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Bud Cauley |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (24) / 3/16/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'7' / 150
College: Alabama

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Bud Cauley is hoping to return to competition at the Puerto Rico Open on March 5-8.
Assuming his rehab from surgery for a torn labrum on his left shoulder (Sept. 12) goes smoothly, he's going to start hitting full shots in February. Cauley opened this season at the top of the Tour Finals category, but he won't be there come March. Two reshuffles will occur before then, so he'll be buried. He's probably snag a couple of sponsor exemptions for tournaments where his number won't qualify on merit, and he's certain to get a medical extension is he eventually needs it, but if he struggles early, he won't necessarily be eager to continue playing and burning up starts on a medical for 2015-16. That time will pass, so it's good to just know when we hope to see him again inside the ropes. Wed, Oct 29, 2014 10:19:00 PM

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In addition to beginning the 2014-15 season in the No. 1 position in the Tour graduate reshuffle, Bud Cauley has a Minor Medical Extension in play.

Cauley's status is in the reshuffle, but the medical was awarded due to a dislocated left shoulder that kept him out of action late in the regular season. Should he earn $64.459 or 80.770 FedExCup points in his first two starts, he'll be elevated to the Major Medical category for the remainder of the season. His spot on the pecking order and this news would normally bode very well for fantasy value, but he's out indefinitely after having surgery for a torn labrum in the same shoulder on Sept. 12. Minor Medicals don't carry over, so he'd forfeit it if he doesn't return this season, and he's sure to tumble considerably in the reshuffle if he's out all fall. Suffice it to say that the 24-year-old sets up to be that apple on which you shouldn't take a bite, but probably will.
Sat, Oct 4, 2014 06:51:00 PM

Bud Cauley has surgery on Sept. 12 for a torn labrum in his left shoulder.

Cauley opened the Tour Finals with a victory. It solidified a spot in the reshuffle on the PGA TOUR in 2014-15 -- he'll start in the No. 1 position -- but things turned for the worse not long thereafter. After missing the cut in the second leg, he went under the knife on Sept. 12, and then alerted his followers on Twitter and Instagram as follows, "real disappointed to say I torn my labrum last wed but out of surgery and everything went great. will be out for a while but already can't wait to be back." On Sept. 26, Cauley added, "it's been 14 days since surgery and were up to 5 pound curls haha the wing is getting better & stronger everyday." He hasn't mentioned a timetable for a return to competition, but it wouldn't be surprising if we didn't see him again until 2015. With his status secure, he has no reason to rush back. This is a blow to gamers planning to piggyback his recent uptick in form.
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 10:04:00 PM

Bud Cauley spun a bogey-free 7-under-par 34-31=65 in the final round of the Hotel Fitness Championship to claim a one-stroke victory over Colt Knost at 20-under 268.

With this victory, Cauley has locked up his full status for the 2014-15 PGA TOUR season via the Tour Finals. He would have enjoyed conditional status, finishing 143rd in the FedExCup standings, but he is now in much better shape. This is the second consecutive year he dropped down to the Tour Finals after failing to keep his PGA TOUR card, having graduated last year as well. The Alabama prodcut circled seven birdies, with four of those coming on par 5s, at Sycamore Hills GC in the finale. While he didn't rank inside the top 10 in any notable statistical categories, the key to his week was likely limiting the mistakes. He tied for fourth with just five bogeys, and nothing worse, for the week. He also shared sixth with 21 birdies and his two eagles were tied for second. He will now set his sights on winning the Tour Finals money list in order to be exempt from all reshuffles on the 2014-15 PGA TOUR.
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 08:01:00 PM

Bud Cauley authored one of the more thrilling rides of the opening round of the Wyndham Championship after which he signed for a 1-under-par 37-32=69.

He took the last four weeks off after dislocating his shoulder in the Quad Cities, but sitting 125th on the money list (and 139th in FedExCup points), he can't sit this one out. It looked bleak early at Sedgefield as he bogeyed four of his first six holes, including a three-putt from nearly 65 feet at the par-4 11th hole where the leaking began. However, like a chiseled veteran that isn't quite yet, Cauley played his remaining 12 holes in bogey-free 5-under with five birdies. The turnaround was sparked by a hole-out from a greenside bunker 22 yards away at the par-3 16th. Given the outset, a red number is a morale victory. The next step is to make the cut and protect his spot inside the top 125 in earnings.
Thu, Aug 14, 2014 06:52:00 PM

Bud Cauley is listed in the published field of next week's Wyndham Championship.

Cauley has sat out since dislocating his shoulder on the Saturday of the John Deere Classic. He's since fallen to 139th in the FedExCup standings. However, his easier road to fully exempt status in 2014-15 is to finish inside the top 125 on the money list where he's currently 125th. Needless to say, he's going to need to gut it out and give himself a chance at Sedgefield.
Fri, Aug 8, 2014 07:08:00 PM

Bud Cauley provided a straightforward update on his well-being following a dislocated left shoulder suffered during the Saturday of the John Deere Classic.

Cauley wrote, "disappointed to not be teeing it up in the @RBCCanadianOpen today. still rehabbing the shoulder. getting better everyday." All of that information is pretty much what we'd expect. Since he's 118th on the money list, he can afford at least one week off, but starts in the final two opens are question marks. Expect him to take it week to week, but don't be surprised if he commits to next week's Reno-Tahoe Open and then withdraws early like he did this week.
Thu, Jul 24, 2014 11:36:00 AM

Bud Cauley has been removed from the published field of this week's RBC Canadian Open.

Cauley suffered a dislocated shoulder during the third round of the John Deere Classic, but gutted out a share of 52nd place for 16.00 FedExCup points. He's 131st in the standings but 118th in earnings, so he just may secure 2014-15 status on money. Still, the RBC is one of three remaining events in which most of the guys near him on both lists will play, so he probably won't be able to afford sitting out the remainder of the regular season to heal.
Mon, Jul 21, 2014 11:15:00 AM

Bud Cauley alerted his followers on Twitter today to probably explain why he blew up for a 3-over-par 33-41=74 in the final round of the John Deere Classic.

Cauley wrote, "dislocated my left shoulder Saturday at the John Deere. no tears so I hope a week of rehab will have me ready for the Canadian open!" The RBC Canadian Open is scheduled for July 24-27. Cauley sat T18 after 54 holes and went out in bogey-free 2-under through 10 in the final round. He then played the final eight holes in 5-over with one birdie, three bogeys and a triple. He didn't elaborate as to how he suffered the injury, but clearly he was able to gut it out. The 24-year-old sits 130th in the FedExCup standings and 118th in earnings.
Tue, Jul 15, 2014 07:41:00 PM

Bud Cauley has crafted a pair of bogey-free, 4-under-par 67s to begin the John Deere Classic.

Cauley remains on fire. After sharing fourth place at Greenbrier on Sunday, he's gone 11-for-11 in scrambling at TPC Deere Run and converted four birdies in each round. Today's set featured rolls from 14'9" and 13'1" at Nos. 4 and 6, respectively. At 8-under 134, the 24-year-old is four strokes back of the 36-hole co-leaders.
Fri, Jul 11, 2014 08:05:00 PM

Bud Cauley fired a 6-under-par 32-32=64 in the final round of The Greenbrier Classic and is the first to post 9-under 271.

Cauley gave the fans positioned in the sky boxes surrounding the 18th green something to remember. He landed his 7-iron on the par 3 measuring 176 yards today just short of the hole and watched it roll into the cup for a hole-in-one. His first 17 holes featured six birdies and two bogeys, so he had it going all day long. Highlights were abundant, as four of his birdies were longer than 12 feet, with a 29'3" effort on the par-5 12th the longest.
Sun, Jul 6, 2014 02:08:00 PM

Bud Cauley settled for a 2-under-par 35-33=68 in the third round of the Travelers Championship.

Cauley didn't make the most of moving day, but didn't fall out of contention, either. He reached 2-over on the round through seven before bouncing back with back-to-back birdies from 11'11" and then 17'8" on the next two holes. While his T11 at the Zurich was close, Cauley hasn't officially earned a top 10 since the 2010 Barclays.
Sat, Jun 21, 2014 05:20:00 PM

Bud Cauley followed his opening 63 at the Travelers Championship with an even-par 35-35=70 to post 7-under 133, coming to rest four strokes off Scott Langley's 36-hole pace.

He went just 3-for-6 in scrambling with three bogeys and was fortunate not to score higher thanks to a pair of long-range birdie conversions. After sinking his try from 27'10" at the par-4 second hole, Cauley dropped the bomb from 50'5" at the par-4 17th. Every round is crucial as only two months remain in the PGA TOUR's regular season, so he'll need to find a better gear on the weekend at TPC River Highlands.
Fri, Jun 20, 2014 07:00:00 PM

Bud Cauley stormed to a 7-under-par 31-32=63 in his opening round of the Travelers Championship, finishing one stroke off the clubhouse lead.

Cauley has been slipping gears all season, arriving in central Connecticut ranked outside the top 150 in both FedExCup points and earnings. He hadn't scored lower than 66 until today. Toting a torrid putter that yielded a strokes gained split of 2.688 at last check, he converted an eagle from 20'3" at the drivable, par-4 15th and six birdies, five of which from outside 10 feet. He went 1-for-2 in scrambling with a bogey-5 at No. 2, his only gaffe of the round.
Thu, Jun 19, 2014 01:59:00 PM

Bud Cauley withdrew from the FedEx St. Jude Classic during his second round.

He was laying 3 on the par-4 sixth hole when the second weather delay occurred on Friday afternoon. Cauley sat birdie-free 7-over-par through 14 holes on the round and 7-over for the tournament, so he'd have needed a miracle to make the cut. It's a disappointing end to a week that included some promise as he was coming off a T21 at Colonial, his second of two top 25s on the season, both in his last four starts. He did not qualify for the U.S. Open.
Sat, Jun 7, 2014 08:39:00 AM