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Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/20/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'10 / 170
College: South Africa

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Defending champion Branden Grace had to settle for a 1-under-par 37-34=71 in round one of the Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek.
That's nine shots higher than his opening round last year when he went on to crush the field by seven shots. Grace looked to be cruising to another low one when circling birdies at 10 and 13 but he gave those shots back with a double bogey-6 at the 14th. He got it going again with birdies at 1 and 4 but played his final five holes in 1-over to post a rather disappointing 71. That's currently seven off the lead held by compatriot Christiaan Basson. On the live leaderboard, Grace is currently T36. Nov 26 - 7:07 AM

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Branden Grace won last year's Alfred Dunhill Championship by seven shots and will bid to capture the trophy once more this week.

Grace shot 62-66-72-68 at Leopard Creek 12 months ago to leave the field trailing in his wake and is favorite with the UK bookmakers to triumph again. The South African returns home on the back of a third place in the season-ending DP World Tour Championship in Dubai, a result which saw him finish a career-best third on the Race to Dubai. This will be his seventh start at Leopard Creek. He struggled early in his career and cashed just once in his first four attempts but a T12 in 2012 paved the way for his dominant display last year. The Alfred Dunhill Championship is the opening tournament of the 2016 European Tour schedule so it gives Grace an immediate chance to put down a marker.
Nov 24 - 6:15 PM

With a 5-under-par 33-34=67 in Sunday's closing round, Branden Grace finished solo third at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai on 15-under 273.

Grace was never in contention for the title after Rory McIlroy and Andy Sullivan kicked clear of the field but he separated himself from the chasing pack with a final lap of the Earth course which featured seven birdies and two bogeys. Grace only split 6 (of 14) fairways but hit 15 greens in regulation. Today's result caps an impressive season for the tenacious South African, who was also T4 in the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay and third in the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits. His final position of third on the Race to Dubai beats the sixth place he took in 2012 when winning four times.
Nov 22 - 7:34 AM

Branden Grace kept his outside hopes of winning the Race to Dubai alive by posting a 3-under-par 36-33=69 in round two of the DP World Tour Championship.

Grace has to win this week and hope Rory McIlroy and Danny Willett finish third or worse and he's still in position to keep up his end of the bargain after arriving at 7-under 137 at the midpoint. That's good enough for T7 on the live leaderboard and puts the South African four shots behind clubhouse leader Emiliano Grillo. Despite birdies at two of the first three holes, Grace struggled after that and gave both shots back with bogeys at 4 and 8. He got going in the right direction again with a birdie at 10 and then made a jump via an eagle-3 at the par-5 14th. Grace piped 9 (of 14) fairways and hit 13 greens in regulation at the Earth course on Friday.
Nov 20 - 7:16 AM

Branden Grace connected for eight birdies but settled for a 4-under-par 32-36=68 in his last round of the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions.

Grace also bogeyed two par 3 and two par 4s to thwart any thoughts of contending for his first PGA TOUR title today. For the week, he was sensational in holding the first-round lead with a 63 and sinking an eagle and 23 birdies. So, it's disappointing that once the dust settled, he's parked at 16-under 272, one swing back of 72-hole clubhouse leader Danny Willett. Nevertheless, the South African provided more proof that he's comfortable in these fields and that he can score anywhere.
Nov 8 - 2:20 AM

Boosted by an eagle-3 at 16, Branden Grace kept his title hopes alive at the WGC-HSBC Champions in China with a 2-under-par 37-33=70 in Saturday's third round.

Things had gone flat for the first-round leader as he played his opening 14 holes at Sheshan International Golf Club today in even par and then dropped another shot at 15. But the tenacious South African halted the slide by driving the green at the short par-4 16th and holing for eagle before adding a walk-off birdie at 18. That lifted him to 12-under 204 at the finish and back to T8 on the leaderboard. He trails leader Kevin Kisner by four shots. Grace hit 14 greens in regulation in round three after splitting 10 (of 14) fairways.
Nov 7 - 5:08 AM

Overnight leader Branden Grace backed up for a 1-under-par 34-37=71 in his second round of the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions to post 10-under 134, two strokes adrift of Russell Knox' 36-hole clubhouse lead.

The South African was enjoying a sporty trot around Sheshan International, going bogey-free 3-under through 10 holes. He'd square his first bogey of the tournament at the par-4 11th, and then matched it with a bogey-5 at 15, also failing to answer with par breakers of any kind on his last eight holes. Nevertheless, he extended his PGA TOUR-leading streak of 17 consecutive rounds of par or better. It's a feat that dates back to a second-round 69 at Firestone three months ago.
Nov 6 - 1:26 AM

With a walk-off birdie at 9, Branden Grace completed a 9-under-par 31-32=63 and took a one-shot lead after the opening round of the WGC-HSBC Champions in China.

The South African is certainly the man for the big occasion this year. As well as posting T4 at the U.S. Open and solo third in the PGA Championship, Grace also became just the fifth player in history to win five matches out of five at the recent Presidents Cup in Korea. After stopping off in Malaysia to post T17 in last week's CIMB Classic, Grace was back on it at Sheshan International Golf Club this afternoon with sparkling bogey-free lap of the par 72. He picked off birdies at 11, 12, 14, 16 and 18 on his opening nine and joined the lead with further gains at 2, 5 and 7. Grace had one more trick up his sleeve, a birdie at the tough par-4 9th hole which put him top on his own. He leads Kevin Kisner, Steven Bowditch and Thorbjorn Olesen by a shot. "The ball-striking was probably the best it's been in a long time, so that was the main key today," said Grace, who hit 17 greens in regulation. "It was a fun day. From the start I started hitting the ball nicely."
Nov 5 - 2:39 AM

Branden Grace hung up a 5-under-par 31-36=67 for his final round of the CIMB Classic, landing at 15-under 273 for the tournament.

The South African zoomed out to bogey-free 6-under with six birdies through 10 holes today. After seven straight pars, he settled for bogey-6 at the last, but he can't complain about the overall effort in what was his first start as a card-carrying member of the PGA TOUR. He missed 17 greens in regulation but limited the damage to six birdies for the week. Grace's next test is the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions in China this week. In 10 prior starts in stroke-play WGCs, he's fared no better than T17, but that came in his last at Firestone under three months ago. Consider him a short-lister for the foreseeable future.
Nov 1 - 1:37 AM

Branden Grace embarked on his first season with a PGA TOUR card with a 5-under-par 34-33=67 in today's opening round of the CIMB Classic.

While Grace was a member of the defeated Internationals at the Presidents Cup, he was the fifth in the event's history to go 5-0-0. It was the culmination of a year during which he rose onto the big stage time and again and enjoyed the view. Now armed with FedExCup Playoffs eligibility for the first time, all bets are off on how high he's going to scale the PGA TOUR. The South African is off to a rousing start, however, as he piled up seven birdies in Kuala Lumpur today. That set included four on his last five holes. He also squared two bogeys, but sits T8 and just five strokes off the overnight lead.
Oct 29 - 2:49 AM

Branden Grace built a mammoth lead before salvaging a 2-and-1 victory over Matt Kuchar in Sunday singles at the Presidents Cup.

Kuchar drew the short straw among the Americans today as Grace concluded the competition at 5-0-0. (He went 0-4-0 in his debut in 2013.) They went in opposite directions from the outset at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea today, too. Grace won five of the first nine holes, the last dropping for birdie from 62'4" at the par-4 ninth. Consider that it was the only par breaker by either man on the front nine. Now 5 down, Kuchar took the 10th with par. Grace recaptured the five-hole margin with par at 11. It would be his last win of the day as Kuchar rattled off wins at 12, 14 and 16, the last falling from 13'4" at the par 4. Both parred the par-3 17th to give the South African the fifth 5-0-0 slate in Presidents Cup history. (Jim Furyk was the last to achieve the feat in 2011.) More importantly, his point drew the Internationals back into a tie at 14½. For the record, Kuchar was a forgettable 0-2-1 this week.
Oct 11 - 2:22 AM

Branden Grace and Louis Oosthuizen motored to yet another victory at the Presidents Cup, this time recording a 1-up win over Bubba Watson and J.B. Holmes in Saturday four-ball.

Under the cover of darkness nearly 10 minutes after sunset on a cold night in Incheon, South Korea, the dynamic duo from South Africa emerged from team competition with a 4-0-0 slate. For the second time today, they didn't trail. Grace served as the catalyst with birdie-3 wins at Nos. 1 and 2, the tail of the tandem dropping from 12'1". Oosthuizen's birdie at the par-4 fourth lifted the lead to 3-up. The American scraped back with birdie-wins at 5 and 6. After the Internationals touched 2-up again at 10, Watson single-handedly squared the match with birdies at 12 and 13. Grace later answered with a conversion for birdie from 25'4" at the par-4 16th to regain the lead for the last time, but he needed to cover at the par-5 18th after Oosthuizen found water with his approach. Grace found dry land en route to an easy 4 from that point. With one point to be determined in four-ball, the overall competition is tied at 8½.
Oct 10 - 5:21 AM

Branden Grace and Louis Oosthuizen had little trouble en route to a 4-and-3 victory over Jordan Spieth and Dustin Johnson in Friday's four-ball at the Presidents Cup.

Entering the second of the four-day competition trailing 4-1, the Internationals got a spark from the only duo that collected a point in Thursday's foursomes. Captain Nick Price led off today's session with his South Africans and it paid off. After each team enjoyed a brief 1-up lead on the outward nine, Grace buried a birdie from 16'1" at the par-4 ninth to turn the Internationals in 1 up. He connected again for birdie and the win at the par-4 10th, this time from 19'9". The International pairing maintained the two-hole margin until Oosthuizen circled a birdie-3 for the win at No. 14. One more Oosthuizen birdie at the par-5 15th clinched the point for the host squad. With four matches still in progress at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea, the U.S. leads 4-2 on the big board.
Oct 9 - 12:48 AM

Branden Grace looks to improve upon his lackluster Presidents Cup record as he sets his eyes on Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea.

The South African disappointed with an 0-4-0 record during his 2013 Presidents Cup debut. Previously held at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, this year the venue goes international, as Asia hosts The Presidents Cup for the first time. Grace made a big leap on the PGA TOUR this year, as he posted six top 25s in 13 tries. Internationally, he took home the trophy at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters back in January. His stock is on the rise ahead of this week's big event.
Oct 5 - 9:24 PM

Branden Grace captured the 2012 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship and is one of the favorites to take the trophy again in Scotland this week.

The South African's victory three years ago capped an incredible rookie campaign in which he won four times. Grace has added another two wins this year and also been a serious factor in the majors for the first time, finishing T4 at the U.S. Open and third in the PGA Championship. In this event, he's a combined 39-under over the last three years, adding another top 25 last year despite opening with a 76. Grace, who was also T20 at St. Andrews in this summer's Open Championship, hasn't played since a T47 at the Wyndham Championship in August so the only issue could be a wee bit of rust as the local Scots might put it.
Sep 30 - 4:22 AM