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Justin Hicks |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (40) / 10/28/1974
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 200
College: University of Michigan

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Justin Hicks signed for a 1-under-par 37-34=71 following his opening round of the Tour's Utah Championship.
Back in action for the first time anywhere since missing the cut at the Valero Texas Open four months ago, Hicks split 11 (of 14) fairways and hit 13 greens in regulation at Golf Club at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, Utah, today. He traded four birdies with three bogeys. He wasn't eligible on merit for this week's Quicken Loans National, so it's not logically airtight to proclaim his appearance on the Tour as a rehab start, but it would appear that it's the case given his time away. Last we knew, he was having issues with a sore hip, but we're still awaiting confirmation on that. Jul 30 - 4:23 PM

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Justin Hicks is included in the published field of next week's Utah Championship on the Tour.

We still don't have an official explanation as to why the 40-year-old has been sidelined since missing the cut at the Valero Texas Open, but he dealt with an injury to a hip early in the year. Since the Quicken Loans National is an invitational for which Hicks didn't qualify, he's entitled to play the concurrent Tour event, so it would count as a rehab start if, indeed, that's how his comeback is framed. He's cashed just twice in 14 starts on the PGA TOUR this season and probably headed toward a Major Medical Extension if he needs one for 2015-16.
Jul 24 - 7:03 PM

Justin Hicks has not competed since missing the cut at the Valero Texas Open in late March.

As we hit the home stretch of the season, he's a few weeks from sitting out a full four months to qualify for a Major Medical Extension for 2015-16. At 2-for-14 this season and 216th in the FedExCup standings, he's going to need it. We know that he dealt with a hip injury early in the year, but nothing has been reported to explain his current time away. He's also been quiet on Twitter and Facebook.
Jul 10 - 11:01 PM

Justin Hicks has withdrawn from this week's Shell Houston Open.

He missed the cut at the Valero Texas Open by four strokes to extend his drought without a payday to five starts. Hicks was dealing with a hip injury that forced him to withdraw during the Puerto Rico Open, so nothing is going right for the 40-year-old. If he's still on your season-long roster, he probably shouldn't be, especially at 202nd in the FedExCup standings.
Mar 30 - 2:46 PM

Justin Hicks blew up for a 4-over-par 40-35=75 in his opening round of the Valspar Championship.

Bothered by a hip injury that forced him to call it quits after one round in Puerto Rico last week, Hicks played like it was still an issue today. He started on the back side of Copperhead and squared three bogeys and a double before the turn. If there's any good news, it's that he came home in bogey-free 1-under. The birdie tumbled in from 30'2" at the par-4 second hole. He also saved par from 13'4". However, it's going to take many more sequences like that before investors get back on board.
Mar 12 - 7:28 PM

Justin Hicks is included in the published field of next week's Valspar Championship.

We'll see about this. He withdrew from the Puerto Rico Open with a hip injury and has not been playing well of late. If the injury is severe enough, it's going to continue to negatively impact his performance.
Mar 6 - 7:24 PM

Justin Hicks withdrew from the Puerto Rico Open following his opening round due to a hip injury.

Hicks signed for a birdie-free, 9-over-par 40-41=81 before voting himself off the island. He found only seven (of 14) fairways and six greens in regulation. The imprecision led to seven bogeys and a double. He bogeyed three of the four par 5s. This is his second mid-tournament WD in five starts. It's his fourth in 95 career on the PGA TOUR. With today's decision, Hicks drops to 2-for-12 on the season with no better than a T34 at Pebble Beach.
Mar 5 - 12:36 PM

Overnight co-leader Justin Hicks followed his opening 64 at Pebble Beach with a 4-under-par 36-32=68 on the Shore Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club and posted 11-under 132, one off the pace of the 36-hole clubhouse co-leaders.

The ball-striker piped all 13 fairways and landed 14 greens in regulation today. The precision yielded seven birdies against three bogeys. Overall, he's played the par 5s in bogey-free 8-under with an eagle. His toughest test awaits on Saturday, however, as Hicks will slide over to Spyglass Hill Golf Club for the third round.
Feb 13 - 5:00 PM

Justin Hicks surprised everyone today with a bogey-free, 8-under-par 33-31=64 in his opening round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am on the host course.

Hicks entered the week having cashed in only one of eight starts this season. That's a serious departure from 21 paydays in 30 starts last year. Nevertheless, it takes only one week to turn things around if not make a career. He missed only two (of 14) fairways and only one green in regulation at Pebble Beach today. His series of par breakers including six birdies, three of which from at least 10 feet. He capped the round with an 18-foot eagle conversion at the par-5 18th. This is the fifth time that Hicks has carded a career-low 64 on the PGA TOUR; this is his 92nd start. All bets are off on his projection in the second round over at the Shore Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club, but he walked off today with a share of the clubhouse lead.
Feb 12 - 5:34 PM

Justin Hicks has withdrawn from the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Hicks completed 16 holes of his second round on Friday before darkness suspended play. He found himself 2-over-par on his round and 8-over for the tournament, meaning he had no chance of making the cut. An injury is not likely, but if further news presents itself we will provide an update.
Jan 31 - 10:08 AM

Justin Hicks finished in a share of 19th place at last year's Waste Management Phoenix Open and returns this week for another look.

Hicks missed his sixth cut of the season at last week's Humana Challenge. His lone cut made was a pedestrian T61 at the Sanderson Farms Championship. He ranks 176th in strokes gained:total and should not be trusted at this point. Hicks posted three top 10s last season so the upside is there but his current form makes it easy for gamers to stay away this week.
Jan 27 - 11:51 AM

Justin Hicks ranks 196th in the FedExCup standings at this early point in the 2014-15 PGA TOUR season.

Considering how well he ended 2013-14, it's a big surprise that he's performed so poorly in the early going. Hicks finished alone in third at the John Deere Classic, and then was the runner-up in the Barracuda Championship in his very next outing. Since that near miss, he has missed six out of eight cuts including four out of five in the new season.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 08:24:00 PM

Justin Hicks turns his attention to El Camaleón Golf Club for this week's OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

Hicks is a perfect fit on paper with his conservative, fairways-and-greens style of play. It's no surprise that he took home a top 10 here last year, but his form is not looking so hot this time around. Last year, he entered the week with a 2-for-3 record, including a top 20. This year, Hicks is 1-for-4, with zero finishes inside the top 60. This course is one of the few on TOUR that gives Hicks a good chance to contend, but his form is working against him right now.
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 08:50:00 AM

Justin Hicks turns his attention to Silverado Resort and Spa’s North Course for this week's Open.

Hicks will look to continue his success from his breakout 2013-14 campaign, the first seven-figure season on his resume. He won't dazzle any fans with his 125th ranked driving distance, and 102nd ranked strokes gained: total, but he finds a way to score when needed. With a relatively weak field on tap this week, Hicks deserves some attention from gamers in salary-cap formats.
Wed, Oct 8, 2014 09:01:00 AM

Justin Hicks showcased his ball-striking in the opening round of The Barclays after which he signed for a 3-under-par 36-32=68.

Known best for his precision tee to green, Hicks fulfilled the expectation, missing only one of 14 fairways and one green in regulation. The stripe show yielded five birdies, including conversions from 32'9" and 13'7" at Nos. 7 and 14, respectively. His only hiccup occurred at the par-4 sixth where he missed his only fairway. After laying up, Hicks eventually three-putt from 37'9" for a 6. Camilo Villegas is the last golfer to break through for his first PGA TOUR victory in the FedExCup Playoffs (2008 BMW Championship), but the stars are aligned for Hicks to become the next first-timer. And at 44th in points upon arrival, he doesn't have to worry about survival at this point.
Thu, Aug 21, 2014 01:04:00 PM