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Bud Cauley

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

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Bud Cauley scavenged together a 2-under-par 34-35=69 during round one of the 99th PGA Championship, positioning himself inside the top 10 on the live leaderboard.
Cauley wasn't setting any records with his long game today, he split just half of the potential 14 fairways and landed 10 greens in regulation. Luckily, he gained 2.588 strokes around-the-green and 2.774 strokes putting at the time he signed his card. It was a short-game clinic that included two putts converted from outside 23 feet and a 35'9" hole-out birdie, as well. Cauley will need to pick up his ball-striking if he wants to keep his name in the mix for three more days. Playing in just his fifth career major, this goes in the books as his first under-par round in a major championship. Aug 10 - 6:41 PM

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Bud Cauley takes his talents to Quail Hollow Club for a showdown at the 99th PGA Championship.

Cauley is set to make his 118th PGA TOUR start, and fourth a Quail Hollow Club. He posted a T38 in his 2013 Wells Fargo Championship debut and found the exact same result the following year (MC in 2016). Cauley's recent results are more promising, posting top 15s in four of his last nine starts, including a T12 in his latest (John Deere Classic). The 27-year-old is still relatively unproven in major championships, just 2-for-4 with a T32 as his best (2013 Open Championship). Cauley's only PGA Championship appearance was a missed cut in the 2012 edition.
Aug 7 - 8:34 PM

World No. 104 Bud Cauley crafted a bogey-free 5-under-par 33-33=66 in the final round of the John Deere Classic to reach 13-under 271, up 27 places to T8 with play still in progress. UPDATE: With play completed, Cauley finished T12.

After opening in 72-67, the 27-year-old played the weekend in twin 66s. He began the finale T35 on 8-under, three short of the overnight top 10. The Alabama product landed 10 (of 14) fairways and 15 greens in regulation, losing 0.439 strokes off-the-tee but gaining 1.562 approaching-the-green. He circled three birdie-3s at Nos. 4, 9 and 11, two from between 13 and 24 feet, adding a hole-out eagle-3 at 10 from 62 yards away. The Floridian posted 1.667 putts per GIR and 1.980 SG: Putting, taking 28 total putts. This is his second top 25 in five visits and possibly and second top 10 after T8 last year. It's Cauley's seventh top 25 of the season in 23 starts and a potential sixth top 10, first since T5 at the Byron Nelson six starts ago.
Jul 16 - 3:20 PM

World No. 104 Bud Cauley contests his fifth John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run and arrives off a missed cut at the Quicken Loans and at 56th in the FedExCup standings.

The 27-year-old is 13-for-22 on the season with six top 25s and five top 10s. Four of those top 10s came in succession, ending the run with T5 at Zurich (teamed with Justin Thomas) and T5 at the Byron Nelson. The Alabama product has tailed off a bit since, cashing three times in five starts with a best of T25 four starts ago at the Memorial. His season best (and tied career best) is T3 at the CareerBuilder back in January. Cauley was the first-round leader at the RBC Heritage, eventually finishing T9, and a 36-hole co-leader at the VTO, fading to T10. He's 3-for-4 at the Deere with one finish in the top 50, a T8 last year (67-68-66-69).
Jul 12 - 1:35 PM

World No. 133 Bud Cauley carved out an even-par 36-34=70 in the final round of the AT&T Byron Nelson for a 72-hole tally of 8-under 272, up one place into a four-way T5, four strokes back of a 2-man playoff involving Jason Day and eventual champ Billy Horschel.

This was the 27-year-old's third appearance, second cash and second straight top 5 (T4/2016). It's his fifth top 25 of the season in 17 starts, all five doubling as top 10s and three of those top 5s. The Floridian has now posted four consecutive top 10s, which is the longest current streak on TOUR. After opening in 67-67-68, he began T6 on 8-under, four shy of 54-hole leader James Hahn and mustered three (of 14) fairways and 10 greens in regulation, losing 1.794 strokes off-the-tee. The Alabama product was 2-over thru 12 holes, outbalancing birdies at 7 and 11 with bogeys at 4, 5, 10 and 12, but played his final six in 2-under, circling 13 and 17.
May 21 - 8:27 PM

World No. 133 Bud Cauley pieced together a 2-under-par 33-35=68 in the third round of the AT&T Byron Nelson to reach the three-quarter pole on 8-under 202, down three places into a 3-way T6, four back of leader James Hahn.

After kicking off in twin-67s, the 27-year-old began in a 6-way logjam on 6-under, six shy of 36-hole leader Jason Kokrak. Playing out of the penultimate threesome, he overcame a double bogey-6 at 11 and bogey-5 at 12, with four conventional birdies at 4, 5, 14 (from 16'8") and 16, adding a pitch-in 2 at the par-3 13th from 42'6" away. The Floridian found 10 (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation, gaining 1.340 strokes tee-to-green but losing 0.178 on-the-green. He'll play out of the fourth-to-last twosome in R4, still looking for his first TOUR title in his 111th career start.
May 20 - 7:03 PM

World No. 133 Bud Cauley enjoyed a 3-under-par 34-33=67 in the second round of the AT&T Byron Nelson to post 6-under 134, matching the 36-hole clubhouse lead with three others.

The 27-year-old is up four places on the day at currently T3, though four shy of the leader on the course Jason Kokrak, who's playing his 15th hole. He found nine (of 14) fairways and 11 greens in regulation, losing 0.380 strokes off-the-tee but gaining 1.339 approaching-the-green. The Floridian squared a lone bogey-5 at 11 (failed scramble), offset by four birdies at 6, 12, 14 and 16, three conventional from inside of seven feet, adding a 16-footer for birdie-3 at 14 from just off the green. He posted a pedestrian 1.818 putts per GIR but went 6-for-7 in scrambling, currently 81.82 percent in the latter thru 36 holes, well above the field average of 56.51 percent.
May 19 - 6:31 PM

Bud Cauley cruised to a 3-under-par 34-33=67 during the opening round of the AT&T Byron Nelson, staking out his spot as an early contender on day one.

Cauley kicked off his week on the back nine and got the scoring started early with a trio of circles on Nos. 11 thru 13. He would add two bogeys on the day, with two more birdies added, as well. The story of the day was ball-striking as he landed eight approach shots to inside 14 feet, converting on five of them. He left a few birdies out on the course but made up for those with a pair of par-saving putts from the 12-to-16 foot range. Cauley walked off the course gaining 2.166 strokes putting on the day. The Alabama product finished T4 here last year after opening with a 6-under 64, so he is slightly behind pace but still in great position.
May 18 - 1:13 PM

Prior to the start of the event, Bud Cauley has pulled his name from the field at this week's Wells Fargo Championship, giving Stuart Appleby a crack at Eagle Point Golf Club.

Cauley has been cruising lately with finishes of T5-T10-T9 over his last three starts. He was an early commit to this week's field but is now deciding to leave the table in the middle of a heater. There is no injury cited, but we will update if anything pops up. For now, gamers should remove him from all lineups this week.
May 2 - 12:04 PM

In four-ball action, Bud Cauley and Justin Thomas hung up a bogey-free 11-under-par 28-33=61 in the final round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans to wrap up on 19-under 269, up 24 spots to T5 and good for the low round in the clubhouse. UPDATE: With two teams heading to a Monday playoff, Cauley and Thomas will finish T5, while Kevin Kisner and Scott Brown had the low round of the day with a week-tying-low 60.

After kicking off in 70-64-74, the University of Alabama products began T29 on 8-under, a distant 11 adrift of 54-hole leaders Jonas Blixt and Cameron Smith. Beginning off No. 10 tee and with lift, clean and place in effect, Cauley did the lifting on their first nine, circling Nos. 11, 15 and 18 to turn 3-under. Thomas, who turned 24 yesterday (Apr. 29th), got going with birdie-3 at 1 and also circled 3s at 4 and 5, before finishing his contribution with a hole-out eagle-3 at seven (from 73'2" away). Cauley circled his fourth birdie at the second, and then went birdie-birdie at 8 and 9.
Apr 30 - 8:29 PM

Second-round co-leader and World No. 146 Bud Cauley labored to an even-par 35-37=72 in the final round of the Valero Texas Open to post 6-under 282, down six spots to T10 and his best finish and first top 10 in his fourth appearance.

After opening in 70-66, the 27-year-old co-led with Tony Finau, his first 36-hole lead/co-lead in his 109th career start (108 pro). He played the weekend in 74-72 to hang on for his third top 10 of the season in 15 starts and second straight. Last week, the Floridian was the 18-hole leader at the RBC Heritage with 63, settling for T9 after rounds of 72-71-69. He began the final frame this week on 6-under (T4), two back of leader and eventual champ Kevin Chappell. Cauley doubled the first, battled back with birdies at Nos. 2, 5 and 6, bogeyed 7 and birdied 9 to turn 1-under. He took himself out of contention with squares at 10, 12 and 13, but salvaged the top 10 with birdie-4s at 14 and 18. The Alabama product had one just one bogey thru 36 holes but had eight and the double over his final 36.
Apr 23 - 8:31 PM

Overnight co-leader and World No. 146 Bud Cauley back-pedaled to a 2-over-par 38-36=74 in the third round of the Valero Texas Open, falling three places into a 7-way T4 on 6-under 210, two back of 54-hole leader Kevin Chappell.

After kicking off in 70-66, the 27-year-old co-led with Tony Finau, his first 36-hole lead/co-lead in his 109th career start (108 pro). On a windy Day 3 in San Antonio, he was birdie-less 3-over thru 13 holes, squaring bogeys at Nos. 1, 8 and 12, before getting on the board with birdie-4 at 14 from 22 inches. The Floridian gave up another with a 3-putt bogey-5 at 15 (from 59'0"), concluding his scoring with a 2-putt birdie after driving the green at the par-4 17th. He peppered 11 (of 14) fairways but landed only nine greens in regulation, posting a dismal 2.000 putts per GIR and -0.848 SG: Putting. Cauley's been a third-place finisher three times on TOUR but is vying for his first title.
Apr 22 - 8:43 PM

Bud Cauley blitzed the Oaks Course at TPC San Antonio with a bogey-free, 6-under-par 33-33=66 during round two, reaching the midpoint on 8-under 136, currently good for the title of clubhouse leader.

Cauley coasted to a three birdie, one bogey effort on day one, but lost 1.138 strokes putting to prevent any further scoring. Perhaps he spent some extra time on the practice greens because he flipped the script entirely today. It started on the opening hole when he splashed home a 12'10 par saver. He would add two more par savers from outside 11 feet before his day would be over, in addition to a pair of lengthy birdie putts from outside 13 feet, the longest coming from over 38 feet. Cauley walked off the course gaining 4.745 strokes putting today. If this lead holds by day's end, it will be the 27-year-old's first 36-hole lead on the PGA TOUR. Last week at the RBC Heritage he found himself T5 after two days before fading slightly to T9 come Sunday night.
Apr 21 - 1:18 PM

First-round leader and World No. 181 Bud Cauley orchestrated a 2-under-par 36-33=69 in the final round of the RBC Heritage to finish up on 9-under 275, up two spots to T11 with play still in progress. UPDATE: With play completed, Cauley finished T9.

The 27-year-old was making his fourth appearance and this was a second cash, brushing aside a previous-best T37 in 2012. He was the 18-hole pace-setter (by two) with a season-low 63, and followed with rounds of 72-71-69. This was the Florida native and resident's 14th start of the season and will be a second top 25, possibly and second top 10, joining a career-tying-best T3 at the CareerBuilder. For the week, he tallied 20 birdies against nine bogeys and one double bogey-7 in R2, concluding with five birdies versus three bogeys on nine (of 14) fairways and just nine greens in regulation.
Apr 16 - 4:59 PM

Overnight leader Bud Cauley backpedaled in round two of the RBC Heritage, settling for a 1-over-par 35-37=72, maintaining a spot inside the top 10 on 7-under 135.

Cauley was nearly perfect on day one as he put on a stripe show, missing just two fairways and one GIR. It was a much different story in round two as he managed just five fairways and 11 greens in regulation. The biggest setback came at the par-5 15th where he found water on his approach shot and walked off with a double-bogey 7 on the fourth-easiest hole on the course. Despite the stumble in round two, Cauley is still just three strokes off the early pacesetter Graham DeLaet heading into the weekend.
Apr 14 - 11:50 AM