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Jhonattan Vegas |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (31) / 8/19/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 230
College: University of Texas

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Jhonattan Vegas preps for his second Finals visit to the Tour Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
Vegas completed his fourth season on the PGA TOUR ranked 153rd in the final FedExCup standings. He made the weekend a respectable 18 times on 27 events, but logged but one top-25 finish (T11, Farmers Insurance Open). In 18 starts following the FIO, he made 13 cuts, but cracked the top 40 only twice. The 31-year-old claimed his only TOUR title at the 2011 Bob Hope Classic in his fifth career start but has gone winless over his last 105 events since. He enters the week 25th in Finals money after posting T37-T12-T39 at the first three stops. The Venezuelan went T32 at the 2013 Tour Championship in his only other appearance at Dye's Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass posting rounds of 66-69-70-74. Sep 30 - 7:45 AM

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For a second time in his career, Jhonattan Vegas ventures back to the Tour Finals and begins his attempt to regain PGA TOUR status at this week's Hotel Fitness Championship.

Vegas concluded the PGA TOUR regular season a dismal 153rd in the FedExCup standings. It was his worst showing in four full campaigns on TOUR and the second time he's failed to qualify for the Playoffs after finishing 126th in FEC points in 2012. The 31-year-old made 18 cuts on 27 starts but didn't record a top 10. His season best was T11 at the Farmers Insurance Open back in February. The only event that Vegas posted four sub-par rounds in was the Zurich Classic at the end of April where he finished T36. The Venezuelan's last go at the Tour Finals was in 2013 where beginning with the Hotel Fitness he posted T43-CUT-CUT-T32.
Sep 9 - 8:03 AM

With the buildup to the FedExCup Playoffs now just five events away, Jhonattan Vegas enters this week's Quicken Loans National No. 142 in the FedExCup standings.

Vegas is a respectable 17-for-24 on the season but with just one top-25 finish (T11, Farmers Insurance Open). Similar to his overall season, he's cashed in four consecutive starts, but nothing better than a T37 at The Greenbrier Classic to show for it. At the Greenbrier, he co-lead after 36 holes but cratered to 6-over-par 76 in the third round. The 30-year-old placed T4 at the Quicken Loans Nat'l in 2012 at Congressional CC, T64 in 2011, and missed the cut in last year's edition.
Jul 28 - 8:35 PM

Overnight co-leader Jhonattan Vegas back-pedaled to a 6-over-par 36-40=76 in today's third round of The Greenbrier Classic for a 54-hole tally of 3-under 207, eight shots back and down 61 spots on the day.

Vegas, playing in the final pairing, began the day tied with Scott Langley with each clinging to a one-stroke advantage over seven players. After circling 11 birdies through his opening 36 holes, the Venezuelan circled none in round three. Thru five holes, Vegas had hit 28 consecutive greens in regulation (a career-best) dating back to round one. He opened with two-putt pars on Nos. 1 and 2, and then three-putted the third from 38 feet for his first of six bogeys on the round. He also three-putted the 13th from 31'6", his third of three consecutive bogeys. But wait, he also three-putted the 15th from a little over 46 feet. In total, Vegas landed 12 greens in regulation and registered 2.250 putts per GIR on said greens. The 30-year-old, who missed the cut at the 2014 and 2012 Greenbrier Classics, now plays his final round for pride.
Jul 4 - 8:46 PM

Jhonattan Vegas ripped off a bogey-free, 5-under-par 34-31=65 in today's second round of The Greenbrier Classic to post 9-under 131 at the midpoint, good for outright possession of the 36-hole clubhouse lead. UPDATE: Vegas' aggregate held. He'll go in the books as a co-leader with Scott Langley.

After landing 15 greens in regulation in the opening round, Vegas found all 18 today. He converted five times for birdie, the longest stretching 14'2" at the par-5 17th hole. His 33 GIR led the field when he signed his card sitting one stroke lower than the previous clubhouse quad-leaders. It's quite a feat of precision given he's split only half of his 28 fairways, but having some strength on a course with soft greens due to rain never hurts.
Jul 3 - 5:22 PM

Jhonattan Vegas posted 4-under-par 30-36=66 in his opening round of The Greenbrier Classic.

The Venezuelan has cashed 14 times this season, but he's just 147th in the FedExCup standings. He found only five (of 14) fairways at The Old White TPC but manufactured 15 opportunities to break par. He converted six times for birdies, five of which from outside 11 feet. The set included rolls of 26'9", 27'5" and 20'1" at the third, eighth and 16th holes, respectively. He also squared two bogeys, including a three-putt from 47'5" at the par-5 17th, but Vegas signed his card positioned just two strokes off the clubhouse lead.
Jul 2 - 1:28 PM

Jhonattan Vegas hung up a bogey-free, 4-under-par 33-33=66 in today's opening round of the Travelers Championship.

At 147th in the FedExCup standings, the Venezuelan knows what he needs to do this summer. He's not exempt for next season yet, either. Today served as a splendid first step at achieving his objective. He hit 14 greens in regulation and circled four birdies. The set featured consecutive hole-outs from off the green. After finding the target from the rough eight yards away at the par-4 second, he rolled in a five-yarder from the fringe at the par-4 third. Vegas signed his card two back of the clubhouse lead.
Jun 25 - 4:49 PM

Jhonattan Vegas makes his fourth FedEx St. Jude appearance this week and slots in at 139th in the FedExCup standings

Vegas has a pair of T32-finishes at TPC Southwind (2014, 2011) sandwiching a missed cut in 2012. On the season, he's a respectable 13-for-19 but hasn't garnered much fantasy action with just one top 25 (T11, Farmers Insurance Open). The 30-year-old is in the midst of five consecutive paydays, but nothing of note, breaking the top 40 just once in that span with a T36 at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. The Venezuelan had a little something going at THE PLAYERS, chasing an opening-round 3-over-par 75 with 69-66 to move to T17 after 54 holes, but slumped to a final-round 76 to finish T42.
Jun 10 - 11:48 AM

Despite three bogeys, Jhonattan Vegas painted a 6-under-par 34-32=66 in the third round of THE PLAYERS at TPC Sawgrass and posted 6-under 210 for the early clubhouse lead.

Vegas teed it up at 8:50 a.m. ET, and was in the locker room one and a half hours before the leaders would tee off. The 30-year-old Venezuelan shot out of the gate with three straight birdies, dropping putts from 5'10" to 17'2". His fourth birdie disappeared from 10'2" on No. 6, and was sandwiched by dropped shots on the fourth and eighth. Vegas went right back to work with four consecutive birdies on Nos. 10-13, this set ranging from 5'4" to 20'6". His ninth and final par breaker (this one of the bounceback variety) came from 5'3" on the par-5 16th. Whether to save pars (4-for-7 in scrambles) or circle birdies, Vegas had the flat stick working today. He registered just 22 putts on the round and had 14 one-putt greens.
May 9 - 1:40 PM

Jhonattan Vegas submitted a 5-under-par 34-33=67 for his opening round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans and signed his card sitting three strokes off the pace of the overnight co-leaders.

To say that Vegas has endured an underwhelming season would be entirely accurate. Six of his eight paydays are finishes outside the top 40 and he's 148th in the FedExCup standings. At least he can celebrate today's effort in the bayou. He converted half of his 14 greens in regulation into birdies, the longest disappearing from 20'11" at the par-4 sixth hole. Vegas also poured in a par save from 15'2" at the par-4 12th. Today's aggregate equals his season low (fifth occurrence) in 46 rounds.
Apr 23 - 8:49 PM

Jhonattan Vegas has opened the Shell Houston Open with pair of 3-under-par 69s and sits three strokes off the very early 36-hole clubhouse lead.

Vegas was one of a dozen golfers to go bogey-free on Thursday. He hit 16 greens in regulation and buried three birdies in the lid-lifter. Today, he went 5-for-14 in scoring opportunities for five birdies, including a conversion from 22'5" at the par-3 ninth hole. But he gave back his first shots of the week, doing so consecutively with a three-putt bogey (from outside 75 feet) at the par-4 third hole and a bogey-6 at No. 4 where he rinsed his second from fairway bunker. Like the clubhouse leader, Shawn Stefani, the Venezuelan lives locally.
Apr 3 - 1:10 PM

Jhonattan Vegas makes his way back to the Valspar Championship for the second time.

HIs first trip to the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort resulted in a missed cut in 2012. Vegas was showing some signs of life when he tied for 11th at the Farmers Insurance Open, but he was unable to sustain that high. He tied for 75th at Riviera Country Club before missing the cut at The Honda Classic. It's hard to invest with any confidence this week.
Mar 10 - 9:00 PM

Jhonattan Vegas turned in a 1-over-par 38-35=73 for his troubles in the third round of the Farmers Insurance Open.

Competing in the final threesome, Vegas squared three bogeys and circled two birdies in his navigation of Torrey Pines South to complete 54 holes in 7-under 209. Those birdies came in succession, as he drained an 11'2" birdie at the par-3 11th and rolled in a 33'4" birdie on the par-4 12th hole. The 12th played as the most difficult for the round. He enters the final round as one of 12 players within two shots of the lead.
Feb 7 - 6:03 PM

Jhonattan Vegas backed up his opening 67 at the Farmers Insurance Open with a 3-under-par 33-36=69 in his second round at Torrey Pines North.

The North Course is renown for having tight fairways. He should know as he found only two of 14 today. But Vegas managed to land 15 greens in regulation and convert six birdies against three bogeys. He checked in at 8-under 136, just two strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead. The affable Venezuelan probably won't be able to get away with imprecision off the tee as much on the South Course on the weekend, but stranger things have happened.
Feb 6 - 6:24 PM

Jhonattan Vegas fashioned a 5-under-par 34-33=67 on the South Course of Torrey Pines in his opening round of the Farmers Insurance Open.

This will go in Vegas' memory as one of his best rounds in recent months, if not at the top. He split eight (of 14) fairways and hit 13 greens in regulation. After converting an eagle from 33'8" at the par-5 sixth holes, the Venezuelan poured in four consecutive birdies beginning at the par-3 11th. He opened the run with a roll from 29-and-a-half feet, and then punctuated it with a hole-out from a bunker 21 yards away. Vegas went on to sign his card sitting three strokes off the clubhouse lead. He'll try to parlay today's success with another low one on Friday, but over at Torrey North.
Feb 5 - 7:30 PM