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Colt Knost

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (31) / 6/26/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 215

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Colt Knost torched MontrĂȘux Golf and Country Club with a 6-under-par 34-32=66 to bag 13 points during the opening round of the Barracuda Championship.
Since the event moved to Modified Stableford scoring in 2012, all four winners have collected at least 10 points in their opening round. Today, Knost exceeded that with 13 points, using a balanced attack to circle seven birdies. He gained 3.89 strokes approaching-the-green but also sank six putts from outside six feet. Most notable was a 33'4" birdie bomb to kick off his round at the par-4 first hole. The SMU alum entered with a paltry 2-for-5 record at the event, but that included a T10 in last year's edition. Jun 30 - 2:47 PM

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Colt Knost pieced together a 3-under-par 34-33=67 in the third round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic for a 54-hole aggregate of 6-under 204, up 10 spots on the live leaderboard to T5, one back of co-clubhouse leaders D.A. Points and Steve Stricker.

The 30-year-old began the third frame on 3-under (T15) after opening his fifth appearance in 66-71, six shy of 36-hole leader Daniel Berger. He striped 12 (of 14) fairways for a second consecutive round and is the current leader in driving accuracy at 83.33 percent (35/42). Knost hit a week-best 13 greens in regulation, posting 3.361 SG: Tee-to-Green though just 0.559 in SG: Putting. He circled birdies on Nos. 1, 3, 10, 15 and 16, four the conventional route and adding a chip-in at the par-4 10th from 16'7" away. The SMU alum squared holes eight and 12, the latter a bogey-5 after putting his second into the water.
Jun 11 - 5:17 PM

Colt Knost coasted to a bogey-free, 4-under-par 33-33=66 during round one of the FedEx St. Jude Classic, placing him one stroke off the co-leaders at the moment.

Knost played textbook fairways-and-greens golf, splitting 11 (of 14) fairways and landing 12 greens in regulation. His flat stick came along for the ride, as well, making it a very-balanced effort when all was said and done. He opened his scoring with a 24'10" birdie bomb at the par-4 second hole. Two holes later he stuck his 196-yard approach shot to 3'6" for a stress-free birdie, displaying that balanced approach early on. Knost arrived with great form and also sports a pair of top 20s on his St. Jude Classic resume. There is no reason to think he can't stick around near the top as the week progresses.
Jun 9 - 7:07 PM

Colt Knost cruised to a bogey-free, 2-under-par 34-34=68 during the first round of the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational.

Knost arrived with some of the best form in the field (top 15s in three of his last four; back-to-back top 5s). The last two weeks he's started off slow with even-par rounds before shooting 63s in round two. Today was a bit better, as he split 13 (of 14) fairways and landed 17 greens in regulation. Knost kept a clean card, but couldn't catch fire with the flat stick, losing 1.707 strokes with the putter as he walked off the course. If Knost maintains this level of ball-striking, the putts will likely start to fall and he'll climb back into contention.
May 26 - 2:14 PM

Colt Knost crafted a 5-under-par 33-32=65 in today's final round of the AT&T Byron Nelson for a 72-hole tally of 13-under 267, up 17 places on the live leaderboard to T6.

The SMU grad was making his 10th appearance in Irving, Texas, with a previous best of T10 last year. He entered the week off a season-best T3 at THE PLAYERS -- his first top 10 in 16 starts -- which also equaled a career mark. The Dallas resident began the finale on 8-under (T23), eight shy of 54-hole leader Brooks Koepka, but just three adrift of the overnight top 10. He striped 12 (of 14) fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation, posting a stellar 1.429 putts per GIR. The 30-year-old circled eight against two bogeys, highlighted by a birdie-birdie finish. Seven of eight traveled less than seven feet with a long of 14'5" at the par-4 ninth.
May 22 - 4:18 PM

Colt Knost ripped through TPC Four Seasons Resort with a 7-under-par 34-29=63 during round two of the AT&T Byron Nelson, currently five strokes off the pace at 7-under 133.

Knost fired an even-par 70 to kick off his week and looked to be in danger of missing the cut after a bogey on the par-4 first hole to open his day. From there he twirled in a pair of birdies to make the turn at 1-under. The back nine is where the fun really began, circling birdies in six of his last eight holes, only two of them from outside six feet. He landed 16 greens today, and the putts finally started dropping on the back nine. The SMU product is fresh off course-record-tying performance at TPC Sawgrass, and this round sits just three strokes off the course record at TPC Four Seasons. He's playing great golf, and showing no signs of slowing down.
May 20 - 7:28 PM

Colt Knost signed for a 3-under-par 34-35=69 after today's final round of THE PLAYERS for a four-day tally of 10-under 278, up five places into a four-way T3, five in arrears to champion and overnight leader Jason Day.

Prior to this week, Knost's three career laps at TPC Sawgrass totaled 20-over-par (79-78-79). He toured it four times this year with three at par or better (72-63-74-69). The 30-year-old's 63 in R2 tied the low round of the week, matched the course record, and matched a career mark as well in 470 rounds. Since we're matching, his T3 also ties a career-best finish on TOUR in his 161st event, most recently solo third at the 2012 RBC Heritage 91 starts ago. For the week, Knost totaled 21 birdies, six in R4, against five bogeys and two doubles, one each in the finale. He was No. 1 in GIR at 80.56 percent (58/72).
May 15 - 7:49 PM

Colt Knost torched the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass on his way to a 9-under-par 31-32=63, tying the course record and reaching 9-under 135 through two rounds.

Knost opened his week with an even-par 72 while playing in the afternoon on Thursday. Like most in the field this week, he enjoyed the early morning conditions much better, as split 10 (of 14) fairways and landed all 18 greens. For a course-tying performance, you'd expect that he made ever putt he stood over, but he actually missed a 5-footer at the par-4 fourth, an 8'4" attempt at the par-4 10th, and a 4'9" par-saving attempt at the 18th. His flat stick wasn't calm, though, as he splashed in eight putts from outside eight feet. In addition, he also played the par 5s at just 1-under on the day. With this round, Knost joins Jason Day, Martin Kaymer, Roberto Castro, Greg Norman, and Fred Couples as a new member of the TPC Sawgrass 63 Club.
May 13 - 12:22 PM

Colt Knost crafted a 4-under-par 34-34=68 in today's second round of the Wells Fargo Championship for a two-day total of 3-under 141, up 64 on the live leaderboard to T11.

Knost shot 68 in R2 last year after an opening 75, eventually cashing his lone paycheck in five tries at Quail Hollow with T66. This year, he began with a one-birdie two-bogey 73 and dialed-up another second-round 68, just his third red number on 14 laps in Charlotte. The 30-year-old circled eight on the card Friday, seven the conventional way and adding a 93-foot hole-out for birdie-3 at the 16th. His other six on 12 greens in regulation ranged from 23 inches to a long of 23'3" at the par-3 second, his 11th hole of the round. Knost squared back-to-back bogeys on 11 and 12, and again at 3 and 4, all on failed scrambles. He currently leads the field in driving accuracy at 82.14 percent (23/28).
May 6 - 1:07 PM

Colt Knost is in the published field at this week's Wells Fargo Championship.

Though no reason or reasons are yet known, the 30-year-old has removed himself from the field prior to each of the last two tournaments on TOUR. If he goes at the WFC, it would be his sixth appearance with four missed cuts and T66 last year (75-68-73-72). Knost plays from the fairway, ranking third on TOUR in driving accuracy at 72.83 percent, but is 199th in driving distance at 272.8 yards. His return this week would be welcome news to fans but at 7,575 yards, Quail Hollow Club is not an ideal fit for his game as his results here have shown. The SMU alum is 13-for-14 on the season with four top 25s but sits 84th in FedExCup points with no top 10s. His season best is T14 at the RBC Heritage.
May 4 - 2:56 PM

For the second straight week Colt Knost pulled his name out of the field prior to the start of the event, this time it's the Zurich Classic of New Orleans that he chooses not to play.

The Dallas resident backed out of last week's Valero Texas Open on Tuesday afternoon and does so again today. There is no official reason cited for the pre-tournament WDs but Knost responded to a fan last week on Twitter by saying, "hope to be back next week." Obviously that hope did not come to fruition but it also shows this shouldn't be a long-term absence. Knost ranks 78th in the FedExCup standings after a 13-for-14 start to the season, so he can afford to take a few weeks off if he has a nagging injury or personal matter to attend to.
Apr 26 - 11:39 AM

Playing as a solo, Colt Knost fired a bogey-free 4-under-par 34-34=68 in the final round of the Shell Houston Open to post 3-under 285, up 27 places on the live leaderboard to T40.

The Dallas resident went off at 7:50 a.m. CT and depending on the delay time in "live" scoring, he toured the Golf Club of Houston in approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes. He was the last of 71 players to make the 54-hole cut on 1-over 217 after progressively worse rounds of 71-72-74. The 30-year-old, currently last (71st) in the field in driving distance (266.1 yards), circled four birdies on 14 greens in regulation in the finale -- all from greater than 10 feet -- with a long of 60'5" at the par-4 fifth. His personal best in six visits to the SHO is T42 in his 2009 tourney debut.
Apr 3 - 11:31 AM

Colt Knost hopes for better results at the Golf Club of Houston in his sixth appearance at the Shell Houston Open.

Knost is 2-for-5 at the SHO cashing a 89/MDF in 2012 and a T42 in his 2009 tourney debut. In 13 rounds, his career scoring avg. on the par-72 layout is 73.38, twice posting rounds of 81. Three weeks ago at the Valspar, the Dallas resident's streak of 11 consecutive made cuts -- which dated back to last season -- came to an end after rounds of 73-75, missing the weekend by three. He got back on his horse with a T57 at Arnie's Invite (71-73-70-73) and overall, is 11-for-12 on the season with three top 25s and a best of T16 (Farmers). Knost plays from the fairway, ranking second on TOUR in driving accuracy (73.57 percent), but is 207th in driving distance (274.3 yards) and 134th in greens in regulation.
Mar 29 - 10:59 PM

Colt Knost brings his flawless record to Palm Harbor, Florida, as he preps for this week's Valspar Championship.

Knost is 10-for-10 to kickoff the new season. He's signed for just three (of 20) over-par rounds during the first two rounds of action. His closing ability is what's holding him back right now, as seven (of 18) post-cut rounds have been over par. Knost is 1-for-3 in his career at the Copperhead Course, and he's yet to record a round under par in eight tries. Gamers can give Knost a look if they just need a cut made, but they should not expect much more than that.
Mar 9 - 5:23 PM

Colt Knost kick-started his week with a bogey-free, 7-under-par 31-34=65 to end round one just a stroke shy of the co-leaders at the top.

Playing on the Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course, Knost wasted no time, picking off five birdies on the front nine. That includes a hole-out from off the green at the par-4 fifth. The ball-striker picked up his sixth birdie of the day at the par-5 11th before coasting to five straight pars. He finished birdie-par to round out the blemish-free day. Knost will turn his attention to the difficult TPC Stadium Course in round two.
Jan 21 - 7:24 PM