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Derek Fathauer

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (30) / 1/20/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 185

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Derek Fathauer has withdrawn from the Valero Texas Open following a first round 8-over-par 41-39=80, no reason has been cited for the WD.
Fathauer opened with bogeys in seven of his first nine holes. In between he managed to hole out from 94'8" for eagle on the par-5 second hole. The back nine was much calmer, trading one birdie with one bogey between holes 10 and 17. From there, he made a mess of the par-5 18th, spending too much time in the native area on the way toward a triple-bogey snowman. There was no injury cited for the withdraw, but we will update if any news pops up. Apr 22 - 10:45 AM

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Derek Fathauer crafted a 4-under-par 34-34=68 in today's second round of the Puerto Rico Open to reach the midpoint on 6-under 138, up 27 spots on the live leaderboard to T7.

The Tour grad is making his third visit to the PR Open after a T69/2009 and a MC last year by one (77-70). He entered the week 9-for-13 on the season with two top 25s, including a T12 last week in his Bay Hill debut. The 30-year-old began with a four-birdie two-bogey 70 in R1 and chased with six birdies against two bogeys on day two. His 68 is a personal best at Coco Beach in 10 career rounds. The Florida native and resident found just five (of 14) fairways and 12 greens in regulation but posted a tidy 1.500 putts per GIR.
Mar 25 - 12:38 PM

Derek Fathauer hung up a 3-under-par 35-34=69 on day three of the Arnold Palmer Invitational for a 54-hole aggregate of 11-under 205, down one place to T5 with play still in progress.

Fathauer is one of 26 first-timers at Bay Hill and is the only player currently inside the top 10 that ranks outside the top 200 in the Official World Golf Ranking, tipping-in at No. 262. He began day three in a four-way T4 on 8-under after opening in 70-66, five adrift of 36-hole leader Jason Day. Playing out of the third-to-last threesome, the two-time Tour grad found just six (of 14) fairways and 10 greens in regulation but continued his hot putting with 1.500 putts per GIR. At last check, Fathauer, 30 years of age, ranks first for the week in that stat with a cumulative 1.500.
Mar 19 - 2:50 PM

Derek Fathauer escalated up the leaderboard with a 6-under-par 33-33=66 during the second round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational, achieving a score of 8-under 136 through 36 holes.

The Jupiter, Florida, resident opened on the back nine and got his putter dialed in from downtown, early and often. The first splash took place at the par-4 11th hole, where he trickled in a birdie from 10'5". That distance is hardly notable when you consider the five other putts he added from outside 17 feet. The longest came from 36'2" at the par-4 third hole. This round is one of the better putting performances you'll see on TOUR, and Fathauer racked up 4.645 strokes gained:putting when all was said and done today. He entered the week ranked 42nd on TOUR in SGP, but gamers should not expect a repeat of this putting performance over the weekend.
Mar 18 - 7:01 PM

Derek Fathauer smoothed a bogey-free 7-under-par 32-33=65 in round two of the Farmers Insurance Open, catapulting him 93 places up the leaderboard to T14.

Fathauer erased 2-over 74 in R1 on Torrey Pines South (four birdies, six bogeys) with today's spotless seven-birdie shellacking of the North Course. Thru 36 holes, his 65 is low round of the tournament and he heads to the weekend with a two-day total of 5-under 139, four adrift of 36-hole co-leaders Gary Woodland and K.J. Choi. The 30-year-old, making his Farmers' debut along with 27 others, landed just seven (of 14) fairways but converted half of his scoring chances on 14 greens in regulation. Two times he circled three straight, including Nos. 1-3 to open, and later on 14-16.
Jan 29 - 8:50 PM

Derek Fathauer went 3-for-5 prior to the holiday break highlighted by a career-best solo fourth at the OHL Classic, good for 39th in the FedExCup standings.

The Tour Finals' grad missed his first two cuts in the fall and then cashed three straight (T50-4-T70). He led the OHL by one after 54 holes (65-66-66) but even-par 71 in the finale left him two adrift of a 3-man playoff. The third-year PGA TOUR player (2009, 2014-15) has only two top-10 finishes on TOUR in 58 professional starts, but they've come in his last six events (T7, 2015 Barracuda). After finishing 169th in the FEC standings last season (14 missed cuts/27 starts), he crafted two top 10s in the Tour Finals as well so something may be afoot. It's a bit of feast-or-famine (cuts/starts) with the 29-year-old but he's leapfrogged to No. 4 in the WCT priority rankings after beginning the season 30th.
Wed, Dec 23, 2015 06:33:00 AM

Derek Fathauer opened The RSM Classic with a bogey-free, 5-under-par 34-33=67 on the Plantation Course at Sea Island Resort.

Good to see the 29-year-old dust himself off after a Monday fade in México. He co-led the OHL Classic at Mayakoba after the first round and led outright entering the finale. Today, he went 5-for-5 in scrambling and buried five birdies. Fathauer is two strokes behind overnight leader Kevin Kisner and was the last of 22 to complete the lid-lifter inside the top 10 on the leaderboard. He's transition to the Seaside Course for Friday's second round.
Thu, Nov 19, 2015 06:28:00 PM

Overnight (overnight) 54-hole leader Derek Fathauer stalled out to an even-par 36-35=71 in the two-day finale of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, missing a three-man playoff by two strokes.

Fathauer headed to Sunday with a one-shot lead after three days on rounds of 65-66-66. It took one hole for Fathauer to lose the margin, with bogey at the first to playing partner Jason Bohn's par. Eight holes later, he circled his first birdie at the par-4 ninth. Bogey at 10 and pars at 11 and 12, saw him 1-over (thru 12 holes) when play was suspended for the day, now trailing Russell Knox and would-be-champ Graeme McDowell by four. When play resumed on Monday, he exchanged birdie at 14 with bogey at 15 prior to sinking a nice mid-range birdie at the last to secure a career-best solo fourth at 16-under 268. The 30-year-old's previous best was T7 at the 2015 Barracuda. At 30th in the priority rankings entering the week, he'll get a nice bump in the reshuffle after this week's RSM Classic.
Mon, Nov 16, 2015 11:56:00 AM

Derek Fathauer painted a bogey-free 5-under-par 32-34=66 in today's third round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba to reach the three-quarter pole at 16-under 197, good for a one-shot lead over Jason Bohn.

In his 57th pro start on the PGA TOUR, Fathauer is inside the top 10 after 54 holes for the first time, leading no less. Last season, his second on TOUR since his rookie campaign in 2009, ended at 169th in the FedExCup standings with one top 10 on 27 starts. The 29-year-old went on to post two top 10s in the Tour Finals, including solo ninth at the Tour Championship, good for 20th in Finals' money. He opened this season 30th in priority rankings and has gone MC-MC-T50. Fathuaer began the day in solo second at 11-under. He joined the top spot with birdie at the par-4 third and took the outright lead with birdie-4 at the fifth. The Tour grad bumped one ahead circling birdie at the seventh and extended out to two with another at the par-4 ninth. He was one back of Bohn (thru 12) when the horn sounded due to lightning, resulting in a delay of 84 minutes. When play resumed, he finished off a birdie at the par-5 13th and concluded with five straight pars.
Sat, Nov 14, 2015 03:42:00 PM

The third round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba will begin at 7:00 a.m. ET, earlier than scheduled in hopes to complete 54 holes before inclement weather arrives.

Those who make the cut will go out in threesomes off split tees. Thanks to his 5-under-par 33-33=66 in today's second round, first-round co-leader Derek Fathauer will be in the last group off the first tee. At 11-under 131, he's only one stroke off Graeme McDowell's 36-hole pace. Fathauer traded seven birdies with two bogeys today. He sits alone in second place, one swing clear of two others.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 05:58:00 PM

Derek Fathauer crafted a bogey-free, 6-under-par 33-32=65 in today's opening round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, finishing with a piece of the clubhouse lead with three others.

Now only two months shy of his 30th birthday, the former collegiate standout at Louisville is still in search of momentum at the game's highest level. Days like today proves that he belongs, but it counts as only one lap around the track. Still, he'll relish in sinking six birdies and a 6-for-6 slate in scrambling at El Camaleón. It's his seventh red number in nine rounds this season, but he has but a T50 in Mississippi to show for the effort. Such is the nature of the fall shootouts on the PGA TOUR.
Thu, Nov 12, 2015 01:31:00 PM

Derek Fathauer returns to this week's Sanderson Farms Championship for a second look at Country Club of Jackson.

Fathauer kept all four round between 70 and 73 during his tournament and course debut last year. He finished with a T51 by week's end. Fathauer went on to post a 13-for-27 record to finish 169th in the FedExCup. He took to the Tour Finals at that point and now finds himself with PGA TOUR status yet again. Gamers should watch Fathauer from afar until he gives reason to invest.
Wed, Nov 4, 2015 08:29:00 PM

Defending champ Derek Fathauer returns to Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, for his second playing of the Tour Championship.

Fathauer won the Tour Championship last year at the Dye's Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass for his first Tour victory in his 73rd career start. It propelled him to No. 1 on the Finals' money list, which gave him fully exempt 2014-15 PGA TOUR status and an invite to THE PLAYERS Championship in May. At THE PLAYERS, he was inside the top 15 in each of the first three rounds, eventually finishing T17. It was his second of three top 25s on the season in 27 starts, good for 169th in the final FedExCup standings. The 29-year-old opened his second Finals series in T10-CUT-CUT, slotting him 34th in Finals money.
Wed, Sep 30, 2015 07:05:00 AM

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.
Sun, Aug 9, 2015 08:29:00 PM

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.
Tue, Aug 4, 2015 03:21:00 PM