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Hudson Swafford

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/9/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 200

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Hudson Swafford rolls into the Valspar Championship at Copperhead this week trying to get on track after a couple of shaky performances.
Swafford made the cut in his first seven events, but missed the cut at the Waste Management Phoenix Open and limped to a 64th-place finish at The Honda Classic last week with a final-round 80. He could have some difficulty this weekend at Copperhead, which has challenging traps, as he ranks 100th on the PGA Tour in Sand Save Percentage. However, Copperhead also has some tight fairways, and his accuracy off the tee could aid him. He is 48th on the tour in Driving Accuracy Percentage (63.96) and 32nd in GIR (70.42 percent). As a mid-tier DFS option he isn't a bad contrarian play if he can avoid the bunkers. Mar 7 - 5:07 AM

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Hudson Swafford reached 20-under 268 during last year's CareerBuilder Challenge en route to victory, returning this week for his first chance to defend a PGA TOUR title.

The Georgia Bulldog roared out of the gate with a 7-under 65 (La Quinta CC) on day one last year to find himself in a share of second place. He moved over to the Nicklaus Tournament Course and replicated the score to find himself alone at the top. Swafford had to fend off the charge from Adam Hadwin who fired a 59 on Saturday but Swafford's 20-under 268 was one stroke better than Hadwin come Sunday night. Swafford hit a rough patch following the win but he's rounding back into form with nine straight cuts made heading into this week. Gamers should not be afraid to reinvest in the big-hitting 30-year-old.
Jan 16 - 11:58 AM

Going toe-to-toe with Sea Island Golf Club’s Plantation Course, Hudson Swafford styled a bogey-free, 7-under-par 34-31=65 during round one of The RSM Classic, placing his name into contention early in the week.

Swafford padded his early-season cuts made with three starts in Asia, all no-cut events. He finished T50 or worse in two of them but picked up a T28 at The CJ CUP. The St. Simons Island resident didn't let those middling results get him down as he enjoys the comforts of home this week, tearing through the Plantation Course today by splitting nine (of 14) fairways and landing 14 greens. The highlight came at the par-5 18th where he landed the green in two and splashed it home for a conventional eagle. Swafford is coming off the best season of his young career and would love to bank some early-season FedExCup Points while playing a home game this week. Playing his 13th competitive RSM round here at Sea Island, this is his seventh scorecard that he'll sign at 68 or better.
Thu, Nov 16, 2017 03:11:00 PM

Hudson Swafford smoothed a 5-under-par 32-34=66 during the second round of the BMW Championship, reaching 8-under 134 ahead of his third-round tee time.

The Georgia Bulldog striped nine (of 14) fairways today but really did more of his damage with the flat stick. For the second straight day he gained more than a stroke over the field in the putting department (+1.457 SGP in R1; +2.205 SGP at time of signing his R2 card). On the live leaderboard he sits in second in terms of strokes gained putting on the week. The highlight today was a 20-footer for birdie at the par-4 13th. Playing in the FedExCup Playoffs for the third time in his career, Swafford has never made it all the way to East Lake. Entering the week at 33rd, he's positioned himself very nicely ahead of the weekend, currently projected at 25th in the FedExCup standings on the live leaderboard.
Fri, Sep 15, 2017 03:44:00 PM

Due to a rainy forecast on Sunday, the third round of the Dell Technologies Championship will feature threesomes off split tees from 10:37 am- 1:00 pm ET.

Hudson Swafford will enjoy a later tee time off No. 1 tee on Sunday after carding a bogey-free 3-under-par 34-34=68 on Day 2 in Norton, MA. His 36-hole total of 5-under 69-68=137, has him T9 on the leaderboard, four back of clubhouse leader Jon Rahm. The 29-year-old landed 10 (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation, gaining 0.743 strokes off-the-tee and 2.401 approaching-the-green, currently No. 1 in the latter with a cumulative 6.396. He circled three birdie-4s at holes 2, 7 and 18, all from inside of 37 inches, posting 1.786 putts per GIR and -0.336 SG: Putting.
Sat, Sep 2, 2017 03:57:00 PM

Making his World Golf Championships debut, World No. 95 Hudson Swafford authored a 4-under-par 31-35=66 in the final round of the Bridgestone Invitational to post 5-under 275, up 12 places to T10 with play still in progress. UPDATE: With play completed, Swafford finished T10.

This is the 29-year-old's fifth top 25 of the season in 24 starts, first since solo 6th at the Houston Open 12 starts ago. If the top 10 holds, it'll be his fourth, highlighted by his maiden TOUR win at the CareerBuilder back in January. After kicking off in 70-69-70, the Georgia alum began T22 on 1-under, two short of the overnight top 10. He found seven (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation, gaining 3.682 strokes approaching-the-green and 4.258 tee-to-green. The Florida native squared a lone bogey-5 at 10, outpaced by five birdies at 1, 3, 5, 6 and 13, all from inside of nine feet. He posted 1.643 putts per GIR and a disappointing -0.817 SG: Putting.
Sun, Aug 6, 2017 04:54:00 PM

Due to lightning in the area, round two of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational has been delayed, yet again, this time the horn sounded at 1:11 p.m. ET with no current timetable for play to resume. UPDATE: The range is now open with play set to resume at 4:30 p.m. ET.

This will go in the books as the third delay of the round. The first came at the start of the day (45 minutes) and then play halted again at 10:15 a.m. and lasted 46 minutes. The threat for storms are forecasted for the remainder of the day, so they will need to hope for a lull in the lightning in order to finish play today. Prior to the horn sounding, Hudson Swafford made a big splash at the par-3 15th. It was there he carded an ace at the 214-yard par 3. That goes in the books as his second career hole-in-one, with the first coming at the 2015 FedEx St. Jude Classic. At the time of the weather delay, Swafford sits at even-par thru 28 holes on the week, good for T19 on the live leaderboard.
Fri, Aug 4, 2017 01:35:00 PM

Overnight co-leader Hudson Swafford backpedaled with an even-par 35-37=72 during the second round of the RBC Canadian Open, dropping quite a ways down the leaderboard to sit just outside the top 25 on 7-under 137.

The Georgia Bulldog opened on the back nine today and swallowed an early double bogey after finding water at the 11th. He rebounded with a pair of birdies before the turn, but really had to grind on his homeward nine. Swafford would trade a birdie with a bogey coming into the clubhouse but he needed four par-savers from the 8-to-11 foot range just to card that even-par 35 on the inward nine. Swafford walked off the course losing 2.177 strokes approaching-the-green (+3.101 SG Approach in R1). Despite the poor ball-striking effort, Swafford is still well positioned, just three strokes outside the top 10, heading into the weekend.
Fri, Jul 28, 2017 06:48:00 PM

Hudson Swafford torched the course at Glen Abbey Golf Club, piecing together a 7-under-par 31-34=65 to separate from the field during round one of the RBC Canadian Open, staking his claim as the early clubhouse leader as the afternoon wave just gets underway.

Swafford set the tone early with five straight birdies, kicking off with a 2'8" tap-in at the par-5 second. Easy scoring chances were the name of the game today, as he gave himself 11 birdie looks from inside 12 feet. The Georgia Bulldog would convert on eight of those chances to offset a lone bogey. This round was all set up with great play off the tee, splitting 11 (of 14) fairways en route to 15 greens in regulation. If this lead holds it would go in the books as his second career first-round lead/co-lead with the other coming at the 2015 OHL Classic (finished T51).
Thu, Jul 27, 2017 01:18:00 PM

World No. 88 Hudson Swafford styled a bogey-free 4-under-par 33-33=66 in the second round of The Greenbrier Classic to reach halftime on 9-under 131, up seven spots into a two-way T2, three short of 36-hole leader Sebastian Munoz.

The 29-year-old landed 10 (of 14) fairways and peppered 17 greens in regulation, gaining 2.511 strokes approaching-the-green and 3.422 tee-to-green. He carded four birdies at Nos. 7, 12, 16 and 18, two from between 13 and 24 feet and walking off with a 7-footer for birdie-2. The Georgia alum posted 1.824 putts per GIR and 0.644 SG: Putting, needing 32 total putts. He was also T2 thru 36 holes at the Houston Open 10 starts ago, eventually finishing solo 6th, and led the CareerBuilder at the midpoint six starts before that, which he went on to win for his first TOUR title.
Fri, Jul 7, 2017 06:22:00 PM

Hudson Swafford smoothed a 5-under-par 31-34=65 during round one of The Greenbrier Classic, grabbing a piece of the top 10 on the live leaderboard.

Swafford opened on the back nine and lit the fireworks early with a 29'10" hole out for birdie at the par-4 10th. He would go on to add four birdies from the 3-to-9 foot range while also sinking a 19'8" birdie at the par-3 third hole. Ball-striking was the name of the game today, as the Georgia Bulldog pelted 16 greens in regulation. Swafford arrived with six straight finishes outside the top 50, but is off to a much better start in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.
Thu, Jul 6, 2017 03:32:00 PM

Hudson Swafford makes his way back to TPC Southwind for his fourth appearance at this week's FedEx St. Jude Classic.

The Georgia Bulldog posted rounds of 67-78=145 (+5) to miss the cut in his 2014 SJC debut. Since then, he's returned to post finishes of T29 and T34. While his course history is servicable, his form is lacking since breaking through at the CareerBuilder Challenge in January. Swafford has found just two top 30s in 12 starts since the maiden win. The 29-year-old still brings upside to the table but gamers should have reasonable expectations until he gets back on track.
Wed, Jun 7, 2017 03:06:00 PM

Hudson Swafford will be making his third appearance in a major championship when he pegs it at this week's Masters Tournament.

The Georgia Bulldog is playing his fourth season on the PGA TOUR, but his major championship resume is rather slim, with just a pair of missed cuts to his name (2010 U.S. Open as an amateur and 2014 U.S. Open). Since then, Swafford has broken out of his shell, winning at the CareerBuilder Challenge earlier this season. The strength of his game has come on the tee box, as he currently ranks 9th on TOUR in strokes gained off-the-tee. Despite never playing the event, this Georgia resident should feel very comfortable on the grounds of Augusta National Golf Club this week. Gamers should consider Swafford a very lively sleeper for deeper fantasy formats.
Wed, Apr 5, 2017 02:43:00 PM

With preferred lies in effect, World No. 81 Hudson Swafford painted a bogey-free 5-under-par 33-34=67 in the final round of the Shell Houston Open to wrap on 12-under 276, up two spots to solo 6th, eight adrift of champion Russell Henley.

The 29-year-old graduated from the University of Georgia the same year as Henley (2011) and will join him at the Masters this week from his breakthrough win at the CareerBuilder back in January. This is his second top 10 since the win and second straight, arriving off T10 at Bay Hill. After opening in twin 67s, the Florida native was T2, dropping to T8 after a third-round 75, 10 back of overnight leader Sung Kang. He found 11 (of 14) fairways and 15 greens in regulation, circling five birdies for 1.667 putts per GIR, 3.183 SG: Putting, and 28 putts total. Swafford's conversions included three from between 11 and 15 feet, adding a 34-footer for birdie-3 at the third. This was his fourth SHO and second cash after T43 on debut in 2014.
Sun, Apr 2, 2017 06:16:00 PM

World No. 81 Hudson Swafford labored to a 3-over-par 38-37=75 in today's third round of the Shell Houston Open and fell six spots to T8 on 7-under 209, 10 adrift of 54-hole leader Sung Kang.

After opening in twin 67s, the 29-year-old played out of the final threesome with Kang and fellow Georgia Bulldog Russell Henley, who shot 71 and 69, respectively. He squared six bogeys versus three birdies on eight (of 14) fairways and just 11 greens in regulation, losing 1.083 strokes tee-to-green and 0.473 on the greens. The Tallahassee, Florida, native was even-par thru seven holes, exchanging bogeys at Nos. 1 and 4 with back-to-back birdies at 5 and 6 from between 31 and 38 feet, but then dropped three straight on holes 8-10. He mustered one final birdie at the par-5 15th (14'3"), but gave it back with bogey-5 at 17. Swafford suffered two penalty strokes, 3-putted the par-5 fourth (from 4'2"), and whiffed a 31-incher for par at the ninth.
Sat, Apr 1, 2017 07:58:00 PM