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Bo Van Pelt |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (39) / 5/16/1975
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 200
College: Oklahoma State University

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Bo Van Pelt went 3-for-4 during the Fall Series and will enter 2015 ranked 141st in the FedExCup standings.
Van Pelt got into an early-season slump last year, missing the cut in six of his first nine events, so it's good to see him swinging well this time around. After the slump was busted, BVP rattled off eight top 30s in his final 16 events. Van Pelt looks good to go once 2015 rolls around, and should be back on most gamers' radars, if he wasn't already. Nov 21 - 8:55 AM

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Bo Van Pelt answered his opening 66 at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open with a 3-under-par 35-33=68 in the second round to post 8-under 134 and finish two strokes adrift of the 36-hole clubhouse co-leaders.

Van Pelt hit 14 greens in regulation and squared one bogey for the second straight day. Today's miscue occurred at the par-5 ninth hole. Elsewhere, he circled four birdies, including gems from 24'9" and 25'0" at the first and 10th holes, respectively.
Oct 17 - 7:41 PM

Bo Van Pelt turned in a 5-under-par 33-33=66 for his opening round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, finishing one stroke off the early clubhouse lead.

BVP went 6-for-14 in birdie chances today, including an opening 12-footer at the par-4 10th hole and a 13-footer at the par-5 ninth. However, his longest conversion dropped in for par from 29'11" at the par-4 seventh where his approach landed over the green and his up was uninspiring. In his heyday, Van Pelt would eat up courses that yielded par breakers, so it's encouraging to see the 39-year-old take advantage for a change. He recorded only one top 10 in each of the last two seasons.
Oct 16 - 3:03 PM

Bo Van Pelt turns his attention to the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open after a T65 in the season-opening Open.

Van Pelt has made six of his eight cuts in this event, with a T5 in 2007 standing as his lone top-10 finish. He last teed it up at TPC Summerlin in 2009, tying for 58th. The veteran has seen a slide in form over the past two seasons, so a forgettable finish this week is much more likely than a big week.
Oct 13 - 9:25 PM

Bo Van Pelt has improved to 73rd in the FedExCup standings ahead of this week's Deutsche Bank Championship.

The veteran really is peaking at the right time, having posted a run of T7-MC-T14-T13 in his last four PGA TOUR starts. This is the highest he's been in the FEC standings since tying for 21st in the WGC-HSCB Champions in November. His record at TPC Boston includes a pair of top 10s in 10 trips. It's not unfair to expect at least a top-25 finish out of the surging BVP and a move inside the top 70 in the FEC standings for a trip to the BMW Championship.
Aug 27 - 3:33 PM

Bo Van Pelt posted a 1-under-par 34-36=70 in the third round of The Barclays and enters the final round at 7-under 206.

BVP had the flat stick working, with his four birdies falling from 32'8", 25'3", 14'2" and 11'8" on the third, sixth, seventh and 15th holes respectively. He couldn't keep the card clean, squaring a trio of bogeys at Ridgewood CC. As the distance of his birdies would suggest, he gained well over a stroke with the putter. Entering the week 104th in the FedExCup standings, he is poised to make the kind of move on Sunday that would take him deep into the Playoffs.
Aug 23 - 5:29 PM

Overnight leader Bo Van Pelt settled for an even-par 37-34=71 in his second round of The Barclays and reached the midpoitn in 6-under 136, one stroke off the pace of the clubhouse co-leaders.

For the second straight day, Van Pelt split 10 (of 14) fairways and he hit only one fewer green in regulation (14), but couldn't scramble his way to safety. He squared bogeys on three of the four holes where he didn't check off the GIR, which negated the trio of birdies he picked off elsewhere. His longest conversion disappeared for birdie from 31'10" at the par-3 eighth hole, the penultimate of his round, but he also rattled in a bogey attempt from 12'2" at the par-4 11th.
Aug 22 - 2:03 PM

Bo Van Pelt smoked Ridgewood Country Club for a bogey-free, 6-under-par 32-33=65 in his opening round of The Barclays, good for outright possession of the overnight lead.

BVP sends seven with 66s into the annals as first-round also-rans. He split 10 (of 14) fairways and created 15 opportunities to break par. Quite simply, he performed early and late. He opened birdie-birdie-birdie on the front side, the longest conversion of that set measuring 22'9" at the par-3 second. He then strung together 12 consecutive pars, culminating with a save from 11'6" at the par-3 15th. After landing his second 16 yards from the cup at the par-5 17th, he then holed the chip that curled right to left with perfect speed. Van Pelt has everything to gain this week as he began the FedExCup Playoffs slotted 104th in points. Barring an absolute meltdown on Friday at Ridgewood, he'll be this close to punching his ticket into next week's second leg outside Boston.
Aug 21 - 6:08 PM

Bo Van Pelt will tee it up in The Barclays at Ridgewood Country Club ranked 104th in the FedExCup standings.

While BVP skated into the Playoffs without too much drama, he is on the wrong side of the cut line for the Deutsche Bank Championship next week. He must do enough heavy lifting this week to move inside the top 100 in the FEC standings. His last three PGA TOUR starts have gone T7-MC-T14 at the John Deere Classic, RBC Canadian Open, and Wyndham Championship respectively. While that sounds good, his previous two trips to Ridgewood CC in 2008 and 2010 resulted in a 71st and a missed cut.
Aug 19 - 3:31 PM

Bo Van Pelt calmly wrote down a 2-under-par 35-33=68 in the third round of the Wyndham Championship to reach the 54-hole mark at 10-under 200.

BVP's three birdies were only offset by one bogey. He dropped a couple of bombs at Sedgefield CC in the form of a 35'8" birdie on the par-4 14th and a 23'6" birdie on the par-4 17th. While not quite a bubble boy for the FedExCup Playoffs at 114th in the FedExCup standings, a top-10 finish this week would certainly help his chances of advancing past The Barlcays and into the Deutsche Bank Championship.
Aug 16 - 5:30 PM

Bo Van Pelt toured Sedgefield Country Club in 5-under-par 34-31=65 in today's second round of the Wyndham Championship.

At 114th in the FedExCup standings, BVP has no worries about qualifying for the Playoffs, but it's not the season he wanted. However, anything is possible in the next few weeks, which can he set up with a strong effort in Greesboro. He went 2-for-2 in scrambling today, but three-jacked the par-4 second from outside 57 feet for bogey. It was his only blemish of the day. Van Pelt followed with six birdies, including rolls from 36'11" and 14'1" at Nos. 9 and 18, respectively. He opened the walk, and perhaps set the tone for a taut experience, with a par save measuring 11'4" at the par-4 first. The one-time PGA TOUR winner is 8-under 132, two strokes adrift of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Aug 15 - 12:18 PM

Bo Van Pelt has been removed from the published field of this week's Barracuda Championship.

He's the only WD today so far. BVP missed the cut in Canada to halt a consecutive cuts made streak at seven. At 106th in the FedExCup standings, he's in good position to qualify for the Playoffs for the eighth time in as many chances.
Jul 29 - 11:15 AM

Bo Van Pelt turned in a 4-under-par 36-30=66 for his opening round of the RBC Canadian Open, finishing two strokes off the clubhouse lead.

BVP is bouncing off a season-best T7 at the John Deere Classic, so it's downright refreshing to see him go low again in Canada. He hit 12 greens and buried seven birdies, six of which on his second nine (holes 1-9 on the Blue Course at Royal Montreal). Three of his conventional conversions disappeared from outside 10 feet, the longest measuring 20'7" at the par-4 third. He also holed a zero-putt seven-yarder at 2 and bogey try from 10'9" at the par-4 fourth.
Jul 24 - 5:06 PM

Bo Van Pelt charged up the leaderboard with a final-round 6-under-par 33-32=65 at the John Deere Classic to post the clubhouse lead at 16-under 268.

Van Pelt circled five birdies and an eagle to just one bogey on his navigation of TPC Deere Run. Four of his five birdies came from between 10 and 17 feet, but the real highlight was an approach from 224 yards to set up a 2'1" eagle on the par-5 second hole. The ball-striking was elite, as he split 13 of 14 fairways and landed 15 GIR. It's been a struggle for BVP this year, but this should hold up for his first top 10 of the 2013-14 season.
Jul 13 - 4:45 PM

Bo Van Pelt nearly picked off his second PGA TOUR victory at Congressional Country Club in the 2012 Quicken Loans National and is looking for that magic this week.

BVP backed that runner-up finish with a missed cut in 2013, making it hard to place too much stock in his course history. While 2013-14 isn't close to his best PGA TOUR season, at 111th in the FedExCup standings, he has picked up his game lately having made his last five cuts including a pair of top 20s. It's probably not fair to label him a dark horse this week, but he could fly in under the radar and walk away with a big paycheck.
Jun 25 - 10:24 PM