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Daniel Summerhays

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (33) / 12/2/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'8" / 185

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Daniel Summerhays parlayed an early hole-out eagle into a 5-under-par 34-32=66 during the second round of the RBC Heritage, climbing inside the cut line on 3-under 139.
The BYU product opened his week with a disappointing 2-over 73, and started today's round with a bogey at the par-4 10th. It would have been easy to pack it in there but instead he holed out from 140 yards for eagle at the par-4 13th and that started a rally. Summerhays stiffed his next two approach shots to inside 6 feet for two more birdies before adding three more on his inward nine, offsetting just one more bogey. This round matches the low round of the day so far, and also comes at a good time for Summerhays. Next week is the Valero Texas Open, an event where he's posted four top 15s over his career. Stockpiling a bit of confidence today as well as over the weekend could do him good as he continues to search for his first PGA TOUR title. Apr 14 - 12:13 PM

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Beginning on No. 10 tee, World No. 80 Daniel Summerhays smoothed a bogey-free 5-under-par 32-34=66 in today's first round of the Genesis Open, T2 on the live leaderboard, two adrift of clubhouse leader Sam Saunders.

The 33-year-old is making his sixth appearance, cashing a T29 in 2014 and T30/2015. He missed the cut last year (by one) after rounds of 72-71. The BYU alum split 12 (of 14) fairways and mustered 11 greens in regulation, posting 1.636 putts per GIR and 3.107 SG: Putting at last check. He circled five birdies, including back-to-backs at 16 and 17 (from 14'7"), adding a two-putt version at the first and concluding with a 21-footer for birdie-2 at six and a 45-foot bomb at the par-4 eighth. Summerhays made 108'11" worth of putts and used the flat stick 25 times.
Feb 16 - 8:15 PM

Beginning off No. 10 tee, World No. 82 Daniel Summerhays painted a 7-under-par 32-33=65 in the second round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open to reach halftime on 6-under 136, up 47 spots to T7 with play still in progress.

The 33-year-old has had little success at TPC Scottsdale before today, missing four straight cuts and posting a T67 last year. Including a first-round 71 on Thursday, nine of his 13 prior rounds have been par or worst, and today's 65 is three swings better than a couple of previous-best 68s. The BYU alum entered the week off a missed cut at the CareerBuilder and is 3-for-5 on the season with T36 his best (Sony). He found the groove in R2, erasing a lone bogey-5 at 18 (failed sand save) with five birdies, including three straight on Nos. 3-5, and a hole-out eagle-3 at 13 from 43 yards away. At last check, he's -0.337 SG: Putting but 5.101 SG: Tee-to-Green.
Feb 3 - 2:33 PM

Daniel Summerhays contests his sixth Shriners Hospitals for Children Open where he's made his last four cuts with a best of T16 last year, though T5 at the midpoint (68-65-72-69).

The 32-year-old kicked off his seventh TOUR season with a missed cut (by three) in Napa (71-73) and flew around the world for a 65th (of 78) at the no-cut CIMB in Malaysia on rounds of 70-69-71-77, 22 shots behind champion Justin Thomas. Since a T11 at the Travelers in August, which chased solo 3rd at the PGA Championship, the BYU alum has missed four straight cuts with only the above-mentioned 65th at the no-cut CIMB and 68th (last place) at the BMW Championship that ended his Playoffs at 65th in the FedExCup standings.
Wed, Nov 2, 2016 11:33:00 AM

Daniel Summerhays ranks 55th in the FedExCup race ahead of this week's BMW Championship.

The BYU product set a career high in top 25s this season, racking up 11 in 27 starts. That eclipses his previous best of eight top 25s. Unfortunately, his recent form is not so hot, entering the week on the heels of three straight missed cuts. On the season he ranks outside the top 90 in all strokes gained sub-categories except for putting. The 32-year-old will need his best stuff tee-to-green this week if he wants to play his way into the TOUR Championship.
Wed, Sep 7, 2016 12:20:00 PM

Daniel Summerhays, a pre-tourney 20/1 outright, backed up with a 3-over-par 37-37=74 in the two-day second round of the John Deere Classic and at 6-over 74-74=148, missed the cut by nine strokes.

A total of 73 players made the cut of 3-under 139, 15 on the number (T59). For his part, Summerhays circled birdie-4s on Nos. 1 and 10, and closed on a high note with back-to-back birdies on 17 (7'9") and 18 (8'10"), but didn't come close to overcoming three straight bogeys on holes 5-7 and double bogey-6s on 11 and 13. His early exit ends a run of three straight top-15 finishes at the JDC, two of those top 10s. The BYU alum totaled one eagle and five birdies against nine bogeys and two doubles. Other notables with early departures include: 140- Michael Thompson; Tyrone Van Aswegen; 2005 champ Sean O'Hair; Chris Stroud; Gary Woodland ... 141- Spencer Levin; 2014 champ Brian Harman; 2004 champ Mark Hensby ... 142- 2006 champ John Senden; Vaughn Taylor ... 143- Retief Goosen ... 146- Jerry Kelly ... 149- Robert Streb.
Sat, Aug 13, 2016 02:34:00 PM

Daniel Summerhays authored a 5-under-par 32-33=65 in today's third round of the Travelers Championship for a three-day total of 8-under 202, up 14 places to T10 with play still in progress.

The 32-year-old began R3 on 3-under (T24) after opening his fifth Travelers in 68-69, four back of a four, overnight co-leaders. In his other four attempts at TPC River Highlands, his best is 74th on debut in 2011 (69-67-75-74), and missed his last three cuts. The BYU product arrived off a season-best solo third at the PGA, his career-best major finish in six major appearances. He landed nine (of 14) fairways and hit a week-best 16 greens in regulation, posting 1.563 putts per GIR and 2.701 SG: Putting. Summerhays' seven-birdie lap featured a 21-footer at the par-4 first, a 37-footer at the par-4 ninth, and three straight on Nos. 14-16. He bogeyed the 10th on a failed scramble, whiffing his par putt from 34 inches, and the 18th after an errant tee shot, but canned a 44-footer for a one-putt bogey-5.
Sat, Aug 6, 2016 12:24:00 PM

Daniel Summerhays painted a 4-under-par 34-32=66 in the final round of the 98th PGA Championship to post 10-under 270, up five spots to solo third and good for the 72-hole clubhouse lead. UPDATE: With play completed, Summerhays finished solo third, four shy of champion Jimmy Walker, and vaults to a career-best 53rd in OWGR.

The 32-year-old was T4 thru 54 holes at the U.S. Open before settling for T8 (as an alternate), his career-best finish in a then five major championship appearances. Entering this week, it was also his lone top 10 of the season in 23 starts and arrived off a MC at the Canadian Open and T59 at The Open, also as an alternate. The BYU product began the finale on 6-under (T8) after first completing 15 holes left over from Saturday's third round. He exchanged one birdie with one bogey to turn even before circling five against one bogey on his inward half. Summerhays converted three from greater than 10 feet with a long of 41'6" at the par-3 12th.
Sun, Jul 31, 2016 06:21:00 PM

Daniel Summerhays prepares for his second PGA Championship and heads out in the second-to-last threesome off No. 10 tee on Thursday (2:05 p.m. ET) with Cameron Tringale and PGA club pro Rick Schuller.

The 32-year-old is making his second appearance after T33 in 2014 (Valhalla GC). It's his sixth overall start in a major championship and his third this season. The Utah native and resident played the U.S. Open and The Open, both as an alternate, and posted a career-best-major finish with T8 at Oakmont, where he was T4 after 54 holes. He went for T59 two weeks ago at Royal Troon. The T8 at the U.S. Open is Summerhays' only top 10 of the season in 22 starts, though he has nine top 25s, and enters the week off a missed cut at the Canadian Open (71-78).
Wed, Jul 27, 2016 05:27:00 PM

Daniel Summerhays ballooned to a 4-over-par 39-35=74 during the final round of the U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club, collecting a T8 finish at 2-over 282 on the week.

Summerhays opened the round in a share of third place and managed the ole' fairway-and-green combo on the par-4 first hole, but uncharacteristically missed a 6-footer to save par. That may have set the tone as his flat stick had been his biggest weapon in rounds one through three. He followed it up with a missed birdie attempt from seven feet on the next hole. There was no recovering from that slow start on the greens as the BYU product would go on to trade two birdies with a six-pack of bogeys. Despite the lackluster finishing round, this still goes in the books as a T8, his career best in a major championship (T27, 2015 U.S. Open).
Sun, Jun 19, 2016 08:26:00 PM

Daniel Summerhays rallied for a 1-under-par 35-34=69 in the two-day third round of the U.S. Open to post 2-under 208, up four spots on the live leaderboard to T3.

The 32-year-old is making his third appearance with a lone cash of T27 in 2015. He was T5 thru 36 holes last year at Chambers Bay (70-67), but closed in 78-70. The BYU alum began the third round this week on 1-under (T7) after 74 and a week-tying-low 65. He was 2-over on his lap thru 14 holes when play was suspended, overshadowing birdies at Nos. 4 and 8 with bogeys on 1, 7, 10 and 12. Summerhays returned on Sunday to play his final four holes in 3-under, birdieing the par-4 15th from six feet and rolling-in a 28-footer for eagle-2 at the 17th after driving the green. He split nine (of 14) fairways, hit 13 greens in regulation and took 31 swings with the flat stick.
Sun, Jun 19, 2016 08:03:00 AM

Daniel Summerhays torched the back nine of Oakmont Country Club en route to a 5-under-par 35-30=65 during the second round of the 116th U.S. Open Championship, currently the low round of the day (and week) to reach 1-under 139 through 36 holes.

The BYU product squeezed the most juice possible out of this round, circling seven birdies despite just 12 greens in regulation. An impressive ratio, that was helped out by a pair of 5-yard hole outs from just off the green (par-5 12th and par-4 14th). Summerhays also splashed home four putts between 8-and-10 feet during his second navigation of Oakmont CC. He also dropped in a 32-foot birdie bomb at the par-3 eighth hole, helping him play the par 3s at 2-under on the round. There is no ShotLink this week, but Summerhays surely would have shined in the around-the-green and putting departments. After an opening 4-over 74, this rockets him up to T7 on the live leaderboard.
Fri, Jun 17, 2016 07:43:00 PM

Daniel Summerhays flies in under the radar ahead of his appearance at this week's U.S. Open Championship, held at Oakmont Country Club.

The BYU product missed the cut in his 2010 U.S. Open debut, but returned with a T27 in last year's edition. More recently, he's collected five straight paychecks, with a pair of top 15s during the stretch. Summerhays ranks outside the top 100 in strokes gained tee-to-green but 15th in strokes gained putting. His driving accuracy is deceptively low this year (ranked 101st) but he also ranks 23rd in the distance from the edge of the fairway metric. So, he's not missing fairways by much. With accuracy at a premium this week, Summerhays makes for a very sneaky sleeper in many fantasy formats.
Wed, Jun 15, 2016 10:46:00 AM

Daniel Summerhays authored a 1-under-par 38-33=71 in the third round of THE PLAYERS to post 5-under 211, up 33 places to T15.

On a course setup that bordered on the ridiculous, Summerhays' 71 was one of only six red numbers of 76 contestants in R3. He began the third round on 4-under (T48) after opening his fourth PLAYERS in 69-71. The 32-year-old went off No. 10 tee and landed 11 (of 14) fairways and hit 12 greens in regulation, recording a pedestrian 0.560 in SGTTG but a sterling 4.032 in SGP. The BYU alum circled 11, 12 and 16 to turn 3-under, but gave them all back with a triple bogey-7 at the sixth, 4-putting from 10'1". He sandwiched a 3-putt bogey at eight with birdies at 7 and 9, including a long of 24'7" at the former, and also dropped five par putts from between six and 15 feet.
Sat, May 14, 2016 08:38:00 PM

Daniel Summerhays signed for a 2-under-par 35-35=70 after the final round of the Wells Fargo Championship to wrap his sixth appearance on 3-under 285, up four to T15 with play still in progress.

This will easily be Summerhays' best at Quail Hollow brushing aside T43 in 2013. Prior to this week, he'd mustered just three red numbers in 14 career laps but equaled that output posting rounds of 69-75-71-70. The 32-year-old totaled just 13 birdies for the tourney, currently tied 38th in that stat, and is T35 in bogeys with 12, but is T1 with no double-bogeys or worse. On an easier track, the latter would be insignificant, but it was an accomplishment at the difficult 7,575-yard Quail Hollow, site of next year's PGA Championship.
Sun, May 8, 2016 04:00:00 PM