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Carlos Ortiz |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (24) / 4/24/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 150
College: University of North Texas

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PGA TOUR rookie Carlos Ortiz smoothed a bogey-free, 8-under-par 31-31=62 in today's third round of The Barclays to post 7-under 203, good for the early 54-hole clubhouse lead.
Ortiz began the day one better than the cut-line at 1-over (T50) and eight shots adrift of 36-hole leader Bubba Watson. With the lead pairing still an hour from heading out, Ortiz was putting the wraps on an eight-birdie loop of Plainfield CC, vaulting 49 places on the live leaderboard to tie the top spot. On his round, he split 11 (of 14) fairways and landed just 12 greens in regulation, but registered 4.880 in strokes gained: putting and 1.417 putts per GIR at the time he signed his card. The 24-year-old's set included six conversions from inside nine feet and was highlighted by a hole-out, birdie-4 from a green-side bunker at the 16th. His 62 is career best in 95 rounds, eclipsing a 65 he shot in the final round of the 2014-15 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Aug 29 - 1:26 PM

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Carlos Ortiz opens up his FedExCup Playoffs career at this week's Barclays.

The PGA TOUR rookie enters the week ranked 112th on the FEC leaderboard. Ortiz has limited experience against a field strength of this week's caliber. He's yet to play any major championship and hasn't pegged it up in a WGC event, either. Ortiz has a world of potential, but can be classified in the wild card category this week, given his lack of top-tournament experience.
Aug 24 - 8:58 PM

Carlos Ortiz turns his attention to Sedgefield Country Club for this week's Wyndham Championship.

The PGA TOUR rookie arrives in North Carolina ranked 109th in the FedExCup standings. He is currently on the right side of the playoff bubble, but can't get lackadaisical and risk getting passed by. Entering on the heels of four straight cuts made, this week could go along way in terms of momentum heading into the Playoffs. Gamers should not be over-weighted on Ortiz this week, but should definitely keep close tabs on him.
Aug 18 - 8:22 AM

Carlos Ortiz is 7-under-par 66-69=135 through two rounds of the Barbasol Championship and shares the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

After picking off a pair of eagle-3s and three birdies in the opening round, Ortiz traded four birdies with two bogeys today at Grand National's Lake Course. The rookie is 106th in FedExCup points with one top 10 and another six top 25s, but he rolled into the third opposite event of the season having missed four consecutive cuts. His owners are more than pleased by this early turnaround in Alabama.
Jul 17 - 2:42 PM

Carlos Ortiz readies for his tournament debut at this week's Travelers Championship.

The PGA TOUR rookie continues to flash the upside, with seven top 25s in his first 21 starts. More recently he's finished outside the top 50 in six of his last seven starts. With his form trending in the wrong direction, it's easy for gamers to take a wait-and-see approach with this youngster out of Mexico.
Jun 24 - 8:59 PM

Carlos Ortiz spun a 6-under-par 33-33=66 in the third round of the Wells Fargo Championship to post 9-under 207.

Ortiz, a rookie on the PGA TOUR, began the third round T32 and seven shots back of the 36-hole leaders. On his round he hid one bogey with seven birdies finding seven (of 14) fairways and hitting 14 greens in regulation. Ortiz' set ranged from 2'3" to a long of 15'5" on the par-3 second. It also included three, two-putt birdies reaching the par-5 seventh and the par-5 15th in two and also driving the green on the par-4 14th.
May 16 - 3:26 PM

Carlos Ortiz jarred a bunker shot at the par-5 18th hole to post 5-under-par 35-32=67 in his second round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

It was the rookie's final stroke of the round. He sailed his approach into the par 5 into a greenside hazard 19 yards away before holing out for eagle. Time will tell if that serves as a springboard for more terrific play this weekend, but he's navigated TPC Louisiana rather well already. Ortiz has hit 27 greens in regulation and circled 11 birdies to complement the eagle. His longest conventional conversion of the second round measured 13'5" for par at the par-4 12th hole. At 10-under 134, he's two swings back of the 36-hole lead.
Apr 25 - 11:11 AM

Carlos Ortiz signed for a 5-under-par 34-33=67 following his opening round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

The rookie is 78th in the FedExCup standings with one top 10 and another five top 25s. It's a welcome season for long-term gamers that can absorb the occasional missed cut. In fact, he failed to cash in his last two tries before today's encouraging rebound. Ortiz hit 12 greens in regulation at TPC Louisiana, which is just below average for this tournament, but he connected for six birdies to hide a lone bogey at the par-3 14th hole. While they didn't count as putts, he rolled in a pair of five-yard birdies from the fringe at Nos. 11 and 16. At last check, he ranked fourth in the field with a strokes gained: tee-to-green clip of 4.040. More importantly, he's only three swings back of the clubhouse lead.
Apr 23 - 3:39 PM

Carlos Ortiz has been added to the published field of this week's RBC Heritage.

Ortiz started the week as the second alternate. He gained entry when David Toms withdrew. The PGA TOUR rookie is 10-for-14 on the season with six top 25s. That includes a T21 at Bay Hill and a T15 at TPC San Antonio in his last three starts. He'll be making his debut at Harbour Town Golf Links, but that fact should not rule him out as a potential resource.
Apr 14 - 12:26 PM

Carlos Ortiz posted a 2-under-par 36-34=70 in the third round of the Valero Texas Open and is the early clubhouse leader at even-par 216.

Scoring proved to be at a premium at TPC San Antonio on Saturday. That Oritz was able to outpace his two bogeys with four birdies places him in rarified air. The highlight of his round was a 16'3" birdie on the par-4 12th hole. His ball-striking produced just six (of 14) fairways and eight GIR, but he gained over three strokes with the flat stick. He will now sit back and wait to see what happens with the leaders on the course as they try and navigate the back nine.
Mar 28 - 3:59 PM

Carlos Ortiz readies for a relative home game at this week's Valero Texas Open.

The Texas resident isn't too far from home this week as he makes his TPC San Antonio debut. He arrives in good form, ranking 77th in strokes gained:total after 12 starts this season. The University of North Texas product has the distance off the tee as well as the history of playing in Texas to make him a dangerous sleeper at this week's Valero.
Mar 25 - 8:00 PM

Carlos Ortiz conjured up a 3-under-par 34-34=68 in the third round of the Northern Trust Open to join Sang-moon Bae in the clubhouse lead at 5-under 208.

Ortiz circled three birdies and an eagle, with three of those four par breakers falling from longer than 10 feet. He suffered a pair of bogeys at Riviera Country Club. The three-time winner on the Tour in 2014 is known to be a solid putter, and he lived up to that reputation on Saturday. He gained over three strokes on the field with his flat stick in the third round. He will try and capture his first PGA TOUR win in Sunday's finale.
Feb 21 - 4:55 PM

Carlos Ortiz shot a 4-under-par 36-31=67 in his opening round of the Northern Trust Open, finishing one strokes off the clubhouse lead.

The rookie has so far shed the curse of being the reigning Tour money leader, albeit during the regular season in 2014. He's 6-for-8 on the PGA TOUR this season with three top 20s and sits 71st in the FedExCup standings. He tied for 11th just two weeks ago at Torrey Pines. In today's debut at Riviera, he striped 10 (of 14) fairways and landed 11 greens in regulation en route to an eagle and six birdies. His eagle found the cup from the rough 13 yards away at the par-5 first hole -- his 10th of the round -- while his most notable birdies measured 27-and-a-half feet at the par-5 11th and 11'8" at the par-4 second. Ortiz even converted a par attempt from 16'1" at the par-3 fourth.
Feb 19 - 4:07 PM

Carlos Ortiz looks to right the ship at this week's Waste Management Phoenix Open.

The PGA TOUR rookie got off to a hot start this season with a 4-for-4 Fall Series, but has lost his form over the holiday break. Since the calendar struck 2015, Ortiz has missed two cuts and will now make his course debut at TPC Scottdale. With the course newly renovated, he may not be too far behind the rest of the field when it comes to course knowledge.
Jan 28 - 8:15 PM

Carlos Ortiz is 58th in the FedExCup standings due in large part to a hot flat stick.

While strokes gained: tee-to-green is all the new rage for stat gurus, it is the more established strokes gained: putting metric where the rookie is shining the brightest. He ranks seventh in that statistic and has ridden that strength in his game to four paydays in four starts. His best finish was his most recent, tying for ninth in the OHL Classic at Mayakoba. He is exempt from the reshuffle due to his three wins on the Tour last season.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 03:29:00 PM