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Bud Cauley

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

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Bud Cauley has withdrawn from this week's Arnold Palmer Invitational prior to his first-round tee time, citing a foot injury.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

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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

Bud Cauley is included in the published field of next week's Rust-Oleum Championship on the Tour.

If he plays, it'll be the first time since last September. Cauley then had surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder. He started the 2014-15 PGA TOUR season at the top of the Tour reshuffle category, so he'll have a medical extension to begin next season if he needs one. He'll most likely get five rehab starts on the Tour before he'd have to play the PGA TOUR the same week on merit, so monitor his progress and plan on giving him a look in 2015-16.
Sat, Jun 6, 2015 12:02:00 AM

Bud Cauley's plan to return at next week's Puerto Rico Open will not come to fruition.

He had circled this event as a potential site to get back inside the ropes. That was in October. Cauley also isn't in the published field of next week's Cartagena de Indias at Karibana Championship on the Tour. He's been active on Twitter, but hasn't shared with his followers a date to resume. Cauley began the season in the No. 1 position in the reshuffle category, but he's since plummeted to 48th due to the inactivity. At this point, we probably wouldn't see him again on the PGA TOUR until the Valero Texas Open (March 26-29), which is when field depth may loop him in on merit.
Fri, Feb 27, 2015 07:57:00 PM

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

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