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Colt Knost |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/26/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 215
College: SMU

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Colt Knost carded a 4-under-par 33-34=67 in today's opening round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.
Knost arrived in México having cashed in each of his first three starts this season but he's finished no better than T37 at the CIMB Classic. He's in position to make it four in a row and record his best result of the season today. He traded five birdies with a late bogey (at the par-4 17th hole) before coming to rest two shots off the clubhouse lead. Nov 12 - 2:04 PM

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Colt Knost prepares for his sixth tournament appearance in the OHL Classic at Mayakoba in Playa del Carmen, México.

Knost had a week off to reacclimate following a T37 at the CIMB Classic in Malaysia. That chased a 79/MDF at the Shriners and a disappointing T41 at the Open, where he was T10 thru 36 holes. Knost is coming off a career-best showing on TOUR last season where he logged four top 10s on 29 starts and made the FedExCup Playoffs for the first time since 2012. Interestingly enough, each of his top 10s were exactly that, finishing T10 in each instance. The 30-year-old's personal best in five previous visits to El Camaleón GC is T3 in the 2012 edition, where he played the weekend in 9-under-par 67-66. Past that, he's cashed in the other four as well, but none better than T29 in 2011.
Nov 11 - 1:56 AM

Colt Knost hung up a 6-under-par 35-31=66 in today's second round of the Open to post 7-under 137, good for temporary possession of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

He went one lower than the previous co-leaders in the clubhouse, but has since been passed by Martin Laird. Still, no one can ever take away how Knost polished off today's stroll around the North Course at Silverado Resort and Spa. After trading two birdies with two bogeys, he connected from 16'1" for birdie at the par-3 11th to dip into red numbers for the final time. After three straight pars, he sparked what amount to a fireworks finale with a birdie conversion from 40'10" at the par-3 15th. After landing his second 32 yards short of the hole at the par-5 16th, the big fella jarred his third for eagle. Textbook birdies at 17 and 18 ensued. While it was only mildly impressive, Knost is coming off his best season on the PGA TOUR but he's winless in 144 starts. He turned 30 years of age in June and acknowledged a maturation at this time last year. Perhaps the combination of factors will yield an even better 2015-16, if not his first title.
Oct 16 - 4:32 PM

Colt Knost crafted a 4-under-par 34-33=67 in today's opening round of the Deutsche Bank Championship, finishign with a share of the clubhouse lead with Luke Donald.

After missing the cut at The Barclays, Knost arrived in New England positioned 95th in the FedExCup standings. Oddly enough, all four of his top 10s this seasons are T10s. At TPC Boston today, the big fella split 11 (of 14) fairways and hit 12 greens in regulation en route to six birdies against two early birdies. Starting on the back side, he recorded a zero-putt 11-yarder for birdie at the par-4 13th, and the bounced back from his second bogey with a birdie-3 from 15'4" at 15. Knost picked off three birdies on his way in, including conversions from 14'7" and 23'11" at Nos. 2 and 8, respectively. At last check, both of his strokes-gained stats sat north of 2.130.
Sep 4 - 3:14 PM

Colt Knost is on the FedExCup edge ahead of this week's Deutsche Bank Championship.

Knost will be making his debut at TPC Boston this week, ranked 95th in the FedExCup standings. His career record in the FedExCup Playoffs is 0-for-2 after last week's missed cut at Plainfield Country Club. The SMU product has also never made a cut in a major championship or even THE PLAYERS. I guess you could classify him as unproven in the big events. Until Knost shows otherwise, it would be wise for gamers to just look elsewhere in stronger fields like this weeks.
Sep 2 - 7:46 PM

Colt Knost scored 11 points in the finale of the Barracuda Championship to wrap his fifth appearance at 38 points, currently T9 on the live leaderboard.

Knost began the day with 27 points (T18) and 14 points off the pace. On his round, he overshadowed two bogeys with four birdies and a walk-off eagle, netting him five points in the Modified Stableford scoring system on the par-5 finisher. His four-birdie set included three rolls from inside 10 feet with a long of 15'4" at the par-4 ninth. Knost squared bogey on the 11th and 12th to drop two points, the former via a three-putt from 15 feet, but earned them all back and some with a gimme eagle at the last from a mere eight inches. He barely missed a double eagle and a rare eight-point score on a single hole. The 30-year-old's previous best in Reno (and only cash) was a T51 in 2013. He entered the week 82nd in the FedExCup standings with three top 10s on 25 starts.
Aug 9 - 8:11 PM

Colt Knost delivered a 3-under-par 35-34=69 in today's second round of the RBC Canadian Open.

All that matters is the score, but the journey was quite something today. Knost split 11 (of 14) fairways but found only 10 greens in regulation. He went 7-for-8 in scrambling and added two three-putt bogeys all the while dropping six birdies. Those are extremes rarely seen. Three of his birdies ran longer than 10 feet, the highlight measuring 24 feet at the par-4 third hole. Knost added a par save from 10'2" at the par-3 12th. At 7-under 137, he's seven strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Jul 24 - 1:14 PM

Colt Knost enters this week's RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey Golf Club 85th in the FedExCup standings.

Knost is 2-for-4 at the Canadian Open with both missed cuts coming at Glen Abbey (2009 and 2013). He finished T48/2012 (Hamilton G&CC) and T40/2011 (Shaughnessy G&CC). The 30-year-old has cashed 13 times on 23 starts in 2014-15 with seven top 25s, three for top 10s, the last was T10 at the AT&T Byron Nelson. His last four starts show MC-T12-T39 and MC (The Greenbrier Classic).
Jul 22 - 9:54 AM

Colt Knost descends into White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, for this week's Greenbrier Classic.

Knost, 76th in the FedExCup standings, is 13-for-22 on the season with seven top 25s, including three top 10s. Interestingly enough, his three top 10s have been exactly that, T10s, the latest coming four starts ago at the AT&T Byron Nelson. The Nelson finish piggy-backed a T10 the week prior at the Crowne Plaza Invitational. He's also tossed in a T12 at the FedEx St. Jude Classic for three top-15 finishes over his last five events. Knost was T39 at last week's Travelers on rounds of 67-70-69-68. The 30-year-old has not fared well at the Greenbrier where he's 0-for-3 with missed cuts in 2011-13.
Jun 30 - 4:59 PM

Colt Knost tacked on a 1-under-par 34-34=68 in today's final round of the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship.

Knost squared his lone bogey of the round at the last to finish up at 10-under 267. He may still have turned in his second consecutive top 10, having logged a T10 at last week's Crowne Plaza Invitational (tied season-best). The 29-year-old began his day at 9-under (T10) and followed up rounds of 68-65-66 with a two birdie, one bogey loop. A surprising result for the Dallas native, considering he's missed five cuts in eight BNC appearances. He will easily best his T21 in the 2012 edition however. Knost is currently T9 on the live leaderboard.
May 31 - 5:29 PM

Colt Knost finished off his fifth Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial with a 4-under-par 30-36=66 and his 9-under 271 aggregate was good for a T10-finish.

Knost took advantage of the lift, clean and place (through the green) conditions on his outward half circling five birdies to turn in 5-under 30. His scorecard reflecting three conversions from outside 15 feet, including 24'6" at No. 3 and 23'8" on No. 7. The 29-year-old couldn't repeat his early success coming home however, squaring a single bogey on 10, prior to finishing with consecutive pars on 11-18. On the round, he hit 10 (of 14) fairways and landed 13 greens in regulation, requiring 28 putts. Knost adds his second top 10 on the season, matching his T10 at the Humana Challenge back in January, and cashed his first paycheck at the CPI.
May 24 - 8:42 PM

Colt Knost authored a 4-under-par 33-33=66 in the third round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial to post 5-under 205.

Knost has not cashed a paycheck in four previous CPI appearances, so regardless of what happens in his final round, he'll be pleased. The 29-year-old piped 10 (of 14) fairways (all seven on the back) and found 12 greens in regulation, requiring 26 putts on his round. Knost went 6-for-6 in scrambles by holing several key par putts, including 10'2" on No. 5 and 7'6" on 15. He circled four birdies on the day with his longest conversion disappearing from 18'8" on the par-5 11th.
May 23 - 1:00 PM

Colt Knost carded a 4-under-par 35-31=66 in today's opening round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

Knost has ridden his strong start to the season to the point that you wondered if he's reverted to his old, underachieving self. He's gone nine consecutive starts without a top 40, but today's aggregate is his lowest since his drought began. Jumping right to the shot of the day, the big fella split the fairway at the par-4 fifth hole. He then jarred his approach from 196 yards for eagle, and then chased it with a birdie from 13'10" at the par-4 sixth, his longest conventional conversion of the round. Knost's only hiccup occurred early when he made a mess of the par-5 11th and squared bogey. He's just two strokes off the pace of the clubhouse tri-leaders.
May 21 - 8:43 PM

Colt Knost heads back to the Quail Hollow Club for a fifth time at this week's Wells Fargo Championship.

Knost has yet to cash a paycheck at Wells Fargo where's he's missed the cut in each of his four previous visits (last being in 2013). In fact, he's only broke par in one of eight career rounds at Quail Hollow (first-round 70 in 2009 debut). Knost enters the week 100th in the FedExCup standings registering four top 25s on 16 starts, but has collected just five points over his last seven loops which includes five MCs and a mid-round withdrawal at the Valero Texas Open.
May 12 - 6:01 PM

Colt Knost sleepwalked to a 1-over-par 37-36=73 in today's opening round of the Shell Houston Open.

Back in play after a thumb injury forced him out while playing ninth hole in last week's stop in San Antonio, Knost had his tee-to-green game on point in Humble, Texas, today. He missed only two (of 14) fairways and three greens in regulation, but buried only one, standard-issue birdie at the par-5 eighth hole. He also saved par just once on the three holes where he missed his GIR and squared bogeys on the other two. Remarkably, the big fella whiffed on only one try inside 11 feet, a look at birdie from 9'8" at the par-4 sixth.
Apr 2 - 7:42 PM