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Charles Howell III

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

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Charles Howell III hung up a 4-under-par 34-32=66 in today's final round of the AT&T Byron Nelson to post 13-under 267, up nine spots to T4 with play still in progress.
The 36-year-old finished a personal-best T3 here in 2014 on rounds of 68-66-69-67. He opened this week with a new low of 65 at TPC Four Seasons and tacked on 70 and a pair of 66s. For the week, the Oklahoma State product totaled 17 birdies and one eagle against six bogeys, and will earn his fifth top 10 of the season in his 19th start and first since T7 in Houston at the Shell. May 22 - 5:35 PM

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Charles Howell III fired a bogey-free 5-under-par 31-34=65 during the opening round of the AT&T Byron Nelson to place him just two strokes shy of Sergio Garcia at the top.

CH3 opened on the back nine and grinded out eight pars with one birdie added at the par-5 16th hole. The fireworks occurred right after the turn, as Howell III holed out from 129 yards for eagle at the par-4 first hole. He added two more circles coming into the clubhouse, the longest from 5'4" which happened to be his only putt made from outside five feet on the day. Despite the lack of lengthy putts, he was still slightly above average on the greens, which tells us his lag putting was on point, but he couldn't convert from long distance. Sitting just two strokes back, Howell III is in great position to strike as the week progresses, especially if he can start to hole some putts.
May 19 - 7:51 PM

Charles Howell III carved out a 2-under-par 34-36=70 in the three-day third (and final) round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans to conclude his 14th appearance on 10-under 206, down seven on the live leaderboard to T11.

Howell III is a two-time runner-up in NOLA most recently in 2009. He began the third round in a six-way T4 on 8-under, four adrift of 36-hole leader Brian Stuard. The 36-year-old found just half (of 14) fairways and a week-low 11 greens in regulation for a disappointing -1.916 in strokes gained: tee-to-green at the time he signed his card. He salvaged the round gaining 2.057 strokes with the flat stick, circling four against two squares, three from inside of eight feet and a long of 20 feet at the par-4 fifth. CH3 leaves TPC Louisiana with a remarkable 12th top 25 of the season in 16 starts.
May 2 - 11:31 AM

Charles Howell III carved out a 3-under-par 33-36=69 in the two-day second round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans to post 8-under 136, up one on the leaderboard to T4, four in arrears of 36-hole leader Brian Stuard.

Howell is a two-time runner-up at the Zurich and opened his 14th visit in 67. He began his second round off No. 10 and was even-par at the turn (one birdie, one bogey) when play was suspended due to darkness. The 36-year-old returned on Saturday morning and played his inward half in bogey-free 3-under. He circled birdies on holes 2, 5 and 7, all from 10'0" and in.
Apr 30 - 12:28 PM

Charles Howell III styled a 5-under-par 32-35=67 during the opening round at this week's Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

CH3 entered the week fourth on the all-time money list at the Zurich Classic. He showed exactly why he's so high on that list, rattling off four birdies, an eagle, and just one bogey. Most impressive was a four-hole, birdie-or-better train that kicked off on the par-4 fifth and included three putts made from outside 10 feet. The longest was a 21'3" birdie roll on the sixth hole but his approach shot on the par-5 seventh may have been most impressive. He stuck the 228-yard approach to 11'6" to set up a nice eagle splash. Howell III arrived with top 25s in three of his last four starts and there is no signs of slowing down.
Apr 28 - 7:56 PM

Charles Howell III rallied for a 4-under-par 36-32=68 in the final round of the Shell Houston Open to post 10-under 278, up six places on the live leaderboard to T8. UPDATE: With play completed, Howell III finished in a three-way T7.

The Augusta, Georgia, native needed a win this week to get into the season's first major, but it wasn't to be. He did finally conquer the par-4 18th (with par) however, after swallowing doubles in rounds three and four. The 36-year-old, making his 12th SHO appearance with a best of T5 last year, began his final frame on 6-under (T14) after rounds of 69-69-72. He three-putted the second and third holes for bogeys, but played his final 15 holes in blemish-free 6-under, circling birdies on Nos. 4, 8, 10, 12, 13 and 15. CH3 peppered 17 greens in regulation but posted a pedestrian 1.941 putts per GIR.
Apr 3 - 5:32 PM

Charles Howell III settled for a 3-under-par 35-34=69 on day two of the Shell Houston Open, reaching the midpoint at 6-under 138.

CH3 was torching Golf Club of Houston’s Tournament Course throughout the day. That included a hole out from 50 yards on the par-4 10th to grab an unconventional eagle right after making the turn at 1-under 35. He stretched his score out to 5-under on the day and looked prime to submit the low round of the day as he walked on the 18th tee box. On the difficult par 4 he striped his drive down the middle of the fairway before disaster struck. Trying his best to avoid the water left, he pushed it right. From there, he landed his pitch to 18'7", but three-jacked to swallow a double bogey. His final missed putt came from 4'2". A less-than-ideal way to end such a good round, but he remains just four strokes off the pace entering the weekend.
Apr 1 - 4:45 PM

Charles Howell III enjoyed a 4-under-par 35-33=68 in today's third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational for a three-day total of 5-under 211, up 26 spots on the live leaderboard to T27.

CH3 is not in contention in his 16th API, but he gets some love here for matching the low round of the day thus far with three others. He got there finding eight (of 14) fairways and 12 greens in regulation posting 1.667 putts per GIR and at last check, 1.645 in strokes gained: putting. The 36-year-old, who was an 18-hole co-leader at last week's Valspar before eventually finishing T5, circled five birdies against one bogey. He played his final 15 holes in blemish-free 5-under.
Mar 19 - 1:56 PM

Charles Howell III handed in a 1-over-par 36-36=72 after today's final round of the Valspar Championship to post 3-under 281, good for a two-way T5.

CH3 was T1 with two others after day one, T6 after day two, and entered the finale T5, four adrift of 54-hole leader Bill Haas. Looking for his third TOUR title in his 459th pro start, and first since forever (2007, Nissan Open), Howell III opened with 13 consecutive pars. Now, it was windy, gusty even, and pars were a good score, but he didn't record his lone par breaker until the par-5 14th -- from 30 inches -- and immediately gave it back, and some, with back-to-back failed scrambles on 15 and 16. The 36-year-old finished the week T44 in birdies with 10 (one each in rounds two and four), but T3 in total bogeys with just seven. He ranked seventh in strokes gained: tee-to-green, but 40th in SGP and 56th in putts per GIR. His T5 is a season best on 12 starts, third top 10, and incredibly, ninth top 25.
Mar 13 - 9:13 PM

Charles Howell III conjured up a 1-under-par 36-34=70 in the third round of the Valspar Championship for a three-day total of 4-under 209, up one place on the leaderboard to T5 and four back of 54-hole leader Bill Haas.

Howell III has three top 10s in 12 priors on the Copperhead, including a T10 last year and runner-up in 2009. He has eight top 25s on the season in 11 starts but limped-in off a 75th-place finish at the Northern Trust and a MC at the Honda (72-72). The 36-year-old began his third frame on 3-under (T6), after being an 18-hole tri-leader following an opening 4-under 67. On his round, he improved to eight (of 13) fairways and hit 11 greens in regulation for a third straight day, outpacing three bogeys with four birdies. Three of his four were conventional -- each from inside of eight feet -- and the fourth was a hole-out from a green side bunker on the par-4 12th. He ended on a sour note though, three-putting the last for bogey-5.
Mar 12 - 7:51 PM

Charles Howell III settled for a 1-over-par 37-35=72 in the second round of the Valspar Championship, arriving at the midpoint at 3-under 139 and just two strokes off the current clubhouse lead.

Hitting exactly the same amount of fairways and greens as he did in yesterday's 4-under 67, the putter just went cold today for Howell III. On the round, he missed eight putts from inside 13 feet. The most notable was a 2'5" bunny at the par-5 fifth, on what should have been an easy tap-in birdie. On the bright side, he's carded just two bogeys through two rounds, is just two strokes shy of the current clubhouse lead, and will have 36 more holes to get redemption with the flat stick.
Mar 11 - 1:33 PM

Charles Howell III scrambled his way to a bogey-free, 4-under-par 34-33=67 in round one, grabbing a portion of the co-lead atop the Valspar Championship leaderboard.

CH3 put on a scrambling clinic today. Despite hitting just 11 greens in regulation, Howell III only needed to roll in one putt from outside 6'4" on the day. He walked off the course with 2.666 strokes gained:putting, largely thanks to a 45'6" birdie bomb on the par-5 11th hole. He made all of his other par-savers, but great scrambling made all those putts very manageable. Howell III arrived with six top 25s on his Valspar resume and it appears he's on his way to a seventh.
Mar 10 - 6:31 PM

Charles Howell III fashioned a 4-under-par 31-36=67 to start his week off strong at the Northern Trust Open.

CH3 arrived with five straight top 25s and is well on his way to another through 18 holes. On the day, he landed just nine greens in regulation but scrambled his way to success. In fact, it was looking like a very average round through 15 holes as he sat on the seventh tee box at 1-under-par with three to play. He ended with a bang. It started with a 23'7" birdie roll on the par-4 seventh, adding a 20'5" circle on the par-4 eighth, and finishing his round with a 20'4" snipe on the par-4 ninth. CH3 hasn't finished inside the top 50 here in eight tries (following a win in 2007), but it looks like a top 50 is certainly in the forecast this week.
Feb 18 - 4:27 PM

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

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