanley has been ultra-accurate, however, ranking sixth on the PGA Tour in both Driving Accuracy Percentage (74.3) and Greens In Regulation Percentage (77.22). His solid short game, even-keel demeanor and adequate putting will keep him in the mix even when others are outdriving him by 40-50 yards.
Jan 24 - 8:29 PM

World No. 47 Kyle Stanley coughed up a 1-over-par 37-34=71 in the final round of the Sony Open in Hawaii, dropping six spots to T10 on 13-under 267.

This was the 30-year-old's fifth start of the season, fourth top 25 and second top 10 (T5, WGC-HSBC). It was his sixth Sony, third top 25 and first top 10. After opening in 64-67-65, the Washingtonian began in solo 4th on 14-under, two adrift of 54-hole leader Tom Hoge. Playing out of the penultimate threesome, he hit nine (of 14) fairways and 11 greens in regulation, losing 0.588 strokes off-the-tee and 2.175 approaching-the-green. The Clemson product overshadowed three circles at holes 6, 9 and 10 with bogey-5s at 1 and 3, and double bogey-6 at 8 (3-putt from 70'9"), finishing with eight straight pars. He registered 1.727 putts per GIR and -0.439 SG: Putting with 30 total putts.
Jan 14 - 10:51 PM

World No. 47 Kyle Stanley tossed up a 5-under-par 34-31=65 in the third round of the Sony Open in Hawaii to reach 14-under 196, up three spots to solo 4th, two shy of 54-hole leader Tom Hoge.

After kicking off in 64-67, the 30-year-old began T7 on 9-under, four back of 36-hole leader Brian Harman. Playing out of the third-to-last threesome, he landed 11 (of 14) fairways and 15 greens in regulation, gaining 1.402 strokes off-the-tee and 3.158 tee-to-green. The Clemson product opened with eight straight pars before reeling off four straight birdies at holes 9-12, all from inside of 12 feet. He squared a lone bogey-5 at 13, but then walked off with eagle-3 at 18 from 10'1". Stanley posted 1.667 putts per GIR and 0.250 SG: Putting with 28 total putts.
Jan 13 - 11:32 PM

World No. 47 Kyle Stanley submitted a bogey-free 3-under-par 33-34=67 after the second round of the Sony Open in Hawaii for a 36-hole tally of 9-under 131, dropping three spots to T6, four back of leader Brian Harman.

The 30-year-old hit nine (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation, gaining 1.220 strokes off-the-tee but losing 0.321 around-the-green. He circled three at holes 7, 9 and 14, two 5-footers and a long of 15'5" at the par-4 14th, posting 1.857 putts per GIR and 1.306 SG: Putting with 30 total putts. The Clemson product's proximity to hole in R2 was 32'5", 35th-ranked, and didn't have any other scoring tries from inside of 10 feet other than at 7 and 9. He did knock in two par-savers from between eight and 10 feet, also draining a 12'11" par putt at 3.
Jan 12 - 10:29 PM

Kyle Stanley caught fire with the flat stick in round one of the Sony Open in Hawaii, twirling a 6-under-par 30-34=64 to find himself in a share of second place with play still in progress.

The ball-striker from Clemson took a different route to scoring today. He found just seven (of 14) fairways en route to 13 greens in regulation. He made the most of his time once he reached the greens, though. By day's end, he rolled in nine putts from outside six feet, including a pair from outside 32 feet. The longest coming on his final hole of the day, a 41'6" eagle bomb at the par-5 ninth hole. Stanley walked into the scorer's tent with +4.967 strokes gained putting next to his name. Considering he's gained more than five strokes putting for the week just twice since 2012, gamers should expect a regression on the greens moving forward. In the meantime, Stanley is well-positioned on the leaderboard ahead of his round-two tee time.
Jan 11 - 5:34 PM

Kyle Stanley bobbed-and-weaved his way toward a 3-under-par 34-36=70 during round one of the Sentry Tournament of Champions, throwing his name into contention early in the week.

The ball-striking specialist didn't quite live up to his reputation today. He found just 13 greens in regulation, losing 1.043 strokes approaching-the-green. Still, the Clemson product managed to drop just two shots along his route, offset by a five-pack of birdies. Only one of those conversions came from outside seven feet, rolling in a 12-foot birdie at the par-5 ninth. Stanley did not have much success in his Kapalua debut (30th place in 2013). He's off to a much better start this time around, and he hasn't even used his strongest asset yet (ball-striking).
Jan 4 - 9:25 PM

Kyle Stanley recovered from a disastrous front nine to earn T5 at the WGC-HSBC Champions; his final total of 8-under 280 completed with a last lap level-par 39-33=72 at Sheshan International GC.

The 29-year-old Clemson University grad holed from a deep greenside bunker on the second hole for an eagle-3 but it was the only good news of a shocking journey to the turn which included three bogeys at 1, 5 and 6, plus a second double bogey-6 of the week at the ninth (and fourth front nine double bogey of the tournament). He started the back nine in utterly contrasting style however. He chipped in from short of the par-4 tenth for birdie, at 11 he drained from 18'0" for his par breaker and at 13 he did the same but from 26'0". He parred the final five holes to safely mark his career-best finish in a World Golf Championship event (previously T16 in the 2012 Bridgestone Invitational). He was six swings back of winner Justin Rose.
Sun, Oct 29, 2017 05:21:00 AM