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Brian Stuard |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (32) / 12/10/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'10 / 165
College: Oakland University

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Brian Stuard entered the holiday break on the 2014-15 PGA TOUR ranked 114th in the FedExCup standings.
He certainly gave himself plenty of opportunities to be a little higher in the pecking order, teeing it up five times. He missed his first three cuts of the season before tying for 13th at the CIMB Classic and sharing 71st in the OHL Classic at Mayakoba. The bigger problem for Stuard is that he's normally done some very heavy lifting at Mayakoba. In his two previous trips, he earned a T2 in 2010 and a solo second last season. He now must make up some additional ground somewhere else on his schedule. Nov 30 - 2:30 PM

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Brian Stuard chased his opening 67 at the CIMB Classic with an even-par 35-37=72 in today's second round to post 5-under 139 at the midpoint.

Stuard went off in the first threesome off the first tee at Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club today. He'd trade three birdies with three bogeys to slide down the leaderboard, coming to rest five strokes adrift of the early 36-hole clubhouse lead. He's played the quartet of par 5s thus far in even with one birdie, six pars and one bogey.
Oct 31 - 12:43 AM

Brian Stuard carded a 5-under-par 33-34=67 in his opening round of the CIMB Classic, finishing two strokes off the overnight lead.

Stuard is still a bit of a mystery to gamers, but he's been known to play well on easy tracks. Before that comes across as an obvious statement, consider how many better golfers don't. In Kuala Lumpur today, he buried seven birdies to help offset two bogeys. The Michigan native arrived having started the season with three missed cuts despite signing for under-par rounds in each of the lid-lifters. That drought is guaranteed to end this week with no cut, but he still needs to prove that Friday is his friend, too. So far, he's shot 78, 75 and 74, respectively in the second round this season.
Oct 30 - 12:17 PM

Brian Stuard posted a 5-under-par 32-34=66 in his opening round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open and finished two strokes off the clubhouse lead.

Stuard began carving out a reputation as an easy-course assassin at TPC Summerlin last year. He extended the strong play into the other desert shootout otherwise known as the Humana Challenge in January. As a result, today's success doesn't come unexpected in that context, but he all but disappeared the remainder of the season, so we're left wondering where he's going to make the most sense week to week. Today's airshow yielded 13 greens in regulation and seven birdies, including a 15-yarder from off the green at the par-4 third hole. Two of his conventional conversions measured 11 feet and 16'3" at Nos. 5 and 6, respectively. Stuard also rolled in a par save from 10'10" at No. 10.
Oct 16 - 4:32 PM

Brian Stuard struggled on Friday at last weeks' Open but is preparing for a bounce back at this week's Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

Stuard was sitting pretty after round one last week, posting a 1-under-par 71. Things took a turn for the worst as he carded three double bogeys, Friday, on his way to a 6-over-par 78 and -5.331 strokes gained: tee-to-green. Gamers should expect a rebound this week as it's early in the season when fields are not so strong and courses are a little easier. Stuard is a strong contrarian play in salary-cap formats.
Oct 15 - 8:59 AM

Brian Stuard crafted a 6-under-par 33-32=65 in the third round of the Deutsche Bank Championship and is the first to post 5-under 208 at the 54-hole mark.

Stuard had the flat stick working at TPC Boston, dropping four of his seven birdies from outside of 11 feet. His 22'1" birdie on the par-4 12th stood above the others. He landed 13 GIR and gained over three strokes with his putter at this time of his posting. The American's round ended with a bit of a stumble, posting his lone bogey at the par-4 17th after splitting the fairway off the tee and settling for a par on the par-5 18th.
Aug 31 - 12:40 PM

Brian Stuard tied for 74th at The Barclays last week and now makes his way to the Deutsche Bank Championship for the second leg of the FedExCup Playoffs.

Stuard now sits 64th in the FEC standings, and must do enough heavy lifting at TPC Boston this week to remain inside the top 70 in order to advance to the BMW Championship. He tied for 67th in this event last year, which sends a mixed signal. It's always nice when a player makes a cut at an event the first time he plays it, but it's tough to gauge if he can take the ball and run with it from there.
Aug 26 - 8:56 PM

Brian Stuard answered his opening 66 at the Wyndham Championship with a 5-under-par 30-35=65 in the second round.

He burst out of the gates at Sedgefield today, picking off birdies at Nos. 1 and 2, the latter measuring 44'9" at the par 4. After a two-putt par from 15 feet at the par-3 third, Stuard buried another birdie at the par-4 fourth, this time from 50'9". Moving along to the par-5 fifth, his conversion stretched just under 10 feet, but the putt rolled in for eagle to get him to 5-under on the round. However, he played out the string in even par with two bogeys followed by two birdies on the inward nine. t last check, his strokes gained-putting clip for the day read 2.281. At 9-under 131, he's one stroke off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Aug 15 - 12:10 PM

Brian Stuard turned in a 4-under-par 35-31=66 for his opening round of the Wyndham Championship, finishing two stroke off the clubhouse lead.

Given that he arrived with only one payday in his last eight starts, today's success is surprising. Yet, he's a lock to go at least three events deep into the FedExCup Playoffs thanks to a red-hot run bracketing the holiday break. Stuard split 11 (of 14) fairways and found 14 greens in regulation at Sedgefield today. He circled six birdies, including a zero-putt seven-yarder at the par-3 third. His longest conventional conversion measured 17'8" at the par-3 seventh. He'll wake up on Friday attempting to connect red number for the first time since the back half of THE PLAYERS in mid-May.
Aug 14 - 5:23 PM

Brian Stuard is leaking oil as he turns his attention to Sedgefield Country Club for this week's Wyndham Championship.

Stuard enters the week in need of a tune-up before the Playoffs begin. His last eight events have yielded seven missed cuts, with the lone cut made coming at the Barracuda Championship, played alternate of the WGC-Bridgstone. Stuard has lost strokes with the putter in five of his last six measured events, and sported a GIR under 53% in five of his last seven measured. Something is off in his game, and it's safest for gamers to avoid until things turn around.
Aug 13 - 10:58 AM

Brian Stuard returns to the John Deere Classic for his second peek at TPC Deere Run.

Stuard enters the week ranked 38th in the FedExCup standings, but lacks a cut made in his last five tries. In 75 career PGA TOUR starts, he's never missed six cuts in a row. With an easy course ahead of him, versus a relatively weak field, this is the perfect opportunity for Stuard to bounce back.
Jul 9 - 10:34 AM

Brian Stuard completed the 36-hole U.S. Open sectional qualifier at Springfield (Ohio) Country Club in bogey-free, 11-under-par 64-65=129 to earn a return trip to the U.S. Open.

Stuard will be seeking revenge after missing the cut in his debut last year. He sunk 11 birdies to finish six strokes clear of Ohio State University freshman-to-be Will Grimmer (5-under 70-65=135). The 16-year-old made news last year when he spun a 59 in the second round of the North & South Junior Amateur at Pinehurst No. 1. He'll be making his PGA TOUR debut at Pinehurst No. 2 next week. Chris Thompson gobbled the final of three berths into the major at 4-under 66-70=136. Notables that fell short today include: 139--Nathan Green; Scott Gutschewski ... 140--Billy Mayfair ... 141--Tony Finau ... 142--Blayne Barber ... 144--Ryan Armour.
Jun 2 - 6:31 PM

Brian Stuard spun a bogey-free, 5-under-par 34-33=67 in his opening round of THE PLAYERS, good for a share of the clubhouse lead.

Stuard missed the cut in his debut here a year ago, but he's flashed dynamite form time and again in 2013-14. It was on display again today as he racked up 10 (of 14) fairways hit and 14 greens in regulation. Birdies of notable length measured 20'7" at the 12th hole and 39'9" at 18, and he also rolled in a zero-putt four-yarder at 13, but arguably his most impressive shot came at the long, par-3 eighth. He smacked his tee ball 234 yards to just 13 inches for the kick-in 2. Stuard's closest brush with bogey occurred at the par-4 sixth where he had to punch out of trouble after a wayward tee ball, but he'd eventually pour in the par save from 11'2".
May 8 - 12:24 PM

Brian Stuard fashioned a 3-under-par 33-35=68 in the final round of the RBC Heritage.

Stuard attacked out of the gates, with birdies on four of the first six holes, but fizzled down the stretch. He converted twice from outside 17 feet but also missed an easy 3'2" par putt on the par-3 17th hole. His four-round total of 7-under 277 is good for a T5 finish, his third top five of the season.
Apr 20 - 5:45 PM

Brian Stuard fired a 3-under-par 35-33=68 in the third round of the RBC Heritage to claim the clubhouse lead at 4-under 209.

Stuard's five birdies at Harbour Town Golf Links more than made up for his two bogeys. The putter was working, as all but one of his birdies fell from outside of nine feet. His highlight came at the par-4 11th, where he holed a bunker shot for his fourth birdie of the afternoon. He entered the week 24th in the FedExCup standings, but his current form was a question. He hadn't finished any better than a T24 at The Honda Classic since his solo fifth at the Humana Challenge in January. He will try and break through for his first PGA TOUR win on Sunday.
Apr 19 - 5:37 PM