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Graham DeLaet |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (32) / 1/22/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 165
College: Boise State University

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Graham DeLaet withdrew from his most recent two PGA TOUR scheduled starts and is 164th in the FedExCup standings.
DeLaet's neck was the culprit of his WDs in the no-cut CIMB Classic and WGC-HSBC Champions. While a date for his return is still uncertain, it doesn't appear that he is headed for a lengthy stint on the shelf. Wisdom dictates a wait-and-see approach before investing too much trust in him for weekly formats. Dec 6 - 8:42 PM

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Graham DeLaet released a statement on Friday to fill in some of the blanks as it relates to a neck injury that forced him to withdrew very early in tournaments in Asia the last two weeks.

"It’s not something that bothers me day-to-day, but only comes up when swinging the golf club," he wrote. "It was this unforeseen neck pain that led me to withdraw from the CIMB Class and WGC-HSBC Champions events. I'm working with my team to figure out the cause so that I can get back to playing pain-free golf and I'm looking forward to returning to competition in the very near future." Secondary to the issue at hand is that he's confirmed that it's his neck and not his back that the PGA TOUR cited for both WDs. Meanwhile, if there's a silver lining in the wake of zero dividends at the guaranteed paydays abroad, it's that the holiday break is nearly here, so the Canadian will have ample time to solve the problem before the TOUR restarts in January. Since he's not eligible for the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, DeLaet's next opportunity to compete is the Sony Open in Hawaii on Jan. 15-18.
Nov 8 - 11:11 PM

Graham DeLaet withdrew from the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions during his opening round, citing a back injury.

DeLaet went out in 9-over-par 45 before calling it quits. He circled one birdie, but also swallowed three bogeys, one double and a triple. He was a giant question mark after walking off Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club after one hole with a reported neck injury. Prior to's report that the Canadian has suffered a neck injury, the PGA TOUR announced that he was dealing with a sore back. In between, Golf Channel's Steve Sands reported that DeLaet has a bulging disc. Whatever the case, the world's 46th-ranked golfer is unable to play without pain.
Nov 5 - 10:13 PM

Graham DeLaet is battling an unknown issue in his neck, according to Bob Weeks at

The Canadian resource added that DeLaet suffered discomfort at the Open when he yanked a boundary stake from the ground. He tied for 39th at Silverado that week. At the CIMB Classic, where he withdrew after one hole, the PGA TOUR relayed that a back injury forced him to retire. Golf Channel's Steve Sands added the following day that DeLaet was suffering from a "bulging disc," but Sands didn't specify its location. Now this. Whatever the case, the Canuck gets another crack at a no-cut money-and-points grab this week, this time in China at the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions. He tied for sixth at Sheshan International Golf Club last year, but presumably in better health.
Nov 4 - 2:28 AM

In the live telecast of the second round of the CIMB Classic, Golf Channel's Steve Sands said that Graham DeLaet's withdrawal after one hole in the opening round was due to a "bulging disc."

This is the first reported detail of DeLaet's back injury. He had surgery for a herniated disc on Jan. 3, 2010, and has dealt with mild aggravations since, but this week's WD was his first for the injury during a tournament in his career. Consider him an automatic question mark for next week's WGC-HSBC Champions. Warm, humid conditions similar to what the field is enduring in Kuala Lumpur do not aid a disc issue, so the weather is irrelevant to DeLaet's status moving forward.
Oct 31 - 2:00 AM

Graham DeLaet withdrew from the CIMB Classic during his opening round due to a back injury.

The Canadian bogeyed the par-4 first hole and called it quits. It's his second mid-tournament WD in 107 PGA TOUR starts, but both occurred in his last seven (flu; 2014 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational). If he's able, he'll try again at next week's WGC-HSBC Champions.
Oct 29 - 11:43 PM

Graham DeLaet has elected not to compete in this week's Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

PGA TOUR Media's Twitter page reported the news. DeLaet tied for 39th at last week's Open. Typically, unless the Canuck is suddenly dealing with injury, illness or a personal matter, the WD winds up being reflective of a schedule change. Given his ilk, especially among his fellow countrymen, it would be odd if more information about today's decision wasn't revealed. Stay tuned.
Oct 15 - 10:34 AM

Graham DeLaet finished in a tie for 18th place at the 2010 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open and returns for another chance this week.

The Canuck teed it up here last year, but his returns weren't quite a fruitful as 2010, missing the cut after opening with an even-par 72. He finished T39 at last week's season opener, but failed to post a sub-70 round along the way. His flat stick held him back as it often does. He ranked 97th last week in strokes gained: putting after finishing 118th on TOUR last season. Like most weeks, gamers should consider DeLaet a high upside pick, but shouldn't get their hopes up unless his putter starts working.
Oct 14 - 9:39 AM

Graham DeLaet posted a 1-under-par 33-36=69 in the third round of the BMW Championship and enters the final round tied for seventh at 5-under 205.

After opening with back-to-back 68s, the Canadian took a slight step back on Saturday. He circled three birdies, highlighted by a 20'7" putt on the par-3 12th hole, and squared two bogeys on the afternoon. Known as an elite ball-striker, his six (of 14) fairways and 13 GIR were a little less than expected. He is currently projected to finish 32nd in the FedExCup standings, so he needs a solid finale to lock up his spot in the field at East Lake next week.
Sep 6 - 6:08 PM

Graham DeLaet chased his opening 68 at the BMW Championship with another in today's second round to post 4-under 136 at the break, good for first possession of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

DeLaet went out in the first threesome off the first tee at Cherry Hills today. Despite overnight rain that softened the course and the fact that he landed 14 greens in regulation, he still squared three bogeys, including a walk-off three-putt from 42'1" at the par-4 18th hole. His longest of five birdies measured 23'10" and 34'11" at Nos. 5 and 9, respectively.
Sep 5 - 6:05 PM

Graham DeLaet posted a 2-under-par 34-34=68 in his opening round of the BMW Championship, finishing just one stroke in arrears of the clubhouse tri-leaders.

After opening the FedExCup Playoffs MC-T50, the Canuck is 43rd in points and in dire need of a strong week in Colorado to advance. He didn't necessarily deserve today's score since he hit only nine greens in regulation, but he won't turn it down. DeLaet circled six birdies at Cherry Hills today, including conventional conversions from 30'7" and 10'3" at the 14th and 18th holes, respectively. He also holed out from the rough for birdie from six yards away at the par-4 fourth.
Sep 4 - 7:31 PM

Graham DeLaet putted his way to a 4-under-par 34-33=67 in the third round of the Deutsche Bank Championship and sits at 1-under 212 with 18 holes to play.

Known as an elite ball-striker, it was the putter that spurred DeLaet on in his third lap around TPC Boston. With the exception of a two-putt birdie on the par-5 second hole, his other five birdies all were worth of applause. He found the bottom of the cup from 10'8", 10'4", 10'5", 23'9" and 9'9" on the par-4 fourth, par-5 seventh, par-4 13th, par-4 15th and par-5 18th respectively. The week he puts together four rounds of putting on that level will be the week he nabs his breakthrough victory. He gained well over two strokes with the flat stick on Sunday after losing strokes to the field on Friday and Saturday.
Aug 31 - 11:58 AM

Graham DeLaet stumbled all over the place in his opening round of The Barclays, settling for a 7-over-par 37-41=78.

His tee-to-green precision and recent form projected a big week. And with top fives in the last two editions of this tournament (albeit not at Ridgewood Country Club), he's had no issue making an early statement. Today, he split only seven (of 14) fairways and found 10 greens in regulation. DeLaet circled three birdies, including rolls of 23'9" and 24'10" at the seventh and 10th holes, respectively, but he penciled in five bogeys, one double and a triple. The carnage included a penalty following his tee ball at the par-4 11th (site of the triple bogey) and six whiffs from inside eight feet. The only bright side is that he arrived sitting 28th in points, so he's a virtual lock to advance to the BMW Championship regardless of his results the first two weeks.
Aug 21 - 5:25 PM

Graham DeLaet turned in a 3-under-par 36-32=68 at Valhalla Golf Club in the third round of the PGA Championship and shares 10th at 8-under 205 through 54 holes.

After the Canuck swallowed two bogeys and a double bogey to just one birdie over his first seven holes, he became an afterthought. He battled back with six birdies over his final 11 holes, including four consecutive beginning with the par-4 eighth, to regain relevance. Five of his birdies fell from between 11 and 18 feet, which is a bit of a surprise. DeLaet is known as one of the best, if not the best, ball-strikers on the PGA TOUR, but his flat stick generally holds him back. He trails Rory McIlroy by five strokes entering Sunday.
Aug 9 - 7:27 PM

Graham DeLaet added a 3-under-par 34-34=68 in his second round of the PGA Championship to reach the midpoint in 5-under 137, two strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

DeLaet experienced quite a bit of the gamut for one walk around Valhalla. He poured in six birdies, three of which from at least 11 feet. The longest of the conventional measured 17'6" at the par-4 17th hole. He also holed out twice from just off the putting surface, doing at at Nos. 3 and 4. Call it evening the score with the golf gods since he four-putted the par-4 second from just 27'7" for double bogey.
Aug 8 - 2:35 PM