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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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Charles Howell III had a change of heart and has withdrawn from the Wyndham Championship, no injury has been cited for the pre-tournament WD.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. Aug 14 - 1:08 PM

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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.
Jul 14 - 7:30 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.
Jul 13 - 2:09 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).
Jul 2 - 7:27 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.
Jul 1 - 6:11 PM

Charles Howell III is prepped for a return to action as he turns his attention toward TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm for this week's Quicken Loans National.

CH3 has been out of action since a T56 at the RBC Heritage (4/16/2017). That includes THE PLAYERS, where he opted to skip despite the large prize pool. That would indicate an injury or something personal, but no news has surfaced about his two-month absence. While he remains a bit of a wildcard this week, he does bring some good history with him into TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm. He posted a runner-up finish at the 2004 Booz Allen Classic, although the course has undergone a complete overhaul since then.
Jun 26 - 3:50 PM

Charles Howell III will make one final push for an Augusta National bid as he readies for this week's Shell Houston Open, needing a win to get into next week's coveted field.

The Augusta, Georgia, native would love nothing more than to win this week at the Golf Club of Houston to earn a spot into next week's big event, played right in his back yard. If only it were that easy, CH3 wouldn't be stuck on two career victories still. There have been too many close calls to even count, but most recent was a T2 at this year's Farmers Insurance Open. On the bright side, the motivation of needing to win this event hasn't hampered him in the past as he's collected top 20s here in four of his last five visits. All winning aside, the reliability of his cut-making is really what gamers are banking on when they draft the 37-year-old.
Mar 29 - 5:02 PM

Charles Howell beat Jeunghun Wang 2-and-1 in the third round of the World Golf Championship-Dell Technologies Match Play at Austin Country Club and then won a dramatic play-off against Rafa Cabrera-Bello and Tyrrell Hatton to advance to a Round of 16 clash with John Rahm.

Howell finally confirmed himself the winner of Group 10 after making birdie at the fifth extra hole to win what had become a head-to-head with Cabrera-Bello. Hatton had been eliminated in bizarre circumstances having stood over a 10'7" putt to go through on the first play-off hole. Not only did he miss it left, the Englishman then accidentally brushed the ball with his putter when about to tap in and called a penalty on himself. Howell and RCB halved the next three holes before Howell finally delivered the killer blow. Earlier, the American had always held the upper hand in his game against Wang. Howell won the second with par and charged 3-up with birdies at 5 and 6 before the Korean hit back with circles at 9 and 10. After losing 13 to a concession, Wang closed the gap to 1-down once more with birdie at 14 but Howell secured his play-off spot with a par at 17. Had Hatton avoided defeat against Cabrera-Bello in the other game, Howell would have been out.
Mar 24 - 4:22 PM

Charles Howell III controlled the tone of the match en route to a 1-up victory over Rafa Cabrera Bello in round two of the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play, earning his first point of the week.

Playing in blustery conditions at Austin Country Club, CH3 looked unaffected as he circled birdies on the opening two holes to take an early 2-up advantage. He would add just one more birdie over the next 15 holes and even shanked one out of the greenside bunker at the 17th hole, leading to a double bogey. Despite the less-than-stellar play, CH3 still lead the match after 16 of the first 17 holes. He saved the best for last as he nearly holed out his pitch shot from 81'6" to tap-in for birdie and the win. With one point to his name, Howell III will need to beat Jeunghun Wang tomorrow and hope for a loss from Tyrrell Hatton who currently sits at 2-0-0 in Group 10.
Mar 23 - 6:40 PM

Beginning on No. 10 tee, World No. 65 Charles Howell III tacked on an even-par 35-36=71 in today's second round of the Valspar Championship to post 4-under 138, down four spots to T10 with play still in progress.

The 37-year-old didn't have his same tee-to-green game on Day 2, dropping from 4.395 in R1 to -0.092. He actually hit one more fairway, seven (of 13), but dipped to 10 greens in regulation, losing 0.943 strokes approaching-the-green. The Orlando resident exchanged birdie-4s at 14 and 1 (from 10'5") with back-to-back bogeys at 17 and 18, both on failed scrambles. He recorded a pedestrian 1.800 putts per GIR and 0.296 SG: Putting, and missed two scoring tries from inside of eight feet.
Mar 10 - 1:07 PM

Charles Howell III concocted a 4-under-par 35-32=67 during the opening round of the Valspar Championship, placing himself inside the top 10 after day one.

CH3 put on a ball-striking clinic today, as he gained 1.049 strokes off-the-tee and 2.980 strokes approaching-the-green. He circled an eagle at the opening par-5 first, but the real highlight came at the par-4 16th where he found himself in some thick rough off the tee. From there, he blasted out from 175 yards and rolled it straight into the flagstick, setting up an easy tap-in for birdie. Howell III never got the flat stick rolling today, but if he can maintain this ball-striking for three more days, he'll be right in the thick of things come Sunday night.
Mar 9 - 6:24 PM

World No. 94 Charles Howell III styled a 4-under-par 34-34=68 in today's final round of the Farmers Insurance Open to wrap on 10-under 278, up 11 places on the live leaderboard to T2, three shy of 72-hole clubhouse leader Jon Rahm, who shot 65. UPDATE: With play completed, Howell III finished in a two-way T2, three adrift of champion Jon Rahm.

The 37-year-old was runner-up here in 2005 and 2007, coincidentally, 2007 was also the last year he won on TOUR, claiming his second title at nearby Riviera CC. He's not going to win, but it's his seventh top 10 in 15 appearances and 10th top 25. After opening in 67-74-69, the Augusta, Georgia, native began the final round on 6-under (T13), the fourth straight tourney he's been in the top 15 thru 54 holes. He circled birdie-3s at Nos. 1 and 5, both from inside of 10 feet, before squaring a lone bogey-4 at 11 (failed scramble), and then dropped a 64'11" bomb from the fringe at 13 for eagle-3. Howell III wrapped with an up-and-down birdie from 6'11" at the par-5 18th for a stellar 3.869 SG: Putting in R4. This is his third top 10 of the season in seven starts and sixth straight top 15. His previous best was T7 at the OHL Classic.
Jan 29 - 5:52 PM

Charles Howell III breezed through the North Course at Torrey Pines with a 5-under-par 32-35=67 during round one of the Farmers Insurance Open.

CH3 guided this round with steady play off the tee, finding 10 (of 14) fairways on the day. From there, he landed 13 greens in regulation and went 4-for-5 scrambling. The highlight for DFS owners came on his way into the clubhouse, as he rattled off a birdie train that started at the par-5 fifth and last four holes. Howell III arrived with a 14-for-14 record at the Farmers and he's well on his way to a perfect 15. Next, he'll turn his attention to the tougher Torrey Pines South on Friday.
Jan 26 - 6:55 PM

Playing La Quinta Country Club, World No. 97 Charles Howell III carded a 4-under-par 35-33=68 in today's second round of the CareerBuilder Challenge for a two-day total of 9-under 135, up three places on the live leaderboard to T8.

The 37-year-old opened his 12th appearance with a bogey-free 5-under 67 on the Stadium Course and began R2 off No. 10 tee. He circled birdies on Nos. 13, 15 and 17 before giving two back with back-to-back bogeys at 1 and 2. The Oklahoma State product rebounded with three more birdies on holes 4, 6 and 9, completing his lap with eight (of 14) fairways and 12 greens in regulation.
Jan 20 - 4:33 PM

World No. 104 Charles Howell III authored a 5-under-par 34-31=65 in the final round of the Sony Open in Hawaii to reach 16-under 264, up four places to T6 with play still in progress.

After opening in 65-66, the 37-year-old improved to 16-for-16 at Waialae CC. He tacked on a three-birdie one-bogey 68 to begin the final frame in a six-way logjam on 11-under (T10). The Augusta, Georgia, native landed nine (of 14) fairways and 13 greens in regulation, recording 4.239 SG: Tee-to-Green, but -0.991 SG: Putting. He squared a lone bogey-4 at the fourth but erased it with birdies on Nos. 7, 9, 11, 12, 14 and 18. Five of the six dropped from inside of nine feet, adding a 21-footer from off the green at the par-3 11th. This will be CH3's ninth top 10 at the Sony, first since T8 in 2014, and second of the season in six starts (T7, OHL Classic).
Jan 15 - 9:43 PM