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

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Charles Howell III stayed true to his course history with a bogey-free, 6-under-par 32-32=64 to open this week's Sony Open in Hawaii.
CH3 arrived with eight top 10s in 14 tries here at Waialae Country Club. The addition of new PXG sticks turned some gamers off as an added element of unknown. Those worries held slightly true as he gained just 1.024 (of 4.818) strokes from tee-to-green. Howell III rolled in five putts from outside of 10 feet. That kind of figure is unsustainable, which means his scores will regress throughout the week, unless he can dial in his irons moving forward. Jan 14 - 11:08 PM

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Charles Howell III preps for his 15th consecutive Sony Open in Hawaii and plays his first tournament after signing with Parsons Xtreme Golf.

The 36-year-old was one of five PGA TOUR players to ink new deals in 2016 with PXG. Zach Johnson, Chris Kirk and James Hahn all debuted their new equipment last week on Maui and none finished inside the top 20 at the 32-man field. Howell III takes his first loop with them this week, making the switch from Mizuno, looking for his first win on TOUR since the 2007 Nissan Open, the last (of two) wins in 452 professional starts. He boasts two runner-up finishes at the Sony (2012, 2007) among eight top 10s in 14 starts and went for T26 last year on rounds of 69-66-67-69.
Jan 13 - 10:03 AM

Charles Howell III took care of business during the fall to reach the holiday break in 15th position on the FedExCup leaderboard.

CH3 remains a staple of consistency for gamers, stockpiling at least 24 starts in 15 straight seasons. He's off to another good start, going 5-for-5 during the fall portion of the season, including four top 20s. It's hard to have a breakout year when you already have 454 starts on your resume, but it wouldn't be a surprise to see Howelll III add another trophy to his case in the very near future.
Mon, Dec 28, 2015 10:34:00 PM

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.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 03:48:00 PM

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.
Thu, Nov 12, 2015 01:15:00 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.
Sun, Nov 1, 2015 01:46:00 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.
Thu, Oct 29, 2015 01:45:00 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.
Fri, Oct 16, 2015 03:34:00 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.
Wed, Sep 2, 2015 08:11:00 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.
Thu, Aug 13, 2015 03:37:00 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.
Sat, Aug 1, 2015 07:25:00 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.
Fri, Jul 31, 2015 01:01:00 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.
Thu, Jul 9, 2015 01:21:00 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.
Wed, Jul 1, 2015 09:20:00 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.
Tue, Jun 2, 2015 08:49:00 PM