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Wes Roach

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/10/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 185

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Wes Roach signed for a 3-under-par 33-34=67 after today's final round of the AT&T Byron Nelson to wrap his second appearance on 10-under 270, up 10 to T20 with play still in progress.
The 27-year-old ended with a disappointing bogey-5 after putting his tee shot into the water, but he's still going to notch a season best in his 13th start and deposit his first paycheck at the Nelson. His previous best in 2015-16 was T34 at the CareerBuilder back in January. The Tour grad entered the week with eight missed cuts on the season, including five of his last six, and ranked 189th in the FedExCup standings. His totals for the week show 22 birdies -- which is currently No. 1 in the field -- highlighted by five in a six-hole stretch today. On the flip side, Roach diminished the effort with 10 bogeys and one double. May 22 - 3:06 PM

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Wes Roach tacked on a 4-under-par 33-33=66 in today's second round of the AT&T Byron Nelson for a 36-hole tally of 10-under 130, one back of co-clubhouse leaders Brooks Koepka and Jordan Spieth.

Roach began the second frame in a six-way logjam in fourth place after opening his second AT&T (MC/2014) with a career-best 64. His previous mark was 65 at the 2014 Wyndham/R4. The 27-year-old is currently solo fourth after a five-birdie one-bogey effort. He striped 10 (of 14) fairways and hit 13 greens in regulation but did most of his damage with the flat stick, recording 3.194 in SGP at last glance. The Duke alum converted two from between six and 10 feet, and the other three from between 13 and 20 feet. His lone bogey was a failed scramble at the par-4 15th.
May 20 - 3:03 PM

Wes Roach rocketed up the AT&T Byron Nelson leaderboard with an opening round 6-under-par 31-33=64, circling eight birdies along the way.

Roach rattled off birdies in three of his first four holes to kick off the week, starting at the par-4 10th hole. He found trouble on Nos. 12 and 15, dropping a pair of shots before the turn. From there, he cruised home with four birdies and five pars. The most notable was a 15-footer to walk off the course with a birdie at the par-4 ninth hole. The Tour grad is just 4-for-12 on the season but he's off to the races through round one.
May 20 - 9:36 AM

Wes Roach returns to the site of his top-five finish as he preps for this week's Puerto Rico Open at Coco Beach.

The Tour graduate is just 3-for-8 to open the season. His best finish was a T34 at the CareerBuilder Challenge. In 31 career PGA TOUR starts he owns just one top-10 finish and it happened to come at this week's venue. That was two years ago as Roach rattled off rounds of 69-66-70-67 to post 16-under 272 and finish T4. Gamers should not expect a repeat of that top five, but a cut made could be in the works.
Mar 23 - 8:53 PM

Wes Roach reaches the end of the fall wraparound portion ranked 161st in the FedExCup race.

The Tour graduate collected three paychecks during the fall while packing his bag early on two occasions. Roach finished the 2015 Tour season ranked sixth on the money list, earning the 25th spot in the priority rankings. He currently sits in 31st after the first reshuffle. The Duke product has five top 25s in 28 career starts, and should be on a list of potential 2016 breakout candidates.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 09:38:00 PM

Wes Roach signed for a 5-under-par 34-32=66 following his opening round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

Back on the PGA TOUR after an unsuccessful foray in 2013-14, the Duke product missed the cut at Silverado last week, failing to break par in either round. No such disappointment today at TPC Summerlin where he connected on six of 16 looks at breaking par. All of his dropped for birdie, including a 52-footer at the par-3 eighth hole. He also converted from 14'4" at the par-5 13th, the second of four consecutive birdies at the time. Alas, Roach couldn't avoid a bogey-4 at 17 where he found the putting surface with his tee ball but three-jacked from 52'1" He walked off situated two strokes off the clubhouse lead.
Thu, Oct 22, 2015 06:06:00 PM

Wes Roach checks into the Silverado Resort and Spa for his debut in the Open.

Roach teed it up in 23 tourneys of the 25-event Tour season and made just 13 cuts. He wound up a lofty eighth on the regular-season money list however, posting a playoff loss in July (Stonebrae Classic), a T3 at the Chile Classic in March and winning his maiden pro title (in his 54th career Tour start) at the Mexico Championship in April where he co-lead/lead after 36 and 54 holes, respectively. The 26-year-old returns to the big leagues for his second season slotted 25th in the priority rankings. In his previous go around (2013-14), he made 11 cuts, missed 11 cuts and finished 153rd in the FedExCup standings.
Tue, Oct 13, 2015 03:58:00 PM

Wes Roach rode a rollercoaster to a 1-under-par 36-33=69 in the third round of the Stonebrae Classic to join a three-way tie for the lead at 10-under 200 through 54 holes.

Roach spread an eagle, three birdies and four bogeys across his scorecard at TPC Stonebrae. The driver has been his calling card, ranking second in driving distance and blasting a tournament-leading 394-yard drive in the third round. With a victory on Sunday, he would likely move from seventh to first in the Tour standings.
Sat, Jul 18, 2015 09:42:00 PM

With a 4-under-par 34-34=68 in the final round of the El Bosque Mexico Championship, overnight leader Wes Roach recorded a four-stroke victory over Patton Kizzire and Kevin Tway.

The 26-year-old parlayed his bogey-free 65 in the third round into his first title in 54 starts on the Tour. Roach circled six birdies against two bogeys at El Bosque Golf Club today to post 17-under 271. He suffered only four bogeys all week. Thanks also to a T3 in Chile four weeks ago, the former PGA TOUR member is now second on the money list of the Tour with $166,917. That would have been good enough to finish inside the top 25 before the Tour Finals last season, so as long as he continues to make cuts, Roach should be back in the big leagues this fall.
Sun, Apr 19, 2015 07:41:00 PM

Wes Roach fired a 7-under-par 33-32=65 in the third round of the El Bosque Mexico Championship to take a one-stroke lead through 54 holes at 13-under 203.

Roach's bogey-free round featured five birdies and an eagle, which fell at the par-5 18th. For the week, he has 13 birdies, one eagle and two bogeys at El Bosque Golf Club. His two bogeys are the lowest in the field. He entered the week 37th on the Tour money list and would lock up a 2015-16 PGA TOUR card should he emerge victorious in Sunday's finale.
Sat, Apr 18, 2015 08:47:00 PM

Wes Roach crafted a bogey-free 7-under-par 34-30=64 in the second round of the Chile Classic and shares the 36-hole lead with Dawie van der Walt and Brett Drewitt at 12-under 130.

Roach began his day on the back nine at Club de Golf Maphocho and put up two birdies and seven pars. He caught fire on the front. tacking on five birdies and four pars. He's made two of his four cuts to begin the 2015 Tour season, including a season-best T35 in the Brasil Champions last week.
Fri, Mar 20, 2015 08:14:00 PM

Wes Roach followed his opening 67 at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open with another in today's second round, this time going bogey-free.

Despite his electrifying opening nine on Thursday, today's walk was arguably more impressive. He missed only two greens in regulation and circled four birdies, but his longest conversion kept his card clean. After missing the green right at the par-4 seventh, Roach's third landed 11 feet from the hole. From there, he drilled home par save. The non-member was the last of eight golfers to post 8-under 134 and sit two strokes back of the 36-hole co-leaders. In addition to a paycheck, Roach is playing for a berth into next week's McGladrey Classic via a top 10 -- he's currently T5 -- and non-member FedExCup points. This season's targets at 322.760 (to qualify for Special Temporary Membership) and 78.970 (to qualify for the Tour Finals). He finished 153rd in the standings as a rookie in 2013-14.
Fri, Oct 17, 2014 09:27:00 PM

Wes Roach carded a 4-under-par 30-37=67 in his opening round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

The former PGA TOUR member survived open qualifying for a spot in the field of 144 at TPC Summerlin, so he went ahead and provided one of the stories of the day. Roach opened with a birdie from 10'8" at the par-4 10th hole. After another birdie at 11, he double-bogeyed the par-4 12th to square his card. No biggie, as he then birdied the six remaining holes on his first nine, concluding with a round-long 21-footer at the par-4 18th. His first par came at the par-4 first and the flame was extinguished as he played the inward side in birdie-free 2-over. That would have been worse if not for a bogey conversion from 10'1" at No. 3 and a par save from 16'10" at 4. Roach signed his card leading the field in strokes gained: putting (3.526 at last check) and sitting three strokes off the pace of the clubhouse co-leaders.
Thu, Oct 16, 2014 05:03:00 PM

In the wake of Thursday's magic show at the Barracuda Championship, Wes Roach answered it with a 3-under-par 33-36=72 worth 10 points.

Roach hit only 11 greens in regulation today, but he figured out another way to make them count. His experience was punctuated with an eagle-3 at the 13th hole, his fourth of the round. He traded four birdies with three bogeys the rest of the way to post 22 points at the midpoint, just four off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Fri, Aug 1, 2014 05:12:00 PM

Wes Roach smoked-and-mirrored his way to a bogey-free, 6-under-par 32-34=66 worth 12 points in his opening round of the Barracuda Championship.

Roach hit only nine greens in regulation, but he buried six birdies to finish six points off the overnight lead. He got away with one today, but he can't count on this kind of wizardry throughout the tournament. The rookie has four top 25s this season with a T4 in the other opposite event in Puerto Rico, but he showed up in Reno slotted 157th in the FedExCup standings and 151st in earnings. That's a direct result of missing 11 of 20 cuts.
Thu, Jul 31, 2014 09:49:00 PM