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Roberto Castro

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (31) / 6/23/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 170

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Atlanta resident and 21-seed Roberto Castro birdied his final two holes en route to a 3-under-par 34-33=67 in the third round of the TOUR Championship to post even-par 210, up eight places on the live leaderboard to T11.
The 31-year-old opened his second appearance (T9/2013) in 73-70 so he's getting progressively better as the tourney moves along. He lost 1.422 strokes off-the-tee but gained 1.739 shots around-the-green, currently pacing the field in the latter with a cumulative 2.889. The Georgia Tech alum improved to 12 greens in regulation and circled six birdies, five conventional, including three from greater than 16 feet, adding a hole-out 2 on the par-3 ninth from a greenside bunker. He squared bogeys on holes 2, 7 and 13, all on failed scrambles. Sep 24 - 2:02 PM

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Atlanta resident Roberto Castro preps for a home game at this week's TOUR Championship.

The Georgia Tech product spent his college days in these parts and still calls Atlanta home. He'll have the local factor on his side this week, and also brings good form with him. Castro posted a T24 at the Deutsche Bank Championship and torched Crooked Stick to the tune of a solo third-place finish at the BMW Championship most recently. He finished T9 in his lone appearance here at East Lake Golf Club (2013). Castro ranks 21st in the FedExCup race so he's a long shot to take home the FedExCup trophy, but a strong finish would mean a lot this week as he plays in front of a home crowd.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Sep 20 - 5:24 PM

Atlanta resident Roberto Castro spun a 5-under-par 32-35=67 in today's final round of the BMW Championship to conclude his second appearance on 17-under 271, up one spot to solo third, six shy of overnight leader and champion Dustin Johnson.

Entering the week 53rd in the FedExCup standings, the 31-year-old catapults 32 places to 21st, securing a second trip to his adopted hometown's TOUR Championship, first since finishing T9 in 2013. He began the final frame on 12-under in solo fourth, six adrift of Johnson. Following opening laps of 65-65, he led outright after 18 holes and co-led thru 36 holes, before a third-round 74 derailed his chances for a first TOUR title in his 126th career start. Castro drops to 0-for-4 when the 36-hole leader/co-leader but it's of little matter, as he records his fourth top 10 of the season (26 events), first since P2 at the Wells Fargo, and ninth overall top 25. For the week, the Georgia Tech alum overshadowed four bogeys with 19 birdies, culminating with a hole-out eagle-2 at the seventh from 160 yards away in the finale.
Sep 11 - 7:42 PM

Overnight co-leader Roberto Castro backed up with a 2-over-par 36-38=74 in today's third round of the BMW Championship to post 12-under 204, down three spots to solo fourth, six adrift of 54-hole leader Dustin Johnson, who shot 68.

The 31-year-old began the third frame co-leading with Johnson but labored through a birdie-less two-bogey showing. He opened with nine straight pars and squared the 10th and the 18th, both on failed scrambles and missing eight-foot par-savers on each. The Atlanta, Georgia, resident, coming off a bogey-free 65, striped 13 (of 14) fairways for 0.870 SG: Off-the-Tee, but was negative in all other strokes gained stats, most notably a -2.105 SG: Putting. He mustered just 11 greens in regulation, posting a dismal 2.091 putts per GIR. Castro missed four legit scoring chances from inside of 11 feet, and 3-putted the par-5 15th for par.
Sep 10 - 8:46 PM

First-round leader Roberto Castro crafted a bogey-free 7-under-par 31-34=65 in the second round of the BMW Championship to post 14-under 130, good for the 36-hole clubhouse lead. UPDATE: With play completed, Castro co-leads with Dustin Johnson.

The first round was contested over two days and Castro's opening 65 (posted Thursday) held up for a one-shot lead over Brian Harman. Making his 26th start of 2015-16, it was his third lead of the season after ANY round. The 31-year-old held the outright lead after 18 and 36 holes, respectively, at the opposite-field Sanderson Farms back in November, eventually finishing T4 (62-67-75-68). After an eight-birdie one-bogey 65 in R1, he chased with seven birdies on 14 greens in regulation in R2, posting 2.914 SG: Tee-to-Green, 2.012 SG: Putting and 1.500 putts per GIR. The Georgia Tech alum converted five scoring chances from inside of six feet, adding a 29-footer for birdie-3 at four and capping a three-birdie train with a 30'8" roll for birdie at the par-3 sixth.
Sep 9 - 3:23 PM

Roberto Castro torched Crooked Stick Golf Club en route to a 7-under-par 33-32=65 to fall one shy of the course record, grabbing an early claim on the BMW Championship clubhouse lead.

Castro fired out of the gates with 5 birdies through 12 holes before the weather horn sounded. Three hours and 33 mintues later, he picked up right where he left off, adding three more circles to close out his debut at Crooked Stick with eight birdies. On the day, he pelted 14 greens but also holed out twice from just off the green, both for birdies. Stepping on the 18th tee box he needed just a birdie to set the new course record. Instead, fell short of the green and failed to get up-and-down, "settling" for a 7-under 65 in round one. The Georgia Tech product entered the week ranked 53rd in the FedExCup standings, so he'll likely need to stay on the podium if he wants to advance onto East Lake in two weeks, which is played right in his back yard in Atlanta, Georgia.
Sep 8 - 6:37 PM

Due to inclement weather in the area, round one of the BMW Championship has been suspended. The horn sounded at 1:27 p.m. ET with no scheduled timeline for play to resume, at the moment. Robert Castro was leading the pack when play was halted. UPDATE: Play was resumed at 5:00 p.m. ET to put the rain delay at 3 hours and 33 minutes. Any golfers stranded by daylight will resume Friday at 8 a.m. to finish round one.

Castro is likely to be the least excited about the delay, as he raced out to a 5-under start through 12 holes. He's found 11 (of 12) greens thus far and converted four putts from eight feet or longer. It will be interesting to see how the Georgia Tech product closes out the round after a lengthy delay tries to halt his momentum. Players were removed from the course, which generally means at least an hour delay is in store.
Sep 8 - 1:48 PM

Roberto Castro takes his talents to Carmel, Indiana, for his Crooked Stick course debut at this week's BMW Championship.

Castro is 20-for-25 on the season, currently 53rd in the FedExCup standings. With only the top 30 advancing onto East Lake in two weeks, Castro will need a huge finish this week if he wants to move on. He'll have no course knowledge to work in his favor, as he's played in one previous BMW, the 2013 edition which was played at Conway Farms. This week he'll set his eyes on Pete Dye's Crooked Stick Golf Club. At 7,567 yards, Castro does not seem the obvious fit as he ranks 156th in driving distance. However, if he keeps it in the fairway all week, he'll have a shot to grab his ninth top 25 of the season.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Sep 7 - 1:14 PM

Beginning off No. 10 tee, Roberto Castro signed for a 4-under-par 33-34=67 after today's first round of the Deutsche Bank Championship, currently T6 on the leaderboard, two shy of clubhouse leader James Hahn.

The 31-year-old is making his third appearance, first since a best of T9 in 2013. He opened his scoring with a bogey-5 at the 14th (failed sand save), but then played his final 13 holes in blemish-free 5-under. The Georgia Tech alum was in positive numbers in all strokes gained categories, highlighted by a 1.287 SG: Tee-to-Green. He striped 12 (of 14) fairways and peppered 16 greens in regulation, circling five birdies for 1.688 putts per GIR. Castro converted four from inside of 10 feet with a long of 25'5" at the par-3 16th.
Sep 2 - 6:03 PM

Roberto Castro smoothed a bogey-free 5-under-par 31-34=65 in today's final round of the Wyndham Championship for a four-day total of 11-under 269, up 20 places on the live leaderboard to T21.

The 31-year-old rebounded from an opening 72 with bogey-free 64 in R2, then see-sawed to a third-round 68 that featured seven birdies against two bogeys and a triple bogey-6. He began the final round on 6-under (T41) and striped 13 (of 14), currently leading the field in that stat at 82.14 percent (46/56). The Georgia Tech alum circled three birdies and an eagle at the par-5 fifth (17'9") on 17 greens in regulation for 1.824 putts per GIR and 0.427 SG: Putting. He birdied the par-4 second from 37'10" and carded birdie-3s at the sixth and 13th from 13 and 21 inches, respectively, after nearly holing both approaches.
Aug 21 - 2:34 PM

Roberto Castro enjoyed a bogey-free 6-under-par 33-31=64 in today's second round of the Wyndham Championship to reach 4-under 136, up 90 places to T26 with play still in progress.

This is the 31-year-old's best at Sedgefield CC in 14 laps, eclipsing 65 in 2014/R3. He bounced back nicely after an opening 72 that yielded just one birdie against three bogeys and 2.000 putts per GIR. The Georgia Tech alum went off No. 10 tee and a 10'9" par save at the 11th buoyed him to three straight birdies on 12-14, highlighted by a 12-footer at the par-4 13th, his long of the day. He added further circles on holes 16, 5 and 8, and kept the card clean after crashing home a 25'7" par save at the par-3 seventh. Castro improved to 1.671 putts per GIR and 2.772 in SG: Putting.
Aug 19 - 2:23 PM

Roberto Castro twirled a 5-under-par 33-33=66 during round two of the Barbasol Championship, reaching 9-under 133 at the midpoint, eight off the torrid pace set by Jhonattan Vegas.

Castro started the round with a three-putt bogey, but bounced right back with an 18'9" birdie roll at the par-4 second hole. Three holes later he holed out from the fringe (22'5") for eagle and then coasted until he swallowed a second bogey of the round, at the par-4 11th. It was smooth sailing from there as he birdied the remaining two par 5s, as well as the par-4 15th and par-3 17th. On the week, the Georgia Tech product ranks second in strokes gained tee-to-green but just 104th in strokes gained putting. If he figures out the flat stick over the weekend, he will become a real threat to pick off his maiden victory.
Jul 15 - 5:47 PM

Roberto Castro enjoyed a 6-under-par 31-35=66 in the final round of the Memorial Tournament for a 72-hole total of 11-under 277, up 38 places on the live leaderboard to T13. UPDATE: With play completed, Castro's 66 held up as the low round of the day and finished in a nine-way T11.

The 30-year-old was making his third appearance with a previous best of T21 on debut in 2013 (71-70-75-71). He missed the cut in his last visit in 2014 (76-71). We show all his previous scores as today's lap is not only the low round in the clubhouse, it's also his first in the 60s at Muirfield Village. Castro began the finale on 5-under (T50) after opening in 70-70-71. He went off No. 10 tee and outpaced a lone bogey at the par-4 13th with birdies at 11 and 18 to turn 1-under. The transplanted Georgian birdied the second from 22'7" and ripped off four straight circles on holes 4-7 to complete his scoring. Five of his seven birdies traveled greater than 12 feet contributing to 2.837 in SG: Putting, and bags his fifth top 25 of the season in 18 events and second in his last three starts (P2, Wells Fargo).
Jun 5 - 3:36 PM

Roberto Castro stalled out to a 1-under-par 35-36=71 in the final round of the Wells Fargo Championship to post 9-under 279, and then lost to James Hahn's par on the first hole of sudden death.

The Web.com Tour grad is eighth alternate for THE PLAYERS and needed a win this week to get in. He was so close to winning, but back-to-back bogeys on 16 and 17 cost him, needing a 6'1" par putt on the 72nd hole to get into the playoff. Hahn, who bogeyed the 18th in regulation, was first to post out of the penultimate twosome but when the duo went back to the 18th for the playoff, Castro went first and yanked his tee shot into the water, eventually settling for bogey-5. He began the finale in solo second, one shy of 54-hole leader Rickie Fowler and was bogey-free 2-under thru 11 holes, but squared three against two circles over his final seven holes. The 30-year-old was chasing his maiden title but settles for his second runner-up in 116 career starts joining solo second at the 2013 AT&T National, where he co-led thru 54 holes.
May 8 - 6:55 PM

Roberto Castro pieced together a 1-under-par 34-37=71 in today's third round of the Wells Fargo Championship to post 8-under 208, one back of 54-hole leader Rickie Fowler.

The 30-year-old is making his 16th start in 2015-16 with a best of T4 at the opposite-field Sanderson Farms -- where he was the 18- and 36-hole leader. He began R3 this week in solo second on 7-under, one back of 36-hole leader and playing partner Andrew Loupe. The Web.com Tour grad found just six (of 14) fairways and 10 greens in regulation, contributing to -0.382 strokes tee-to-green, but salvaged the round with 3.074 strokes gained: putting. He was tied for the lead on a few occasions, playing his first 17 holes in four birdies against two bogeys, and was tied for the top spot coming to the 18th, but missed the fairway and green en route to a walk-off bogey-5. Castro finished bogey-birdie-bogey and will play out of the final twosome for a second straight round.
May 7 - 6:57 PM