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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 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

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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

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