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Daniel Summerhays |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (31) / 12/2/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'8" / 185
College: Brigham Young University

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Daniel Summerhays tossed up a 3-under-par 31-37=68 in the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship to post 7-under 277, up 16 spots with play still in progress.
After opening in 71-68-70, Summerhays began the finale at 4-under (T25), nine adrift of the 54-hole leader Henrik Stenson, but just four off the pace of the overnight top 10. After a two-putt par at the first, Summerhays reeled-off five consecutive on Nos. 2-6, including four conventional from outside 10 feet, and a chip-in from hole-high right at the par-4 fourth. Three pars followed to turn 5-under. The 31-year-old couldn't keep his torrid pace after the break, overshadowing his last birdie at the par-4 14th (from 22'5") with three bogeys at Nos. 10, 12 and 16, each the result of missed greens in regulation. Summerhays opened the FedExCup Playoffs with a T6 last week at The Barclays and sits on the bubble for making it back-to-back top 10s, currently T9 on the leaderboard. His prior best in three visits to TPC Boston was T22 in 2013. Sep 7 - 4:35 PM

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Daniel Summerhays rallied to post a 4-under-par 35-31=66 in the final round of The Barclays to put 9-under 271 on the board, currently T5 with play still in progress.

Summerhays entered the Playoffs 66th in the FedExCup standings and after today's effort, projects 37th. After opening in 67-70-68, he began today's play at 5-under (T14) and six off the pace. Summerhays ranks 11th on TOUR in strokes gained: putting and he lived up to that billing finishing the week with a cumulative 4.958 in SGP, T8 in the field at last check. He played his outward half in a birdie-less, 1-over, squaring bogey at the par-4 seventh. After the break, the 31-year-old broke out with birdies at 11 and 12, including a 43'8" bomb at the latter, prior to rolling in a five-footer for eagle at the par-5 16th. He added a four-footer at the last for the walk-off 3. Summerhays landed just 47 greens on the week, but recorded a stellar 1.638 putts per GIR, currently T1 in the field in that stat. His season best (on 26 starts) is T4 at the Valero Texas Open.
Aug 30 - 5:00 PM

With a 3-under-par 33-34=67 in his opening round of The Barclays, Daniel Summerhays established the very early clubhouse lead.

He went out in the second threesome off the first tee at Plainfield Country Club this morning, so his number won't sit at the top even before the early draw is finished, but Summerhays should be proud of his round. He piped 10 (of 14) fairways and totaled 15 greens in regulation en route to five birdies, three of which ranging 12-14 feet. He also squared two bogeys. He opened the FedExCup Playoffs slotted 66th in points, so he'll get at least two starts.
Aug 27 - 12:23 PM

Daniel Summerhays enjoyed a bogey-free, 5-under-par 33-34=67 in the final round of the RBC Canadian Open to wrap at 11-under 277.

Summerhays began the final frame at 6-under (T38) and at nine shots adrift was too far back to contend. However, he was only four swings adrift of the overnight top 10. After a bogey-free, five-birdie loop, he's moved to T8 on the live leaderboard, up 30 spots on the day. On his round, he striped 11 (of 14) fairways and hit 16 greens in regulation, converting birdies at Nos. 4, 5, 15, 16 and 18. Four of his set came from between six and seven feet with his long of 12'3" coming at the par-3 15th. The 31-year-old has three top 10s in 2014-15 on 23 starts with a season-best T4 at the Valero Texas Open. His personal-best at the RBC (two prior appearances) is T42 in 2012 and Hamilton G&CC.
Jul 26 - 4:00 PM

Daniel Summerhays submitted a 3-under-par 34-34=68 in today's final round of the John Deere Classic to conclude at 16-under 268, good for a four-way tie for eighth place.

Summerhays has clearly become comfortable at the TPC Deere Run. After missing the cut in his first two wacks at it in 2011-12, he's now put up three consecutive top 15s, his T8-finish this week follows T13/2014 and T4/2013. Still looking for his first win on the PGA TOUR (132 career starts), Summerhays began the finale at 13-under (T6) and four swings back. He overshadowed one bogey at the par-4 fifth with birdies at Nos. 2, 4, 10 and 12. In the end, he still finished four strokes adrift of champion Jordan Spieth and fell two places on the leaderboard to boot. The 31-year-old had a birdie look from 5'4" at the last for solo eighth place, but missed. It was an anomaly, as he finished fifth in strokes gained: putting and second in putts per GIR for the week. This was Summerhays third top 10 on the season in 23 events and first since a season-best T4 at the Valero Texas Open, eight starts ago.
Jul 12 - 9:05 PM

Daniel Summerhays bobbed and weaved to a 3-under-par 32-36=68 in today's third round of the John Deere Classic to post 13-under 200, four swings back of 54-hole leader Jordan Spieth.

Summerhays began his day at 10-under (T4) and two off the pace of 36-hole leader Justin Thomas. After opening with bogey, one of four on the day, Summerhays ripped off five birdies over his next six holes, including four consecutive on Nos. 4-7, to reach 14-under and a share of the lead. From there, things went amiss, squaring three straight bogeys on Nos. 9, 10 and 11. Now teetering on the verge of extinction from the title hunt, the 31-year-old played his last seven in 2-under, circling his sixth and seventh birdies respectively at 14 and 15. His roll of 16'10" at the par-4 fourth was his longest conversion on a day where he hit 14 greens in regulation and registered 1.500 putts per GIR. Summerhays was the 54-hole leader at the 2013 Deere by two shots, but ballooned to a final-round 72 to fade to T4.
Jul 11 - 10:04 PM

Daniel Summerhays answered his opening 65 at the John Deere Classic with a 4-under-par 32-35=67 to post 10-under 132, two strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

Summerhays went 6-for-15 in par-breaker opportunities today for six birdies, three of which ranging 17-22 feet, but he dropped shots with bogeys at the par-4 fourth and eighth holes on what was his inward nine. Like so many at and near the top of the leaderboard, he'll enter the weekend with his first PGA TOUR title in the crosshairs. With terrific performances in the last two editions of the tournament, he should remain on your short list of non-winners with a reasonable change to convert.
Jul 10 - 6:58 PM

Daniel Summerhays enjoyed a 6-under-par 33-32=65 in today's opening round of the John Deere Classic.

Another visit to TPC Deere Run, another low number for the 31-year-old. He tied for fourth here in 2013 with a third-round 62, which is still his career low, and then finished T13 last year with a third-round 65. Today, he went 7-for-14 in scoring chances with seven birdies. Four of them disappeared from outside 11 feet, the longest stretching 23'8" at the par-3 seventh hole. Summerhays' only hiccup occurred at the par-4 ninth where he settled for bogey after finding a greenside bunker on approach. He's two shots off the early clubhouse lead.
Jul 9 - 1:04 PM

Daniel Summerhays poured in six birdies en route to a 3-under-par 32-35=67 in today's second round of the U.S. Open.

Summerhays has been on the PGA TOUR since 2011, but this is just his third appearance in a major. In fact, he made his circuit debut in this tournament in 2010 at Pebble Beach. The steady stream of experience has likely helped him feel comfortable on the big stage at Chambers Bay. Today, he landed 16 greens in regulation and countered his par breakers with one bogey and a double. Overall, the 31-year-old has missed only eight (of 28) fairways and the same number of greens in regulation. At 3-under 137, he's just two swings adrift of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Jun 19 - 5:59 PM

Daniel Summerhays carded a share of fourth place at the 2012 Memorial and finds his way back this week for another look at Muirfield Village.

The BYU product has good season form, collecting paychecks in 14-of-18 events. That form has gone sour as of late, with just one top 50 in his last six starts entering the week. Luckily, that other finish was a T4 at the Valero Texas Open, which continues to show his upside potential. Summerhays remains in the bracket of golfers close to breaking out, and gamers should have a look this week if they need a sleeper.
Jun 2 - 8:29 PM

Daniel Summerhays heads to Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, for this week's PLAYERS and ranks 53rd in FedExCup points.

Summerhays has cashed in 13-of-15 events this season with two top 10s (T10, Valspar and T4, Valero), both of which have come in his last four starts. The 31-year-old is 2-for-2 at TPC Sawgrass registering a respectable T26 in 2013 and T23 last year. He's on a bit of form having made seven cuts in a row, but struggled to a T60-finish in his last start at the RBC Heritage.
May 5 - 10:34 PM

Daniel Summerhays closed out his week at the Valero Texas Open with a 3-under-par 34-35=69 in the final round.

HIs 3-under 285 is good for the clubhouse lead and almost certainly assures him a top-five finish. He circled two birdies on the front nine at TPC San Antonio to go with seven pars. The first was a 34'5" bomb on the par-4 sixth and the second an 11'1" birdie at the par-4 ninth. HIs back nine was a wild ride, with three bogeys and four birdies only allowing room for two pars. After posting a runner-up finish in this event last year, it is clear that he is a prudent play until he proves otherwise at this layout.
Mar 29 - 4:44 PM

Daniel Summerhays battled for an even-par 38-34=72 in the third round of the Valero Texas Open and enters the finale at even-par 216.

Summerhays was behind the eight ball from the start, squaring a double bogey on the par-4 first hole. He traded a 15'3" birdie at the par-4 fifth hole with a bogey at the par-4 sixth. Largely an afterthought at that point, he bounced back late in his round with a 12'8" birdie on the par-3 16th and a closing birdie on the par-5 18th. Last year's runner-up will need something low on Sunday if he is to walk away with his first PGA TOUR win.
Mar 28 - 5:26 PM

Daniel Summerhays carded a 1-under-par 36-35=71 in his opening round of the Valero Texas Open, finishing with outright possession of the clubhouse lead.

Winds have abated some at TPC San Antonio and the scores are reflecting it this afternoon. Morning clubhouse co-leaders Matt Kuchar and Cameron Percy are already outside the top 15 on the leaderboard. Summerhays went out in the first threesome off the 10th tee and buried three birdies to cover two bogeys. His longest conversion ran 19'11" for birdie at the par-4 11th hole. Despite the improved scoring conditions, he still managed his game well due to just nine greens in regulation. TPC San Antonio is the site of Summerhays' most earnings at any venue. After sharing seventh place in 2013, he rose to a co-runner-up last year.
Mar 26 - 6:40 PM

Daniel Summerhays managed an even-par 37-34=71 in the final round of the Valspar Championship and is in line for a top-10 finish at 4-under 280.

Summerhays spread three birdies and three bogeys across the Copperhead Course in the finale. The shortest of his birdies fell from 17'3" on the par-3 15th hole, with the longest a 40'2" bomb on the par-4 seventh. No matter how it shakes out the rest of the way, this will be his first top-15 finish of the season.
Mar 15 - 5:21 PM