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Colt Knost |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (29) / 6/26/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 215
College: SMU

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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

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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

Colt Knost is scheduled to compete in next week's Shell Houston Open.

We'll see. Thumb injuries are no joke to golfers, so don't hold your breath. What's more, even if he's ready to give it a go, he's just 2-for-4 at the Golf Club of Houston with no better than a T42 way back in 2009. He's also failed to cash in five consecutive starts, the most recent a withdrawal at TPC San Antonio on Thursday as he played his ninth hole.
Mar 27 - 6:13 PM

Colt Knost withdrew during his opening round of the Valero Texas Open due to a thumb injury.

The big fella walked off after striping his drive into the fairway at the par-4 ninth hole. He was 9-over-par through eight holes with three pars, three bogeys, one double and a quad. This is his third mid-tournament WD in 130 PGA TOUR starts. It also extends his drought to five starts without a payday. The Texan started the week slotted 64th in the FedExCup standings.
Mar 26 - 1:11 PM

Colt Knost turned in a 3-under-par 36-33=69 for his opening round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

This is more like it. After a spirited run to start the season after which he cited a professional commitment to his craft, doubt began to creep in about whether he'd be able to sustain his new outlook. Granted, today's success represents but a quarter of the tournament, but it's his first sub-par score since he closed out Pebble Beach with a 71 over a month ago. Knost missed only three (of 14) fairways and two greens in regulation at Bay Hill. He opened with a bogey-5 at No. 10, but played out the string in bogey-free 4-under with four birdies, two of which ranging 11-14 feet. He signed his card sitting just two strokes off the clubhouse lead.
Mar 19 - 12:42 PM

Colt Knost returns to Bay Hill Club and Lodge for the fourth time and competes in this week's Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Knost is not the best of options for gamers this week. While he's made two of his three cuts at Bay Hill, a closer look reveals that a T66 was the best of those three trips. He's also missed his last three cuts on the 2014-15 schedule. Red flags abound.
Mar 17 - 11:47 PM

Colt Knost turns his attention towards Riviera Country Club for the Northern Trust Open.

Knost has been playing well of late, making the cut in each of his last five starts. Three of those went for T17s or better. He missed the cut here back in 2013, which was his only previous attempt. He's not known as one of the longer hitters on the PGA TOUR, which could prove to be problematic this week.
Feb 18 - 8:24 PM

Colt Knost shredded PGA West's Palmer Private in his final round with a bogey-free, 9-under-par 33-30=63 to finish the Humana Challenge at 19-under 269.

Knost put on a ball-striking clinic today, only needing to convert three of his nine birdies from outside of six feet. Starting on the 10th tee, the SMU product circled six birdies on his first nine holes before coasting to the finish line. This 63 is his lowest of the season and ties his career low. The previous low round came at PGA West's Nicklaus Private in 2009. Knost will fall short this week but this goes in the record books as his fifth top 40 of the young season and should certainly catch the attention of gamers everywhere. If he finishes inside the top 10, he'll rise in the overall pecking order for next week's Waste Management Phoenix Open (where he's currently eighth alternate), but the cutoff into the field may fall in the category reserved for top 10s.
Jan 25 - 4:44 PM

Colt Knost has secured three cuts in five attempts to begin the 2014-15 PGA TOUR season and ranks 63rd in the FedExCup standings.

Knost has been the proverbial Quadruple-A player, to steal a reference from baseball circles, bouncing between the Tour and PGA TOUR for the majority of his professional career. He began the new season with a T26-T18 run at the Open and Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, respectively, before missing two of his last three cuts. He ranks 12th in driving accuracy, which is a good thing when on considers he's 183rd in driving distance.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 09:15:00 PM

Colt Knost missed the cut at the Sanderson Farms Championship and is back on the horse at this week's OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

Knost was off to a good start to the 2014-15 campaign, tying for 26th and 18th at the Open and Shriners Hospitals for Children Open respectfully. He experienced a bit of a hiccup with back-to-back missed cuts at The McGladrey Classic and Sanderson Farms Championship, but his course history at El Camaleón GC points to a possible bounce back. He has made each of his four cuts in this event, tying for third in his last trip back in 2012.
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 07:55:00 AM

Colt Knost posted a 4-under-par 34-34=68 in his opening round of the Open, coming to rest two strokes off the clubhouse lead.

The big fella has been a card-carrying tease for years, but he always figures out a way to return to the PGA TOUR. He's in his fifth go-around and still just 29 years of age. Today at Silverado, he split 12 (of 14) fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation en route to five birdies. He opened with a brilliant conversion from just inside 20 feet at the par-4 10th hole. Knost added long-range rolls from 23'4" and 29 feet at the par-3 second and seventh holes to help hide a lone bogey at the par-4 third.
Thu, Oct 9, 2014 05:51:00 PM

Colt Knost his back on the PGA TOUR with full status for the 2014-15 season.

While the veteran of 116 PGA TOUR starts, eight top 25s and two top 10s had yet to secure his PGA TOUR card ahead of the Tour Finals. He wasted little time in tying up that loose end, finishing alone in second at the Hotel Fitness Championship and tying for eighth at the Chiquita Classic. It all adds up to a third-place standing in the opening reshuffle and the ability to set his schedule early in the year.
Fri, Oct 3, 2014 09:18:00 PM

Colt Knost spun a bogey-free 5-under-par 33-34=67 in the third round of the Hotel Fitness Championship to take a one-stroke lead into the final round at 15-under 201.

Knost picked off three birdies on his first eight holes at Sycamore Hills GC, then added an eagle on the par-5 12th hole to go with nine pars on his final 10 holes. This marks his third consecutive 67. His game has been strong all around this week, ranking T6 in driving accuracy, 12th in putting average and T19 in GIR. Should he hold on to win on Sunday, he would punch his ticket to the PGA TOUR for the 2014-15 season.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 04:30:00 PM

Colt Knost conjured a blemish-free 7-under-par 33-31=64 in the first round of the Rex Hospitals Open to share the lead with Carlos Ortiz.

Knost opened his day on the back nine at TPC Wakefield Plantation with two birdies and seven pars, then heated up on the front. He ended his round with five birdies on his final six holes, likely meaning dinner tasted pretty sweet on Thursday night. He entered the week 51st on the Tour money list, having made seven of eight cuts highlighted by a T13 in Mexico. He missed the cut in the HP Byron Nelson Championship on the PGA TOUR last week.
Thu, May 22, 2014 08:46:00 PM