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Bud Cauley

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/16/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'7' / 150

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Prior to his first round tee time, Bud Cauley has withdrawn from this week's Quicken Loans National, citing a hand injury.
Cauley was set to go off at 9:27 a.m. ET with Si Woo Kim and Hiroshi Iwata but instead alerted the officials on the first tee of a wrist injury. As a gamer you'd like to see this earlier in the week, but perhaps he felt he could play through the pain. This is his second last-minute WD of the season, as he backed out of the Arnold Palmer Invitational with a foot injury, as well. Cauley has eight starts remaining on his Major Medical with $289,828 left to fulfill the terms. Jun 23 - 9:48 AM

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Sponsor invite Bud Cauley smoothed a 6-under-par 33-33=66 in the third round of the Memorial to reach the three-quarter mark on 8-under 208, up 40 to T22 with play still in progress.

Making his third appearance and first since T34/2013, the 26-year-old made the cut on the number after opening in 69-73. Thru 54 holes, he's 11-under on the par 5s, including par breakers on all four of them in the third round. Cauley hit three of the four in two shots and converted two into eagle-3s, the first from 7'3" at the fifth and the second from a mere 14 inches at the 15th after hitting his approach from 248 yards stiff. Elsewhere, he erased bogeys at 3, 13 and 16 with five birdies at Nos. 1, 7, 11, 14 and a walk-off from 15'8" at the par-4 18th. The Floridian posted 4.957 SG: Approach-to-the-Green and currently leads in that stat with a cumulative 10.360.
Jun 4 - 2:27 PM

Bud Cauley rallied for an even-par 37-33=70 in today's final round of the AT&T Byron Nelson to post 13-under 267, two adrift of a two-man playoff involving 54-hole leader Brooks Koepka and would-be-champ Sergio Garcia.

Playing this season on a Major Medical, the Floridian entered his second Byron Nelson (MC/2014) with 11 starts remaining to earn $588,453.00. He bit off a significant chunk of that with a six-way T4 and collecting $264,625. The 26-year-old played the finale out of the penultimate twosome and began in a three-way T3 on 13-under, three back of Koepka. He broke even with two bogeys and a double, including a bogey-double-bogey finish to his first half, erasing four birdies. To his credit, he did play his final nine holes in bogey-free 2-under for his first top 10 of the season and first since the 2014 Greenbrier -- though he missed the entire 2014-15 campaign following shoulder surgery.
May 22 - 7:21 PM

Bud Cauley turned in a 2-under-par 34-34=68 after today's third round of the AT&T Byron Nelson for a 54-hole total of 13-under 197, down one on the live leaderboard to T3.

The 26-year-old bogeyed the par-4 third but rebounded with back-to-back birdies on holes 7 and 8 and again at 10 and 11. He was working on playing his final 15 holes without a further blemish but an errant tee shot on the 18th led to a disappointing walk-off bogey-5. Cauley found eight (of 14) fairways and 12 greens in regulation, eeking-out a 0.030 in SGTTG at the time he signed his card. His four par breakers all were conventional and came from inside of nine feet.
May 21 - 5:44 PM

Bud Cauley smoothed a 5-under-par 30-35=65 in the second round of the AT&T Byron Nelson to post 11-under 129, up three on the live leaderboard and joining Brooks Koepka and Jordan Spieth as 36-hole clubhouse leaders. UPDATE: With play winding down, Cauley is in a four-way T2, one back of leader Ben Crane.

The 26-year-old is making his second appearance at the Nelson after a missed cut in 2014. He's playing this season on a Major Medical Extension out of the Tour reshuffle category and has made six starts with four missed cuts and a best of T14 at the CareerBuilder. The Floridian has 11 starts remaining to earn $588,453.00. He began R2 off No. 10 tee and exchanged a lone bogey at 11 (failed scramble) with a 2-putt birdie at 16 to turn even. Cauley came home in bogey-free 5-under, circling holes 1-3 from between 13 and 21 feet, and adding back-to-backs on 6 and 7 to complete his scoring.
May 20 - 3:27 PM

Bud Cauley blitzed TPC Four Seasons Resort with a bogey-free, 6-under-par 33-31=64, just one stroke off the 18-hole co-leaders.

Cauley split 10 (of 14) fairways during the first round, putting him in attack mode from the get-go. That positioning paid off quickly as he opened with a big bang, holing out from 117 yards for eagle at the par-4 10th hole and backed it up with a 17'9" birdie splash on the par-4 11th hole. From there, he coasted to three more birdies and 14 pars. Cauley needed to save par with 5-to-7 foot putts on three occasions, but it was a relatively stress-free round. Playing in his 87th career PGA TOUR event, the University of Alabama product is seeking his 25th top 25 this week.
May 20 - 9:44 AM

Sponsor invite Bud Cauley is scheduled to return to competition at this week's Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte, North Carolina. UPDATE: Cauley returned to action May 5th at the Wells Fargo and missed the cut by four after rounds of 74-75.

Cauley hasn't played in 12 weeks. His last action was a missed cut at the AT&T Pebble Beach. Five weeks on, he was in the published field at the Arnold Palmer but withdrew prior with a foot injury. Overall, the 26-year-old has made just five starts this season playing on a medical extension out of the Tour reshuffle category. He has 12 starts remaining to collect 99.500 FedExCup points or $154.017. Cauley is 2-for-2 at Quail Hollow with matching T38s in 2013 and 2014.
May 4 - 3:12 PM

Bud Cauley has withdrawn from this week's Arnold Palmer Invitational prior to his first-round tee time, citing a foot injury. Greg Owen will replace him in the field.

Cauley was last seen missing the cut at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am back in the middle of February. There was no hint of injury at that event, as he blamed his early trunk slam on poor putting. Cauley had some previous success at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, finishing T4 in his 2012 debut, so this is a big loss for gamers. The University of Alabama product turned 26-years-old yesterday, and his future is still bright once he returns to action.
Mar 17 - 11:55 AM

Bud Cauley preps for another look at Bay Hill Club and Lodge as he makes his way back for this week's Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Cauley finished T4 here in his 2012 tournament debut before missing the cut in 2013. That wasn't his first crack at the course, though. The University of Alabama product finished 17th at the 2005 HP Boys Junior Championship, an AJGA event. He returned the next year and posted an 11th-place finish. With 12 starts remaining on his Major Medical Extension, Cauley needs $588,453 to meet the terms. It would not be surprising to see him earn a good chunk of that change at Bay Hill this week.
Mar 15 - 9:33 AM

Bud Cauley preps for his fourth visit to the CareerBuilder Challenge and enters the week 0-for-2 thus far in the 2015-16 season with early exits at the Sanderson Farms and The RSM Classic.

Cauley is playing this season on a Major Medical Extension -- out of the Tour reshuffle -- and has 15 starts remaining to collect 458.00 FedExCup points or $742,470. He had shoulder surgery Sep. 12, 2014 and didn't play any TOUR events in 2014-15. The 25-year-old made seven starts on the WCT beginning in mid-2015, including two events in the Finals. In total, he cashed one time (T28) and missed five cuts with one mid-tourney WD. Cauley's record at the CBC shows: 2014/CUT, 2013/T37, and 2012/T30. Originally, he was not in the tourney when the field was set on Friday, but gained entry as the second alternate.
Jan 20 - 1:37 PM

Bud Cauley settled for a 3-over-par 34-39=73 at Sea Island Resort's Seaside Course in today's second round of The RSM Classic and posted 1-over 143 at the halfway point, three strokes too many to have a chance at surviving the cut.

The final groups are coming in, but the cut line won't fall toward him. Cauley cruised to bogey-free 1-under in his outward nine today, but he squared five bogeys coming home before walking off with an academic birdie at the par-4 18th hole. This drops him to 0-for-2 on the season. Worst yet, he'll fail to rise in the Tour category when it reshuffles at the conclusion of the tournament. For the record, he now has 15 starts on his medical extension in the category to collect $742,470 or 458 FedExCup points for a promotion to the Major Medical category.
Fri, Nov 20, 2015 04:11:00 PM

At 2-under-par 72-70=142, Bud Cauley missed the cut at the Sanderson Farms Championship by one stroke.

He played his final four holes in bogey-par-par-par, but to find only seven birdies after hitting 26 greens in regulation is disappointing. But hey, the silver lining is that the 25-year-old shed his PGA TOUR rust after having not competing in an event at this level in 14½ months. He'll move forward with 16 starts remaining on his medical extension in the reshuffle category to earn $742,470 or 458 FedExCup points and a promotion to the Major Medical category.
Sun, Nov 8, 2015 02:32:00 PM

Bud Cauley is lined up to compete in next week's Sanderson Farms Championship.

The 25-year-old has not played the PGA TOUR since the 2014 Wyndham Championship. Shortly thereafter, he underwent surgery on his left shoulder for a torn labrum and didn't tee it up again until mid-June on the Tour, the first of seven starts on the circuit. He went 0-for-2 during the Finals. Cauley begins 2015-16 buried in the reshuffle category with a medical extension. If he earns $742,470 or 458 FedExCup points in 17 starts, he'll be promoted to the Major Medical category. He has a pair of fourth-place finishes at the SFC, but both occurred at Annandale Golf Club in 2011 and 2012. The Country Club of Jackson, which currently hosts, made its debut last year.
Fri, Oct 30, 2015 07:20:00 PM

Bud Cauley took home the bacon at last year's Hotel Fitness Championship and returns for another shot at Sycamore Hills Golf Club.

Cauley will open 2015-16 PGA TOUR season with a medical extension, but can secure full-season status with great play in the Tour Finals. His odds are higher than most, considering his success here in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Not only did he post a 20-under last year to take home first place, he finished T5 the year prior. Gamers should keep close tabs on Cauley and the health of his shoulder during the next four weeks.
Tue, Sep 8, 2015 09:38:00 PM

Bud Cauley signed for a 2-over-par 39-34=73 following his opening round of the Tour's Rust-Oleum Championship.

All that matters here is that he's back inside the ropes. It was nine months ago tomorrow that he had surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder, but for the record, he split six (of 14) fairways, hit 10 greens and erased one late birdie with three early bogeys. "It was nice just to get back out there and swing," he said. "I really wasn’t that nervous. You always get those butterflies on the first tee and I was very excited to play. It’s nice to have it under my belt. ... I didn’t hit it great but I didn’t hit it that bad either. When you’re a little rusty, some of those chutes look a little narrow. It was a great test for me to have to go out there and have to hit shots. Hopefully I can score a little better tomorrow." Cauley gets five rehab starts before he'd be obligated to return to the PGA TOUR. He's in zero hurry to test his game at the highest level, but keep an eye on him as he'll no doubt get a medical extension in 2015-16, provided he needs it.
Thu, Jun 11, 2015 09:12:00 PM