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Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (25) / 4/22/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 163
College: France

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Victor Dubuisson failed to build on his opening 65 at the BMW Masters in China and handed in a 1-over-par 35-38=73 in round two.
The Frenchman is the only player in the top 30 on the halfway leaderboard at Lake Malaren to have shot over par on Friday and that dropped him seven spots to T9, six behind leader Lucas Bjerregaard. Dubuisson, who won the Turkish Airlines Open on his last start, birdied No. 2 but that was his only gain of a frustrating day. He returned to even par for the round after dropping a shot at 12 and swallowed a walk-off bogey at 18 to arrive at 6-under 138. The 25-year-old piped 9 (of 14) fairways, hit 13 greens in regulation and took 32 putts. Nov 13 - 4:36 AM

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In his first round since winning the Turkish Airlines Open two weeks ago, Victor Dubuisson hit all 18 greens in regulation and carded a bogey-free 7-under-par 31-34=65 at the BMW Masters in China.

That's good enough for T2 after the opening day and puts the Frenchman just a single shot behind leader Sergio Garcia. Still buzzing after that emotional win in Turkey, Dubuisson played his opening nine holes in 31 after birdies at 11, 12, 13, 15 and 18. He made further gains at 2 and 9. The 25-year-old hit every green after splitting 10 of Lake Malaren's 14 fairways. He took 29 putts.
Nov 12 - 3:20 AM

In his post-tournament presser at the Turkish Airlines Open, champion Victor Dubuisson provided some detail as to why he didn't honor the PGA TOUR membership minimum of 15 starts in his debut on the circuit in 2014-15.

Dubuisson made only 10 starts and finished 190th in the FedExCup standings. Martin Kaymer received most of the attention for failing to fulfill the membership provision, but the Frenchman was also guilty. The mercurial 25-year-old offered this explanation today: "I played a few events at the beginning of the year, and for personal reasons at home, I was just feeling not good to be far away from my family. And, I don't know, I was just not feeling good on the PGA TOUR, because I was struggling going back, and going back (indicating back and forth). I decided I will come back to the PGA TOUR in a few years, but probably just buy a place there. If I play the PGA [TOUR], I will play the full season. Now, for the next three or four years, I will just stay in Europe 100 percent." If he continues to enjoy success globally, it seems only a matter of time before he'll open up about his personal life.
Nov 1 - 12:55 PM

With three birdies in the final four holes, Victor Dubuisson hung up a 6-under-par 34-32=66 to win the Turkish Airlines Open by a shot.

The Frenchman now has two European Tour wins and both have come in this tournament at The Montgomerie Maxx Royal. On a dramatic final day, he looked to have it all to do when two behind after walking off the 14th green but he circled birdies at 15, 17 and 18 to post 22-under 266 and edge out Jaco Van Zyl by a shot. Kiradech Aphibarnrat was two strokes back in third and could have tied had his chip at 18 not hit the flag. Byeong-Hung An at -19 and Chris Wood at -18 rounded out the top five while Rory McIlroy slipped to T6 after a closing 71. By winning the opening leg of the four-tournament Final Series, Dubuisson moves up to seventh on the Race To Dubai. "It's so hard because there were so many personal reasons why I didn't play that much this year," he said. "It's not because I didn't want to play. I was really counting on this Final Series to give me some confidence back." He'll add a start at the 2016 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational as a result of this win.
Nov 1 - 8:14 AM

Victor Dubuisson birdied four of the final six holes in a 5-under-par 33-34=67 and shares the 54-hole lead at the Turkish Airlines Open with Jaco Van Zyl.

The duo sit at 16-under 200, a shot clear of pre-tournament favorite Rory McIlroy and two-time 2015 winner Kiradech Aphibarnrat. It's a further two strokes back to Byeong-Hun An and Chris Wood in T5. Dubuisson, who won the inaugural edition of this tournament in 2013, traded a birdie with a bogey over the first two holes before picking up further shots at 4 and 6. A dropped shot at 10 saw him fall off the pace but birdies at 13, 14, 15 and 18 elevated him to top spot alongside Van Zyl, who had started the day with a two-shot lead. "It's a course that I feel great on," said Dubuisson after his 67 at the Montgomerie Maxx Royal. "My long game has been really, really good since the beginning of the year, but my short game was just really, really bad. I don't know, I changed my putter one month and a half ago," The Frenchman hit 13 greens in regulation for the second day running and took 28 putts. He's 13-for-17 in scrambling this week.
Oct 31 - 10:25 AM

With a pair of closing birdies, Victor Dubuisson hung up an 8-under-par 31-33=64 in round two of the Turkish Airlines Open.

The Frenchman's love affair with the Montgomerie Maxx Royal continued on Friday. Two years ago, he won the inaugural edition of this tournament to land his first, and so far only, European Tour title. And last year, following a 77 in round one, he recovered to make the top 15 after a closing 64. He matched that total today with birdies at 1, 3, 4 and 8 on the front nine and further gains at 11, 13, 17 and 18 on the back. Dubuisson, who was 5-for-5 in scrambling, will go into the weekend three shots behind leader Jaco Van Zyl and very much in position to lift this trophy for the second time in three years.
Oct 30 - 10:28 AM

With defending champion Brooks Koepka absent, Victor Dubuisson is the only former winner of the Turkish Airlines Open taking part this week.

Dubuisson won the inaugural edition of the tournament in 2013, securing his first, and so far only, European Tour victory with rounds of 67-65-63-69. His return to the Montgomerie Maxx Royal got off to a dreadful start last year when he opened with a 77 but the Frenchman fought back in style and eventually posted T15 after a closing 64. He's been something of an enigma in 2015 but still sits inside the top 50 in the Race To Dubai (49th) and showed some rare consistency with two 68s and two 70s when T32 in last week's UBS Hong Kong Open.
Oct 27 - 7:53 PM

After four weeks off, Victor Dubuisson will make his return at this week's Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland.

The Frenchman endured a difficult first six months of the year but is 6-for-7 worldwide since missing the cut at the U.S. Open. He has four top 20s in that run, including T10 at July's Scottish Open. His last start was a T27 at August's Czech Masters. Dubuisson has some good form on links courses and, although he's only 2-for-4 overall in this event, has a tied fifth in 2012. That year he opened with a 62 at St. Andrews which stages two of the four rounds this week.
Sep 28 - 4:50 PM

Victor Dubuisson authored a 5-under-par 32-35=67 in the third round of the 97th PGA Championship to continue his move through the field.

An opening 76 left the Frenchman way back but a 70 in round two allowed him to make the cut on the number. Playing in the third group out on Saturday, Dubuisson took advantage of a rain-softened Whistling Straits to advance to 3-under 213. He made his move early with a 13'9" conversion for an eagle-3 at No. 2 and followed it with birdies at 3, 5, 11 and 15. The Ryder Cup star split 10 (of 14) fairways and hit an impressive 15 greens in regulation. All his successful birdie putts were from inside seven feet while his only blemish occurred at 17 due to taking three swishes of the blade. He's currently T33 on the leaderboard.
Aug 15 - 2:53 PM

With a 2-under-par 33-35=68 in his opening round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational, Victor Dubuisson established very early possession of the clubhouse lead.

Well, this is surprising. The first-time PGA TOUR member has made zero noise on the circuit this year. He connected a trio of top 20s in Europe in late June through mid-July, but he didn't deserve to be on anyone's radar today. Going out in the third pairing off the first tee at Firestone Country Club's South Course, Dubuisson split only five (of 14) fairways but he landed 14 greens in regulation and poured in three birdies. His longest conversion dropped for birdie from 23 feet at the par-4 ninth hole. He also poured in par saves ranging 11-16 feet at Nos. 7 and 14 to help reel in just his sixth red number in 19 rounds on TOUR this season. With this just his ninth start, Dubuisson would need to play all of the remaining six tournaments to reach the membership minimum of 15. He'd probably be allowed a waiver for playing in the Open de France, but at 203rd in the FedExCup standings, he faces a mountain to climb.
Aug 6 - 1:55 PM

Victor Dubuisson heads to Akron, Ohio this week to make his second appearance at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational.

Twelve months ago, the Frenchman placed T31 on his tournament debut at Firestone Country Club after shooting rounds of 74-72-71-70 so improved his score each day. After a difficult season, Dubuisson finally found his mojo with a T20 at the BMW International Open and followed it with a T12 in his home Open de France and a T10 at the Scottish Open. He's suffered another dip since then, however, with missed cuts at the Open Championship and Omega European Masters in Switzerland. Overall, the 2014 Ryder Cup star has struggled on American soil this season with missed cuts at The Masters and the U.S. Open but he did post T17 in April's Shell Houston Open.
Aug 4 - 6:39 PM

Victor Dubuisson is rounding into form ahead of his third start in The Open Championship.

The Frenchman shook of some poor form to finish T20 in the BMW International Open in Germany, had a run at the title when T12 in his home Open de France and improved again to T10 in last week's Scottish Open. Dubuisson played in the 2010 Open at St. Andrews as an amateur (missed cut) and turned pro straight after. His only other start in this event resulted in a T9 at Hoylake last year and he followed that with a T7 in the PGA Championship at Valhalla before making his Ryder Cup debut a month later. Adding to his appeal is a strong record at St. Andrews in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. He shot 62-68 in the two rounds played over the Old Course in the 2012 event to finish T5 and also closed 65-69 there when T27 in 2011. He has an early tee-time (08:11) on Thursday morning alongside American Billy Horschel and England's Ross Fisher.
Jul 13 - 4:43 PM

Victor Dubuisson tacked on a 1-under-par 35-35=70 to his opening 68 and shares the lead at the halfway mark of the Alstom Open de France.

The Frenchman shares top spot on 4-under 138 with Germany's Martin Kaymer and Spain's Rafa Cabrera-Bello and that trio will battle it out in a three-ball on Saturday with organizers hoping to quicken up play due to the threat of thunderstorms. Dubuisson hit 6-under after making an eagle-2 at 6 when holing his approach from 107 yards but gave those shots back with successive bogeys at 8 and 9. He took outright possession of the lead again with a birdie at 12 but dropped another shot at 17. After a difficult season, this is the perfect time and place for the Ryder Cup star to come back to life and he puts the return to form down to simply playing more golf. The 25-year-old took part in just five tournaments between January and April but this is his third event in a row and seventh since the start of May. Dubuisson hit only half the greens in regulation on Friday but is 12-for-16 in scrambling so far and his famed short game magic could make the difference this weekend.
Jul 3 - 12:55 PM

Victor Dubuisson delighted the locals by taking a share of the clubhouse lead with a 3-under-par 35-33=68 in round one of the Alstom Open de France.

The Frenchman sank a 10-foot putt at his final hole, the par-5 9th, to match the target set by Bernd Wiesberger. Dubuisson was quiet early on, playing his first eight holes in 1-over due to a bogey-6 at 14. He made amends with a birdie at 18 and circled three more at 3, 5 and 7 to join the lead. This is another positive sign for the Ryder Cup star, who snapped a poor run of form with a top 20 in Germany last week.
Jul 2 - 10:03 AM

Victor Dubuisson will hope to put on a show for his home fans at this week's Alstom Open de France at Le Golf National.

He's 4-for-5 at the Paris venue as a pro but has struggled to put four rounds together. That's highlighted by his best finish of T18 in 2013 when he carded 68-75-76-66. It's a similar story with his current form which shows pockets of good play but no title challenge. However, thanks to twins 67s in the middle two rounds, he did post T20 in Germany last week which was his best strokeplay finish since a T17 at the Shell Houston Open in early April. With Le Golf National hosting the 2018 Ryder Cup and Dubuisson desperate to be part of Team Europe again, he certainly has huge incentive this week.
Jul 1 - 7:37 AM