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Derek Fathauer

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (31) / 1/20/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 185

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Derek Fathauer raced up the leaderboard in round two of the FedEx St. Jude Classic, penciling a 5-under-par 31-34=65 to reach 5-under 135 at the midpoint.
Fathauer found just 11 greens in regulation but made the most of his chances by gaining 3.143 strokes putting today. He gained those strokes by sinking three putts from outside 20 feet including a 26'10" bomb to save bogey at the 15th. The highlight of the day came on approach, though, when he holed out for eagle from 209 yards at the par-4 fifth hole. While Fathauer has gone 10 straight starts without a top 25, he did share the lead after R1 in his latest start (DEAN & DELUCA) so he may be quietly rounding into form. This 5-under 65 matches the low round of the day so far, with the afternoon wave just getting underway. Jun 9 - 2:20 PM

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Overnight co-leader Derek Fathauer backpedaled on day two of the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational, swallowing a 4-over-par 37-37=74 to enter the weekend on 1-under 139, dropping 19 spots on the leaderboard, round-over-round.

Fathauer made the switch back to an old putter before the start of the event, and it paid dividends on day one. He didn't have much chance to use that tool today as he set up just three birdie looks from inside 15 feet all day, none inside 10 feet. For the second straight day he struggled off the tee, finding just four (of 14) fairways after splitting just five yesterday. It's really hard to maintain a solid pace when you handcuff yourself from the start. Despite the stumble today, this snaps a missed-cut streak of three events for Fathauer and he's still positioned just five off the co-leaders heading into the weekend.
May 26 - 8:03 PM

Derek Fathauer breezed through Colonial Country Club on day one of the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational, styling a 5-under-par 31-34=65 to claim the early title of clubhouse leader.

Fathauer led off his day with a birdie bomb from 31'5" to really set the tone. He slowed his pace from there, but would still go on to knock in five more birdie putts ranging from 6'6" to 12'8" before his round was over. Driving accuracy wasn't on the menu today as he split just five (of 14) fairways but recovered nicely to land 15 greens, allowing his best weapon (putter) to go to work. Fathauer would walk off the course gaining 2.901 strokes putting. Slow starts have been an issue for Fathauer recently, as he's positioned himself outside the top 55 after R1 in each of his last nine starts. If he can maintain this lead by day's end it will be his fourth lead/co-lead on the PGA TOUR with two of them resulting in top-5 finishes by week's end (2017 CIMB Classic, 2016 OHL Classic).
May 25 - 12:54 PM

Derek Fathauer arrives at TPC Sawgrass this week for his second appearance at THE PLAYERS Championship, finishing T17 in his 2015 debut.

Fathauer enters the week without much form, finishing outside the top 70 in seven of his last eight starts. It's easy to see why when you realize he's lost strokes to the field tee-to-green in his last seven starts. It won't get any easier this week as he takes on one of the strongest fields of the year. On the bright side, his smooth putting stroke can sometimes carry him into contention by itself. Gamers looking to play the lottery could give Fathauer a glance this week but he's really a long shot to contend.
Source: PGATOUR.com
May 10 - 4:05 PM

Floridian and World No. 201 Derek Fathauer is in Orlando for his second Arnold Palmer Invitational after finishing T12 on debut in 2016.

After opening laps of 70-66-69, the Jupiter resident was T5 thru 54 holes last year at Bay Hill before closing in 2-over 74. In 30 overall starts last season, he led/co-led after two rounds, both in Mexico. At the 2016 OHL Classic, he kicked off in 65-66-66, co-leading after R1 and was the 54-hole leader by one, closing in even-par 71 for a then-career-best 4th-place finish. The Louisville alum eclipsed that with T3 at this season's CIMB, where he co-led after a first-round 64, finishing with 70-68-67. He's 5-for-11 so far in 2016-17 with three top 25s and the one top 10 in Malaysia, and checks in off three consecutive missed cuts, including at last week's Valspar (by six) after laps of 72-76. He's been over-par in his last eight rounds on TOUR.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Mar 15 - 2:20 PM

Playing Monterey Peninsula CC, second-round tri-leader Derek Fathauer backed up with a 2-over-par 36-37=73 in the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am for a 54-hole total of 8-under 207, down two places to T3, three back of clubhouse leader Brandt Snedeker.

After opening in 70 and career- and week-tying low 64, the 31-year-old co-led with Jordan Spieth and Jason Day, his first career 36-hole lead/co-lead in his 93rd career start (91 pro). It was his second lead/co-lead after any round this season, having co-led the CIMB after R1, eventually finishing a career-best T3. The Louisville alum circled the par-4 second but played holes 7-11 in 4-over, with bogey-4s at seven and 11 and double bogey-6 at eight. He added a pair of birdie-4s at 12 and 16 before completing his scoring with bogey-5 at 17. The Floridian hit 10 (of 13) fairways and 13 greens in regulation, posting a pedestrian 1.923 putts per GIR.
Feb 11 - 7:14 PM

Taking on Pebble Beach Golf Links, Derek Fathauer cruised to a bogey-free, 8-under-par 32-32=64 during round two of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, matching his career low and also giving him a share of the clubhouse co-lead with Jordan Spieth, both positioned at 10-under 134.

The Floridian is known for his putting skills, but tricky poa annua greens are sometimes a nuisance for even the best of putters. That wasn't the case for Fathauer in round two as he splashed home seven putts from outside seven feet. That includes a massive 53'4" birdie bomb at the par-4 third. He walked off the course gaining 4.955 strokes putting. All this flat-stick work was set up by steady striking into the greens, splitting 12 (of 14) fairways en route to 14 greens in regulation. If this clubhouse co-lead holds up by round's end, it will be Fathauer's first 36-hole lead or co-lead on the PGA TOUR. He's previously co-led three times after R1 and led once after R3 (2016 OHL Classic). This also matches his previous low round on TOUR, posting a 64 for the third time, most recently at the 2017 CIMB Classic.
Feb 11 - 11:13 AM

Derek Fathauer finished out a career week at the CIMB Classic, carding a 5-under-par 32-35=67 during the finale to end the tournament at 19-under 269, good for a share of third place.

The Floridian known for his silky putting stroke continued his dismantling of TPC Kuala Lumpur today. Fathauer split 11 (of 14) fairways and landed 15 greens in regulation. On the week he ranked just T20 in birdies with 19, but avoided bogeys with the best of them, squaring just two blemishes all week. Last year's solo-fourth in the OHL Classic at Mayakoba was previously his best finish on the big stage. Through two weeks of the new season, Fathauer has already amassed 139.096 FedExCup Points. This finish also tips the scale over the .500 mark for cuts made as he now boasts a 44-for-87 lifetime record on the PGA TOUR.
Sun, Oct 23, 2016 03:35:00 AM

Derek Fathauer coasted to a bogey-free, 4-under-par 35-33=68 during the third round of the CIMB Classic, climbing to 14-under 202 on the week with one round to play.

Fathauer continued his brilliance around the greens today. Despite landing just 40 greens in regulation this week, the Floridian has carded just one bogey. That puts his scrambling numbers at an impressive 13-for-14 clip during his CIMB Classic debut. Fathauer has just two top 10s over 86 career PGA TOUR starts, but he'll enter tomorrow's finale inside the top 5 with a great chance to pick up a third.
Sat, Oct 22, 2016 02:32:00 AM

Derek Fathauer coasted to a bogey-free, 4-under-par 35-33=68 during the third round of the CIMB Classic, climbing to 14-under 202 on the week with one round to play.

Fathauer continued his brilliance around the greens today. Despite landing just 40 greens in regulation this week, the Floridian has carded just one bogey. That puts his scrambling numbers at an impressive 13-for-14 clip during his CIMB Classic debut. Fathauer has just two top 10s over 86 career PGA TOUR starts, but he'll enter tomorrow's finale inside the top 5 with a great chance to pick up a third.
Sat, Oct 22, 2016 02:32:00 AM

Derek Fathauer slowed his pace in Malaysia, settling for a 2-under-par 33-37=70 during round two of the CIMB Classic to fall five spots round-over-round, arriving at the midpoint on 10-under 134.

The Floridian with a smooth putting stroke couldn't give himself enough chances to capitalize with the bread-and-butter today. He opened on the back nine and played it birdie-free including a bogey at the par-3 15th. Overall, he landed just 11 greens in regulation with left him playing catch-up all day. On the bright side, Fathauer still sits at T6 on the leaderboard heading into the weekend and finds himself with a good chance to pick up a third career top 10 (87th start).
Fri, Oct 21, 2016 06:38:00 AM

Derek Fathauer cruised to a bogey-free, 8-under-par 32-32=64 during the opening round of the CIMB Classic at TPC Kuala Lumpur, giving him a share of the 18-hole lead with defending champion Justin Thomas and Keegan Bradley.

The University of Louisville product excelled from tee to green in his debut on the Malaysian track, slicing 11 of 14 fairways and catching 14 of 18 greens in regulation. It helped him to complete the flawless lap which began to make strides when he marked a pair of birdies at 2 and 3. Another par breaker at 6 hinted at an improving day, but a hat-trick of red at 9, 10 and 11 confirmed it. In ticking 14 and 16 as well he joined his co-leaders in having a one shot advantage over Paul Casey. This is the third time the 30-year-old has shared the first round lead on the PGA TOUR: in last year's Northern Trust Open he eventually ended the week T61 and in the same year's OHL CLassic he finished T4.
Thu, Oct 20, 2016 04:09:00 AM

Derek Fathauer flexed his scoring muscle early on at the Wyndham Championship, posting a bogey-free, 5-under-par 32-33=65 to kick off his week at Sedgefield Country Club.

Fathauer took a balanced approach today, gaining at least 0.5 strokes in all strokes gained sub-categories. He only split eight (of 14) fairways but couldn't have been far off considering he still managed 15 greens. From there he added a pair of birdies from outside 11 feet, with the other three coming from inside seven feet. Fathauer arrived with an 0-for-2 record at Sedgefield CC, but he's off and running this week. Entering at 115th in the FedExCup standings, Fathauer has some wiggle room in terms of making the Playoffs, and he can try to add some padding without the stress of possibly losing his PGA TOUR card.
Thu, Aug 18, 2016 12:06:00 PM

Derek Fathauer withdrew after a 5-over-par 36-40=76 in the two-day first round of the John Deere Classic.

The 30-year-old was 4-over thru a birdie-less nine holes on Thursday when play was suspended due to darkness. He returned on Friday to circle birdies on Nos. 2, 5 and 6, but overshadowed those with a pair of double bogey-6s on holes 3 and 9. This is Fathauer's third career mid-tourney WD in 82 events, second this season in 27 starts. No reason has been provided for the early exit thus far. He entered this week 109th in the FedExCup standings and 109th in money with $853,210.
Fri, Aug 12, 2016 04:00:00 PM

Derek Fathauer twirled a bogey-free 7-under-par 32-33=65 in today's third round of the RBC Canadian Open to post the second best round of the week (Steve Wheatcroft, 64/R3) and reach 5-under 211.

The 30-year-old began the day on T62 after making the cut on the number (74-72). Thru 36 holes he carded six birdies against six bogeys and one double. The University of Louisville alum bested his two-day output in par breakers with seven birdies in R3, posting 1.625 putts per GIR on 16 greens. His split featured a 24-footer at the par-4 11th and four conversions from between 12 and 21 feet, signing his card with a 4.097 SG: Putting. This was Fathauer's 82nd round of the season and he's shot 65 two other times. He's currently up 53 places to T9 on the leaderboard.
Sat, Jul 23, 2016 02:56:00 PM