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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 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. Aug 18 - 12:06 PM

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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.
Aug 12 - 4:00 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.
Jul 23 - 2:56 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 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.
Jun 15 - 6:34 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.
Apr 22 - 10:45 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 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