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Bud Cauley

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/16/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'7' / 150

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Making his 100th career TOUR start (99 pro), World No. 323 Bud Cauley rode a hole-out eagle-2 to a 3-under-par 36-33=69 in today's final round of the CareerBuilder Challenge to post 18-under 270, good for a two-way T3, two back of champion Hudson Swafford and matching his career-best finish.
This was the 26-year-old's fifth appearance with a previous-best T14 last year. After opening the season with a T50 in Napa, he arrived off four straight missed cuts. The Alabama product began R4 in a four-way T3 on 15-under, two adrift of 54-hole leader Adam Hadwin. He circled two birdies and a hole-out eagle-3 at 11 (from 103 yards out) to jump into a four-way tie for the lead on 17-under, but managed just one more birdie-3 at 14 over his last seven holes. Cauley's lone bogey came at the par-4 ninth, just his second bogey in his final 54 holes. This is his third, third-place finish on TOUR, first since solo 3rd at the 2012 Wyndham. Jan 22 - 5:49 PM

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Playing La Quinta Country Club, World No. 323 Bud Cauley twirled a 7-under-par 33-32=65 in today's third round of the CareerBuilder Challenge to post 15-under 201, up 10 spots on the live leaderboard to T3, two adrift of 54-hole leader Adam Hadwin, who shot 59.

The Alabama product is getting progressively better, carding rounds of 69-67-65. He began the third frame on 8-under (T13), six back of 36-hole leader Hudson Swafford. Beginning off No. 10 tee, he landed 10 (of 14) fairways and 15 greens in regulation, recording 1.533 putts per GIR. The 26-year-old squared a lone bogey at the par-3 seventh, but erased with eight birdies coming at Nos. 11-13, 16, 3, 4, 6, and 9.
Jan 21 - 6:35 PM

Playing the Stadium Course, World No. 323 Bud Cauley crafted a bogey-free 5-under-par 33-34=67 in the second round of the CareerBuilder Challenge for a two-day tally of 8-under 136, up 21 spots to T13 with play still in progress.

The 26-year-old is making his fifth appearance with a best of T14 last year (72-65-66-68). He kicked off with nine birdies on the Nicklaus Tournament Course but took a lot of luster off with four bogeys and a double bogey-6. The Floridian found nine (of 14) fairways in R2 and pelted 16 greens in regulation, gaining 5.027 strokes tee-to-green but losing 1.088 strokes with the flat stick, most notably a whiffed birdie try at the par-4 15th from 35 inches.
Jan 20 - 5:20 PM

Bud Cauley's 2016-17 campaign is off to a rocky start and is currently No. 323 in the Official World Golf Ranking.

The 26-year-old ended the 2015-16 season 135th in the final FedExCup standings -- missing the Playoffs for a second straight season -- but finished 119th on the money list to be fully exempt. After ending last season with back-to-back top 10s, the first time that he accomplished that since 2012, he's opened this season with a T50 at the Safeway Open and chased with three consecutive missed cuts, currently 179th in the FEC standings. The Floridian ranks 136th on TOUR in scoring average (71.616), 252nd in putts per round (30.40), and 200th in SG: Putting (-1.192).
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 03:04:00 PM

Bud Cauley orchestrated a 3-under-par 33-34=67 in the final round of the Wyndham Championship to post 13-under 267, up two spots on the live leaderboard to T12. UPDATE: With play completed, Cauley finished in a four-way T10, his second straight top-10 finish, and will end the regular season 119th on the money list, fully exempt for 2016-17.

The 26-year-old entered the week with four starts remaining on a Major Medical Extension in the reshuffle category. He needed to earn 116.270 FedExCup points or $116,440 to meet the terms and we'll have to wait until the completion of play to see where he stands. The University of Alabama product finishes the season with five top 25s in 14 starts and a season-best T4 at the Byron Nelson. At a projected 136th in the FEC standings he'll miss the Playoffs for the second straight season, but can opt to head to the Tour Finals. This was Cauley's fifth Wyndham and his solo third in 2012 is still tied for a career best in 94 career starts.
Sun, Aug 21, 2016 05:05:00 PM

Bud Cauley hung up a 6-under-par 32-32=64 in today's third round of the Wyndham Championship to reach 10-under 200, up 26 spots to T9 with play still in progress

The 26-year-old, paired with fellow Alabama product Dicky Pride (47 years of age), book-ended bogey-5s at nine and 18 on failed scrambles, but otherwise was stellar, circling eight birdies on 15 greens in regulation for 1.533 putts per GIR. Cauley's longer conversions were birdie-3s at six (from 13'11") and an 11-footer at the 17th, contributing to 2.241 in SG: Putting at the time he signed his card. Thru 54 holes, he's currently setting the pace in the latter with a cumulative 6.921. The Florida native and resident entered the week ranked 151st on TOUR in SGP at -0.210 (no jinx). His 64 matches a season best shot in R1 at the Byron Nelson.
Sat, Aug 20, 2016 03:52:00 PM

Bud Cauley pieced together a 2-under-par 35-34=69 in today's final round of the John Deere Classic to post 8-under 270, good for his second top 10 of the season in 13 starts (T4, AT&T Byron Nelson).

The 26-year-old was making his fourth JDC appearance and this brushes aside a previous best of T52 on last visit in 2014. He began the final frame in a three-way T8 on 12-under after rounds of 67-68-66. The University of Alabama product is departing with a six-way T8. He opened with nine straight pars and outpaced bogey-4s at 12 and 16 with birdies on Nos. 10, 13, 14 and 17. For the week, Cauley totaled two eagles (T1 in that stat) and 17 birdies, against seven bogeys.
Sun, Aug 14, 2016 05:36:00 PM

With preferred lies in effect, Bud Cauley rallied for a 6-under-par 37-29=66 in the third round of the John Deere Classic to reach the three-quarter pole on 12-under 201, currently T6 on the leaderboard and up eight spots on the round.

The 26-year-old began the third frame on 7-under (T14) after opening in 67-68. He went out in birdie-less 2-over, squaring bogeys on Nos. 3 (3-putt from 26'9") and 6 on a failed scramble. The Florida native and resident kicked off his inward half with birdies on 10 and 12 (22'3"), before concluding in birdie-birdie-eagle-birdie, highlighted by a 52'8" bomb for eagle on the par-5 17th. He striped 13 (of 14) fairways and mustered 13 greens in regulation, posting 1.615 putts per GIR. Cauley played 33 holes on Saturday to get three laps into the books.
Sat, Aug 13, 2016 08:49:00 PM

Bud Cauley pieced together a 4-under-par 34-33=67 during the opening round of the John Deere Classic.

Cauley kicked off his week the right way, striping 10 (of 14) fairways and landing 14 greens. The Alabama product walked off the 18th green gaining 2.434 strokes putting, but his approach play was not too shabby either. Most notable was his 235-yard approach shot at the par-5 17th hole, sticking it to two feet for a tap-in eagle. Slightly less impressive was his tee shot at the par-3 third hole, earlier in the round, sticking the 188-yard approach to 4'4" for an easy birdie. Cauley entered the week needing $241,240 to fulfill the terms of his Major Medical Extension. He could knock that out this week if he maintains this pace.
Thu, Aug 11, 2016 05:13:00 PM

Prior to his first round tee time, Bud Cauley has withdrawn from this week's Quicken Loans National, citing a hand injury. UPDATE: Cauley returned to action at the Barbasol Championship, posting a 3-under 139 tally at the midpoint.

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.
Thu, Jun 23, 2016 09:48:00 AM

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.
Sat, Jun 4, 2016 02:27:00 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.
Sun, May 22, 2016 07:21:00 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.
Sat, May 21, 2016 05:44:00 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.
Fri, May 20, 2016 03:27:00 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.
Fri, May 20, 2016 09:44:00 AM