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Charles Howell III

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (38) / 6/20/1979
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 155

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World No. 58 Charles Howell III authored a 4-under-par 33-34=67 in the second round of the RBC Heritage, up two places to T8 on 7-under 135, three short of 36-hole leader Bryson DeChambeau.
This is the Augusta, Georgia, native's 13th RBC with four prior top 25s among eight cashes. His best is T12 in 2008 and finished T56 last year (70-70-71-72). The Orlando resident checked in 12-for-14 on the season with eight top 25s and three top 10s, and off a T18 at the Houston Open (71-67-70-69). After an opening 68 (four birdies, one bogey), he carded six circles against two squares on 11 (of 14) fairways and 11 greens in regulation on Day 2. The 38-year-old recorded 1.545 putts per GIR and 1.721 SG: Putting with 25 total putts. Apr 13 - 5:47 PM

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For the second year running Charles Howell III progressed through the pool stages of the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play at Austin Country Club, confirming it Friday with a grinding 2-and-1 victory over Satoshi Kodaira for a 3-0-0 record in Group 14. UPDATE: Howell III lost to Kiradech Aphibarnrat (1 UP) in the Round of 16 to finish T9, his fourth top 10 in 22 WGC, all T9s, and his third at the Dell Match Play (2017, 2007).

Last year the 38-year-old ran into an in-form Jon Rahm and was dumped out 6-and-4 in the round of 16; this year he will play Kiradech Aphibarnrat, who himself flattened Rahm 4-and-3 on Friday. Howell III need have no fear, however, since he is on fire following earlier wins over Phil Mickelson and Rafa Cabrera Bello, and only very briefly did his Japanese foe threaten the perfect log book. Kodaira conceded the first after making bogey, but won the fifth and ninth with birdie-3s. Howell III responded with one of his own from 8'2" at No. 10 before Kodaira handed him 14 and 16 on a plate with bogey-5 and bogey-6. This is the third time in nine tournament starts he has made the last 16, but he is yet to reach the quarter final stage.
Mar 23 - 3:04 PM

Seed No. 59 Charles Howell held firm to secure a second straight win at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play in Texas, moving to 2-0-0 in Group 14 thanks to a 3-and-1 success over former semi-finalist Rafa Cabrera Bello (17).

Both men had won their opening matches but there were few fireworks today. Howell took an early lead following a bogey from the Spaniard at No. 2 but RCB reached the turn 1-up after birdies at 3 and 9. On the second nine at Austin Country Club, the duo managed just a single birdie between them, Howell winning 15 after holing from 21 feet. However, Cabrera Bello (1-1-0) was the architect of his own downfall as he bogeyed 10, 14 and 17 to sink to a disappointing defeat. Howell will progress to the last 16 if he avoids defeat in his closing group game against Phil Mickelson.
Mar 22 - 5:46 PM

No. 59 seed Charles Howell III disrupted Phil Mickelson's plans for the week with a solid 3-and-2 defeat on the opening day of Group 14 action in the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play at Austin Country Club.

Howell III has a far from convincing record in the championship, racking up an 8-9 tally since his debut back in 2002. Twelve months ago he was 2-2 at this venue and this result gives him a good look at once more progressing to the knockout stages. The opening three holes were shared with par before Howell II made the first move, a birdie-2 at the fourth. Mickelson responded by ticking No. 5 and a par was sufficient to go 1-up at the seventh, but he gave the lead back at the next with bogey of his own. The key period came after the turn, as Howell III ticked 10, 12 and 13 from 5'5", 9'7" and 12'10". It left him 3-up and when the next three holes were halved in pars the game was up for Mickelson. Howell III plays Rafa Cabrera Bello on Thursday, Mickelson takes on Satoshi Kodaira.
Mar 21 - 6:39 PM

World No. 66 Charles Howell III crafted a 3-under-par 35-34=69 in the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open for a four-day total of 7-under 281, up 25 places on the live leaderboard to T6 and tying the low round of the day thus far with Hideki Matsuyama.

After opening with 69-72-71, the 38-year-old began T31 on 4-under, four adrift of the overnight top 10. He found eight (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation, gaining 1.556 strokes off-the-tee and 3.903 tee-to-green. The Oklahoma State product squared a lone bogey-5 at No. 4, camouflaged by four circles at 1 (from 30'6"), 2, 12 and 13. He posted 1.714 putts per GIR and 1.868 SG: Putting with 29 total putts. This was the Augusta, Georgia, native's 16th cash in 16 Farmers, 11th top 25 (fourth straight) and eighth top 10 (second straight). He's now 7-for-8 on the season with five top 25s and two top 10s (T4, OHL).
Jan 28 - 6:03 PM

World No. 65 Charles Howell III makes final preparations for his 17th consecutive Sony Open in Hawaii, where he ranks third in all-time earnings with $2.60M. UPDATE: Howell III finished T32 on 9-under 271 (67-68-69-67).

The 38-year-old is 16-for-16 at the par-70 Waialae CC with 11 top 25s and nine top 10s, including seven top 5s and runner-up finishes in 2007 and 2012. Those runner-up finishes are among 16 in 502 career events, four of those playoff losses. Infamously, the Augusta, Georgia, native has won only two times, most recently at the 2007 Nissan Open (Riviera CC) 306 starts ago. He's 4-for-5 this season with his MC (by two) coming in his most recent action at the RSM eight weeks ago. Otherwise, Howell III has three top 20s and one top 10, a T4 at the OHL Classic.
Jan 10 - 2:24 PM

Playing the Seaside Course, World No. 59 Charles Howell III stalled out to an even-par 34-36=70 in the second round of The RSM Classic and at 1-under 71-70=141, missed the cut by two shots.

A total of 74 players (73 pros, one amateur) from a field of 155 pros and one amateur made the 36-hole cut of 3-under 139. Howell III, a pre-tourney 22/1 outright, was highest up the bookmaker's food chain to hit the road. He was 3-under on his lap thru 15 holes, safely inside the cut line, but played his final three holes in 3-over, eating double bogey-6 at 16, tee ball in the water, and a failed scramble at the par-3 17th. This is the 38-year-old's first MC of the season in five starts, arriving off three straight top 20s, highlighted by a season-best T4 at last week's OHL. Other early exits include: 140- Sean O'Hair; 2015 champ Robert Streb; Whee Kim; Ollie Schniederjans .. 141- Graeme McDowell; Bill Haas; Jason Kokrak .. 142- defender Mac Hughes; Danny Lee .. 143- Scott Brown .. 144- Jamie Lovemark; John Oda; Byeong Hun An; Patrick Rodgers; J.T. Poston .. 145- Si Woo Kim; Davis Love III .. 152- Andrew Johnston.
Fri, Nov 17, 2017 05:07:00 PM

With preferred lies in effect, World No. 61 Charles Howell III painted a bogey-free 5-under-par 33-33=66 in the final round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba to post 14-under 270, up three places into a two-way T4, five short of 54-hole leader and champion Patton Kizzire.

This was the 38-year-old's ninth consecutive appearance, eighth cash, seventh top 25 and third top 10, eclipsing a previous-best T6 in 2014. It's his fourth cash of the season in four starts, third top 25 and first top 10, brushing aside a T15 at the WGC-HSBC two weeks and one start ago. After kicking off in 68-70-66, the Augusta, Georgia, native began T9 on 7-under, eight shy of Kizzire. He striped 12 (of 14) fairways and pelted 16 greens in regulation, circling five at holes 3, 5, 6, 13 and 14. The Oklahoma State product posted 1.750 putts per GIR with 30 total putts. This is his first top 10 since P2 at the Quicken Loans 19 weeks ago.
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 05:45:00 PM

The third round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba was suspended at 6:10 pm ET on Saturday due to darkness with play scheduled to resume on Sunday at 7:15 am. UPDATE: Round 3 resumed as scheduled at 7:15 am Sunday with preferred lies in effect. UPDATE #2: Howell III's overnight score on hole 1 was changed from birdie-3 to double bogey-6 (no reason cited as yet).

All 79 who survived the 36-hole cut are stranded with 13 yet to tee off. Charles Howell III, who opened with 68-70, was 4-under thru six holes off No. 1 tee, 8-under total when the horn sounded. He's currently up 25 places to T7 and will be hitting his tee shot to the par-5 seventh when play resumes. This is the 38-year-old's ninth consecutive appearance and is now 8-for-9 with six prior top 25s and two top 10s, including a T7 last year and T6 in 2014.
Sat, Nov 11, 2017 06:33:00 PM

Charles Howell III heads to the Far East for a chance to peg it at the inaugural CJ CUP at NINE BRIDGES, hosted this week on Jeju Island in South Korea.

CH3 opened the 2017-18 campaign with a T51 at last week's CIMB Classic. That extends his current mini-slump to six straight events where he's finished outside the top 50. Gamers shouldn't hit the panic button quite yet, as most of his annual damage is done in January and February during the West Coast swing. If that success is partially due to his fondness of playing in cooler temperatures, he may be in the luck this week. The current forecast for Jeju Island calls for temperatures in the upper 60s all week. CH3 won't stay in a slump forever, so gamers should start looking for the ideal time to jump back in. This week is a possible candidate for that.
Wed, Oct 18, 2017 10:11:00 AM

Charles Howell III had a change of heart and has withdrawn from the Wyndham Championship, no injury has been cited for the pre-tournament WD.

CH3 is 18-for-20 on the season and currently ranks 20th in the FedExCup race. He can afford an extra week of rest ahead of the Playoffs. Howell III limped into the weekend last week at the PGA Championship, posting 78-69 to find himself T70 at the midpoint. From there, he swallowed rounds of 78-72 to finish T73 by week's end. Since returning from injury in early July, CH3 is 4-for-5 with a pair of top 20s. There is no reason to believe this is injury related but we will update if news changes on that front.
Mon, Aug 14, 2017 01:08:00 PM

Overnight co-leader Charles Howell III slowed his pace with a 2-under-par 35-34=69 during round two of the John Deere Classic, maintaining a spot inside the top 5 as he heads into the weekend on 10-under 132.

CH3 couldn't miss with the flat stick on day one, but lost his touch today. He sank just one putt from outside seven feet today, and missed on a pair of very reasonable birdie looks from inside eight feet. After gaining 4.670 strokes putting in R1, he walked off the course today losing 0.776 strokes putting. Howell III is still shaking off the cobwebs after a long injury layoff, but there isn't much room for improvement as he's now positioned himself inside the top 25 after R2 in two of his three starts since returning.
Fri, Jul 14, 2017 07:30:00 PM

Charles Howell III cruised to a bogey-free, 8-under-par 32-31=63 during round one of the John Deere Classic, staking out an early spot at the clubhouse leader with the afternoon wave just getting their day started.

CH3 split nine (of 14) fairways and smothered 13 greens in regulation, but really did most of his damage with the flat stick today. Most notable was a 25'11" birdie bomb at the par-3 seventh, but overall he splashed home seven putts from outside six feet, four of those from outside 10 feet. CH3 walked off TPC Deere Run gaining 4.422 strokes putting over the field. Howell III entered with a 9-for-10 record at this event with six top 25s, but this goes in the books as his new personal best here (previously posting 7-under 64 on three occasions). If this lead holds it will be his seventh career first-round lead/co-lead, with the latest coming at the 2016 Valspar. He has converted four of those into top 5s.
Thu, Jul 13, 2017 02:09:00 PM

Playing his first event in 11 weeks (T56, RBC Heritage), World No. 70 Charles Howell III twirled a 4-under-par 34-32=66 in the final round of the Quicken Loans National to match playing competitor Kyle Stanley on 7-under 273, and then lost to Stanley's par on the first playoff hole, the par-4 18th, dropping to 1-4 in sudden death.

This is the 38-year-old's 16th career runner-up in 490 career events (488 pro), second this season in 16 starts (T2, Farmers). He was chasing his third TOUR title, first since a come-from-behind win at the 2007 Nissan Open 294 starts ago. After opening with 71-69-67, the Oklahoma State product began T7, tied with Stanley and four back of leader David Lingmerth. Playing out of the fourth-to-last twosome, he landed nine (of 14) fairways and 13 greens in regulation, silencing a lone bogey-5 at five with birdies at Nos. 1, 8 and 10 (all from inside of six feet), adding eagle-2 at the drivable par-4 14th from 27'4". In the playoff, both players missed the fairway and the GIR, with Stanley knocking a par-saver from 4'10" while CH3 missed his from 10'11". This was his 11th (of 11) QLN's and second top 10 (T3/2011).
Sun, Jul 2, 2017 07:27:00 PM

World No. 70 Charles Howell III shot a 3-under-par 34-33=67 in the third round of the Quicken Loans National to reach 3-under 207, up 16 places to T7 with play still in progress.

The 38-year-old conjured six (of 14) fairways and hit 13 greens in regulation, losing 1.090 strokes off-the-tee but gaining 3.952 approaching-the-green. He squared bogey-5 at holes 1 and 11, outpaced by five birdies at 5 and 7, and a hat-trick at 14-16, four from inside of 10 feet with a long of 40 feet at the par-4 15th. The Augusta, Georgia, native, making his first start in 11 weeks, posted 1.615 putts per GIR and 1.594 SG: Putting. He's carded progressively better laps of 71-69-67.
Sat, Jul 1, 2017 06:11:00 PM