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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 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

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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

Charles Howell III battled for a 2-under-par 33-37=70 in the final round and his 13-under 275 will be enough for a top 10 at the Shell Houston Open.

Things looked promising for the Augusta, Georgia, native as he birdied three of his first five holes. Unfortunately, he didn't record another par breaker for the rest of his round, playing his final 13 holes in 1-over. A top 10 is remarkable considering he hit only 26 (of 56) fairways on the week (currently T69 in that category). Where he made his mark was hitting 59 greens in regulation, ranking him in the top five for that stat.
Apr 5 - 6:10 PM

Charles Howell III added a 3-under-par 35-34=69 in his third round of the Shell Houston Open to post 11-under 205 and sit two strokes back of the 54-hole clubhouse co-leaders.

CH3 isn't finding fairways, but it hasn't mattered. He split only six (of 14) today and ranked T68 (of 71) at last check. It's his iron play that has yielded his low scoring. After hitting 17 greens in regulation in the lid-lifter, he's hit 14 in each of the last two rounds. Howell III converted three times for birdie, including a beaut from 23'5" at the par-3 14th hole. He then walked off with one more birdie, this time from the fringe, 11 yards away at the par-4 18th.
Apr 4 - 5:08 PM

Charles Howell III crafted a bogey-free, 6-under-par 34-32=66 in his opening round of the Shell Houston Open and shares the clubhouse lead.

He was the third to post 66 after Luke Guthrie and Phil Mickelson. This was a terrific effort by CH3. He missed only one greens in regulation and buried six birdies, including conversions from 39'5" and 22'10" at the third and eighth holes, respectively. He equaled his lowest aggregate of the season (third occurrence) and matched his personal low in 25 career competitive rounds at the Golf Club of Houston. Howell III continues to get hammered by those that want to judge him for having only two wins in 433 PGA TOUR starts, but he's as reliable an investment year after year in our world.
Apr 2 - 2:09 PM

Charles Howell III signed for a 3-under-par 35-33=68 in the final round of the Valspar Championship to end his week at 4-under 280.

CH3 currently sits on the bubble for a top-10 finish. His final lap around the Copperhead Course featured five birdies and two bogeys, with the rest pars. Highlights included an 11'10" birdie on the par-4 10th and a 22'1" birdie on the par-3 17th. His only top 10 this season entering this week was a T5 at the Farmers Insurance Open.
Mar 15 - 3:25 PM

Charles Howell III reached the halfway point of the Northern Trust Open in 1-under-par 71-70=141 and sits four strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

So what, you ask? Well, until today's 1-under effort that he secured with a four-footer for birdie at the par-4 18th hole, CH3 played 13 consecutive rounds of Riviera Country Club without breaking par. His last red number was a 69 that concluded a T59 in 2009. He's 1-for-5 since with a T66 in 2011. While the final conversion today ended the drought, the more unlikely fell from off the green seven yards away at the par-4 third where he penciled in a 3.
Feb 20 - 4:42 PM

Charles Howell III raced up the leaderboard with a 4-under-par 33-35=68 in the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open to take the clubhouse lead at 8-under 280.

CH3 circled three birdies and an eagle to just one bogey on his lap around Torrey Pines South. Ironically, the eagle from 3'3" was the shortest of his par breakers. He pitched in from out of the rough for birdie on the par-4 seventh and holed a 13'8" birdie putt on the opening hole. It appears that he will come up one or two strokes short, but expect the veteran to hang around for a while just to make sure he isn't needed for a playoff.
Feb 8 - 4:49 PM

Charles Howell III holds many fond memories of Waialae Country Club and returns for another shot at this week's Sony Open in Hawaii.

CH3 has a blanket of roses on his mind as he enters this week as the course horse ready to break through. He is a perfect 13-for-13 at Waialae CC with nine of those finishes landing inside the top 15 and reaching the podium on four occasions. Gamers will want to place their full attention in the direction of Howell III this week in Honolulu.
Jan 12 - 10:58 PM

Charles Howell III went through the motions during the Fall Series, securing his spot at 97th in the FedExCup leaderboard.

A disappointing fall for a talent generally known for feasting on weak fields and short-course events. At this time last year, CH3 was 5-for-5 with three top 10s and two other finishes inside the top 35. The Sony Open is always a nice stop for Howell III, but it's hard to rely on him anywhere else after his poor showing during the Fall Series.
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 06:35:00 PM

Charles Howell III turns his attention to El Camaleón Golf Club for this week's OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

After a 4-for-4 start to his 2014-15 campaign, he now heads south of the border to a familiar venue where success has come naturally for him. CH3 has walked away with four top 20s in five trips to El Camaleón Golf Club. Howell III may get overlooked by many gamers this week due to his lack of accuracy off the tee, but he's proven in the past that he can keep navigate the course just fine with his driver tucked safely in his bag for most of the round.
Tue, Nov 11, 2014 09:05:00 AM

Charles Howell III carded a 5-under-par 33-34=67 in his second round of the Open.

CH3 is renown for opening a season with the pedal floored. However, he played his first 17 holes at Silverado on Thursday in birdie-free 3-over with three bogeys. He then buried a walk-off eagle from 44'2" at the par-5 18th hole. Parlaying that momentum today, he traded six birdies with just one bogey. Howell III converted twice from 13-15 feet for birdie today and added a par save from 10'3" at the par-3 15th. At 4-under 140, he's six swings behind the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Fri, Oct 10, 2014 03:40:00 PM

Charles Howell III turned in a 3-under-par 33-35=68 for his opening round of the Deutsche Bank Championship.

CH3 entered the DBC at 31st in the FedExCup standings, but he ranks first in sub-par rounds. Today's was his 59th of the season. He split only six (of 14) fairways, but stood over 14 opportunities to break par. He converted four times, including rolls of 26'8" and 12 feet at the 18th and third holes, respectively. Howell III signed his card sitting five strokes adrift of the overnight lead.
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 06:28:00 PM