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Jon Curran

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (29) / 2/17/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 165

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Jon Curran cruised to a 4-under-par 33-33=66 in the first round of the AT&T Byron Nelson, putting him inside the top 10 on the live leaderboard.
Curran opened on the back nine and traded three birdies with just one bogey before making the turn. The bogey came at the par-4 14th hole as a result of a missed 3'9" attempt. His round really picked up on the par-3 fifth hole as he rolled in an 8'2" birdie and backed it up with two more circles at Nos. 6 and 7. From there, he found himself tied atop the leaderboard at 5-under but dropped a shot in the form of a three-putt on the par-4 eight hole. Regardless of the bogey coming in, Curran is in great shape through 18 holes as he attempts to repeat his T6 at last year's Byron Nelson. May 19 - 4:03 PM

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Jon Curran smoothed a bogey-free 5-under-par 33-34=67 in today's final round of THE PLAYERS to conclude his tournament debut on 1-under 287, up 28 spots on the live leaderboard to T39 and the second-best lap in the clubhouse.

There were 16 bogey-free rounds thru 36 holes (eight each round) and of course, NONE in R3 when green conditions were nearly unplayable. There were 149 three-putts in the third round, the most ever for a single round at THE PLAYERS. Curran was not immune, succumbing to 7-over 79 that included three straight doubles on holes 16-18 as he made the turn. The second-year man rebounded with a five-birdie effort in the finale, and posted his second blemish-free lap of the week, joining a 2-under 70 in R1.
May 15 - 4:03 PM

Jon Curran carved out a 1-under-par 36-35=71 on day four of the Valero Texas Open to post 8-under 280, down three on the leaderboard into a four-way T9, and eclipsing a previous best of T44 on debut last year.

The second-year man began Sunday's play on 7-under (T6) after opening in 70-68-71. He split eight (of 14) fairways and for a second straight lap, hit 12 greens in regulation. The 29-year-old outpaced three bogeys with four birdies, including back-to-backs on 16 and 17, the former from 16'7" being his longest conversion of the round. The finish got him back into the top 10, notching just his second of the season (T4, RSM) in his 17th start.
Apr 24 - 7:44 PM

Jon Curran steadied a 4-under-par 32-36=68 during the second round of the Valero Texas Open, climbing inside the top 5 at 6-under 138.

Curran entered the week ranked 36th in scrambling and 17th in sand save percentage in particular. Staying true to those numbers, he went 3-for-3 from the sand today. In fact they all happened on back-to-back-to-back holes starting at the par-5 14th where he got up and down from the sand to circle a birdie and then save par at the 15th and 16th. Given the runoffs around the green at TPC San Antonio's Oaks Course, Curran's scrambling prowess will continue to be useful as he heads into the weekend just four strokes off the lead.
Apr 22 - 8:09 PM

Jon Curran connected on a 5-under-par 33-34=67 in the first round of the Shell Houston Open, sitting just three strokes shy of the current lead.

The putter caught fire today for the Vandy product in route to a seven-birdie opener. He splashed in six putts from outside seven feet with the most notable being a 47'6" birdie bomb on the par-3 ninth hole. Despite a miss from 4'3" on the closing hole, Curran gained 2.945 strokes with the putter during his opening round. In six previous rounds at the Golf Club of Houston, he'd never signed for better than a 3-under 69. This round might not be repeatable, but it's a great start to the week.
Mar 31 - 7:51 PM

Jon Curran cruised to a bogey-free, 4-under-par 33-34=67 in round two of the Northern Trust Open to reach the midpoint at 4-under 138, six strokes off the pace.

The Vanderbilt product skyrocketed up the leaderboard today as he entered T56 after an opening-round 71 and leaves the course in a share of 22nd place. Curran split 10 (of 14) fairways on the day and now ranks second in the field after tallying 22 through two rounds. From the fairway, it was easy for Curran to avoid the big numbers all day. He missed the cut in his NTO debut last year, so he's already on his way to a career-best finish here at Riviera Country Club.
Feb 19 - 8:57 PM

Jon Curran missed the cut in his 2015 Northern Trust Open debut and is back again this week for another crack at Riviera Country Club.

Curran stays in California as he looks to rebound from a missed cut at last week's AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. He was hovering around the cut line all Saturday, so it's not like he was a complete disaster. The Vandy product is just two weeks removed from a T11 at the WM Phoenix Open. Curran ranks 94th in the PGA TOUR's all-around ranking which means he's a deep sleeper to at least consider this week at Riviera CC.
Feb 16 - 8:37 AM

Second-year man Jon Curran is a native of Massachusetts, a Florida resident, and a graduate of Vanderbilt University in 2009.

The 28-year-old concluded last season's rookie campaign 113th in the FedExCup standings ending with back-to-back missed cuts at the Wyndham and at The Barclays. This season began with early exits as well at the and at the Shriners before a T53 at the 77-man no-cut CIMB, closing in 4-over 76. A T29 at the OHL Classic (68-71-67-70) was chased with solo fourth at The RSM Classic (67-70-66-66), his second best showing in 38 career events. Curran ranks 149th on TOUR in strokes gained: tee-to-green, but 13th in strokes gained: putting. He led the field at the RSM in SGP with a cumulative mark of 7.459.
Wed, Dec 30, 2015 10:55:00 AM

After a T54 in last year's tournament debut, Jon Curran wrapped his second appearance at The RSM Classic with a final-round 4-under-par 33-33=66 and a 72-hole aggregate of 13-under 269, nine in arrears to champion Kevin Kisner.

It's not his career best, that would be a P2 at the 2015 Puerto Rico Open, but it's his second best and he pockets $273,500 for his efforts. The second-year man heads to the holiday break with three straight cashes and trending in the right direction with T53-T29 and this week's top-5 finish. Curran circled five on the card in the finale on 15 greens in regulation. All were from outside 13 feet with four traveling greater than 20 feet. His lone bogey came at the par-4 10th after failing to get up-and-down. For the week, the 28-year-old was T4 in both strokes gained stats, including first in strokes gained: putting with a cumulative mark of 7.459. He capped the stellar week with the flat stick by dropping an 11-footer at the last for par, securing solo fourth.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 06:28:00 PM

Jon Curran crafted a 4-under-par 31-35=66 in today's third round of The RSM Classic to reach the three-quarter mark at 9-under 203, currently T7 on the leaderboard.

Now in his second season on the PGA TOUR, Curran was the last of nine rookies to qualify for the FedExCup Playoffs last season, eventually finishing 113th in FEC points. His season best on 28 starts was a five-man playoff loss at the Puerto Rico Open. The sophomore opened 2015-16 with two missed cuts and chased with T53 at the CIMB in Malayasia and T29 last week in México so he was trending in the right direction. Curran began Saturday's play at 5-under (T21) and six adrift after opening in 67-70. He split 10 (of 14) fairways and landed 13 greens in regulation for a third consecutive day, circling six, including two from between 34 and 36 feet. The 28-year-old currently ranks first in the field in putts per GIR with a stellar 1.590 mark, and at last check, was T2 in total birdies with 21. He went T54 in his tournament debut last year.
Sat, Nov 21, 2015 02:54:00 PM

After finishing T54 last season, Jon Curran contests his second RSM Classic this week in Saint Simons Island, Georgia.

Curran was the last (of nine) rookies to qualify for the FedExCup Playoffs last season and was bounced after a missed cut at The Barclays, eventually finishing 113th in FEC points. He made 14 cuts and missed 14 cuts, but was buoyed by five top 10s, highlighted by a five-man playoff loss at the Puerto Rico Open. The 28-year-old added two more top 10s post-PRO, including a T10 at the Travelers, but finished the season missing five of his last seven cuts and nothing better than T37 (Barracuda). He began 2015-16 with two missed cuts and chased with T53 (CIMB) and T29 at last week's OHL.
Wed, Nov 18, 2015 11:11:00 AM

Jon Curran collides with TPC Summerlin at this week's Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

Curran posted a 70-75 duet last year at TPC Summerlin to miss the cut in his Shriners debut. He went on to collect five top 10s on the season, in 28 tries. These top-heavy finishes were good enough to land him at 113th in the FedExCup race. It's always impressive to see a rookie make the Playoffs in their first season on TOUR, so gamers should certainly keep their eye on Curran moving forward.
Tue, Oct 20, 2015 08:41:00 AM

PGA TOUR rookie Jon Curran prepares for his debut at The Barclays in Edison, New Jersey, and enters the fray 105th in the FedExCup standings.

Nine rookies qualified for the FedExCup Playoffs and Curran slots in at third-to-last among his fellow first-timers. On the season, he's deposited 14 paychecks and failed to make the weekend 13 times. Noteworthy, as in his 14 cashes, five have gone for top 25s, with all five doubling as top 10s. So when he's on, he's on. His season best is a P2 at the Puerto Rico Open in early March, followed by a T6 at the AT&T Byron Nelson at the end of May. He chased the Byron Nelson with a T10 three weeks later at the Travelers to bump to 81st in the FEC standings, but has missed four cuts in his last six events since, cashing a T79/MDF and a T37 to slide outside the top 100 in points. The 28-year-old's strong suit is driving accuracy, ranked 30th on TOUR, but sits outside the top 100 in the majority of the main statistical categories.
Mon, Aug 24, 2015 11:18:00 PM

Jon Curran turns his attention to Sedgefield Country Club for this week's Wyndham Championship.

The Vanderbilt product arrives in Greensboro, North Carolina, with a 14-for-26 record during his rookie campaign. When he's been good, he's been really good, collecting five top 10s thus far. The high finishes put him in a safe position entering the FedExCup Playoffs, currently ranked 101st in the standings. There are more consistent options for gamers, but Curran makes for a nice boom-or-bust selection this week.
Wed, Aug 19, 2015 08:14:00 AM

Jon Curran is back in action after a week of rest, ready to take on Glen Abbey at this week's RBC Canadian Open.

The PGA TOUR rookie arrives in Ontario ranked 93rd in the FedExCup race. He is just 12-for-23 on the season, but applies the damage in large chunks, collecting a handful of top 10s already. His statistics look bland at first sight, but he does rank top 30 in driving accuracy, scrambling, and proximity to the hole. Given his early track record, Curran makes for a great boom-or-bust option.
Tue, Jul 21, 2015 08:15:00 AM