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Chesson Hadley

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/5/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 165

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Chesson Hadley handed in a 2-under-par 36-34=70 after today's final round of the Wells Fargo Championship for a four-day total of 4-under 284, up five on the live leaderboard to T12.
This was the North Carolina native's third appearance with a previous best of T20 last year. He was T3 after 36 holes this week after opening in 71-67, but a third-round one-birdie 76 knocked him out of contention, beginning the final frame T17 on 2-under. Hadley is currently T2 in total birdies with 19, including six in R2 and seven today, and is a respectable T11 in bogeys with 11, but squared four of those in the finale, lowlighted by a 3-putt from 38'4" for a walk-off 5 that knocked him out of the top 10. The 28-year-old also swallowed three doubles, T74 of 78 players, but will depart for Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, with a personal best at Quail Hollow. May 8 - 4:40 PM

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Chesson Hadley torched Quail Hollow Club with a 5-under-par 35-32=67 in the second round of the Wells Fargo Championship, arriving at the midpoint at 6-under 138.

The North Carolina native (and resident) circled seven birdies today and had just one blemish. It was a big blemish, as he didn't reach the green on the par-4 fourth hole until his fourth shot, and swallowed a double bogey after a two-putt. It was all about the flat stick for Hadley today. He rolled a 21'2" birdie bomb on the par-4 first hole and stretched it out to 35'1" to save par at the par-4 fourth. Hadley would splash in one more in from just outside 21 feet, and also sprinkled in five more putts made from outside six feet. At the time he signed his scorecard, he was gaining 4.687 strokes over the field with his flat stick.
May 6 - 12:58 PM

Chesson Hadley grinded out a T20 last week and now turns his attention toward Quail Hollow Club for this week's Wells Fargo Championship.

Hadley battled rain delays in NOLA and five days later he walked away with a T20. His prep for this week might be a little lighter than usual, due to the Monday finish at the Zurich Classic. However, the North Carolina native will feel right at home this week so there is not as much prep work needed. Hadley missed the cut in his 2014 Wells Fargo debut, but returned with a T20 last year. Gamers should consider Hadley in deeper fantasy formats this week, as the home state advantage can't be ruled out.
May 4 - 8:26 PM

Chesson Hadley headed straight to the top of the leaderboard following a 3-under-par 36-32=68 during the first round of the Valspar Championship, where he currently sits one back of the co-leaders.

The Georgia Tech product looks happy to be done with the West Coast Swing. He recorded nothing better than a T58 during that stretch of four starts, but he's kicked off the Florida Swing with a T21 at The Honda Classic and now today's fantastic opener. Hadley did his damage on the greens, walking off the course with a 3.687 strokes gained:putting. This 3-under round goes in the books as the low-round of the afternoon wave thus far.
Mar 10 - 5:19 PM

Chesson Hadley took care of business on the South Course at Torrey Pines, signing for a 4-under-par 35-33=68 in round one of the Farmers Insurance Open.

Hadley fell three shots shy of the cut line last week, but is off to a good bounceback so far in La Jolla, California. The Georgia Tech product opened his round with an 8'1" birdie putt on the par-4 10th hole. It was a sign of things to come with the flat stick as he made six putts from outside seven feet on the round. That includes a pair of birdie bombs from outside 23 feet. Hadley finished the round with 4.24 strokes gained:putting. It's an unsustainable number, so he will need some help from his tee-to-green game if he wants to remain in contention this week.
Jan 28 - 8:39 PM

Chesson Hadley readies for his second visit to the Farmers Insurance Open and hasn't registered a top 10 on TOUR in his last 18 starts.

Hadley's last top 10 was T8 at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans last April. He's in the final year of full-exempt status on TOUR from his lone win at the 2014 Puerto Rico Open, which remains his only podium in 66 career starts. In his last 11 events dating back to last season, he's not finished better than T61 (PGA Championship) and missed five cuts, including three of five in 2015-16. The 28-year-old missed the 36-hole cut by one in 2014 (73-72) in his only prior appearance at Torrey Pines.
Jan 27 - 2:07 PM

Chesson Hadley has a lot of work to do in 2016 after collecting a measly nine FedExCup points during the fall portion of the schedule.

The Georgia Tech product has kicked off the 2015-16 season with a 2-for-4 record, with nothing better than a T62 at the Shriners. On the bright side, Hadley failed to impress last fall and still went on to finish 98th in the FEC race. His sophomore season consisted of seven more cuts made than his rookie season and six less missed cuts. Gamers should keep Hadley on their watch list early in the season.
Sat, Dec 5, 2015 10:58:00 PM

Chesson Hadley heads overseas to Malaysia for this week's CIMB Classic.

Hadley signed for a disappointing T65 in his debut last year. On the bright side, his final round 3-under 39 was five strokes better than his next best. Perhaps he figured the course out just a little by week's end. Hadley has finished outside the top 60 in both of his starts to kick off the 2015-16 campaign. Gamers should look elsewhere this week unless they'rein the mood to roll the dice.
Tue, Oct 27, 2015 10:16:00 PM

Reigning PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year Chesson Hadley blew up to a 9-over-par 38-42=80 in the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship to wrap his second appearance at 10-over 294, good for a firm hold on last place.

With 284 rounds completed thru three-plus days at TPC Boston, Hadley holds the dubious distinction of carding the only score in the 80s. After opening in 73-71-70, Hadley squared five bogeys in the finale, adding two doubles and a triple bogey-7 at the 12th. At the time he signed his card, the 28-year-old sat T72 for the week in greens in regulation (38/72), including a dismal four today, and is dead last in strokes gained: total with a not surprising cumulative of -11.164. Hadley advanced to the third leg of the FedExCup Playoffs last season, finishing 49th in the final FEC standings. His 2014-15 campaign ends with 20 made cuts on 30 starts, but just three for top 10s, and is eliminated at 98th in FEC points.
Mon, Sep 7, 2015 12:47:00 PM

With the top 70 advancing after this week to the BMW Championship at Conway Farms on Sept. 17-20, Chesson Hadley enters his second career visit to the Deutsche Bank Championship at 97th in the FedExCup standings,

Hadley is the reigning PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year, claiming his maiden TOUR title at the Puerto Rico Open in his 13th career start. The win was the highlight of four top-10 finishes on a 29-start season, which nearly ended at the TOUR Championship, bowing out in the third leg of the Playoffs at 49th in the FEC standings (T70/The Barclays, T9/Deutsche Bank, T12/BMW Championship). In his sophomore season, the 28-year-old recorded his first top 10 in his eighth start (T10, AT&T Pebble Beach), and added a season-best T4 (on 29 starts) at the Valero Texas Open at the end of March. Hadley posted four straight top 25s between a T8 at the Zurich Classic and a T24 at the Crowne Plaza Invitational to bump to 53rd in FEC points, but has faded to 97th over his last nine events by missing four cuts, including back-to-back at the Wyndham and last week's Barclays.
Thu, Sep 3, 2015 01:07:00 PM

American Chesson Hadley turns his attention to the 97th PGA Championship in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and is in the first group off the first tee on Thursday (6:45 a.m CT) with South Africa's Rory Sabbatini and club professional Ryan Helminen of Appleton, Wisconsin.

Hadley has made two prior appearances in major championships. He missed the cut by five strokes in last year's PGA at Valhalla (par 71) on rounds of 74-73, and also missed the cut by five in the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool. Hadley is exempt on TOUR thru 2015-16 via his win at the 2014 Puerto Rico Open, his lone title in 57 career starts. This season, he's cashed 18 times on 26 starts, with eight top 25s, three for top 10s. His last top-10 finish came 10 starts ago at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans (T8). The 28-year-old enters the week 78th in the FedExCup standings.
Tue, Aug 11, 2015 09:20:00 PM

Chesson Hadley authored a 5-under-par 34-33=67 in today's opening round of the RBC Canadian Open.

Hadley has grinded through a respectable sophomore season that has yielded three top 10s and another five top 25s, but it's been two months since he's cracked a top 35. However, at 72nd in the FedExCup standings, he's all but assured of going at least two events deep into the Playoffs. But thus far as Glen Abbey, he's shown the kind of form that could propel the 28-year-old even further. Hadley connected for six birdies, including on all four par 5s. Three of his conversions ranged 10-12 feet. He suffered only one bogey and came to rest three swings in arrears of the clubhouse lead.
Thu, Jul 23, 2015 05:37:00 PM

Chesson Hadley enters his first John Deere Classic 68th in the FedExCup standings.

Hadley, who celebrated his birthday on July 5th, is 15-for-22 in his second season on the PGA TOUR with eight top 25s. His last was a T24 at the Crowne Plaza Invitational finishing up a streak of four consecutive T25-finishes or better, including a T8 at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans to begin the run. His T49 at the Memorial snapped the streak and he missed the cut in his last start at the FedEx St. Jude Classic (by nine shots) on rounds of 75-75. The 28-year-old owns a season-best T4 at the Valero Texas Open, and a T10 at the AT&T Pebble Beach joins the Zurich Classic mentioned above for his three top 10s on the season. Hadley's one win on TOUR (in 53 career starts), came at the 2014 Puerto Rico Open.
Tue, Jul 7, 2015 06:21:00 PM

Chesson Hadley contests his second FedEx St. Jude Classic this week at TPC Southwind.

Hadley has an average finish of T13 at the St. Jude. Of course, that's inclusive of just one prior start, his T13 in last year's debut, where he book-ended rounds of 69-72 with 3-under-par 67s in rounds one and four. The 27-year-old is 61st in the FedExCup standings going 15-for-21 on the season, including eight for top 25s. He finished T49 at last week's Memorial, breaking a streak of four straight top-25 finishes, highlighted by a T8 at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, his third top 10 on the season. If Hadley is looking to repeat his top-15 showing at the SJC, he'll have to score better on the par 4s at this week's par-70 layout. He enters the week ranked 118th in par-4 scoring (4.06) thus far on the season.
Wed, Jun 10, 2015 12:05:00 PM

After opening the Wells Fargo Championship with a 5-under 67, Chesson Hadley blew up for a 5-over-par 37-40=77 to post even-par 144 and make the cut on the number.

Despite his, um, worst efforts, Hadley will play the weekend at Quail Hollow Club. He piped only five (of 14) fairways and hit nine greens in regulation today. His card features two birdies and squares around three bogeys and a pair of double bogey-5s. He's one of 12 golfers at T70, so a second cut of low 70 and ties will fall after 54 holes are in the books.
Fri, May 15, 2015 07:36:00 PM