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Daniel Summerhays

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (34) / 12/2/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'8" / 185

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Daniel Summerhays heads back to a comfortable venue as he preps for this week's Valero Texas Open.
Summerhays needed a sponsor's invite to crack the field this week, but he'll be looking to take full advantage of the start. In 2015 he said the following, "If I could play every event at the Valero Texas Open, in TPC San Antonio, I’d have a pretty high World Ranking because it seems to be pretty good to me." That definitely appears true on paper as he's picked up four top 15s over his last five visits. It wasn't too long ago that Summerhays was contending in majors but now he's struggling to find starts. His course experience could provide a nice spark to his lack of current form, but he's still a bit of a wild card this week. Apr 18 - 3:32 PM

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Daniel Summerhays enjoyed his opening lap at TPC Summerlin, twirling a 4-under-par 34-33=67 to find himself in contention early at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

Summerhays was spraying the ball all over TPC Summerlin today but used some marvelous short game to post this 4-under 67. Highlights included a pair of hole outs, first from 37'8" for birdie at the par-4 third and then from 18'1" to save par at the next hole. His putter would also chip in with a trio of birdies knocked in from outside 10 feet, with the longest coming from 27'8" at the par-4 12th. It's hard to replicate these type of short game rounds but that is also the strongest part of Summerhays' game. The Utah native will need to tidy up the ball-striking just a bit, though, if he wants to keep his name in the mix for three more rounds.
Thu, Nov 2, 2017 04:47:00 PM

Daniel Summerhays breezed through TPC Deere Run with a 5-under-par 32-34=66 during round one of the John Deere Classic, throwing his name into the mix early on a Thursday.

Summerhays opened his day on the back nine and swallowed a bogey on the opening par 5. He didn't that spoil his round as he gave himself 10 birdie looks from inside 17 feet over the next 17 holes. Summerhays would convert on five of those looks but also added a 21'7" birdie bomb at the par-5 second hole. Another notable putt came at the par-3 seventh where he drained one from 18'3" just to save par. The BYU product already has a trio of top 15s on his TPC Deere Run resume, and could be on his way to a fourth this week. He is still searching for his first PGA TOUR victory.
Thu, Jul 13, 2017 01:27:00 PM

World No. 88 Daniel Summerhays carved out an even-par 34-36=70 in the third round of the Quicken Loans National to reach the three-quarter mark on 6-under 204, up one place to solo 2nd, one back of 54-hole leader David Lingmerth, who he'll be paired with in the final group on Sunday.

Playing out of the penultimate group in Round 3 for a second straight week, the 33-year-old traded one bogey at the par-4 11th (failed scramble) with one birdie at the par-4 fifth from 13'8". He posted a pedestrian 1.917 putts per GIR and -0.381 SG: Putting, needing 30 total putts. The BYU alum hit nine (of 14) fairways and 12 greens in regulation, currently No. 1 in the latter at 79.63 percent (43/54). He lost 0.416 strokes around-the-green but gained 1.460 off-the-tee and 0.813 approaching-the-green. The Utahan is chasing his first TOUR title in his 189th career start.
Sat, Jul 1, 2017 07:38:00 PM

World No. 88 Daniel Summerhays tacked on a 2-under-par 34-34=68 in the second round of the Quicken Loans National to reach 6-under 134, down one spot on the live leaderboard to solo 3rd, four shy of 36-hole clubhouse leader David Lingmerth.

The 33-year-old landed 11 (of 14) fairways and peppered 17 greens in regulation, gaining 2.398 strokes approaching-the-green and 3.932 tee-to-green. He squared a lone bogey-5 at five (tee ball in the water), camouflaged by three birdies at Nos. 2, 4 (from 22'7") and 10. The BYU alum posted a pedestrian 1.824 putts per GIR and -0.397 SG: Putting, needing 32 total putts. He missed two scoring tries from inside of 10 feet, including a 9-footer at his final hole, the par-4 18th.
Fri, Jun 30, 2017 02:00:00 PM

Daniel Summerhays had a wacky ride around TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm, escaping with a 4-under-par 35-31=66 during the opening round of the Quicken Loans National, one off the pace set by David Lingmerth.

The BYU product started his afternoon at the par-5 10th where he couldn't convert his birdie look from 10'8". Two holes later he would easily make up for that by draining a 45'10" birdie bomb at the 12th. Adding to his highlight reel while the camera was still running, Summerhays would hole out from 105 yards on the following hole, an unconventional route to eagle. The Utah native found himself in a share of the lead before a costly three-jack at the par-4 eighth led to a double bogey but a closing birdie at the ninth will help his dinner taste a bit better. Summerhays set up this round by peppering 14 greens, which ranks T3 in the field as they face the tiny greens at TPC Potomac.
Thu, Jun 29, 2017 06:49:00 PM

Chasing an opening five-birdie one-bogey 66, World No. 89 Daniel Summerhays shot a 2-under-par 34-34=68 in the second round of the Travelers Championship to reach the midpoint on 6-under 134, up two places to T4, two shy of 36-hole leader Jordan Spieth.

Beginning off No. 10 tee, the 33-year-old landed 10 (of 14) fairways and pelted 16 greens in regulation, gaining 2.522 strokes tee-to-green. He squared a lone bogey-5 at 17, saving bogey from 13'11" after hitting his second into the water, offset by three birdies at 15, 18 and 6, two from between 11 and 14 feet. The BYU alum missed three scoring tries from inside of 13 feet, lowlighted by a 3-putt par at the par-5 13th, but did save par from 11'8" at the first. He posted a commercial 1.875 putts per GIR and 0.308 SG: Putting, needing 31 total putts. This is the Utahan's sixth Travelers with two prior cashes and one finish inside the top 70, a T11 last year (68-69-65-69). He was the 54-hole leader three starts ago at the Memorial, settling for a season-best T10 with 6-over 78.
Fri, Jun 23, 2017 06:50:00 PM

Overnight leader and World No. 97 Daniel Summerhays labored to a 6-over-par 37-41=78 in the weather delayed final round of the Memorial Tournament, falling nine places into a season-best T10 on 7-under 281, a distant six in arrears of champion Jason Dufner, who shot 68.

This was the 33-year-old's fourth 54-hole lead/co-lead in 185 career starts, first since the 2013 Sanderson Farms, and drops to 0-for-4 in that regard. After kicking off in 66-69-68, the BYU alum began on 13-under, three clear of playing competitor Matt Kuchar and four better than Dufner. He landed 10 (of 14) fairways and 10 greens in regulation, losing 1.926 strokes around-the-green and 1.693 tee-to-green. The Utahan carded two birdie-4s at Nos. 5 and 7, overshadowed by four bogeys and two double bogey-6s, the latter dropping him out of a would-be T4. He posted 1.900 putts per GIR and -2.333 SG: Putting. This was Summerhays' second top 25 and second top 10 at the Memorial in seven tries (T4/2012), and his second top 25 of the season in 19 starts and first top 10, eclipsing a previous-best T16 at the Phoenix Open.
Sun, Jun 4, 2017 10:04:00 PM

World No. 97 Daniel Summerhays authored a 4-under-par 34-34=68 in the third round of the Memorial Tournament for a three-day tally of 13-under 203, up one spot on the day and the 54-hole lead by three over past champ Matt Kuchar.

After kicking off in 66-69, the 33-year-old began in solo 2nd, five shy of 36-hole leader and playing competitor Jason Dufner, who shot 77. He striped 12 (of 14) fairways and hit 15 greens in regulation, gaining 2.122 strokes approaching-the-green and 3.831 tee-to-green, the cumulative leader in the latter two stats. The BYU alum squared a lone bogey-5 at 13, overshadowed by five birdies at Nos. 5, 8, 11, 15 and 17, four from inside of six feet with a long of 26'4" at the par-3 eighth. He posted 1.733 putts per GIR and -0.278 SG: Putting, missing three scoring tries from inside of 12 feet. Summerhays is chasing his first TOUR title in his 185th career event. He's been a runner-up two times, most recently at the 2014 Valero Texas Open. This is the Utahan fourth career 54-hole lead/co-lead, first since the 2013 Sanderson Farms and is 0-for-3 thus far.
Sat, Jun 3, 2017 06:06:00 PM

World No. 97 Daniel Summerhays tacked on a 3-under-par 34-35=69 in the second round of the Memorial Tournament to reach 9-under 135, up one spot to solo second, five shy of 36-hole leader Jason Dufner, who's opened in 65-65.

The 33-year-old found nine (of 14) fairways and 13 greens in regulation, losing 0.585 strokes off-the-tee but gaining 4.261 approaching-the-green. He squared bogeys at Nos. 4, 11 and 18, camouflaged by six birdies at 2, 7, 8, 12, 14 and 15, all from inside of eight feet. The BYU alum posted 1.615 putts per GIR though -0.651 SG: Putting, using the flat stick 29 times total. This is his highest spot on the 36-hole leaderboard since leading the 2013 Sanderson Farms Championship, where he eventually finished T2.
Fri, Jun 2, 2017 05:46:00 PM

Daniel Summerhays styled a 6-under-par 34-32=66 during round one of the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide, staking out an early spot near the top of the leaderboard.

Everything was clicking for Summerhays today as he split 12 (of 14) fairways en route to 13 greens in regulation. It was the quality of approaches that made all the difference, setting up 11 birdie looks from inside 17 feet today, converting seven of those. In addition to the traditional circles, he also sank a 49'11" bunker shot for birdie at the par-4 17th. Playing his 21st round at Muirfield Village Golf Club, this goes in the books as a new personal best for Summerhays, eclipsing the 5-under 67 that he fired in R2 last year. His career-best finish at the Memorial is a T4 back in 2012.
Thu, Jun 1, 2017 12:39:00 PM

Daniel Summerhays got off to a quick start in round one of THE PLAYERS, signing for a 3-under-par 35-34=69 to find himself in contention early in the week.

The BYU product split 10 (of 14) fairways en route to 14 greens in regulation. The ball-striking was steady but not spectular, as was his putting. He walked off the course gaining 0.971 strokes putting, but splashed home just one from outside eight feet. In four previous trips to TPC Sawgrrass, Summerhays owns three top 30s but hasn't finished any better than T23. This goes in the books as his third 3-under 69 opening round at THE PLAYERS.
Thu, May 11, 2017 01:25:00 PM

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.
Fri, Apr 14, 2017 12:13:00 PM

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.
Thu, Feb 16, 2017 08:15:00 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.
Fri, Feb 3, 2017 02:33:00 PM