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Graham DeLaet

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (36) / 1/22/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 165

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A recent report indicated THE PLAYERS as a hopeful return spot for Graham DeLaet but he remains sidelined as he'll take a pass on this week's big event.
DeLaet has played the majority of his career at less-than-100 percent. After undergoing a stem-cell procedure in December for his back, the Canadian is going to be cautious for his return this time around. In fact, this procedure can take up to a year to fully take, so there is no guarantee that we see DeLaet return this season. Given his recent quotes to Chadd Cripe of the Idaho Statesman, we should see him back on the course sooner rather than later, though. May 7 - 4:30 PM

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Courtesy of Chadd Cripe of the Idaho Statesman, Graham DeLaet is hopeful to return to competition at THE PLAYERS Championship in four weeks but he is not going to rush his return this time around.

Speaking with Cripe of the Idaho Stateman, DeLaet said, "I’m good enough right now to play, I’ve played the majority of my career injured, but I’m just kind of sick of doing that — especially now that I have kids." DeLaet underwent a stem-cell procedure in December which is said to help relieve some of his back pain. The Canadian is feeling better but his doctor urged him to delay his return as much as possible since the procedure can take as long as a year to fully take. Gamers should stay patient if they have the luxury. A healthy DeLaet would be fun to see since he's been battling through injuries most of his career and still racked up 33 top 10s in 176 career starts.
Apr 13 - 3:14 PM

Graham DeLaet has undergone some minor treatment to assist with his back troubles, keeping him out of action for a bit longer.

DeLaet shared an update to his fans via Twitter saying, "It usually takes 7-10 days to heal, but I am continuing to experience tenderness. While frustrating, I am currently doing everything possible to rehab and return to the course fully healthy." The Canadian has dealt with back troubles for years now, and will occasionally sideline him before or during a tournament. In the last two years he's played the CareerBuilder, Farmers, and Phoenix Open. He's not in the field for this week's CBC but we may see him next week at the Farmers (if his rehab goes well). Gamers and fans may be frustrated now, but this could be a great move for his season-long output.
Jan 16 - 3:49 PM

Graham DeLaet posted a round of 8-over-par 40-40=80 at The CJ CUP before calling it quits due to a back injury, he was 6-over at the time of WD.

The Canadian swallowed six bogeys and a pair of doubles today as he grinded out a round of 80. DeLaet is no stranger to back issues as he's dealt with it for most of his career, but they continue to worsen as this goes in the books as his seven career mid-tournament WD, all coming in his last 76 starts (0 in his first 100 PGA TOUR starts). This doesn't appear to be an injury that will just get better with time. Instead it's likely to be nagging him for the remainder of his career, some weeks more than others.
Fri, Oct 20, 2017 04:51:00 AM

World No. 102 Graham DeLaet signed for an even-par 37-35=72 after the final round of the Safeway Open and a 72-hole total of 11-under 277, good for a two-way T5, four short of playing competitor and back-to-back champion Brendan Steele.

This was the Boise State alum's fifth Safeway and second top 10, eclipsing a T6 on debut in 2010 (CordeValle GC). After opening in 69-67-69, he began T5 on 11-under, three shy of 54-hole leader Tyler Duncan. Playing out of the penultimate threesome, the 35-year-old found seven (of 14) fairways and 11 greens in regulation, gaining 1.001 strokes off-the-tee and 1.100 approaching-the-green, No. 1 in SG: Approach with a cumulative 8.664. He lost 1.150 strokes around-the-green, 65th for the week in that stat (-1.892), including a muffed pitch shot at the par-5 18th, leading to a closing par. The Canadian squared back-to-back bogeys at holes 3 and 4, retrieving those with circles at 5 and 14 (from 16'9"). He posted 1.909 putts per GIR and 0.742 SG: Putting, needing 30 total putts.
Sun, Oct 8, 2017 10:19:00 PM

World No. 102 Graham DeLaet tossed up a 3-under-par 34-35=69 in the third round of the Safeway Open for a three-day tally of 11-under 205, up one place to T5, three in arrears of 54-hole leader Tyler Duncan.

Of the final nine players comprising the final three groups, the Canadian was one of only two to post a sub-70 lap. He found seven (of 14) fairways and 15 greens in regulation, No. 1 in GIR at 87.04 percent (47/54). The 35-year-old squared a lone bogey-6 at 16, offset by four birdie-3s at holes 1, 8, 10 and 12, two from between 10 and 21 feet. He recorded 1.733 putts per GIR and -0.042 SG: Putting, needing 30 total putts. The Boise State alum, making his 174th career start, is still looking for his first win. He'll play out of the penultimate threesome on Sunday.
Sat, Oct 7, 2017 10:30:00 PM

World No. 102 Graham DeLaet carded a 5-under-par 33-34=67 in the second round of the Safeway Open to reach 8-under 136, up seven spots to T5 with play still in progress.

This is the 35-year-old's fifth appearance with one prior top-30 finish, a T6 on debut in 2010 (CordeValle GC). He finished 76th in the final FedExCup standings last season with 10 top 25s in 25 starts and six top 10s, highlighted by a T7 at the PGA Championship, his first major top 10 in his eighth overall major. The Boise State alum mustered six (of 14) fairways and pelted 16 greens in regulation, gaining 1.116 strokes off-the-tee and 2.595 approaching-the-green. He squared a lone bogey-4 at 11, outpaced by six circles at 1, 8, 9, 13, 16 and 18, two from between 13 and 19 feet. The Scottsdale resident posted 1.688 putts per GIR and 0.585 SG: Putting with 30 total putts.
Fri, Oct 6, 2017 08:12:00 PM

Graham DeLaet has withdrawn from THE NORTHERN TRUST, citing a back injury, he was 5-over thru 20 holes at the time of WD. UPDATE: DeLaet returned to action Sep. 1st at the Dell Technologies Championship and carded a 1-over 72 (eagle-3, three bogeys).

The Canadian arrived one week removed from a stellar T7 at the PGA Championship. That result came on the heels of a mid-tourney WD at the Barracuda and DeLaet said he was still fighting the back flare up during the PGA Championship. Back troubles are nothing new for the 35-year-old, who has struggled with back issues for much of his career. At 67th in the FedExCup standings, he will have a spot in next week's Dell Technologies Championship (if his back is up to the task). Making his 172nd career start, this will go in the books as his sixth career mid-tournament WD (3.5% of starts).
Fri, Aug 25, 2017 09:03:00 AM

World No. 117 Graham DeLaet crafted a 2-under-par 34-35=69 in the final round of the 99th PGA Championship to wrap on 4-under 280, good for a two-way T7, four short of champion Justin Thomas.

After opening in 70-73-68, the 35-year-old began T7 on 2-under, five short of 54-hole leader Kevin Kisner. Playing out of the fourth-to-last twosome, he striped 12 (of 14) fairways and hit 12 greens in regulation, currently No. 1 in GIR at 73.61 percent (53/72). The Boise State alum gained 2.000 strokes off-the-tee and 1.927 approaching-the-green, currently No. 1 in SG: Approach with a cumulative 7.491. He squared three bogeys at Nos. 2 (3-putt from 53'5"), 4 and 13, silenced by four birdies at 3, 7, 9, 14 and 18, all from inside of 12 feet. The Canadian posted 1.833 putts per GIR and -0.255 SG: Putting. This was his third PGA, second straight top 25 and first top 10, and his second top 25 in eight overall majors and first top 10.
Sun, Aug 13, 2017 06:52:00 PM

World No. 117 Graham DeLaet rallied for a 3-under-par 36-32=68 in the third round of the 99th PGA Championship to reach the three-quarter mark on 2-under 211, up 13 places to T8 with play still in progress.

This is the 35-year-old's third PGA, missing the cut in 2013 and cashing a T15 in 2014 (Valhalla GC). Overall, it's his eighth major appearance with one top 25, the above-mentioned T15. After opening in 70-73, the Boise State alum began T21 on 1-over, three shy of the overnight top 10. He hit 10 (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation, posting 1.393 SG: Off-the-Tee and 2.591 SG: Tee-to-Green. The Canadian was 3-over thru 12 holes, outpacing a lone birdie-2 at No. 6 with bogeys at 3 and 7 (3-putt from 38'10"), and double bogey-6 at 11 (3-putt from 22'11"), but then played holes 13-16 in 6-under. He nearly aced the par-3 13th, tapping in from one inch, eagled the drivable par-4 14th from 8'6", eagled the par-5 15th from 12'10", and wrapped his scoring with a 46'5" bomb for birdie-3 at 16. DeLaet posted 1.714 putts per GIR and 1.523 SG: Putting, taking 31 total putts.
Sat, Aug 12, 2017 06:59:00 PM

Graham DeLaet lasted four holes during round three of the Barracuda Championship before withdrawing due to a back injury. You could call this his second WD of the week, as a clerical error originally showed him as WD on Monday before a correction was made on Tuesday evening.

The Canadian had racked up 10 points during round one and two, making the cut on the number. He returned to Montrêux Golf and Country Club this morning and swallowed three straight bogeys followed by a par. His last lasered shot was an approach shot at the par-4 fifth hole that landed in the greenside bunker. Currently in the field for next week's PGA Championship, this may have been a precautionary WD, but we will monitor his status and provide any further updates if they get passed along before next week's big event. In 170 career starts, this is his fifth mid-tournament WD, first since the 2015 RBC Canadian Open (thumb injury).
Sat, Aug 5, 2017 04:16:00 PM

After an early-week report suggesting Graham DeLaet had withdrawn from the Barracuda Championship, further updates suggest he is playing this week in Reno, Nevada, making him one of the favorites at Montrêux Golf and Country Club.

DeLaet seemingly took a pass on this alternate-field event, but Rob Bolton reported on Twitter that it was just a clerical error. The Canadian was one of just two Canucks to make the cut last week in their national open, finishing T48 by week's end. DeLaet received an invite into the PGA Championship so it was logical that he would avoid playing in 100-degree heat this week and instead turn his attention toward the season's final major. Instead, the 35-year-old is one of the favorites to hoist the trophy at Montrêux Golf and Country Club. Making his 170th career start, he is still in search of his first win.
Tue, Aug 1, 2017 06:32:00 PM

Beginning off No. 10 tee, World No. 110 Graham DeLaet turned in a 4-under-par 33-35=68 after the second round of the RBC Canadian Open to post 8-under 136, up 28 spots to T8 with play still in progress.

This is the Canuck's ninth RBC with one prior top 25, a T7 in 2014 (69-63-70-68). He kicked off with a 68 as well, carding four birdies and one eagle-3 against two bogeys. On Day 2, the 35-year-old striped 12 (of 14) fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation, gaining 1.997 strokes off-the-tee but losing 0.246 approaching-the-green. He squared a lone bogey-5 at 10, offset by five birdies at 15-17, 2 and 8, four from inside of five feet and a hole-out 3 from 87'11" away at the par-4 eighth that completed his scoring. The Boise State alum also holed out for par from 20'0" at the par-4 11th, posting 1.714 putts per GIR and a pedestrian -0.742 SG: Putting, needing 27 total putts despite the two hole outs.
Fri, Jul 28, 2017 02:03:00 PM

Graham DeLaet styled a bogey-free, 6-under-par 32-32=64 during round one of The Greenbrier Classic, placing him one stroke shy of the early leader Davis Love III.

GDL missed just one fairway all day, allowing him to take full advantage of lift, clean, and place. That is exactly what he did, as he peppered 16 greens in regulation, setting up 11 scoring chances from inside 18 feet. DeLaet converted on five of those while also adding a bonus birdie at the 13th when he drained one from 23'1". This will be the sixth time the Canadian has positioned himself inside the top 10 after R1 this season. Four of those have turned into top 10s, so gamers should expect DeLaet to stick around for the long haul this week as he continues to search for his maiden TOUR victory.
Thu, Jul 6, 2017 01:53:00 PM

Beginning off No. 10 tee, World No. 108 Graham DeLaet enjoyed a 5-under-par 32-33=65 in the first round of the Travelers Championship to finish T4, two adrift of leader Jordan Spieth.

The 35-year-old found eight (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation, gaining 2.373 strokes approaching-the-green and 3.946 tee-to-green. He was bogey-free 7-under thru 17 holes before walking off with bogey-5 at nine (failed scramble). The Boise State alum overshadowed that with four birdies at holes 10, 11 (from 13'5"), 1 (17'10") and 5, pitching in from 32'9" away, and eagle-3 at six from 8'2". He posted 1.714 putts per GIR and 1.101 SG: Putting, missing two scoring tries from inside of nine feet. This is the Canadian's seventh Travelers with two top 25s, both doubling as top 5s, recording solo 3rd in 2013 as 54-hole co-leader (65-70-65-69), and solo 4th in 2015, where he was T2 thru 54 holes (67-66-64-69).
Thu, Jun 22, 2017 07:21:00 PM