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Hudson Swafford |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/9/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 200
College: University of Georgia

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Hudson Swafford missed the cut in his 2014 RBC Canadian Open debut and returns for another crack at it this week.
Swafford gets the benefit of switching venues, as Glen Abbey Golf Club now plays the role of host. The Georgia Bulldog remains a fantasy favorite as his statistical profiles always brings him to the forefront as a potential sleeper. Currently ranking 35th in strokes gained:putting and 69th overall in strokes gained, Swafford is long overdue for another splash of contention. Jul 21 - 10:34 PM

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Hudson Swafford finished inside the top 25 at the 2014 Travelers Championship and finds his way back to TPC River Highlands for another look this week.

The Georgia Bulldog continues his rise to household-name status, but has a long way to go. In fact, he's still trying to earn name recognition from some of the more-regular gamers. Currently ranked 88th in the FedExCup standings, it's time to take a very close look at Swafford this week and the foreseeable future.
Jun 24 - 9:06 PM

Hudson Swafford arrives at this week's AT&T Byron Nelson Championship ranked 84th in the FedExCup standings.

Swafford has posted a roller coaster of a season with five top 20s parlayed with nine missed cuts on the flip side. It's been an all-or-nothing type of career for the Georgia Bulldog who still has more missed cuts (25) than made (20). Looking at Swafford's statistical profile, you will notice high marks all across the board, including 66th in strokes gained and 28th in driving distance. Gamers should have a look at Swafford when looking for a high-upside sleeper this week.
May 26 - 8:23 AM

Hudson Swafford added a bogey-free, 6-under-par 33-33=66 in today's second round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans to post bogey-free, 11-under 133, good for sole possession of the 36-hole clubhouse lead. UPDATE: Jason Day has since gone one lower to establish the final 36-hole lead.

Swafford created 15 opportunities to score again today, but instead of authoring a highlight-reel eagle, he calmly poured in six conventional birdies, three on each nine. What's more, the only par breaker of any length measured 13'1" at the par-4 16th hole, the antepenultimate of his round. Adding further perspective to his balanced attacked, when he walked off, he ranked outside the top 10 in both strokes-gained splits. It remains to be seen if today's afternoon wave can challenge, but the wind is up a bit as inclement weather from the west encroaches. There is a Tornado Watch for most of southwestern Louisiana through this evening, but it's several parishes from New Orleans.
Apr 24 - 2:13 PM

Hudson Swafford recorded a bogey-free, 5-under-par 32-35=67 in his opening round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

Swafford pounced on the par 5s at TPC Louisiana today, going 4-under on the quartet with an eagle and two birdies. The eagle was a gift. After his second at No. 18 landed in the rough left of the fairway and 112 yards from the target, he spun his third back into the cup. (You can view the shot at the link below.) His only other notable conversion traveled 13 feet for par at the par-4 15th. Swafford landed 15 greens in regulation on the round and came to a stop just three swings adrift of the overnight co-leaders.
Apr 23 - 8:23 PM

Hudson Swafford has been added to the published field of this week's RBC Heritage.

Swafford was the sixth alternate when the field was released on Friday afternoon. He gained entry on a sponsor exemption after Kevin Na withdrew. The 27-year-old PGA TOUR sophomore is a native of Florida and product of the University of Georgia, so he has strong ties to the Southeast. He'll be making his debut at Harbour Town Golf Links. Swafford is 76th in the FedExCup standings.
Apr 13 - 11:51 AM

Hudson Swafford conjured up a bogey-free 4-under-par 35-33=68 in the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational and ends the week at 11-under 277.

Swafford's final navigation of Bay Hill featured four birdies and 14 pars. Highlights included a 10'3" birdie at the par-4 10th and a 15'4" birdie at the par-3 17th. He split 10 of 14 fairways and landed 14 GIR on the afternoon. Should he emerge with a top-10 finish, as it currently appears that he will, it would be his first since a T8 in the Open to start the 2014-15 season.
Mar 22 - 4:07 PM

Hudson Swafford carded a 4-under-par 34-34=68 in the third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

After opening the tournament with a 3-over 75, Swafford rebounded nicely with a 6-under 66 on Friday. After making the turn at 5-over on his opening nine on Thursday, he has played the last 45 holes in 12-under, circling 14 birdies against just two bogeys. After hitting eight (of 14) fairways and just 11 greens in regulation in round one, Swafford has since hit 25 (of 28) fairways and 30 of 36 greens in regulation to move to a 7-under aggregate of 209.
Mar 21 - 5:45 PM

Hudson Swafford hung up a 2-under-par 36-33=69 in his opening round of the Valspar Championship, good for very early possession of the clubhouse lead.

Swafford went out in the first threesome off the 10th tee at Copperhead today and promptly bogeyed the par-4, albeit with a conversion from just outside 12 feet. He rallied for five birdies, including four in a row to begin his inward nine. That run included rolls of 18'6" and 12'9" at Nos. 2 and 3, respectively. Swafford arrived needing a spark. After opening the fall with three top 20s, he's gone cold, cashing just twice in eight starts since with no better than a T34 at Pebble Beach.
Mar 12 - 12:27 PM

Hudson Swafford has been removed from the published field of this week's Puerto Rico Open.

Like many in the Tour reshuffle category, Swafford had sights on making hay in a diluted field on the island, but he's comfortably positioned for the long haul. While he missed the cut at The Honda Classic, the second-year PGA TOUR member started the week slotted T66 in the FedExCup standings.
Mar 2 - 9:39 AM

Hudson Swafford missed the cut in his tournament debut but returns for another shot at this week's Farmers Insurance Open.

Swafford got off to a roaring start this season with top 20s in each of his first three events, but has cooled considerably since. His last four starts have yielded nothing better than a T51 finish. The University of Georgia youngster already owns eight top 25s in 34 career starts, but the consistency has yet to follow.
Feb 4 - 8:09 PM

Hudson Swafford is already making himself quite at home on his second tour of duty on the PGA TOUR.

The sophomore jumped out of the gates with a T8 in the Open. He followed that with a T18 and a T12 in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open and The McGladrey Classic, respectively. Swafford's final two starts of the fall faded to a T51 and a missed cut. Added up, that places him 23rd in the FedExCup standings. While he may not have been on the short list for players with an opportunity to claim a breakthrough PGA TOUR victory when the 2014-15 season started, he's quickly making his way into that discussion.
Mon, Dec 22, 2014 08:37:00 PM

Overnight co-leader Hudson Swafford blew up for a 2-over-par 34-39=73 in his second round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

He split only six (of 14) fairways and hit 11 greens in regulation during his second lap around El Camaleón Golf Club, erasing two birdies with four bogeys, including on his last two holes. Swafford reached the midpoint in 4-under 138 and will play on, but he's already eight swings behind 36-hole leader Michael Putnam. While he opened on Thursday morning, it's evident that the late-early draw got the better of the conditions this week.
Fri, Nov 14, 2014 05:46:00 PM

Hudson Swafford found his groove again and opened with a 6-under-par 32-33=65 at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, good for a share of the clubhouse lead.

After six consecutive top 25s dating back to the Tour Finals, the PGA TOUR sophomore disappointingly missed the cut in Mississippi last week, but he was the fourth to belly up with 65 today. Swafford was clinical at El Camaleón Golf Club, splitting 10 (of 14) fairways and hitting 16 greens in regulation. He rolled in seven birdies to hide a bogey-5 at the 12th hole.
Thu, Nov 13, 2014 01:35:00 PM

Hudson Swafford arrived at the midpoint of the Sanderson Farms Championship in 3-over-par 74-73=147 and missed the cut by four strokes.

The second round was completed this morning. Thirteen of the 15 golfers stranded by darkness returned to the Country Club of Jackson to finish. Swafford was done on Friday, both literally and figuratively. He hit only 21 greens in regulation and converted four birdies while succumbing to seven bogeys during his two loops of the new host track. It's a relatively surprising result given his start to the season and the depth of the field. However, he wasn't the only notable to failed to survive. Others include: 145--Martin Laird; Tony Finau; Cameron Smith ... 146--Scott Brown ... 147--2007 champ Chad Campbell; Nick Watney; Scott Piercy; Andrew Svoboda ... 148--2001 champ Cameron Beckman ... 152-- 17-year-old amateur/open qualifier Camden Backel.
Sat, Nov 8, 2014 09:54:00 AM