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Daniel Summerhays

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (32) / 12/2/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'8" / 185

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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). Jun 19 - 8:26 PM

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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.
Jun 19 - 8:03 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.
Jun 17 - 7:43 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.
Jun 15 - 10:46 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.
May 14 - 8:38 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.
May 8 - 4:00 PM

Daniel Summerhays rallied for a 4-under-par 36-32=68 in today's final round of the Valero Texas Open for a 72-hole total of 7-under 281, up 22 places to T7 with play still in progress. UPDATE: With play completed, Summerhays finished T13.

Summerhays entered his sixth VTO 81st in the FedExCup standings with no top 10s on 13 starts. He recent form yielded one top-25 finish in his last eight events (T22), sprinkling-in three missed cuts. This is a case for course-form gamers however, as the 32-year-old is most likely going to leave San Antonio with his fourth straight top 10. Summerhays began his final frame on 3-under (T29) after opening with 72-70-71. He exchanged two birdies with two bogeys to turn even but raced home in blemish-free 4-under 32, circling the 10th, 14th, 16th and 17th. Summerhays' split included a 26-footer at the par-4 10th and a 30'7" bomb at the par-3 16th. He currently is No. 1 for the week in strokes gained: putting at 7.073.
Apr 24 - 4:19 PM

Daniel Summerhays ranks 76th in the FedExCup standings ahead of this week's RBC Heritage.

Summerhays hasn't teed it up since the Arnold Palmer invitational (Missed Cut) four weeks ago. His course history at Harbour Town Golf Links is spotty, at best. In four trips, he's missed the cut twice and collected T60 and T64 finishes in his other two appearances. His style of play profiles much better than his history would suggest. He doesn't rely on distance and can really putt his golf ball, saving par when needed. Gamers should not get carried away this week, but it would not be surprising to see him post a new career best here at the Heritage.
Apr 13 - 8:09 PM

Daniel Summerhays sets his eyes on Riviera Country Club for this week's Northern Trust Open.

The BYU product is fresh off a missed cut at the AT&T Pro-Am where he is out of contention from the start. On the week he signed for 75-75-70 as the week progressed. This was very surprising as he arrived with cuts made in seven-of-seven record on the season. Summerhays is 2-for-4 at the NTO, including top 30s in each of his past two visits. Gamers are still nursing their wounds from last week, but this could be a good opportunity to buy when the stock is at its lowest.
Feb 16 - 11:14 PM

Daniel Summerhays crafted a 5-under-par 32-33=65 in today's second round of the Sony Open in Hawaii for a 36-hole aggregate of 8-under 132, up 27 spots on the live leaderboard to T5.

After an opening 3-under 67 that featured five bogey-5s and two eagle-3s on the only two par 5s at Waialae CC, Summerhays settled into a six-birdie against one-bogey effort on Friday. He landed just half (of 14 fairways) for a second straight day, but improved by two to 15 greens in regulation. Five of his six conversions today traveled less than 10 feet -- save for a 15-footer at the par-3 fourth -- and he circled birdies on both the par 5s, now 6-under on four par-5 chances thus far this week. The 32-year-old's lone bogey came the result of a failed sand save at the par-3 11th, his second hole of the day.
Jan 15 - 5:08 PM

Daniel Summerhays brings a tidal wave of momentum into 2016 after a strong showing during the fall.

The BYU product posted a perfect 4-for-4 record with all four landing inside the top 45. Most impressive were T16 and T14 finishes at the Shriners and CIMB Classic, respectively. Summerhays has made it to the BMW Championship three years in a row now, and remains near the top of any list of golfers ready to breakthrough to the winner's circle.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 10:14:00 PM

Daniel Summerhays enjoyed a bogey-free, 6-under-par 33-33=66 in today's final round of the CIMB Classic to post 16-under 272.

At the time he signed his card, Summerhays sat in a tie for 13th place. Assuming he retains a spot inside the top 20, it'll be his sixth top 20 in his last 10 starts. He went 4-for-4 in scrambling today and circled three birdies on both nines. Despite missing 20 greens in regulation for the tournament, the 31-year-old dropped only five shots, all with bogey. Up next is his debut in a World Golf Championships event as Summerhays is slated to compete in the HSBC Champions this week.
Sun, Nov 1, 2015 01:24:00 AM

Daniel Summerhays carded a 6-under-par 33-32=65 in today's second round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open to reach the midpoint in 9-under 133.

He's one back of the 36-hole clubhouse co-leaders despite an inglorious beginning to the day. After a bogey-5 to open his round at the 10th hole, Summerhays needed a par to fall from 12'2" at the par-4 11th to avoid dropping another shot. He birdied the par-4 12th from just inside 10 feet, but then three-putted the green from 26'3" for bogey at the par-5 13th. It would serve as wakeup call as he played the remainder in bogey-free 7-under with an eagle and five birdies. Three of those birdies disappeared from outside 11 feet, including a beauty from 27'4" at the par-3 17th. He entered the season with some mojo after concluding 2014-15 with four top-11 finishes in his last seven starts. He's poised to pile onto that long-range arc of success.
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 08:20:00 PM

Daniel Summerhays turned in a 5-under-par 35-32=67 for his opening round of the Open.

Summerhays has been off since a T41 at the BMW Championship, but he hung up four top-11 finishes in his previous six starts, so he's been building toward something. That execution was on display at Silverado today as he totaled 13 greens in regulation and found six par breakers. After five birdies, including a zero-putt six-yarder at the par-5 16th hole and a conventional conversion from just inside 14 feet at the par-3 second, the 31-year-old found paydirt with his approach from 126 yards for eagle at the par-4 eighth hole. He'd settle for a two-putt par at the par-5 ninth, but signed his card situated four strokes behind the clubhouse lead. He'd have been one more adrift if not for a par save from 13'1" at the par-3 seventh.
Thu, Oct 15, 2015 09:26:00 PM

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.
Mon, Sep 7, 2015 04:35:00 PM