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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 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

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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

Retief Goosen circled four birdies in his last eight holes for a third-round 1-under-par 37-34=71 at the Shell Houston Open.

Goosen was sinking, with two bogeys and a double bogey to just one birdie over his opening 10 holes. His late birdie binge, including a 19'9" effort to end his round, pulled him inside the top 10 at 6-under 210 with 18 holes to play. This is his last start on his Major Medical Extension, so he must earn $50,625 or 29.42 FedExCup points this week in order to secure his full status for the remainder of 2013-14. Perhaps he'll be doing a rain dance tonight in hopes the final round is a wash.
Apr 5 - 2:54 PM

Retief Goosen turned in a 4-under-par 33-35=68 for his opening round of the Shell Houston Open, finishing two strokes adrift of the clubhouse tri-leaders.

Goosen is making his final start via a Major Medical Extension. The short story is that he needs to finish no worse than a two-way T41 to retain status. (It would reward the 29.50 FedExCup points he needs.) He went 16-for-16 inside 11 feet at the Golf Club of Houston today and added conversions from 19'2" at the fifth hole and 12'4" at 7. His only mistake was finding water off the tee at the par-5 eighth, which he bogeyed.
Apr 3 - 5:40 PM

Retief Goosen reached the midpoint of the Valero Texas Open in 9-over-par 78-75=153 and will miss the cut.

At this point, all bets are off that he's going to fulfill the terms of his Major Medical Extension. After today's result, he's down to one start to bank $50,625 or 29.42 FedExCup points and retain status. He went just 1-for-12 in par-breaker chances today, and that conversion fell from 23'3" at the par-3 13th hole. His opening round featured three birdies, but he coughed up five bogeys and two doubles, playing his last seven holes in 7-over.
Mar 28 - 4:25 PM

Retief Goosen closed out a T31 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational with a 1-over-par 38-35=73 to post 2-under 286.

He finished the week ranked 15th in strokes gained-putting but placed outside the top 65 in both fairways and greens hit. Goosen earned $37,587.50 and 38.50 FedExCup points, leaving two starts on his Major Medical Extension to bank $50,625 or 29.42 FedExCup points and retain status. He's off to compete in the Valero Texas Open where he tied for 53rd in his debut last year.
Mar 23 - 6:45 PM