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Derek Fathauer

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

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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. Mar 15 - 2:20 PM
Source: PGATOUR.com

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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

Derek Fathauer turns his focus to Oakmont Country Club for the 116th U.S. Open Championship and enters the week ranked 120th in the FedExCup standings.

This is the 30-year-old's second appearance after his debut in 2008 at Torrey Pines (as an amateur) resulted in a T69-finish on 15-over 299 (73-73-78-75). He returns this year as a qualifier out of the Memphis, Tennessee, Sectional, snagging one of 10 spots with a 7-under 135 aggregate. The Web.com Tour grad is 14-for-21 this season with three top 25s, one of which was a top 10 (4th, OHL Classic). At Mayakoba, he co-led after 18 holes and led outright after 54 by one shot, but backed up with an even-par 71. The Florida native and resident has one professional win, the 2014 WCT Championship.
Source: USOpen.com
Wed, Jun 15, 2016 06:34:00 PM

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.
Fri, Apr 22, 2016 10:45:00 AM

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 Web.com 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.
Fri, Mar 25, 2016 12:38:00 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 Web.com 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.
Sat, Mar 19, 2016 02:50:00 PM