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Charles Howell III

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (37) / 6/20/1979
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 155

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Charles Howell III used a late-round birdie train to record a 3-under-par 35-34=69 during round one of the BMW Championship.
CH3 split just three (of 14) fairways and landed just 10 greens in regulation. Early in the round his score was reflecting that poor ball-striking as he found himself 1-over through 13. From there, he rattled off a four-hole birdie train that included two putts made from outside 14 feet and a chip-in birdie from 21'8" at the par-3 17th. The 37-year-old will be very pleased to escape this round in red numbers and will likely find himself inside the top 15 entering round two. Sep 8 - 6:50 PM

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Charles Howell III arrives at Crooked Stick Golf Club ranked 48th in the FedExCup race as he preps for this week's BMW Championship.

After an undisclosed medical procedure forced him to miss two months of action, CH3 returned to miss the cut at The Barclays but rebounded last week to post a T24 at the Deutsche Bank Championship. It was his career best at TPC Boston (during FEC Playoffs era), so his form appears to be back to normal. Now he'll head to Crooked Stick Golf Club, where he's never played in competition since he failed to qualify back in 2012 when it last hosted. Luckily, he ranks 16th in driving distance and 18th in strokes gained around-the-green, both could prove useful this week as he looks to tackle the 7,567-yard layout.
Sep 6 - 4:00 PM

Charles Howell III is in the published field at this week's The Barclays at Bethpage State Park. UPDATE: At 5-over 73-74=147, Howell III missed the cut by two shots and drops from 39th in the FedExCup standings to 50th.

The 37-year-old is scheduled to return from a nine-week absence following an undisclosed (minor) medical procedure. His last action was a T75 at the Quicken Loans National in June (74-66-75-75). The Augusta, Georgia, native is one of only 16 players to qualify for all 10 editions of the FedExCup Playoffs, checking in at 39th in the FEC standings. He's 19-for-22 on the season with 13 top 25s and five top 10s, most recently a season-best T4 at the Byron Nelson. CH3 has no top 10s in nine attempts (in the FEC era) at The Barclays with a best of T18 in 2011 (Plainfield CC). He was T54 in the 2012 edition at Bethpage Black on rounds of 71-69-77-70.
Aug 24 - 8:03 PM

Charles Howell III has undergone an undisclosed medical procedure and will be out of action for at least a month, hopeful to return in time for the FedExCup Playoffs.

CH3 finished T75 at Quicken Loans National two weeks ago and has now removed his name from the list of alternates for next week's Open Championship, as reported by the Associated Press. His management company, 4Sports & Entertainment, did not specify what procedure was needed, but they did clarify that it was just a minor procedure. Howell III currently ranks 31st in the FedExCup standings, so qualifying for the Playoffs will not be an issue. The biggest concern for gamers will be potential rust from missing over a month of competitive action. CH3 has reached the TOUR Championship just twice since the FedExCup Playoffs began in 2007.
Jul 7 - 7:22 PM

Charles Howell III torched Congressional Country Club with a 5-under-par 32-34=66 during the second round of the Quicken Loans National, reaching 2-under 140 at the midpoint.

CH3 was in serious danger of missing the cut after an opening 3-over 74. He didn't let that affect him this morning as he traded six birdies and an eagle with three bogeys. He played the par 5s at 3-under thanks to a 265-yard approach on the 16th hole that lead to a 2'4" tap-in eagle. In addition to the eagle, he also holed out from off the green twice for birdie, first from 26'10" at the par-3 second and then from 57'6" at the par-5 ninth. CH3 was sitting at 6-under on the day before finding water at the last and swallowing a bogey. Regardless of the finish, Howell III is now safe to survive the cut, and provided gamers with plenty of scoring today.
Jun 24 - 11:39 AM

Charles Howell III hung up a 4-under-par 34-32=66 in today's final round of the AT&T Byron Nelson to post 13-under 267, up nine spots to T4 with play still in progress.

The 36-year-old finished a personal-best T3 here in 2014 on rounds of 68-66-69-67. He opened this week with a new low of 65 at TPC Four Seasons and tacked on 70 and a pair of 66s. For the week, the Oklahoma State product totaled 17 birdies and one eagle against six bogeys, and will earn his fifth top 10 of the season in his 19th start and first since T7 in Houston at the Shell.
May 22 - 5:35 PM

Charles Howell III fired a bogey-free 5-under-par 31-34=65 during the opening round of the AT&T Byron Nelson to place him just two strokes shy of Sergio Garcia at the top.

CH3 opened on the back nine and grinded out eight pars with one birdie added at the par-5 16th hole. The fireworks occurred right after the turn, as Howell III holed out from 129 yards for eagle at the par-4 first hole. He added two more circles coming into the clubhouse, the longest from 5'4" which happened to be his only putt made from outside five feet on the day. Despite the lack of lengthy putts, he was still slightly above average on the greens, which tells us his lag putting was on point, but he couldn't convert from long distance. Sitting just two strokes back, Howell III is in great position to strike as the week progresses, especially if he can start to hole some putts.
May 19 - 7:51 PM

Charles Howell III carved out a 2-under-par 34-36=70 in the three-day third (and final) round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans to conclude his 14th appearance on 10-under 206, down seven on the live leaderboard to T11.

Howell III is a two-time runner-up in NOLA most recently in 2009. He began the third round in a six-way T4 on 8-under, four adrift of 36-hole leader Brian Stuard. The 36-year-old found just half (of 14) fairways and a week-low 11 greens in regulation for a disappointing -1.916 in strokes gained: tee-to-green at the time he signed his card. He salvaged the round gaining 2.057 strokes with the flat stick, circling four against two squares, three from inside of eight feet and a long of 20 feet at the par-4 fifth. CH3 leaves TPC Louisiana with a remarkable 12th top 25 of the season in 16 starts.
May 2 - 11:31 AM

Charles Howell III carved out a 3-under-par 33-36=69 in the two-day second round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans to post 8-under 136, up one on the leaderboard to T4, four in arrears of 36-hole leader Brian Stuard.

Howell is a two-time runner-up at the Zurich and opened his 14th visit in 67. He began his second round off No. 10 and was even-par at the turn (one birdie, one bogey) when play was suspended due to darkness. The 36-year-old returned on Saturday morning and played his inward half in bogey-free 3-under. He circled birdies on holes 2, 5 and 7, all from 10'0" and in.
Apr 30 - 12:28 PM

Charles Howell III styled a 5-under-par 32-35=67 during the opening round at this week's Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

CH3 entered the week fourth on the all-time money list at the Zurich Classic. He showed exactly why he's so high on that list, rattling off four birdies, an eagle, and just one bogey. Most impressive was a four-hole, birdie-or-better train that kicked off on the par-4 fifth and included three putts made from outside 10 feet. The longest was a 21'3" birdie roll on the sixth hole but his approach shot on the par-5 seventh may have been most impressive. He stuck the 228-yard approach to 11'6" to set up a nice eagle splash. Howell III arrived with top 25s in three of his last four starts and there is no signs of slowing down.
Apr 28 - 7:56 PM

Charles Howell III rallied for a 4-under-par 36-32=68 in the final round of the Shell Houston Open to post 10-under 278, up six places on the live leaderboard to T8. UPDATE: With play completed, Howell III finished in a three-way T7.

The Augusta, Georgia, native needed a win this week to get into the season's first major, but it wasn't to be. He did finally conquer the par-4 18th (with par) however, after swallowing doubles in rounds three and four. The 36-year-old, making his 12th SHO appearance with a best of T5 last year, began his final frame on 6-under (T14) after rounds of 69-69-72. He three-putted the second and third holes for bogeys, but played his final 15 holes in blemish-free 6-under, circling birdies on Nos. 4, 8, 10, 12, 13 and 15. CH3 peppered 17 greens in regulation but posted a pedestrian 1.941 putts per GIR.
Apr 3 - 5:32 PM

Charles Howell III settled for a 3-under-par 35-34=69 on day two of the Shell Houston Open, reaching the midpoint at 6-under 138.

CH3 was torching Golf Club of Houston’s Tournament Course throughout the day. That included a hole out from 50 yards on the par-4 10th to grab an unconventional eagle right after making the turn at 1-under 35. He stretched his score out to 5-under on the day and looked prime to submit the low round of the day as he walked on the 18th tee box. On the difficult par 4 he striped his drive down the middle of the fairway before disaster struck. Trying his best to avoid the water left, he pushed it right. From there, he landed his pitch to 18'7", but three-jacked to swallow a double bogey. His final missed putt came from 4'2". A less-than-ideal way to end such a good round, but he remains just four strokes off the pace entering the weekend.
Apr 1 - 4:45 PM

Charles Howell III enjoyed a 4-under-par 35-33=68 in today's third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational for a three-day total of 5-under 211, up 26 spots on the live leaderboard to T27.

CH3 is not in contention in his 16th API, but he gets some love here for matching the low round of the day thus far with three others. He got there finding eight (of 14) fairways and 12 greens in regulation posting 1.667 putts per GIR and at last check, 1.645 in strokes gained: putting. The 36-year-old, who was an 18-hole co-leader at last week's Valspar before eventually finishing T5, circled five birdies against one bogey. He played his final 15 holes in blemish-free 5-under.
Mar 19 - 1:56 PM

Charles Howell III handed in a 1-over-par 36-36=72 after today's final round of the Valspar Championship to post 3-under 281, good for a two-way T5.

CH3 was T1 with two others after day one, T6 after day two, and entered the finale T5, four adrift of 54-hole leader Bill Haas. Looking for his third TOUR title in his 459th pro start, and first since forever (2007, Nissan Open), Howell III opened with 13 consecutive pars. Now, it was windy, gusty even, and pars were a good score, but he didn't record his lone par breaker until the par-5 14th -- from 30 inches -- and immediately gave it back, and some, with back-to-back failed scrambles on 15 and 16. The 36-year-old finished the week T44 in birdies with 10 (one each in rounds two and four), but T3 in total bogeys with just seven. He ranked seventh in strokes gained: tee-to-green, but 40th in SGP and 56th in putts per GIR. His T5 is a season best on 12 starts, third top 10, and incredibly, ninth top 25.
Mar 13 - 9:13 PM

Charles Howell III conjured up a 1-under-par 36-34=70 in the third round of the Valspar Championship for a three-day total of 4-under 209, up one place on the leaderboard to T5 and four back of 54-hole leader Bill Haas.

Howell III has three top 10s in 12 priors on the Copperhead, including a T10 last year and runner-up in 2009. He has eight top 25s on the season in 11 starts but limped-in off a 75th-place finish at the Northern Trust and a MC at the Honda (72-72). The 36-year-old began his third frame on 3-under (T6), after being an 18-hole tri-leader following an opening 4-under 67. On his round, he improved to eight (of 13) fairways and hit 11 greens in regulation for a third straight day, outpacing three bogeys with four birdies. Three of his four were conventional -- each from inside of eight feet -- and the fourth was a hole-out from a green side bunker on the par-4 12th. He ended on a sour note though, three-putting the last for bogey-5.
Mar 12 - 7:51 PM