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Derek Fathauer |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (29) / 1/20/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 185
College: University of Louisville

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Derek Fathauer added an even-par 34-38=72 in today's second round of THE PLAYERS, reaching the halfway point in 4-under 140.
He's four strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead. Fathauer misses seven greens in regulation and squared three bogeys today, but he picked off three birdies to avoid an aggregate regression. His most impressive par breaker came courtesy of a hole-out from the rough 10 yards away at the par-4 fifth hole. Fathauer's longest conventional conversion disappeared for bogey from 11'10" at the par-4 10th where he had to take a drop after a wayward drive. He's four swings in arrears of the 36-hole clubhouse lead. May 8 - 3:41 PM

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Derek Fathauer submitted a 4-under-par 35-33=68 for his opening round of THE PLAYERS and sits one stroke off the pace of the overnight quad-leaders.

Fathauer won the 2014 Tour Championship on the Dye Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass, so he's not far from the site of what is arguably his greatest career achievement to this point. He added another memory today on the Stadium Course where the 28-year-old scored eagle-birdie-eagle on his inward nine. After converting a seven-footer for eagle at the par-5 second, Fathauer buried his try from 23'7" on the par-3 third, and then chased that with a hole-out for eagle from the fairway 130 yards out at the par-4 fourth to complete a nifty 3-2-2 run. He found only six (of 14) fairways and hit just nine greens in regulation, but closed out the day leading the field in putting at 1.222. He was also the last of 10 to finish the day inside the top 10 on the leaderboard.
May 7 - 7:45 PM

Derek Fathauer readies for his debut this week at THE PLAYERS.

Fathauer qualified this week by leading the 2014 Tour Finals in earnings. He arrives at TPC Sawgrass ranked 160th in the FedExCup rankings. Fathauer is 8-for-16 on the season but hasn't finished inside the top 40 since his T12 at the season's opener. Gamers should let him be when setting their rosters this week.
May 4 - 11:24 PM

Derek Fathauer has gained entry into this week's RBC Heritage.

He was the first alternate when the field was released on Friday afternoon, and then replaced Will MacKenzie, who withdrew today. Fathauer is 8-for-14 this season with only one top 40. As a result, he's a disappointing 163rd in the FedExCup standings. This is a far cry from the hope that he provided during the Tour Finals. The 29-year-old will be making his first appearance in Hilton Head Island.
Apr 13 - 2:08 PM

Derek Fathauer turns his attention to this week's Valero Texas Open for his course debut at TPC San Antonio.

Fathauer missed the cut in his only Texas Open appearance, but that came in 2009 prior to the course change away from La Cantera Golf Club. More recently he has missed two straight cuts ahead of this week's start, thanks to nine of his last 11 rounds being over par. Fathauer has finished outside the top 40 in each of his last 11 starts after opening the season with a T12 at the Open. Gamers can safely look elsewhere this week.
Mar 24 - 12:10 PM

Overnight co-leader Derek Fathauer back-pedaled in today's second round of the Northern Trust Open and signed for a 2-over-par 34-39=73 to post 3-under 139, two swings off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

Fathauer went just 3-for-8 in scrambling and squared five bogeys today. He was 2-under through 11 holes, but played the remainder in birdie-free 4-over. Overall, he found only six (of 14) fairways and 10 greens in regulation. At 3-under 139, he two strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead. As the money leader at the 2014 Tour Finals, he's exempt from the reshuffle, but Fathauer is still chasing his second top-40 finish of the season (T12, He arrived at Riviera slotted 133rd in the FedExCup standings.
Feb 20 - 4:34 PM

Derek Fathauer snuck in a 5-under-par 33-33=66 in his opening round of the Northern Trust Open to share the overnight lead with five others.

With nightfall rapidly approaching, Fathauer didn't waver. He parred his last six holes to make the first 12 count. He converted six birdies, including a chip-in from the rough 10 yards away at the par-3 14th hole and a conventional roll from 16'3" at 3, to hide a three-putt bogey at the par-4 12th. He hit 12 greens in regulation, which ranked inside the top 10 in the field of 144 when he signed his card. Fathauer arrived at Riviera sitting 133rd in the FedExCup standings with only one top-40 finish among five paydays. He'll have the benefit as the only overnight co-leader to go out in Friday's morning wave.
Feb 19 - 9:06 PM

Derek Fathauer returns to the Waste Management Phoenix Open for the second time in his career.

His first trip to TPC Scottsdale was a disappointment. He missed the cut with back-to-back 3-over-par 74s. After beginning the 2014-15 PGA TOUR season with a T12 in the Open, he has fallen on hard times. Fathauer has made three of his five cuts since that highlight, but has been unable to crack the top 50. All of that adds up to a poor recipe for success this week.
Jan 27 - 8:16 PM

Derek Fathauer has logged four starts on the PGA TOUR in 2014-15, securing three cuts and tying for 12th at the Open to start the campaign.

Fathauer began the season as the darling of the Finals, where he won the Tour Championship and notched two other top-10 finishes in the four-tournament run. His T12 at the Open made it appear that the transition to the PGA TOUR would be a seamless one, but then he missed his next cut and didn't fare any better than T51 at the Sanderson Farms Championship the rest of the way. The best news for fans of Fathauer is that he is fully exempt from the reshuffle, so he can set his schedule and has plenty of time to work out any kinks. He is currently 100th in the FedExCup standings.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 09:23:00 AM

Derek Fathauer will tee it up for the fourth time in the 2014-15 season at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

Fathauer has seen El Camaleón GC once, missing the cut as a rookie back in 2009. He's a much more established player at this point in his career that he was in 2009, so it wouldn't be wise to place too much emphasis on course history alone. His best start this season was a T12 at the Open, and he also made the cut at the Sanderson Farms Championship last year.
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 07:58:00 AM

Derek Fathauer fired a 4-under-par 33-35=68 in the third round of the Open to join an early clubhouse lead at 7-under 209.

The Tour grad circled five birdies to just one bogey on his navigation of Silverado Resort and Spa’s North Course. Three of those birdie fell from between 11 and 15 feet, so the flat stick was pulling some significant weight. He split nine (of 14) fairways and landed 14 GIR. Should he manage a top-10 finish on Sunday, it would make for an excellent start to his second stint on the PGA TOUR.
Sat, Oct 11, 2014 04:39:00 PM

Derek Fathauer recorded a one-stroke victory at the Tour Championship.

The 28-year-old slept on the lead at Dye's Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass, and then closed with a 4-under-par 34-34=68 to post 14-under 266. He led the field in putts per greens in regulation at 1.558. Zac Blair also turned in a 68 today for solo runner-up honors. Jason Gore took outright third three strokes behind the champ. It was the culmination of a terrific four weeks for Fathauer, who is headed back to the PGA TOUR for the first time since his rookie season of 2009. He placed a respective T9, T16 and T8 in the Tour Finals prior to today's breakthrough triumph on the development circuit in what was his 73rd start. Today's windfall of $180,000.00 vaulted him into the top spot in Tour Finals earnings at $250,133.33. Therefore, he will be exempt from the reshuffle on the PGA TOUR next season and receive an exemption to compete in THE PLAYERS.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 04:47:00 PM

Derek Fathauer grabbed hold of the outright, 54-hole lead of the Tour Championship with a 3-under-par 31-36=67 in his third round.

Fathauer has been on a tear in the series, with a T9, T16 and T8, respectively. Today at Dye's Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass, he found only half of the fairways and greens in regulation, but countered one bogey and a double with six birdies, four of which on his first five holes. He's at 12-under 198. Eighteen- and 36-hole leader Zack Blair succumbed to a 1-over 34-37=71 today. He circled two birdies, but swallowed a 6 at the par-3 14th and signed his card sitting one back of Fathauer. Inclement weather delayed the third round, but all 65 that survived the cut completed their third rounds, so the tournament is back on track. Fathauer and Blair will go out as the last twosome scheduled for 12:40 p.m. ET on Sunday.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 07:04:00 PM

Derek Fathauer stumbled to a 5-over-par 39-37=76 in the third round of the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship but remains tied for the lead at 5-under 208.

It's not often that an above-par score in the third round of a tournament is good enough to remain atop the leaderboard, but difficult conditions for many players allowed Fathauer the opportunity to try and go wire to wire. His lap around Ohio State University GC featured just two birdies to seven bogeys. He split just six of 14 fairways and found a mere eight GIR.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 08:35:00 AM

Derek Fathauer carded a 2-under-par 33-36=69 in the second round of the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship to maintain the lead.

Fathauer reached the 36-hole mark at 10-under 132 and is three strokes clear of Vaughn Taylor. Fathauer began his day at Ohio State University GC on the back nine and circled two birdies to go with seven pars. The front nine was a little less profitable, featured a pair of bogeys and two birdies. While he hit just 12 GIR in the second round, his 28 for the tournament are tied for second best. He held the lead at the midpoint of the Chiquita Classic a week ago, but was unable to convert. Perhaps that learning experience will serve him well this weekend.
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 08:51:00 PM