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Colt Knost

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (32) / 6/26/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 215

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Colt Knost is starting to find some short-game form ahead of this week's AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
Big Gravy found himself T26 after R2 of last week's WM Phoenix Open, ultimately settling for T62 by week's end. He's still searching for his first top 50 since returning from a long injury layoff. In fact, you have to go way back to the 2016 Barracuda to find anything better than T54. Returning from a wrist injury is not easy to do but Knost is starting to show some signs of form peaking over the horizon, gaining strokes with the putter in three of his last four starts. Knost will need to earn 349.202 FedExCup Points over his next 17 starts if he wants to fulfill the terms of his Major Medical and maintain his TOUR status. Feb 7 - 9:00 AM

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Colt Knost went 1-for-3 during the wraparound fall portion of the schedule, still shaking off the cobwebs after returning from injury.

The SMU product was forced to shut down early last season, lasting just five starts before a wrist injury kicked in. Now, he's playing the 2017-18 season on a Major Medical, needing 356.577 FedExCup Points over his next 20 starts to maintain status. His injury came at an inopportune time as he was coming in fresh off a career year, earning $1.59 million during the 2015-16 season, nearly 40 percent of his career total. The 32-year-old has never relied on distance so a wrist injury shouldn't affect him near as much as it would for some. Once he gets locked back in with his wedges and putter he should be back to his old ways of piling up top 30s.
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 08:29:00 PM

Colt Knost returns from a long injury layover as he preps for this week's Safeway Open in Napa, California. UPDATE: Knost posted 8-over 77-75=152 to miss the cut by nine shots.

Knost lasted just five events last season before he was forced to shut it down after surgery on his left wrist. The 32-year-old will open the season on a Major Medical Extension, giving him 23 starts to earn 362.552 FedExCup Points. He looks to start padding those points at a familiar venue this week. Knost has pegged it in all three Safeway Opens hosted by Silverado Resort and Spa. He twirled a T26 in his debut but has declined in each return visit (T41-MC). With no form to rely on, gamers are flying blind if they decide to invest in the straight shooter this week.
Wed, Oct 4, 2017 05:31:00 PM

Colt Knost made the below announcement to his fans via Twitter on Feb. 16, 2017. UPDATE: Knost tweeted that he had successful surgery on Feb. 23rd.

"Unfortunately I'm having surgery on left wrist next week. Hope to be back later this year. Thx for all the support!" The 31-year-old withdrew prior to the start of the Phoenix Open two weeks ago, citing the lengthy battle with the injury. He had made just five starts this season, taking 10 weeks off, inclusive of the holiday break, between a first-round WD at the Shriners and a missed cut at the Sony. Since finishing a career-tying-best solo 3rd at last season's Barracuda Championship, Knost has missed eight of his last 11 cuts, WD once, and cashed two outside the top 70, so, hopefully the surgery will get him back on track.
Thu, Feb 16, 2017 06:59:00 PM

Prior to the start of the event, Colt Knost has withdrawn from this week's Waste Management Phoenix Open. Cameron Smith has taken his spot in the field.

There was no injury cited but Knost has been battling a wrist injury and it appears that may have knocked him out this week. That injury forced him to WD after 11 holes at the Shriners in November and he returned with two straight missed cuts. Gamers should remove him from their lineups and proceed with caution moving forward. UPDATE: Knost provided a message to his fans via Twitter saying, "Crushed to have to WD from the @WMPhoenixOpen. Been battling Hand injury for long time. Hope to be back soon."
Thu, Feb 2, 2017 09:27:00 AM

Colt Knost takes his talents to TPC Scottsdale ahead of this week's Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Knost arrives with back-to-back missed cuts to kick off 2017. He closed out 2016 with a WD at the Shriners (wrist injury). It's uncertain whether the injury has lingered or he's just had a few bad events. He'll have a chance to rebound this week as he readies for his third appearance at the WM Phoenix Open. He posted a T43 in his 2013 debut before returning last year with a T24. Knost knows how to have a good time, so he should enjoy the rowdy crowds at the People's Open.
Tue, Jan 31, 2017 11:05:00 AM

A wrist injury forced Colt Knost to withdraw during round one of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, he was 1-over-par through 11 holes at the time of the WD. UPDATE: Knost returned to action on Jan. 12, 2017 at the Sony Open and missed the cut by one (70-68).

Knost was making his sixth start at the Shriners with a pair of top 20s to his name. He opened on the back nine today and found water early, splashing his approach at the par-4 12th, ultimately leading to a bogey-5. He gave himself just two birdie chances from inside 25 feet (missing both) before making the turn at 1-over. His last measured shot came at the par-4 third where his third shot landed in the greenside bunker. Knost is coming off back-to-back seasons of finishing inside the top 100 on the FedExCup standings, so gamers should keep a close eye on this injury moving forward.
Thu, Nov 3, 2016 08:04:00 PM

Colt Knost is in Norton, Massachusetts, for his second playing of the Deutsche Bank Championship and checks in at 65th in the FedExCup standings.

The 31-year-old is making his 29th start of 2015-16 and had a serious run of form mid-May thru the first week of July, where he logged all three of his top-10 finishes on the season, each doubling as top 5s. He kicked off the run with a T3 at THE PLAYERS and ended it with solo third at the opposite-field Barracuda, both career-tying bests, tossing in a T4 at the Byron Nelson. Since, the Ohio native has missed four of five cuts and cashed a T70 (PGA). Over his last 12 rounds, he's collectively 27-over-par. Knost posted a T44 (67-73-75-69) in his DB Championship debut last year.
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 10:21:00 PM

Following a 40-minute weather delay, the second round of the 98th PGA Championship in Springfield, New Jersey, resumed at 8:55 a.m. ET. UPDATE: Afternoon tee times have been pushed back 45 minutes, beginning at 1:00 p.m. UPDATE #2: With play completed, Knost was one of 17 players to make the cut on the number (2-over 142) after rounds of 69-73.

Hopefully, this will be the only interruption, which came at 8:15 a.m.. Officials anticipated a short duration, holding players in position. Colt Knost, making his PGA debut, is in the first threesome of the day off No. 10 tee. He will be hitting his tee shot on the par-4 15th, 2-over-par on his lap and 1-over total after opening in 1-under 69. The 97th-ranked player in the world is currently down 31 spots on the day to T52 and right on the very early projected cut line.
Fri, Jul 29, 2016 09:01:00 AM

Colt Knost wrapped up his sixth appearance in the Barracuda Championship with a 4-under-par 35-33=68 to reap 10 points and reach 35 points total, good for the 72-hole clubhouse lead.

The 31-year-old has three career top-3 finishes (career bests) in 164 prior starts, and with play winding down, he's in third place. His season best in 19 prior events is T3 at THE PLAYERS so he's right on that mark. The Dallas resident's previous best at the Barracuda was T10 last year so he'll move that to the side. He began the final frame with 25 points (T7), 14 points back of 54-hole leader Greg Chalmers. The SMU alum lost 3 points with double bogey-6 at the first and one more with bogey at the par-3 16th, but gained 2 points each with birdies on Nos. 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 14 and 18.
Sun, Jul 3, 2016 09:32:00 PM

Colt Knost settled for a 1-under-par 36-35=71 in the third round of the Barracuda Championship to net just 4 points and dropping three spots to T7 with 25 points total.

The 31-year-old began the third frame in solo fourth on 21 points, three shy of 36-hole leader Greg Chalmers. Playing out of the penultimate twosome, he managed just three birdies against two bogeys to fall 14 points behind Chalmers, who increased his lead with a 15-point effort. Knost peppered 13 (of 14) fairways but hit just eight greens in regulation, posting a disappointing -2.034 in SG: Approach-to-the-Green and a -1.699 SG: Tee-to-Green. He saved some face with a 1.193 in SG: Putting, which didn't include a 12-footer from the fringe at the par-5 18th for birdie-4 to climb back inside the top 10.
Sat, Jul 2, 2016 11:44:00 PM

Colt Knost kept his foot on the gas with a 3-under-par 35-34=69 to grab eight points during round two of the Barracuda Championship, arriving at the midpoint with 21 points.

Knost opened on the back nine and circled birdies in three of his first six holes, swallowing one bogey in the process. As he made the turn, an errant tee shot forced a penalty stroke and lead to another bogey at the par-4 first hole. The highlight on the greens came two holes later when he splashed in a 21-footer for birdie at the par 3. Through two days of action in Reno, Knost has traded 12 birdies with just three bogeys and finds himself in solo fourth with round two still in progress.
Fri, Jul 1, 2016 08:14:00 PM

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.
Thu, Jun 30, 2016 02:47:00 PM

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.
Sat, Jun 11, 2016 05:17:00 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.
Thu, Jun 9, 2016 07:07:00 PM