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Retief Goosen |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (46) / 2/3/1969
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 185
College: South Africa

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Retief Goosen catapulted up the Wells Fargo Championship leaderboard with a 5-under 33-34=67 during his third navigation of Quail Hollow Club this week.
Goosen split just five (of 14) fairways but made up ground on the greens as his putter when unconscious. On the day he connected on eight putts from outside six feet including four from beyond 11 feet. The South African walked off the 18th green with 3.561 strokes gained:putting for the round. At 7-under 209, Goosen has a shot to post his third career top 15 in six tries at Quail Hollow. May 16 - 1:59 PM

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Retief Goosen spun a bogey-free, 6-under-par 32-34=66 in today's second round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans to post 8-under 136 at the halfway point, two shots back of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

Now 46 years of age, Goosen's in the twilight of his playing career on the game's biggest stage. However, since returning to full health following back surgery, he hasn't been a pushover either. Today's effort is evidence of that. He totaled 15 greens in regulation and converted six birdies, the longest disappearing from 24'2" at the par-4 sixth hole. Today's aggregate equals his season low (third occurrence) in 44 rounds. He's bogey-free 6-under with six birdies on the par 5s this week.
Apr 24 - 1:41 PM

Retief Goosen is back for his third consecutive attempt at the Valero Texas Open title.

Goosen tied for 53rd at TPC San Antonio in 2013 before missing the cut last year. The Florida Swing was not kind to the South African. He went MC-T69-MC at The Honda Classic, Valspar Championship and Arnold Palmer Invitational. Perhaps a departure from the the Sunshine State is just what he needs.
Mar 25 - 9:12 PM

Retief Goosen could only conjure up a 4-over-par 37-38=75 in the final round of the Northern Trust Open, falling into a tie for eighth at 4-under 280.

That wasn't what the veteran had in mind when his day began at Riviera Country Club. There were highlights, as he circled five birdies, but the mistakes were too much to overcome. He squared five bogeys and two double bogeys. Worth noting, four of his birdies were from between nine and 18 feet, but he barely gained anything on the field with the flat stick. The ball-striking was the larger issue. as he split just half of the 14 fairways and landed half of the greens in regulation. He moves from 79th to 54th in the FedExCup standings.
Feb 22 - 6:51 PM

Retief Goosen crafted a 2-under-par 32-37=69 in the third round of the Northern Trust Open and holds a two-stroke lead through 54 holes at 8-under 205.

The two-time U.S. Open winner's round featured only seven greens in regulation, but he holed six birdies to assist in easing the sting of four bogeys. Highlights included a 33'9" birdie on the par-4 eighth hole and a chip-in birdie from the rough on the par-3 16th. Goosen tops the tournament in strokes gained: putting and ranks third in driving distance. Both of those stats are somewhat surprising considering that he entered the week 105th in driving distance and 57th in strokes gained: putting. He last won on the PGA TOUR at the 2009 Transitions Championship, so expect him to feel some butterflies that haven't been around for quite some time.
Feb 21 - 6:00 PM

When a birdie try fell from just outside 30 feet at the par-4 ninth hole to conclude his second round of the Northern Trust Open, overnight co-leader Retief Goosen held outright possession of the 36-hole clubhouse lead at 6-under 138.

Goosen turned in a 1-under 37-33=70 to follow Thursday's 66. He hit only 10 greens in regulation today, but overcame two bogeys with three birdies. His first birdie dropped in from 11'5" at the par-3 14th, while the second went in the books as a zero-putt seven-yarder from the fringe at the par-4 fifth. Statistically, he's been consistent tee-to-cup thus far with similar measurements in both strokes-gained categories.
Feb 20 - 7:37 PM

Retief Goosen spun a 5-under-par 32-34=66 in his opening round of the Northern Trust Open to assume outright possession of the clubhouse lead.

The South African has quietly connected five consecutive paydays, but only one went for a top 50 (T33, CIMB Classic). Today, he wasted no time in dipping into red number with birdies at 1, 3 and 4. The latter two dropped in from 15'6" and 19'3", respectively. He added four birdies on his inward nine, including a five-yard hole-out from just off the green at the par-4 13th and a pair from just outside 11 feet at 16 and 17. They helped ease the sting of bogeys at 11 and 12, the latter as a result of a three-putt from 25'4"; he missed the par save from just 33 inches. Goosen concluded his round leading the field in strokes gained: putting with a clip just shy of 3.600. That measurement was assisted by a par save from 10'10" at the par-4 eighth hole.
Feb 19 - 3:00 PM

Retief Goosen returns to the Northern Trust Open this week for another shot at Riviera Country Club.

Goosen is the model of consistency and that is translated in his course history at Riviera CC. He's missed just one cut in seven starts at this event. He currently sports the exact same record this season. Goosen is one of the top targets this week for DFS gamers looking for salary relief.
Feb 18 - 8:02 PM

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

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