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Greg Chalmers

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (43) / 10/11/1973
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 200

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Greg Chalmers is one of 11 first-timers at this week's SBS Tournament of Champions and garnered the invite via his maiden win at the opposite-field Barracuda Championship in his 386th career start.
At No. 282 in the Official World Golf Ranking, the 43-year-old is the lowest-ranked player in the 32-man, winners-only field. Excluding two TOUR rookies, he is the only participant this week who did not qualify for the FedExCup Playoffs last season, finishing 142nd with one top 10 in just 12 starts after beginning the season on conditional status. The Aussie, a pre-tourney 300/1 outright at the Barracuda, collected 300 FEC points for the win and came as the 36- and 54-hole leader (his first-ever 54-hole lead on TOUR). In 11 worldwide events since, he's cashed eight times but a T14 at the Emirates Australian Open (seven weeks ago) is his only top-30 finish. Jan 4 - 7:14 AM

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Greg Chalmers has withdrawn from this week's OHL Classic at Mayakoba, citing a back injury as the culprit. UPDATE: After a seven-day absence, Chalmers returned to action on Nov. 17th at the Emirates Australian Open and finished T14.

The Aussie opened his week with a bogey at the par-4 first hole before grabbing three straight pars. From there he rinsed his tee ball at the par-5 fifth and then found the water again on his approach shot immediately following the drop. That was all she wrote, as Chalmers decided that was enough. On the bright side, he is in Playa Del Carmen and can still enjoy a nice vacation if he chooses to stick around. In 395 career starts this goes in the books as just his fourth mid-tournament WD. Chalmers is fully exempt through 2017-18, thanks to a win at last year's Barracuda Championship.
Thu, Nov 10, 2016 09:18:00 AM

Greg Chalmers coasted to a 4-under-par 31-35=66 during round one of the Wyndham Championship, placing him three strokes off the early pacesetters Rafa Cabrera Bello and Kevin Na.

The 42-year-old entered the week ranked 146th in the FedExCup. However, he has much less pressure on him than others in that same range, considering he locked up PGA TOUR status with his win earlier this season at the Barracuda. Playing with out that added pressure, he made Sedgefield Country Club look rather easy, splitting 10 (of 14) fairways and landing 15 greens in regulation. The lefty splashed in just one putt from outside nine feet, which prevented him from going really low. Despite the cold flat stick, Chalmers is still inside the top 10 through day one as he searches for his first top 30 at the Wyndham (12th appearance).
Thu, Aug 18, 2016 06:26:00 PM

Overnight leader and World No. 490 Greg Chalmers patched together a 1-over-par 37-36=73 in today's final round of the Barracuda Championship to collect 4 points and post 43 points total, good for a six-point win over runner-up Gary Woodland and his first TOUR title in his 386th career start.

The 42-year-old, a pre-tourney 300/1 outright, had the dubious distinction of leading all active players with the most starts on TOUR without a win. His previous best was T2 two times, most recently at the 2009 Buick Open. Playing this season on conditional status with a lone cash in six prior events -- T58 at the no-cut HSBC Champions -- the Aussie earns a two-year exemption on TOUR and also claims a spot in The Open Championship at Royal Troon, where he'll be making his fourth appearance. He led this week by two points after 36 holes and by six after 54, the latter his first-ever 54-hole lead on TOUR. Understandably, it was a struggle in the finale, squaring five against two birdies, but culminated his win, and first top 10 since T10 at the 2013-14 McGladrey, with a 8'7" eagle putt on the par-5 18th.
Sun, Jul 3, 2016 10:19:00 PM

Overnight leader Greg Chalmers twirled a 7-under-par 34-31=65 in today's third round of the Barracuda Championship to collect 15 points and reach 39 points total, good for a six-point lead over Ben Martin and Gary Woodland.

The 42-year-old opened with a bogey-5 at the first on a failed sand save, but played his final 17 holes blemish-free. He circled eight birdies, including five in his last six holes to increase his margin, which was just two points to begin the day. The Aussie banged-in seven the conventional way, highlighted by a 15'9" roll at the par-4 ninth and a 28'4" blast at the par-4 15th, adding a chip-in birdie-3 at the fifth. The transplanted Texan striped 12 (of 14) fairways and hit 13 greens in regulation, posting a tidy 1.462 putts per GIR.
Sat, Jul 2, 2016 10:34:00 PM

Greg Chalmers rallied for a 4-under-par 36-32=68 and 10 points in the second round of the Barracuda Championship for a two-day tally of 24 points, up one place on the live leaderboard and good for the early 36-hole clubhouse lead. UPDATE: With play completed, Chalmers leads by 2 points over Gary Woodland and 18-hole leader Martin Laird.

The 42-year-old is making his 386th career start on TOUR and just his seventh of the season on conditional status. He's still searching for his first career TOUR title but thru two days in Reno, the Aussie is making a serious bid to erase the goose egg. Chalmers was 1-over on his lap thru 10 holes (0 points), overshadowing birdie at the ninth with bogeys on 7 and 10, but circled five birdies over his final eight holes, dropping 16-footers at 11 and 14, and capping with a 9'9" walk-off 4 at the par-5 18th. The Texas resident striped 11 (of 14) fairways and mustered 10 greens in regulation, losing -2.214 strokes approaching the green, but posted a stellar 4.962 in SG: Putting and 1.400 putts per GIR.
Fri, Jul 1, 2016 03:22:00 PM

Greg Chalmers cruised to a 5-under-par 34-33=67 during round one of the Barracuda Championship, collecting 14 points under the Modified Stableford scoring format.

The Aussie landed 12 greens in regulation today and let his flat stick go to town from there. Chalmers rolled in six putts from outside eight feet. The longest was a 17'10" par-saver at the par-4 10th. It was one of three putts converted from outside 12 feet. Despite missing a 3'11" par-saving attempt at No. 14, Chalmers still finished the round gaining 2.68 strokes with the putter. In addition to the putting, he also holed out from 27'7" for eagle on the par-5 13th. The Aussie hasn't collected a top 25 on the PGA TOUR since a T22 at the 2014 Byron Nelson Championship, but he's off to a good start in Reno.
Thu, Jun 30, 2016 08:30:00 PM

Greg Chalmers secured a spot in this week's Valero Texas Open field thanks to a pre-tournament change of heart from Retief Goosen.

The veteran PGA TOUR member has been making his starts on the Tour lately with starts on the big stage getting tougher and tougher to come by, given his status. He is 1-for-3 on the Tour and just 1-for-4 during the current PGA TOUR campaign. Luckily, Chalmers is no stranger to JW Marriott TPC San Antonio as he's 3-for-3 with a pair of top 40s on his resume. The Texas resident will enjoy playing just four hours from home, but his upside is limited at this stage of his career.
Tue, Apr 19, 2016 11:02:00 AM

Greg Chalmers conjured up a 4-under-par 34-33=67 in the third round of the Chitimacha Louisiana Open to join Julian Etulain in the 54-hole lead at 12-under 201.

Chalmers erased his lone bogey of the day with five birdies on his trot around Le Triomphe G&CC. In fact, bogey avoidance has been the key to his week, as he has amassed just two through 54 holes. Compared to his co-leader, Chalmers is the grizzled veteran that's been there and done that. He will try and claim his third Tour win in 94 starts on Sunday.
Sat, Mar 19, 2016 08:20:00 PM

Greg Chalmers lugs his gear overseas in preparation for this week's World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions.

The Aussie will be making his eighth appearance in a WGC event, still in search of his first top 10. Chalmers is coming off a second straight season of missing out on the FedExCup Playoffs. Last year, he tallied 17 starts, missing the cut in just five of them. Unfortunately, the lefty found nothing better than a T26 over the course of the season. Gamers should keep Chalmers on the bench until further notice.
Mon, Nov 2, 2015 09:54:00 PM

Greg Chalmers descends upon Reno, Nevada, for his 11th playing of the Barracuda Championship and enters the week 171st in the FedExCup standings.

Chalmers is making his 378th career start on the PGA TOUR and he's yet to win. He's played in 10 Barracuda's making the weekend five times. His best finish is a T35, which came all the way back in 2002. The 41-year-old is 10-for-15 on the season with no top 25s. He started 2014-15 with a T26 at the CIMB Classic in November and it's his best finish to date. In his last five starts, he's missed three cuts and finished T68 at the John Deere Classic and T58 at The Open Championship. The Aussie missed the FEC playoffs last year for the first time since 2007 & 2008, when he lost status and played on the Tour.
Tue, Aug 4, 2015 03:35:00 PM

Greg Chalmers has gained entry into this week's Greenbrier Classic.

Chalmers started the week as the third alternate, but he didn't secure a tee time until Neal Lancaster withdrew today. The lefty has competed in every edition of the Greenbrier but failed to finish inside the top 50 in both of his paydays. He's 161st in the FedExCup standings with zero top 25s via the conditional status category.
Wed, Jul 1, 2015 10:20:00 PM

Greg Chalmers has found a place in this week's Travelers Championship.

The lefty was the first alternate when the field was released. He gained entry following four withdrawals. Playing on conditional status this season, Chalmers if 159th in the FedExCup standings and without a top 25 among eight paydays. He's missed the cut in the last two editions of the Travelers and hasn't placed inside the top 35 since 2009 (T19).
Mon, Jun 22, 2015 12:34:00 PM

Greg Chalmers has been added to the published field of this week's AT&T Byron Nelson Championship.

The Aussie was the first alternate when the field was released on Friday afternoon. He gained entry when Kevin Kisner withdrew. Just 165th on 6-for-8 this season due to conditional status, it's not terribly long ago that Chalmers went fourth-first in Australia to cap off 2014. However, he's winless in 370 starts on the PGA TOUR and hasn't finished inside the top 15 in 13 appearances at the Nelson.
Mon, May 25, 2015 01:14:00 PM

Greg Chalmers has been added to the published field of this week's Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

The lefty was the third alternate when the field was released on Friday afternoon. He gained entry when Branden Grace withdrew. Chalmers is 6-for-7 on the PGA TOUR this season and sits 158th in the FedExCup standings, but it's been 11 months since his last top 25 on the circuit (T22, Byron Nelson). He's cashed in his last six trips to TPC Louisiana with top 10s in 2010 and 2011, so he may serve as a valuable complement in DFS formats this week.
Mon, Apr 20, 2015 12:39:00 PM