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Benjamin Alvarado |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (29) / 9/2/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1' /
College: Chile

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Benjamin Alvarado shot 3-under-par 73-71-68=212 at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, missing the cut by three strokes.
Alvarado didn't play poorly per se, but scoring was seriously low given the perfect conditions all week. His totals in both fairways hit and greens in regulation rose in every round and he circled 13 birdies overall. Alas, the Chilean has now missed the cut in both of his starts this season. (He missed the cut at last week's Farmers by eight strokes.) He's down to two starts on his medical extension in the reshuffle category to bank $699,104 or 423 FedExCup points and get promoted to the Major Medical category. This also leaves him with six starts on his Minor Medical requiring the same terms to meet. Feb 15 - 12:08 PM

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Benjamin Alvarado completed 36 holes of the Farmers Insurance Open in 7-over-par 74-77=151, missing the cut by eight strokes.

The Chilean totaled 21 greens in regulation and four birdies, but he also swallowed 11 bogeys, including seven on Torrey Pines South today. This was his first start on the PGA TOUR since The Greenbrier Classic last summer. Today's result leaves him with three starts on his medical extension in the reshuffle to earn $699,104 or 423 FedExCup points and a promotion the Major Medical category. (He's also down to seven starts on a Minor Medical with the same terms.) Look for him again next week as he's scheduled to make his debut at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Feb 6 - 7:59 PM

Benjamin Alvarado has been added to the published field of this week's Farmers Insurance Open.

Alvarado was the fourth alternate when the field was released on Friday afternoon. He gained entry when Jeff Overton withdrew. The Chilean missed the cut by seven in the Web.com Tour's 2015 lid-lifter in Panama last week, but at least he has a couple of reps before he takes on Torrey Pines for the first time in his career. He has four starts on a medical extension in the reshuffle to earn $699,104 or 423 FedExCup points and a promotion to Major Medical category. Should he fall short, Alvarado has another four starts on a Minor Medical for the same promotion. The Farmers will mark his first start on the PGA TOUR since he missed the cut at The Greenbrier Classic last summer.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Feb 2 - 11:43 AM

Benjamin Alvarado stumbled to an 8-over-par 36-42=78 in his opening round of the Panama Claro Championship.

This isn't anywhere near what the Chilean wanted out of his opening round of 2015. He erased two birdies with six bogeys and a snowman at the par-4 third hole at Panama Golf Club. At the time he signed his card, he sat fourth-from-last in the 144-man field (reduced to 143 due to one early withdrawal who wasn't replaced). Alvarado has a pair of medical extensions on the PGA TOUR, not to mention his rookie eligibility, but he's yet to warrant the attention of even the most hopeful gamer.
Jan 29 - 6:25 PM

Benjamin Alvarado is scheduled to compete in next week's Panama Claro Championship on the Web.com Tour.

The holdover PGA TOUR rookie has limited his action to a team competition in his native Argentina in late October. It's his only start anywhere since he missed the cut at The Greenbrier Classic in early July. He has a pair of medical extensions on the PGA TOUR for two different injuries that impacted his 2013-14 season during which he cashed only once in six tries. A knee injury in 2013 yielded four starts to earn $699,104 or 423 FedExCup points and a promotion to the Major Medical category. He was also given four starts on a Minor Medical Extension for a wrist injury suffered during the season. So, he'll have status in the reshuffle for his first four starts. If he doesn't meet the terms of the medical, Alvarado will drop into the Minor Medical category for another four starts.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jan 24 - 11:14 PM

Benjamin Alvarado will begin the 2014-15 season with a pair of medical extensions related to different injuries.

The Chilean didn't make his rookie debut until the Valero Texas Open in late March. This was in part due to a lingering injury to his left knee. For the time he missed, he was granted four starts a medical extension in the reshuffle to earn $699,104 or 423 FedExCup points and a promotion to the Major Medical category. Once inside the ropes, Alvarado went 1-for-6 before his season ended abruptly in July due to an injury to his left wrist. For the second malady, he was given an additional four starts on a Minor Medical Extension. So, if he fails to fulfill the terms of the first medical, he'll be demoted from the reshuffle into the last position of the Minor Medical category where he'll have four starts remaining to achieve the same terms.
Sat, Oct 4, 2014 07:42:00 PM

Benjamin Alvarado has been removed from the published field of this week's Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship.

He's not gaining anything in terms of his imminent medical extension on the PGA TOUR by not playing, but he'll get another week to rest and recover from a wrist injury that preventing him from competiting at the John Deere Classic two months ago.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Wed, Sep 10, 2014 03:29:00 PM

Benjamin Alvarado is listed in the published field of next week's Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship.

It's the third event of the Web.com Tour Finals, but it would mark the Chilean's first start anywhere since The Greenbrier Classic in early July. He's been out with a wrist injury and figures to receive a medical extension in the reshuffle category on the PGA TOUR next season due to an injury in his left knee that delayed his start to 2013-14. He cashed just once in six starts (T53, St. Jude), but won't be worth the price tag in salary formats. Alvarado is the classic example of a guy that got hot early in a Web.com Tour season and parlayed it into PGA TOUR status after finishing 19th in earnings in 2013.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Fri, Sep 5, 2014 08:04:00 PM

Benjamin Alvarado has been removed from the published field of this week's RBC Canadian Open.

He withdrew from the John Deere Classic on the same day as the opening round with a wrist injury. Given he's 232nd in FedExCup points in six starts and headed for a medical extension in the reshuffle category in 2014-15, he'd be smart to sit out until the Web.com Tour Finals. This would maximize the number of starts he'd have on the medical for 2014-15 and reset the playing field at the beginning of the season.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Wed, Jul 23, 2014 10:59:00 AM

Benjamin Alvarado is listed in the published field of next week's RBC Canadian Open.

Alvarado has been resting a wrist injury since missing the cut at The Greenbrier Classic. He doesn't have any fantasy value, but gamers are wise to keep an eye on him as he'll undoubtedly be armed with a medical extension in the reshuffle category for 2014-15, unless, of course, he doesn't need one. He got a late start this season due to an injury to his left knee.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Fri, Jul 18, 2014 07:04:00 PM

Benjamin Alvarado was removed from the published field of this week's John Deere Classic.

PGA TOUR Media alerted its followers on Twitter that the rookie withdrew due to a wrist injury. He started the season late due to extended time off to allow his left knee to heal from an injury last year. Alvarado is just 1-for-6 with a T53 in Memphis. Even if he plays again this summer, he's likely to retain status next season via a medical extension in the reshuffle category if he needs it.
Thu, Jul 10, 2014 12:18:00 PM

Benjamin Alvarado will make his debut at The Old White TPC for The Greenbrier Classic this week.

The Web.com winner is just 1-for-5 on the PGA TOUR this season, and 0-for-3 on the Web.com Tour. Across both, he owns just one round in the 60s after 18 attempts. The upside was flashed last year when he won the Brasil Classic, but the PGA TOUR rookie has been nowhere near the top of his game since injuring his knee last July. It's best to leave Alvarado on the bench for the foreseeable future.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Tue, Jul 1, 2014 10:49:00 AM

Benjamin Alvarado will take on TPC Southwind for the first time in the FedEx St. Jude Classic.

The rookie is making just his fourth start of the 2013-14 PGA TOUR season, and has yet to make a cut. He got a late start to the season after nursing an injured knee for much of the year. His best round of the season was a 1-over-par 71 at the HP Byron Nelson Championship, so he needs to get something going rather quickly if he has any aspirations of a FedExCup Playoff berth.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Tue, Jun 3, 2014 10:02:00 PM

Benjamin Alvarado turns his attention towards the Zurich Classic for the second start of his PGA TOUR season.

The Web.com Tour grad's first start came in the Valero Texas Open due to his decision to rest an injured knee at the beginning of the season, but he missed the cut at 7-over-par 151. He also missed the cut in his two Web.com Tour rehab starts before his trip to Texas. The only thing on his side is that he is rested, having played just six competitive rounds in 2014.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Mon, Apr 21, 2014 08:38:00 PM

Benjamin Alvarado has been added to the published field of this week's Valero Texas Open.

The Chilean was the ninth alternate when the field was released on Friday afternoon, but he received the last sponsor exemption into the field that was first given to Troy Merritt, who gained entry on, well, merit today. Alvarado is a PGA TOUR rookie and he'll be making his season debut (and first appearance) at TPC San Antonio. He had originally circled the VTO for his first start since sitting out months for an injury to his left knee, but the field is down 12 golfers to 144 from last year. As a result, he had committed to the Chitimacha Louisiana Open on the Web.com Tour where he would have been making his third rehab start.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Mon, Mar 24, 2014 11:27:00 AM