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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 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

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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

Hudson Swafford cruised to a bogey-free, 4-under-par 32-34=66 in his third round of The McGladrey Classic to post 7-under 203, two strokes off the 54-hole clubhouse lead.

He missed only two greens in regulation while picking off four birdies, the longest measuring just 11'2" at the par-4 fifth hole. Swafford whiffed on only one try from inside 12 feet. He's played his last 31 holes in bogey-free 9-under and will enter the finale in pursuit of his first PGA TOUR title.
Sat, Oct 25, 2014 03:29:00 PM

Hudson Swafford sits 6-under-par 69-67=136 through two rounds of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open and three strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

Swafford is fresh off a T8 at the Open where he was one of 10 golfers under par in every round. If you count his finale at the Wyndham Championship, he's riding a streak of seven consecutive rounds in red numbers. Today's loop featured six birdies against two bogeys. His longest conventional conversion dropped in from 22'8" at the par-3 17th hole, but Swafford also circled an 11-yarder from just off the green at the par-4 sixth.
Fri, Oct 17, 2014 04:45:00 PM

Hudson Swafford spun a 5-under-par 31-36=67 in the final round of the Open to assume the clubhouse lead at 11-under 277.

Never a winner on the PGA TOUR, Swafford looked to be making a real charge to the top on the front nine. After a trio of birdies, he closed out the front nine at Silverado Resort and Spa’s North Course with a 20'9" eagle on the par-5 ninth. His 4'10" birdie at the par-3 11th would be his last of the round, and it was erased by a bogey on the very next hole. It doesn't look like his number will be enough to pose any real threat to the eventual champion, but stranger things have happened. He sat in a tie for third in real time when he posted.
Sun, Oct 12, 2014 06:21:00 PM

Hudson Swafford is 5-under-par 70-69=139 through 36 holes of the Open.

The PGA TOUR sophomore is back on the PGA TOUR via the Tour Finals, and he's promptly making the most of it at Silverado. He's landed 27 greens in regulation and circled 10 birdies thus far, including a gem from 20'10" to kick off today's round at the par-4 first hole. Swafford went 4-for-4 in scrambling today, but three-jacked the par-4 sixth from 34'4" for bogey. He'd go on to sign his card sitting five strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Fri, Oct 10, 2014 05:03:00 PM

Hudson Swafford missed out on the FedExCup Playoffs before regaining exempt status through the Tour Finals.

Swafford finished his rookie season 146th in the FEC standings, and immediately took to the Tour Finals for help. He missed the cut in the first leg, but bounced back with three straight top 25s to retain status. In 2014, Swafford flashed his upside with three top 12s, but also showcased his lack of consistency with 15 missed cuts in 26 events. The 27-year old will enter the season ranked 36th in the opening reshuffle.
Sat, Oct 4, 2014 02:41:00 PM

Hudson Swafford put forth a nine-point effort in the final round of the Barracuda Championship with his 3-under-par 33-36=69 to end the week with 33 points.

Swafford had a chance at something special if he could have grabbed a few more birdies down the stretch and potentially eagle the par-5 18th, but he went in the other direction. He bogeyed each of his last three holes, which were his only blemishes at Montrêux G&CC on the afternoon. While he has a reputation of struggling with the putter, two of his birdies fell from outside of 19 feet. He now must perform well at the Wyndham Championship if he is to retain his 2014-15 PGA TOUR card. The University of Georgia product is currently outside of the top 125.
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 05:13:00 PM