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Kyle Stanley

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

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Playing out of the final threesome with overnight leader and eventual champ Bryson DeChambeau, second-round co-leader and World No. 49 Kyle Stanley handed in a 2-under-par 35-35=70 after the final round of the Memorial Tournament to match Byeong Hun An and DeChambeau on 15-under 273, and then was eliminated on the first hole of sudden death, dropping his record in extra time to 1-2. UPDATE: Stanley jumps 11 spots to a career-high 38th in OWGR.
The 30-year-old was chasing his third TOUR title in 203 events (199 pro), first since the 2017 Quicken Loans, but settles for his third runner-up, first since a P2 at the 2012 Farmers. This was his sixth Memorial, third top 25 and third top 10, second straight (T6/2017), and betters a solo 3rd in 2013. The Clemson product improves to 12-for-15 on the season with nine top 25s and four top 10s, eclipsing a pair of T5s at the WGC-HSBC and WGC-Match Play. After opening in 67-66-70, he began T2, one back, and carded six birdies on 12 greens in regulation, including four straight at 14-17. Stanley took some luster off with double bogey-5 at 12 (water ball) and bogey-5s at 9 and 18, the latter after a tee shot led to a layup. He missed a par-saver at the last from 14'8", and then bogeyed it again in the playoff after missing the fairway and the green. Jun 3 - 4:59 PM

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Second-round co-leader and World No. 49 Kyle Stanley pieced together a 2-under-par 36-34=70 in the third round of the Memorial Tournament, dipping one spot into a three-way T2 on 13-under 203, one back of 54-hole leader Bryson DeChambeau, who he'll be grouped with in the final threesome in Round 4 along with Patrick Cantlay.

After kicking off with 67-66, the 30-year-old co-led with playing competitor Joaquin Niemann. Playing out of the final twosome, he was 2-over thru six holes but played his final 12 in 4-under. On 10 (of 14) fairways and 13 greens in regulation, the Clemson product squared four bogeys at holes 2, 4, 6 and 18, all failed scrambles, outpaced by six birdies at 5, 7, 9, 11, 14 and 15. His split included two, two-putt varieties and an 11-footer from the fringe. The Washington state native and resident posted 1.769 putts per GIR and -1.656 SG: Putting, needing 31 total putts. He's chasing his third TOUR title in 203 events, first since the 2017 Quicken Loans National, where he came from four back with 4-under 66 and won a 2-man playoff (Charles Howell III).
Jun 2 - 7:28 PM

Kyle Stanley kept his foot on the gas in round two of the Memorial Tournament, twirling a 6-under-par 34-32=66 to reach 11-under 133 at the midpoint, sharing the 36-hole lead alongside Joaquin Niemann.

Stanley entered the week having hit more fairways per round then the field he's faced in 19 of his last 20 starts. That extreme accuracy is serving him well at Jack's Place, splitting 23 (of 28) fairways so far to rank T10 in the field. From there, he's peppered 27 greens (13 in R1, 14 today). That has relived a lot of stress from his putter. Today he converted just two putts from outside nine feet but made plenty of short and mid-range putts. This will be Stanley's fourth career 36-hole lead/co-lead on TOUR, with the most recent coming at the 2017 PLAYERS. He finished T24 after his first R2 lead but he's posted solo 2nd and T4 since then. Stanley will be searching for his third career PGA TOUR title this weekend.
Jun 1 - 8:08 PM

Kyle Stanley circled six birdies en route to a 5-under-par 34-33=67 during round one of the Memorial Tournament, good for an early seat inside the top 10.

The noted ball-striker lived up to his reputation today. Throughout his round, he gave himself 11 birdie looks from inside 17 feet. He converted on five of them and also added a bonus birdie at the 18th when he holed out from 39'7" to walk off in style. This matches his low round recorded at Muirfield Village Golf Club, a venue where he already owns a pair of top 10s. Stanley has lost strokes around-the-green in six of his last seven starts but gained 0.810 strokes in that department today. If he can avoid bleeding strokes around-the-green, there is no reason why he can't maintain a spot near the top for the remainder of the week.
May 31 - 2:04 PM

Kyle Stanley heads to the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide this week looking for a bounce back.

Stanley was sailing along rather nicely with four straight cuts made until running aground at THE PLAYERS Championship in his most recent event. He has finished 25th in seven of his 13 tournaments this season, so there is some upside here. A major reason for his resurgence this season has been his Driving Accuracy Percentage and Greens In Regulation Percentage, both fourth on the TOUR this season. While he has been outstanding getting near the green, his scrambling and putting has been an absolute disaster. As such, he remains a risky DFS play in suburban Columbus this weekend.
May 30 - 2:44 PM

World No. 48 Kyle Stanley patched together a 1-over-par 36-36=72 in the second round of the Wells Fargo Championship, dipping three places to T5 on 3-under 139, one short of 36-hole clubhouse leader Johnson Wagner. UPDATE: With R2 completed, Stanley is T7, four shy of leader Peter Malnati.

The Clemson product landed eight (of 14) fairways and 12 greens in regulation, gaining 0.323 strokes off-the-tee but losing 0.400 around-the-green. He mustered three birdies at holes 7, 15 and 17 (from 45'3"), outbalanced by four bogeys at 1, 3, 12 and 13, all failed scrambles. The 30-year-old, making his first start since a 52nd-place finish at the Masters four weeks ago, recorded a pedestrian 1.833 putts per GIR and 0.251 SG: Putting, needing 32 total putts.
May 4 - 1:36 PM

Clemson alum Kyle Stanley roller-coastered his way toward a 4-under-par 33-34=67 during round one of the Wells Fargo Championship, joining four others to build a pack of early clubhouse leaders. UPDATE: With play winding down for the day, Stanley sits two back as John Peterson rallied late in the day to post a 6-under 65.

Stanley entered with a 3-for-6 record at Quail Hollow Club including a T6 during the 2013 WFC. Through all those starts, he's never opened with a bang until now, sitting T53 or worse after 18 holes in every previous start here. It was a very balanced attack today from the Clemson product, gaining 0.9 strokes or more in all four sub-categories of strokes gained. Highlights included a pair of putts from outside 16 feet as well as a 32'8" hole out to pad his around-the-green stats. With a bit of a local connection and strong ball-striking skills, Stanley should keep his name in the mix if he can continue to make some putts.
May 3 - 6:35 PM

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

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