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Graham DeLaet |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (33) / 1/22/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 165
College: Boise State University

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Graham DeLaet blew up for a 6-over-par 36-40=76 in today's opening round of The Barclays.
This was DeLaet's first meaningful action since he walked off Glen Abbey during the second round of his national championship with a sore left thumb. Alas, if he's feeling OK now, it didn't translate to his execution. Sure, he piped 10 (of 14) fairways but he found only nine of the sizable greens at Plainfield. DeLaet picked off three birdies, including a connection from 11'2" at the par-4 15th, but he gave back nine shots, five with bogeys, the other four with a pair of doubles. The microcosm of his round was signified at the par-3 14th where he rinsed his tee ball, only then to salvage bogey from 24-and-a-half feet. At 104th in the FedExCup standings, DeLaet will need to dip into the 60s on Friday, or his Playoffs are over. Aug 27 - 8:01 PM

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Graham DeLaet has withdrawn from this week's PGA Championship.

The Canadian has been sidelined since an injury to his left thumb forced him out of his national championship during the second round three weeks ago. At 99th in the FedExCup standings, DeLaet doesn't have to worry about status for 2015-16, but the concern for gamers now is if he'll play again this season. UPDATE: A little over an hour after his WD was announced, DeLaet alerted his followers on Twitter that he hopes to be back by The Barclays on Aug. 27: "So disappointed that I can't tee it up at the PGA. Need some time for my body to heal. I plan on being back and ready for a playoff run."
Aug 10 - 12:35 PM

Graham DeLaet is in the published of next week's PGA Championship.

As well he should be. He's expected to go full throttle after withdrawing during the second round of the RBC Canadian Open with an injury to his left thumb. That was on July 24, so he'll have had nearly three full weeks away from competition before he stick his peg in the ground at Whistling Straits on Thursday, Aug. 16. DeLaet will qualify for the FedExCup Playoffs, but you can make a sound argument that he hasn't yet learned how to build his schedule around when his body needs time off. When he gets to that point, he could rise permanently to the next level.
Aug 7 - 12:26 PM

Graham DeLaet withdrew from the RBC Canadian Open after four holes in today's second round, citing an injured left thumb.

Despite his confidence at the conclusion of the opening round, DeLaet opted to cut his losses. He opened with four pars today and called it quits after a 5 at No. 13. He was even through 22. In today's interview, the top-ranked talent from Canada explained his decision. "I couldn't compete," he said. "I just can't play golf like that. ... I think if I was still able to hit it long and straight and kind of play my game, I would have probably fought through it. I just don't want to risk any further injury." He cited the upcoming PGA Championship and FedExCup Playoffs as motivation to walk off Glen Abbey. DeLaet is also focused on qualifying for the Presidents Cup.
Jul 24 - 10:22 AM

Graham DeLaet shot even-par 36-36=72 in his first round of the RBC Canadian Open.

The host country's top-ranked talent hit only 11 greens in regulation, but he overcame two bogeys and a double with four birdies, including conversions ranging 12-14 feet at the 16th and 18th holes (to sandwich a 6 at the par-4 17th). However, as he stated in his post-round interview on Golf Channel, DeLaet felt discomfort in his left thumb upon impact with his tee ball at the par-3 12th, finding a greenside bunker in the process. He gutted it out and wore tape for a short period of time before ripping some of it off. He has every intention of getting to the weekend at Glen Abbey and will tee it up again tomorrow even if his health hasn't improved. Injuries have dotted his career, almost always with respect to his back, but we'll have to keep an eye on this latest malady.
Jul 23 - 6:03 PM

Canadian Graham DeLaet plays in his seventh national championship this week at the RBC Canadian Open.

DeLaet finished 37th in FedExCup points in 2013-14 and he enters the week ranked 83rd. The 33-year-old is 15-for-20 in 2014-15 with three top 10s, including a season-best solo fourth at the Travelers Championship. The fourth-place finish earned him a spot into last week's Open Championship (via the Open Qualifying Series), where he finished T68 on rounds of 71-73-68-75. DeLaet is 3-for-6 at the Canadian Open with just one top 25 (T7/2014). At the 2014 edition, DeLaet was T3 after 36 holes and T5 after 54, eventually tying seventh to earn the Rivermead Cup, given annually to the low Canadian finisher. In two goes at this week's venue (Glen Abbey), he missed the cut in 2013 and finished T46 in 2009. The last Canadian to win the Canadian Open was Pat Fletcher in 1954. DeLaet has yet to win on the PGA TOUR in 125 career starts.
Jul 21 - 6:34 PM

With a 1-under-par 36-33=69 in his final round of the Travelers Championship, Graham DeLaet posted 14-under 267, good for outright fourth place an exemption into The Open Championship.

We're at that time of the season when tournaments are also qualifiers for the season's third major. The top four, not otherwise exempt, inside the top 12 and ties at TPC River Highlands were awarded tee times at St. Andrews on July 16. DeLaet started the day just one shot off the 54-hole lead, so he was in pursuit of his first PGA TOUR title as well. Alas, he opened with a double bogey-6 at the first hole to set the tone for another also-ran performance. He rallied for four birdies before walking off with bogey at the par-4 18th. The good news is that he'll be making his third consecutive appearance in The Open Championship. Brian Harman (solo third at the Travelers), Carl Pettersson (solo fifth) and Luke Donald (T7) claimed the other berths. Donald's world ranking (68th) served as the tiebreaker with Bo Van Pelt (248th) and Mark Wilson (441st), both of whom also tied for seventh today.
Jun 28 - 6:37 PM

Graham DeLaet smoothed a 6-under-par 32-32=64 in the third round of the Travelers Championship and his 13-under aggregate of 197 snares the 54-hole clubhouse lead. UPDATE: With play completed, DeLaet is T2 and one shot back of the leader Brian Harman.

DeLaet began his day in an eight-way logjam at 7-under (T8) and four off the pace. He outpaced one bogey (par-4 10th) with five birdies and an eagle-2 at the drivable par-4 15th. His stats show 11 (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation, registering 3.792 in strokes gained: tee-to-green at the time he signed his card. The Canadian's round was highlighted by the eagle-2, where his drive of 278 yards came to rest 6'4" from the cup. The putt dropped completing his set of six, each coming from inside of 10 feet. DeLaet, expecting twins at the end of the year, entered the week 109th in the FedExCup standings, with two top 10s on 17 starts. The 33-year-old, solo third at the 2013 Travelers, noted in a post-round interview that he hasn't been in the best of health this season, but has been feeling much better of late. He's in position for his first career PGA TOUR win in 123 starts.
Jun 27 - 4:57 PM

Graham DeLaet spun a bogey-free, 4-under-par 33-33=66 in today's second round of the Travelers Championship.

DeLaet is just 109th in the FedExCup standings with no better than a T22 (Byron Nelson) in his last nine starts. However, he's cashed in four straight to at least suggest that he's feeling OK. Still, he admitted on Twitter on June 17 that he didn't give sectional qualifying for the U.S. Open a go because he was "injured." Whatever was bothering him doesn't seem to be an issue at TPC River Highlands where he's missed only three (of 28) fairways and seven greens in regulation. Of course, consistently strong ball-striking is his calling card, but he's lassoed an eagle and seven birdies to pay off the precision. Today's set of four birdies included conversions from 35'8" and 27'10" at Nos. 2 and 8, respectively. At 7-under 133, DeLaet sits four swings off the 36-hole lead.
Jun 26 - 7:09 PM

Graham DeLaet is well-rested ahead of his arrival at TPC River Highlands for this week's Travelers Championship.

The Canuck carded a pair of 5-under 65s here in 2013 on his way to a third-place finish. It's his only finish here inside the top 50 in five tries, but it's not for a lack of liking the course. DeLaet has been open about his love for TPC River Highlands and arrives on the heels of back-to-back top 30s. Gamers will want to hop back on the bandwagon this week as his maiden victory is back in sight.
Jun 23 - 11:10 PM

Graham DeLaet returns to Fort Worth, Texas, for his fifth career Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial start.

The Canadian arrives under the radar this week after a relatively poor start to his 2014-15 season. After posting 11 top 25s in 24 starts last year, he has just 2-of-14 in that regard during 2015. On the bright side, DeLaet is 3-for-4 at Colonial Country Club with all three yielding top 35s. The upside is always there for Mr. DeLaet, making him a great contrarian play in DFS formats this week.
May 19 - 8:36 AM

Graham DeLaet turned in a 2-under-par 36-33=69 for his opening round of the RBC Heritage and sits two strokes off the clubhouse lead.

He's been in a slump since the conclusion of the West Coast Swing, so this is a welcome effort. DeLaet striped 11 (of 14) fairways and hit 10 greens in regulation at Harbour Town today. He covered a pair of bogey-5s with four birdies, including conversions of 14'7" and 18'6" at Nos. 15 and 16, respectively. He also rolled in a bogey putt from 12'1" at the par-4 eighth. At last check, he ranked 15th in the field in strokes gained: putting with a clip of 1.913. That's a positive deviation from his norm. DeLaet has carved out a reputation as such a strong ball-striker that it's a backhanded compliment to cite the good he does on the greens.
Apr 16 - 4:35 PM

Graham DeLaet collapsed to a one-over-par 35-38=73 in the final round of the Shell Houston Open. His 6-under 282 will be his worst finish at SHO since missing the cut in 2012.

His third-round 75 knocked him out of contention and the 18th hole eliminated the potential top-10 finish. After completing his first 17 holes in 4-under to reach 11-under for the tournament, DeLaet came to the 18th and promptly dunked two tee balls in the water, agonizingly ending up with a quintuple bogey-9. His best finish at the SHO will remain a T3 in 2010.
Apr 5 - 3:54 PM

Graham DeLaet enjoyed his first 67 at the Shell Houston Open so much that he signed for another following today's second round.

He carded respective nines of 32 and 35 today before walking off with sole possession of the 36-hole clubhouse lead at 10-under 134. DeLaet striped nine (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation en route to six birdies on Friday. His longest conversions measured 11'8" and 30'2" at Nos. 7 and 13, respectively. His only gaffe occurred at the par-3 16th where he failed to get up and down from a greenside bunker and settled for bogey. Half of his 12 birdies overall have disappeared on the quartet of par 5s at the Golf Club of Houston. The Canadian will enter the weekend with his latest chance to secure his first PGA TOUR victory.
Apr 3 - 5:40 PM

Graham DeLaet hung up a 5-under-par 35-32=67 for his opening round of the Shell Houston Open to set the very early clubhouse lead.

DeLaet arrived having missed three consecutive cuts, so this qualifies as a mild surprise. He went out in the first threesome off the 10th tee at the Golf Club of Houston's Tournament Course today. After opening par-bogey, the Canuck peeled off six birdies against no bogeys or worse. Two of his birdies rolled in conventionally from outside 11 feet, but the highlight was a 10-yarder from off the green at the par-3 16th. Overall, he split eight (of 14) fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation. Because it always feels necessary to update the tote board, DeLaet is winless in 116 PGA TOUR starts.
Apr 2 - 1:14 PM