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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 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. Oct 12 - 8:02 PM

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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.
Oct 11 - 6:26 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.
Oct 10 - 3:25 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.
Oct 8 - 9:03 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.
Aug 20 - 8:22 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.
Jul 26 - 4:23 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.
Jul 23 - 10:07 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.
Jun 27 - 2:15 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.
Jun 26 - 5:50 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.
Jun 7 - 2:36 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.
Jun 5 - 2:21 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.
May 16 - 2:56 PM

Retief Goosen arrived at the midpoint of the Wells Fargo Championship in 4-under-par 70-70=140 and sits five strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

This is the South African's second start since fulfilling the terms of his Major Medical Extension in Houston. He tied for 21st last week in New Orleans. Thus far in Charlotte, he's trade four birdies with two bogeys in each round. Today's set of par breakers included conversions from 13 feet and 13'6" at the 13th and fourth holes, respectively. He also rolled in a par save from 14'11" at 12.
May 2 - 2:34 PM

Retief Goosen picked up six birdies in the third round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans on his way to a 4-under-par 36-32=68.

Goosen erased a couple of early birdies at TPC Louisiana with a double bogey on the par-4 fourth after rinsing his tee shot. He ended his day with four birdies over his final eight holes, including notables from 11'9" on 13, 12'5" on 17 and 26'9" on the 18th. The putter has been the key to his week, leading the field in strokes gained at the time of his posting. He entered this week off a T7 at the Shell Houston Open, so his game in in excellent shape.
Apr 26 - 5:06 PM

With a share of seventh place at the Shell Houston Open, Retief Goosen met the terms of his Major Medical Extension and will retain status for the remainder of the season.

The South African loaded up on 27 greens in regulation on the weekend. It not only removed some of the doubt after surviving the cut, but it laid the foundation for his best finish of the season in 13 starts. At 8-under 280, Goosen earned $186,240.00 and 80 FedExCup points, easily clearing the threshold in both angles to fulfill the MME. (A two-way T41 would have sufficed via FedExCup points.) For the record, he surpassed the goals by $135,615 and 50.58 FedExCup points. The 45-year-old is now 103rd in FedExCup points.
Apr 6 - 5:01 PM