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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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World No. 66 Charles Howell III crafted a 3-under-par 35-34=69 in the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open for a four-day total of 7-under 281, up 25 places on the live leaderboard to T6 and tying the low round of the day thus far with Hideki Matsuyama.
After opening with 69-72-71, the 38-year-old began T31 on 4-under, four adrift of the overnight top 10. He found eight (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation, gaining 1.556 strokes off-the-tee and 3.903 tee-to-green. The Oklahoma State product squared a lone bogey-5 at No. 4, camouflaged by four circles at 1 (from 30'6"), 2, 12 and 13. He posted 1.714 putts per GIR and 1.868 SG: Putting with 29 total putts. This was the Augusta, Georgia, native's 16th cash in 16 Farmers, 11th top 25 (fourth straight) and eighth top 10 (second straight). He's now 7-for-8 on the season with five top 25s and two top 10s (T4, OHL). Jan 28 - 6:03 PM

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World No. 65 Charles Howell III makes final preparations for his 17th consecutive Sony Open in Hawaii, where he ranks third in all-time earnings with $2.60M. UPDATE: Howell III finished T32 on 9-under 271 (67-68-69-67).

The 38-year-old is 16-for-16 at the par-70 Waialae CC with 11 top 25s and nine top 10s, including seven top 5s and runner-up finishes in 2007 and 2012. Those runner-up finishes are among 16 in 502 career events, four of those playoff losses. Infamously, the Augusta, Georgia, native has won only two times, most recently at the 2007 Nissan Open (Riviera CC) 306 starts ago. He's 4-for-5 this season with his MC (by two) coming in his most recent action at the RSM eight weeks ago. Otherwise, Howell III has three top 20s and one top 10, a T4 at the OHL Classic.
Jan 10 - 2:24 PM

Playing the Seaside Course, World No. 59 Charles Howell III stalled out to an even-par 34-36=70 in the second round of The RSM Classic and at 1-under 71-70=141, missed the cut by two shots.

A total of 74 players (73 pros, one amateur) from a field of 155 pros and one amateur made the 36-hole cut of 3-under 139. Howell III, a pre-tourney 22/1 outright, was highest up the bookmaker's food chain to hit the road. He was 3-under on his lap thru 15 holes, safely inside the cut line, but played his final three holes in 3-over, eating double bogey-6 at 16, tee ball in the water, and a failed scramble at the par-3 17th. This is the 38-year-old's first MC of the season in five starts, arriving off three straight top 20s, highlighted by a season-best T4 at last week's OHL. Other early exits include: 140- Sean O'Hair; 2015 champ Robert Streb; Whee Kim; Ollie Schniederjans .. 141- Graeme McDowell; Bill Haas; Jason Kokrak .. 142- defender Mac Hughes; Danny Lee .. 143- Scott Brown .. 144- Jamie Lovemark; John Oda; Byeong Hun An; Patrick Rodgers; J.T. Poston .. 145- Si Woo Kim; Davis Love III .. 152- Andrew Johnston.
Fri, Nov 17, 2017 05:07:00 PM

With preferred lies in effect, World No. 61 Charles Howell III painted a bogey-free 5-under-par 33-33=66 in the final round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba to post 14-under 270, up three places into a two-way T4, five short of 54-hole leader and champion Patton Kizzire.

This was the 38-year-old's ninth consecutive appearance, eighth cash, seventh top 25 and third top 10, eclipsing a previous-best T6 in 2014. It's his fourth cash of the season in four starts, third top 25 and first top 10, brushing aside a T15 at the WGC-HSBC two weeks and one start ago. After kicking off in 68-70-66, the Augusta, Georgia, native began T9 on 7-under, eight shy of Kizzire. He striped 12 (of 14) fairways and pelted 16 greens in regulation, circling five at holes 3, 5, 6, 13 and 14. The Oklahoma State product posted 1.750 putts per GIR with 30 total putts. This is his first top 10 since P2 at the Quicken Loans 19 weeks ago.
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 05:45:00 PM

The third round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba was suspended at 6:10 pm ET on Saturday due to darkness with play scheduled to resume on Sunday at 7:15 am. UPDATE: Round 3 resumed as scheduled at 7:15 am Sunday with preferred lies in effect. UPDATE #2: Howell III's overnight score on hole 1 was changed from birdie-3 to double bogey-6 (no reason cited as yet).

All 79 who survived the 36-hole cut are stranded with 13 yet to tee off. Charles Howell III, who opened with 68-70, was 4-under thru six holes off No. 1 tee, 8-under total when the horn sounded. He's currently up 25 places to T7 and will be hitting his tee shot to the par-5 seventh when play resumes. This is the 38-year-old's ninth consecutive appearance and is now 8-for-9 with six prior top 25s and two top 10s, including a T7 last year and T6 in 2014.
Sat, Nov 11, 2017 06:33:00 PM

Charles Howell III heads to the Far East for a chance to peg it at the inaugural CJ CUP at NINE BRIDGES, hosted this week on Jeju Island in South Korea.

CH3 opened the 2017-18 campaign with a T51 at last week's CIMB Classic. That extends his current mini-slump to six straight events where he's finished outside the top 50. Gamers shouldn't hit the panic button quite yet, as most of his annual damage is done in January and February during the West Coast swing. If that success is partially due to his fondness of playing in cooler temperatures, he may be in the luck this week. The current forecast for Jeju Island calls for temperatures in the upper 60s all week. CH3 won't stay in a slump forever, so gamers should start looking for the ideal time to jump back in. This week is a possible candidate for that.
Wed, Oct 18, 2017 10:11:00 AM

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.
Mon, Aug 14, 2017 01:08:00 PM

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.
Fri, Jul 14, 2017 07:30:00 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.
Thu, Jul 13, 2017 02:09:00 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).
Sun, Jul 2, 2017 07:27:00 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.
Sat, Jul 1, 2017 06:11:00 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.
Mon, Jun 26, 2017 03:50:00 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.
Wed, Mar 29, 2017 05:02:00 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.
Fri, Mar 24, 2017 04:22:00 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.
Thu, Mar 23, 2017 06:40:00 PM