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Shawn Stefani |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (32) / 12/2/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 200
College: Lamar University

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Shawn Stefani spun a 1-under-par 35-35=70 in the final round of the Quicken Loans National, but lost to Justin Rose in a playoff at 4-under 280.
Stefani was looking to become the latest first-time winner on the PGA TOUR, but a messy double bogey on the first hole of a playoff prevented that. He started his day hot, with three birdies outpacing a pair of bogeys over his first eight holes. He then played the final 10 like a U.S. Open, alternating a birdie from 14'5" on the par-5 16th with a bogey at the par-4 17th. Needing a birdie on 18 to win or a par to force additional action, he split the fairway and found the green before securing the two-putt par. While a career-best finish is reason to celebrate, the immediate takeaway is that, as one of the top four finishers inside the top 12 and ties not otherwise exempt into The Open Championship, he's now exempt into the season's third major. Joining him are Charley Hoffman (T3), Ben Martin (T3) and Brendan Steele (T5). (Andres Romero also tied for fifth, but loses the tiebreaker due to the Official World Golf Ranking. Steele is 120th; Romero is 194th.) Jun 29 - 6:18 PM

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Shawn Stefani made a third-round move up the leaderboard in the Quicken Loans National with a 3-under-par 36-32=68.

A birdie on the opening hole was erased by a bogey at the par-5 ninth hole, but Stefani caught fire on the back nine. He rolled in a 23'1" birdie on the par-4 14th, and then ended his round with back-to-back birdies. He was very average across the board statistically, but didn't have any big struggles. His 3-under 211 should place him safely inside the top 10 entering the final round.
Jun 28 - 4:03 PM

Shawn Stefani held the 54-hole lead at the 2013 FedEx St. Jude Classic and returns to try and correct the finish this week.

Stefani settled for a tie for seventh at TPC Southwind last year after closing with a 6-over-par 76. He tied for 11th at the HP Byron Nelson Championship in his last start, so consider this to be a case of converging trends. Though he's made just seven starts this season due to a Minor Medical Extension that he satisfied, he has already risen to 146th in the FedExCup standings.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jun 2 - 11:09 PM

Shawn Stefani followed his opening 69 at the Wells Fargo Championship with a 4-under-par 33-35=68 in the second round to post 7-under 137, coming to rest just two strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

Stefani hit 14 greens in regulation at Quail Hollow today and buried six birdies. The highlight of the bunch certainly qualified. It occurred at the par-4 fourth where he converted his try right to left from 51'5". He's now 3-for-3 since fulfilling the terms of his Minor Medical Extension in Houston with a solo fifth, but he's yet to add a top 50.
May 2 - 5:32 PM

Shawn Stefani opened the Wells Fargo Championship with a 3-under-par 35-34=69, good for very early possession of the clubhouse lead.

Overnight rain helped keep the turf damp at Quail Hollow this morning when scores are expected to average lower than today's late draw. That remains to be seen, but Stefani doesn't need to worry about that. After a bogey-5 at the first hole where he began his round in the second threesome, he played out the string in bogey-free 4-under with four birdies. His longest conversion measured 11'3" for birdie at the par-4 eighth. He also rattled in a par save from 11'1" at the newly designed, par-4 16th after missing the green short.
May 1 - 12:09 PM

Shawn Stefani met the terms of his Minor Medical Extension with a fifth-place finish at the Shell Houston Open and will now play out of the Major Medical category for the remainder of the season.

He needed to finish no worse than solo 35th, but ran through the tape with what is a career-best result in 25 PGA TOUR starts. Stefani was nails at the Golf Club of Houston, finishing fourth in greens in regulation, third in strokes gained-putting and first in the all-around. He also placed third in par breakers (21, including a field-high two eagles) and first in par-5 scoring (4.19). By banking $256,000.00 and 110 FedExCup points, he clear his objectives by $171,916 and 74 FedExCup points. It's his first payday in two starts this season and leaves him 161st in the FedExCup standings.
Apr 6 - 5:36 PM

Shawn Stefani had a wild ride around Golf Club of Houston in his third-round 1-over-par 38-35=73, and enters the finale at 7-under 209.

It started out harmlessly enough, with pars on his first four holes, but then things got crazy. He swallowed back-to-back double bogeys on the fifth and sixth holes, and did so without even losing a golf ball. After he settled down with a bogey at the seventh, he stole a 63'6" eagle at the par-5 eighth before ending his front nine with a birdie at nine. He answered a bogey at 10 with a 33'1" eagle at the par-5 15th, and then traded a bogey at 17 for a closing birdie at the par-4 18th. He needs to finish no worse than solo 35th in the final round to satisfy the terms of his Minor Medical Extension. For his sake, hopefully things are a little calmer in the finale.
Apr 5 - 4:13 PM

Shawn Stefani fashioned a 3-under-par 37-32=69 for his second round of the Shell Houston Open to post 8-under 136 at the midpoint, four strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

Step two -- check. He's made the cut and can now focus on just keeping his foot on the pedal en route to fully exempt status via a Minor Medical Extension. Stefani went 0-for-3 in scrambling today, but he converted six birdies, including a gem from 60'5" at the par-5 eighth hole. He also rolled in birdies from 18'4" and 19'8" at Nos. 11 and 18, respectively.
Apr 4 - 4:01 PM

Shawn Stefani turned in a 5-under-par 33-34=67 for his opening round of the Shell Houston Open.

The local is making his final start via a Minor Medical Extension. To fulfill its terms, he needed to finish no worse than solo 35th. Of course, to achieve that, the first objective is to make the cut. Nothing is certain until then, but he's in terrific position, obviously. Stefani hit 16 greens and was perfect on 16 attempts inside 11 feet. He added conversions from 17'11" at the fourth hole and 14'4" at 6 for what were his first two of six birdies on the day. Should he achieve his goal at the conclusion of the tournament, he will be promoted to the Major Medical category for the remainder of the season. We would then see him regularly in all of the open events on top of any others for which he qualifies.
Apr 3 - 8:11 PM

Shawn Stefani is listed in the published field of next week's Shell Houston Open.

Stefani is in on a sponsor exemption. If he doesn't withdraw prior to his tee time in the opening round, it will mark his last start on a Minor Medical Extension. To earn a promotion to the Major Medical category for the remainder of the season, he needs to finish no worse than solo 35th. That would grant him exactly the 36 FedExCup points he needs to achieve the goal. (From the earnings angle, he needs to bank $86,400. That would require no worse than a two-way T19 worth $86,400, so it's irrelevant.) Stefani is 0-for-1 on the season, missing the cut at the Farmers in January.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Mar 28 - 6:43 PM

Shawn Stefani has been removed from the published field of this week's Puerto Rico Open.

Given roughly three-fifths of the FedExCup points normally distributed at PGA TOUR events are up for grabs this week, it's not a surprise that he'd wait for a non-opposite event to burn the last start on his Minor Medical. In Puerto Rico, he'd have needed no worse than a two-way T11 to fulfill its terms, whereas if he competed in an event offering full allocation of FedExCup points, he could finish as low as solo 35th and achieve the same objective.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Mar 3 - 1:30 PM

Shawn Stefani is listed in the published field of next week's Puerto Rico Open.

This would mark just his second start of the season (MC, Farmers), but it would also be his last via a Minor Medical Extension. Stefani is $84,084 or 36 FedExCup points short of fulfilling its terms for a promotion to the Major Medical category for the remainder of the year. The purse in Puerto Rico is just $3.5 million, which would require no worse than a solo 11th-place finish. The shorter avenue, albeit by the thinnest of margins, is to meet the terms with a two-way T11 that would reward 36.25 FedExCup points. Short of that and he'll tumble a few spots in the overall pecking order and into the conditional status category for the remainder of the season. The good news is that he'll remain eligible for the FedExCup Playoffs.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Mar 1 - 2:19 AM

In his return to the PGA TOUR, Shawn Stefani reached the midpoint of the Farmers Insurance Open in 7-over-par 71-80=151 and will miss the cut.

Stefani found only eight greens in regulation at Torrey Pines South today. He couldn't escape its jaws as he penciled in 10 bogeys to eliminate two birdies. This leaves him with one start on his Minor Medical Extension to earn $84,084 or 36 FedExCup points and a promotion to the Major Medical category. The objective for the latter is arguably easier, but expect him to choose his next site wisely.
Jan 24 - 7:11 PM

Shawn Stefani has been added to the published field of this week's Farmers Insurance Open.

Stefani was the third alternate when the field was released on Friday afternoon. He gained entry due to a quartet of withdrawals this morning. This will mark his first start on the PGA TOUR in 2013-14. He could have snuck into the field of the Sony Open in Hawaii as an alternate but he elected not to make the trip. His overall position in the pecking order is due to a Minor Medical Extension for which he has two starts to earn $84,084 or 36 FedExCup points and a promotion to the Major Medical category. He missed the cut in his only previous start at Torrey Pines in 2013, failing to break par on either course.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jan 20 - 11:56 AM

Shawn Stefani is not listed in the published field of next week's OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

This isn't a surprise, but the timing of his omission is relevant since he's yet to compete since failing to secure status at the Web.com Tour Finals. Stefani missed a couple of weeks late in the 2013 PGA TOUR season due to a neck injury, so he was given a Minor Medical Extension to earn $84,084 or 36 FedExCup points and a promotion to the Major Medical category. He's already secured conditional status, however, so even if he falls short of meeting the terms of his medical, he'll pick off a few starts when the fields grow to 156 during the spring and throughout the summer. Just keep an eye on him as a potential long-term flier.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Fri, Nov 8, 2013 08:34:00 PM