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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 conjured up 11 points in the final round of the Barracuda Championship to conclude his second appearance at 40 points, currently T5 with play winding down for the day.
Fathauer began his final frame at 29 points (T12) and 12 points in arrears. He circled six birdies on the card to camouflage a lone bogey at the par-4 fourth after missing the green, one of seven missed greens on the day. Despite the struggles in finding the surface, Fathauer managed to score by going 6-for-7 in scrambles, including a birdie from the fringe at the par-4 fifth. His five conventional conversions all came from inside 10 feet. The 29-year-old entered the week 170th in the FedExCup standings, with a best of T12 (on 25 starts) coming at the season-opening Open. This will be his first career top-10 finish in his 52nd start as a pro. Aug 9 - 8:29 PM

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Derek Fathauer slots 170th in the FedExCup standings entering this week's Barracuda Championship in Reno, Nevada.

Fathauer has made 12 cuts on 25 starts in his 2014-15 campaign with two top 25s, a T12 at the season-opening Open and a T17 at THE PLAYERS. After the surprising finish in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, the Tour grad promptly missed the cut in his next four events. He's turned things around slightly, managing three cashes in his last four starts, but nothing better than a T48 in his latest action at the RBC Canadian Open. The 29-year-old has made one prior start at the Barracuda, posting T66 in the 2009 edition.
Aug 4 - 3:21 PM

Derek Fathauer returns to the John Deere Classic following a five-year recess from the tournament and slots in at 169th in the FedExCup standings.

Fathauer finished T66 in the 2009 JDC in his only other appearance in the Quad Cities. Noteworthy because he only completed two rounds. Inclement weather plagued the 2009 edition, delaying the start of round two until Saturday with the third and fourth rounds played on Sunday. As a result, the field was cut to the number closest to 60 instead of the typical top 70 and ties. Fathauer, who would've made a top 70 and ties cut that week (on rounds of 72-67) was one of 15 guys axed, but received a paycheck of $8,428 for his efforts. The 29-year-old, who won the Tour Championship in 2014, is 10-for-22 on his 2014-15 campaign with two top 25s. His T12 at the Open back in October is a season-best, but he pocketed the most cash ($130,857) with a T17-finish at THE PLAYERS, where he was T5 after round one, T13 after round two, and T11 after round three.
Jul 7 - 5:12 PM

Derek Fathuaer returns to the FedEx St. Jude Classic following a six-year hiatus and enters the week ranked 163rd in the FedExCup standings.

Fathauer enjoyed his 15 minutes of fame at THE PLAYERS, snagging significant TV-time over the first three days on rounds of 68-72-69. He was T5 after round one, T13 after round two, and T11 after round three, fading slightly to a T17-finish with a final-round 73. It's noteworthy as it's his only cash in his last six events and second over his last nine. The 29-year-old, who won the 2014 Tour Championship, has one previous start at TPC Southwind finishing T67 in 2009.
Jun 9 - 2:23 PM

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

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