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Age / DOB:  (34) / 1/22/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 165

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Graham DeLaet authored a 4-under-par 34-32=66 on day four of the Sony Open in Hawaii for a 72-hole tally of 14-under 266, good for a two-way tie for seventh.
Three days shy of his 34th birthday (Jan. 22nd), DeLaet posts his first top 10 of the season in his fourth start and his first top 10 at Waialae CC in his fifth appearance. His previous best on Oahu was T25 in his 2009 debut. Although still winless on TOUR in 131 career starts, the Canadian showed moxie chasing an opening 3-over 73 with 62-65-66. He began the finale on 10-under (T13) and crashed the top 10 with a six-birdie against two-bogey showing on Sunday. The Boise, Idaho, resident was T2 for the tourney with 24 birdies, but squared six bogeys and two doubles. He heads to the States for his fourth appearance at the CareerBuilder Challenge in Southern California, the first 156-man field of the 2016 calendar year. Jan 18 - 12:21 AM

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Graham DeLaet enjoyed a career-tying-low 8-under-par 31-31=62 in the second round of the Sony Open in Hawaii to vault 93 places to T35 with play winding down for the day.

DeLaet's bogey-free 62 was 11 shots better than his opening 73, and ties a career low which he shot two prior times (428 career rounds), most recently in R3 at the 2013 Deutsche Bank Championship. After squaring three bogeys and a double yesterday against just two birdies, the 33-year-old circled eight on Friday on 16 greens in regulation. Five of his conversions came from inside five feet, with a long of 19'3" coming at the par-4 14th. His 62 will go down as the low lap of the day, and was also a personal best in 14 career rounds at Waialae CC, supplanting the 63 he shot in R1 at the 2012 playing, eventually finishing T29.
Jan 15 - 10:24 PM

Graham DeLaet arrives at the holiday break ranked 116th in the FedExCup standings.

The Canuck posted a pair of paydays in three starts during the fall. DeLaet remains a fantasy force when he's healthy, but that remains issue over the last two seasons, forced into four mid-round WDs during that time. GDL still owns a career top-10 strike rate that eclipses 15 percent. That is elite territory, and gamers shouldn't forget about him early in the season.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 08:44:00 AM

Graham DeLaet tossed up a 6-under-par 35-31=66 in today's opening round of the Sanderson Farms Championship, finishing two strokes off the pace of the clubhouse co-leaders.

DeLaet is making his third start of the season, but he's gone six consecutive without a top 30. Apparently, he was feeling well enough today to hit 15 greens in regulation and buy eight birdies, three of which before the turn. He also double-bogeyed with par-5 fifth where he didn't find the putting surface until his fourth whack, and then three-jacked the green from just outside 21 feet. However, he connected five times from outside 10 feet coming home, four times for birdie. His longest measured 19'5" at the par-4 16th hole, but the last one probably felt the best, given he salvaged par from 10-and-a-half feet at the last, the par-4 18th. Best known for his tee-to-green proficiency, the non-winner ranked fourth in strokes gained: putting for the field at last check (at 2.938). Incidentally, DeLaet's wife will be induced for the birth of the couple's first child on Tuesday the 10th.
Thu, Nov 5, 2015 05:03:00 PM

Graham DeLaet kept his head down again in today's second round of the Open after which he signed for a 4-under-par 35-33=68.

One good round is an anomaly but two is a trend. This is inspiring stuff from DeLaet who has always turned heads but often leaving them shaking. Through 36 holes at Silverado, he's hit 30 greens in regulation, tied for second-most in the field. His average distance off the two measured tees is 316.5 yards; that's seventh-longest this week. It's the formula he's used for years. He went 4-for-4 in scrambling today but three-jacked the green for bogey at the par-4 third. Thereafter, he rallied for five birdies, including looks from 18'6" and 11'5" at Nos. 12 and 14, respectively. DeLaet also made good on a par attempt from 14'10" at the par-3 second hole. When the dust settled, he found himself at 9-under 135, just two shots off the 36-hole lead.
Fri, Oct 16, 2015 09:51:00 PM

Graham DeLaet tossed up an encouraging 5-under-par 35-32=67 in his opening round of the Open today.

The banged-up Canadian all but disappeared late in the season before going one-and-out in the FedExCup Playoffs. In fact, he hadn't signed for a red number since a third-round 68 at St. Andrews in The Open Championship in mid-July. Today at Silverado, DeLaet landed 16 greens in regulation and connected for six birdies, including a pair 11-12 feet. His only blemish occurred at the par-5 18th hole where he failed to find the GIR en route to bogey. From a long-term viewpoint, the knock on the 33-year-old is that he's either brittle or he's mismanaged how much action his body can handle. If there's a candidate to adopt the less-is-more approach, it's this guy. Of course, he's winless in 127 starts, so perhaps until he lifts that first trophy, he'll continue to chase it with reckless abandon.
Thu, Oct 15, 2015 05:32:00 PM

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.
Thu, Aug 27, 2015 08:01:00 PM

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."
Mon, Aug 10, 2015 12:35:00 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.
Fri, Aug 7, 2015 12:26:00 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.
Fri, Jul 24, 2015 10:22:00 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.
Thu, Jul 23, 2015 06:03:00 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.
Tue, Jul 21, 2015 06:34:00 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.
Sun, Jun 28, 2015 06:37:00 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.
Sat, Jun 27, 2015 04:57:00 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.
Fri, Jun 26, 2015 07:09:00 PM