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Charles Howell III |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (36) / 6/20/1979
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 155
College: Oklahoma State University

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Charles Howell III wrapped his sixth appearance at The RSM Classic with a final-round 2-under-par 34-34=68 to post 10-under 272, currently T9 on the board and up three spots on the day.
After circling five birdies in each of the first three rounds, Howell III mustered but three in the finale on 15 greens in regulation, posting a disappointing 1.867 mark in putts per GIR. The three that did drop on Nos. 7, 13 and 15 traveled 10'2", 15 feet, and 2'1", respectively. In fairness, he didn't have another scoring chance from inside 13 feet all day. The 36-year-old's lone bogey came at the par-4 16th after a failed scramble. At last check, he's T6 in total birdies with 18, but T48 in bogeys with eight. The Georgia native will head to the holiday break with four top 20s in five starts to open the 2015-16 season, including a T10 at the CIMB Classic two starts ago. Nov 22 - 3:48 PM

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Charles Howell III spun a bogey-free, 5-under-par 31-35=66 in today's opening round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, finishing one stroke back of the clubhouse tri-leaders.

He's loved himself some El Camaleón Golf Club over the year, but was reminded by the fickle nature of the sport with a missed cut last year. Prior to it, Howell III was 5-for-5 with progressively improving top 20s in his most recent four appearances. It's safe to say that he's projected to start a new streak given today's score matches his personal best in 23 competitive rounds on the track. He scrambled three times and circles five birdies, including four straight on his outward nine, the back side of the course.
Nov 12 - 1:15 PM

Charles Howell III wrapped the CIMB Classic with a bogey-free, 6-under-par 33-33=66 in today's final round, finishing at 17-under 271, good for the lowest 72-hole target.

CH3 isn't going to win, but he's the first to sign his card positioned inside the top 10 at T9. He missed only one green in regulation today and buried six birdies, three on each nine. The 36-year-old missed only 12 GIR for the week. Howell III has proven that Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club's West Course suits his game. In his only previous appearance, he shared seventh place in the track's debut in 2013.
Nov 1 - 1:46 AM

Charles Howell III crafted a bogey-free, 6-under-par 32-34=66 in today's opening round of the CIMB Classic and sits four shots off the clubhouse lead.

Howell III was last here in 2013 and tied for seventh place with a trio of sub-70s. But he didn't go as low he he did today. Setting up 15 scoring chances, CH3 circled six birdies, two each on par 3s, par 4s and par 5s. Other than the fact that gamers lament that he doesn't win more, his recent struggles have occurred in the final round during which he's beaten par only once in his last seven opportunities.
Oct 29 - 1:45 AM

Charles Howell III has turned in a pair of 3-under-par 69s to open his season at the Open.

After carding respective nines of 36 and 33 in the opening round, CH3 scored 34-35 today. Overall, he's connected for nine birdies against three bogeys. Two of today's four birdies ranged 11-14 feet, but he also poured in a par save from 12 feet at the par-4 sixth. At the time he signed his card, he shared early possession of the 36-hole clubhouse lead. Howell III concluded last season with seven consecutive paydays but he hasn't logged a top 10 since a T5 in Houston in early April. He's still only 36 years of age, so gamers should continue to embrace his reliability week in and week out for what is always a busy schedule.
Oct 16 - 3:34 PM

Charles Howell III holds the keys to his own destiny ahead of this week's Deutsche Bank Championship.

CH3 is riding a string of six straight cuts made ahead of this week's appearance. During this streak, he's made almost zero ripples in the FedExCup standings, entering the John Deere Classic ranked 75th and currently ranks 74th. With only the top 70 advancing to the BMW Championship at Conway Farms in two weeks, Howell III needs to deliver the goods this week. He is 9-for-10 in his career at this event, but hasn't finished inside the top 25 since 2006.
Sep 2 - 8:11 PM

With a 2-under-par 35-35=70 in his opening round of the PGA Championship, Charles Howell III sits four swings adrift of Dustin Johnson's clubhouse lead.

While this tournament migrates, CH3 hadn't so much shot even par in it since a final-round 68 at the Atlanta Athletic Club in 2011. In the last nine editions, he's cashed only four times, none of which for a top 25. Today at Whistling Straits, he went 6-for-7 in scrambling with a walk-off bogey at the par-4 18th hole. All three of his birdies dropped in on par 5s, including a round-long conversion from 11'10" at the par-5 fifth hole. Despite 19 cuts made this season, including three top 10s and another four top 25s, Howell III is just 70th in the FedExCup standings. It's nothing new to gamers who are savvy to let him fall just a bit in draft leagues, but the constant tease makes him an attractive option when he gets in a groove. Nothing has changed.
Aug 13 - 3:37 PM

Charles Howell III conjured up a 4-under-par 32-35=67 in the third round of the Quicken Loans National to post 12-under 201, two shots back of 54-hole co-leaders Troy Merritt and Kevin Chappell.

In his 443rd career start as a pro, Howell III has two wins on TOUR, the last coming in 2007 at the Nissan Open. He's in the hunt with his third straight 67 to open the tournament. The 36-year-old began his day at 8-under (T5) and three swings back. He opened bogey-free on his outward nine, circling birdies at the par-4 second and the par-5 eighth (from 16'9") to augment an eagle-3 at the par-5 fifth from 31 inches. After the break, he added three more circles on the card, each from inside five feet, but cancelled them out with three bogeys. He had an 8'2" chance for a walk-off 3 at the par-4 finisher, but missed. Howell III entered the tournament ranked 192nd in driving accuracy (51.56 percent) but hit 12 (of 14) on Saturday, good for an 85.71 percent rate of return.
Aug 1 - 7:25 PM

Charles Howell III is 8-under-par 67-67=134 at the midpoint of the Quicken Loans National, good for a share of the early 36-hole clubhouse lead.

It's been over three months since CH3 has carded red numbers in each of the first two rounds of the tournament. Alas, that was in New Orleans where he shot 4-under 70-70=140 and miss the cut, anyway. Today at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club, Howell III went 5-for-13 in scoring chances with five birdies, three of which ranging 11-15 feet. He also poured in a par save from 10'11" at the par-3 fourth hole, which he bogeyed on Thursday with a two-putt from inside nine feet.
Jul 31 - 1:01 PM

Charles Howell III fashioned a bogey-free, 7-under-par 31-33=64 in today's opening round of the John Deere Classic, coming to rest just one shot off the clubhouse lead.

This is more like it. Scuffling upon arrival, CH3 missed only one of the 14 fairways and one green in regulation at TPC Deere Run today. He opened with four straight birdies and totaled seven on the round, including a pair from 11-13 feet. He also rolled in a par save from 10'1" at the par-5 17th. At last check, he led the field in strokes gained: tee-to-green at 5.179. Remarkably, despite his history of going low, today's aggregate is his lowest since he signed for the same following his final round of the Humana Challenge at PGA West's Palmer Private in January of 2013. Howell III went on to lose in a playoff that day. It remains the most recent of his 14 runner-up finishes in 440 PGA TOUR starts as a professional. He has just two victories, not that you needed that reminder.
Jul 9 - 1:21 PM

Charles Howell III looks to break out of a prolonged rut at this week's Greenbrier Classic.

CH3 arrives on the heels of seven straight finishes outside the top 30. It's unusual for someone as consistent as Howell III. Over the years, he's garnered a reputation of peaking early in the season, but there are usually a few top 10s left in the chamber that get dispersed throughout the year. Gamers should enter this week with low expectations for Howell III, but also put a check mark in the due for a rebound column.
Jul 1 - 9:20 AM

Charles Howell III preps for Muirfield Village Golf Club at this week's Memorial.

CH3 is 8-for-12 at Muirfield Village GC with the T15 in his 2001 debut still standing as his best. He arrives ranked 26th in driving distance, but loses some of that edge as the course requires golfers to club down on many holes. Howell III doesn't have a top 35 over his last five starts and gamers should keep expectations to a minimum given his form and course history entering the week.
Jun 2 - 8:49 PM

Charles Howell answered his opening, bogey-free 68 at THE PLAYERS with an even-par 36-36=72 in today's second round.

He went 4-for-7 in scrambling with three bogeys, but offset with three birdies. All 18 of his conversions were from inside nine feet, but he also missed a pair of birdies tries inside the same range. At 4-under-par 140, Howell III is four shots behind the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
May 8 - 3:10 PM

Charles Howell III reversed his curse at TPC Sawgrass and painted a bogey-free, 4-under-par 34-34=68 in his opening round of THE PLAYERS.

CH3 has enjoyed good times on so many tracks, especially early in the season, but he'll also crash the conversation at times in the second half. Yet, at the home of the PGA TOUR's flagship event, he's a mere 5-for-13 with one top 50, and that was just a T32 in 2003. Today's score is his second-lowest of 37 rounds in competition. He missed half of the 14 fairways and went 4-for-4 in scrambling with four birdies, two of which ranging 10-15 feet. Howell III signed his card sitting just one stroke adrift of the clubhouse co-leaders and no doubt with a smile.
May 7 - 6:31 PM

Charles Howell III looks to crack the code of TPC Sawgrass at this week's PLAYERS.

TPC Sawgrass remains a mystery to CH3 as his 5-for-13 record indicates. He's never posted a finish better than T32, which came all the way back in 2003. Howell III is 13-for-17 on the season but his poor course history is just too much to overlook this week. Gamers should forget about form and trust the course history in this particular scenario.
May 4 - 11:29 PM