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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 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. Nov 19 - 6:28 PM

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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.
Nov 16 - 11:56 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.
Nov 14 - 3:42 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.
Nov 13 - 5:58 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.
Nov 12 - 1:31 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.
Nov 4 - 8:29 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.
Sep 30 - 7:05 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.
Aug 9 - 8:29 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.
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