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Retief Goosen |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (45) / 2/3/1969
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 185
College: South Africa

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Retief Goosen turns his attention to TPC Scottsdale for this week's Waste Management Phoenix Open.
Goosen owns a pair of top 10s at this venue, the first was a T3 in 2003 and then a T9 the following year. He is long removed from that prime time in his career, but he can still hang with the youngsters. Goosen will be making his 268th career PGA TOUR start this week and has just 49 missed cuts to his name. That makes him a prime candidate to target for DFS gamers. Jan 28 - 12:02 PM

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Retief Goosen ranks 33rd in the FedExCup standings four tournaments into his 2014-15 PGA TOUR season.

The veteran began his season by sharing third place at the Open, and managed to make two of his three cuts after that result. He tied for 33rd in the CIMB Classic, which was his second-best finish of the early going, but that excitement can be tempered since it was a no-cut event. He bowed out of the 2013-14 FEC Playoffs in the 103rd spot, but he's well on his way towards a better result this time around.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 09:48:00 PM

Retief Goosen adjusted his schedule to include the OHL Classic at Mayakoba this week.

Goosen makes his first appearance at El Camaleón GC on the heels of a T33 at the CIMB Classic two weeks ago. Before that, he missed the cut at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Classic and tied for third in the season-opening Open. It's the flat stick doing the heavy lifting in the early part of the season for the South African, as he ranks sixth in strokes gained: putting.
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 01:57:00 PM

Retief Goosen conjured up a 2-under-par 36-34=70 in the final round of the Open to secure a top-five finish at 12-under 276.

Goosen traded two birdies for two bogeys on Silverado Resort and Spa’s North Course's front nine, and then added two birdies without a blemish on the back. He had a look from 10'11" on the par-5 18th to join the clubhouse lead, but was unable to convert. This is the South African's first top-five finish since a T3 at the 2011 FedEx St. Jude Classic.
Sun, Oct 12, 2014 08:02:00 PM

Retief Goosen crafted a 6-under-par 32-34=66 in the third round of the Open to assume the lead in the clubhouse at 10-under 204.

Goosen picked up seven birdies and surrendered just one bogey at Silverado Resort and Spa’s North Course. Four of those birdies fell from between 12 and 21 feet. While the two-time U.S. Open winner has been steady of late, making his last 15 cuts including this week, he hasn't been in contention very much. That changes in Napa, California, as he has a chance at his eighth PGA TOUR win, and first since 2009, on Sunday.
Sat, Oct 11, 2014 06:26:00 PM

Retief Goosen reached the midpoint of the Open in 4-under-par 69-71=140 and sit six strokes off the early 36-hole clubhouse lead.

Goosen authored the shot of the day on Thursday when he holed out from 129 yards for eagle at the par-4 eighth hole, the penultimate of his round. He also scattered six birdies and five bogeys en route to the roller coaster of a season debut. Today's loop featured four birdies and three bogeys. Three of his par breakers ranged outside 12 feet, the longest stretching 26'8" at the par-3 15th. Overall, he's split only 14 (of 28) fairways and hit just 21 greens in regulation, so the 45-year-old South African is squeezing everything he can out of Silverado thus far.
Fri, Oct 10, 2014 03:25:00 PM

Retief Goosen begins his 2014-15 campaign at the Open this week.

Goosen has the seventh longest consecutive cut streak on the PGA TOUR, cashing in his last 14 events. A run like that is valuable in many fantasy formats, and perhaps carries even more weight at a new venue like Silverado Resort and Spa’s North Course. He's not exactly lighting up the top of the leaderboard, so a nod in his direction needs to be hedged with a high-reward option.
Wed, Oct 8, 2014 09:03:00 PM

Retief Goosen returns to The Barclays this week for another shot at Ridgewood Country Club.

Goosen missed the cut in his 2008 Ridgewood debut, but improved to a T21 in 2010. He enters the week ranked 96th in the FedExCup standings, which means he cannot afford a missed cut if he wants to survive the next cut of the top 100. The South African is riding a cuts made streak of 13th straight ahead of this week. Goosen is a good option for gamers willing to forego upside in exchange for consistency.
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 08:22:00 PM

Retief Goosen settled for a 1-under-par 34-35=69 in the third round of the RBC Canadian Open.

The South African was cruising along until he rinsed his tee shot on the par-4 16th hole, ultimately giving two back on the hole. On the flip side, he cashed in four birdies on the day to move to 5-under 205, keeping him in the hunt for his third top 10 of the season. No longer known for his distance, Goosen is surprisingly ranked ninth in the field this week in driving distance.
Sat, Jul 26, 2014 04:23:00 PM

Retief Goosen took part in the 2007 Presidents Cup at Royal Montreal Golf Club and returns for this week's RBC Canadian Open.

The South African is in cruise control ahead of Canada's national championship, with 10 consecutive cuts made. He is also a perfect 5-for-5 in his career at the Canadian Open. Goosen has the perfect combination of form, tournament history, and course experience, making him a legitimate option for gamers in most formats.
Wed, Jul 23, 2014 10:07:00 AM

Retief Goosen following his opening 69 at the Quicken Loans National with an even-par 36-35=71 in his second round.

He totaled 15 greens in regulation and still squared three bogeys, the last of which via a three-putt from 35 feet at the par-5 ninth hole where he concluded his lap around Congressional Country Club's Blue Course. Goosen also collected three birdies, the longest from 16'10" at the par-3 seventh hole, but he has to feel like he let a potentially great round escape. Nonetheless, he's just four strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Fri, Jun 27, 2014 02:15:00 PM

Retief Goosen opened the Quicken Loans National with a 2-under-par 34-35=69, finishing three strokes off the clubhouse lead.

Goosen is setting a personal high at Congressional with his 21st start in a single season. He's 97th in the FedExCup standings. Today he hit 13 greens and suffered just one bogey, that a 5 at the closing and often punishing 18th that features the peninsula green. Elsewhere, he found three birdies, two of which on par 5s.
Thu, Jun 26, 2014 05:50:00 PM

Retief Goosen enjoyed his opening 66 at the FedEx St. Jude Classic that he went ahead and signed for another after today's second round.

The South African submitted respective nines of 32 and 34. He wrangled seven birdies again four bogeys. The most impressive par breaker came courtesy of a hole-out from the rough six yards away at the par-5 third, but he tacked on conversions from 10'11" at the par-4 ninth and 16'3" at the par-4 12th. At 8-under 132, Goosen is only four strokes back of 36-hole clubhouse leader Ben Crane.
Sat, Jun 7, 2014 02:36:00 PM

Retief Goosen claimed the clubhouse lead of the FedEx St. Jude Classic with a 4-under-par 31-35=66 in his opening round.

Goosen hasn't pegged it at TPC Southwind since 2011, but he shared third place that week. Today he hit 14 greens and rolled in six birdies, including a pair of 14-footers (at Nos. 14 and 15) and a 16-footer at 2. He also squared two bogeys, but the South African should be pleased with his position. He arrived in Memphis slotted 105th in FedExCup points due primarily to the fact that nine of his 12 paydays resulted in a finish outside the top 30, but a solid week overall at the SJC should all but secure a spot in the Playoffs.
Thu, Jun 5, 2014 02:21:00 PM

Retief Goosen carded a bogey-free, 5-under-par 32-33=65 in his second round of the HP Byron Nelson Championship.

Goosen has enjoyed a nice comeback season during which he met the terms of his Major Medical Extension in Houston, so he's merely chasing the FedExCup like most others. He arrived in Texas slotted 101st in points. Today at Las Colinas, he went 3-for-3 in scrambling and picked off five birdies, two of which from outside 10 feet. The longest measured 19'9" at the par-4 sixth hole. At 5-under 135, he's just one stroke off the pace of the 36-hole clubhouse co-leaders.
Fri, May 16, 2014 02:56:00 PM