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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 answered his opening 69 at the RBC Heritage with a 3-under-par 35-33=68 in today's second round.
This isn't the direction he was expected to go today, so he's quietly developing into a potentially great story on the weekend. If guys like Padraig Harrington and Alex Cejka can find the winner's circle at a certain age, don't rule out BVP, who will turn 50 on May 16. He split 10 (of 14) fairways and landed 10 greens in regulation today at Harbour Town. Along the way, he traded five birdies with two bogeys. All of his birdies traveled longer than 12 feet. The set included a hole-out from the rough five yards away at the par-5 fifth and conventional conversions of 26'7" and 21'6" at Nos. 16 and 4, respectively. Van Pelt signed his card sitting just one stroke off the 36-hole clubhouse lead. Apr 17 - 12:43 PM

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Bo Van Pelt turned in a 5-under-par 35-34=69 for his first round of the RBC Heritage, finishing three strokes off the pace of the overnight co-leaders.

Man, when was the last time that BVP did anything worthy of our attention? His only top 25 among six paydays in 13 starts this season is a T25 at the Sanderson Farms, and he back-doored it with a closing 66. So, don't get too excited about this early success at Harbour Town. What's more, all five of his birdies found the cup from outside 14 feet. That includes a six-yarder from the fringe at the par-4 10th hole. His longest of the conventional variety measured 24'7" at the par-4 sixth. At last check, he ranked fourth in the field in strokes gained: putting at 2.683.
Apr 16 - 6:03 PM

Bo Van Pelt limps into this week's Valero Texas Open having missed six if his last eight cuts.

BVP was once a fantasy stud, but now he qualifies as a dud. This is a good time to ignore his solid course history at TPC San Antonio. Since the tournament moved to this venue in 2010, he has teed it up in three occasions and cashed in each. A T26 last year was the highlight. If he shows up for anything more than barley making the cut, it would be a surprise.
Mar 23 - 8:44 PM

Bo Van Pelt turns his attention to Riviera Country Club for this week's Northern Trust Open.

BVP posted three rounds under-par last week to earn a MDF when all was said and done. A much better result than his three starts prior, all resulting in missed cuts. Van Pelt has a long resume at this event, going 8-for-13 with a quartet of top 15s. He has just one top 25 on the season, but earning another one this week is well within reason.
Feb 18 - 9:31 AM

Bo Van Pelt returns to La Quinta, California, for his 10th appearance at the Humana Challenge.

BVP is 6-for-9 here in the past, but owns just one top 25 at the venue. He enters this week having missed just one cut in four starts this season. His ranking of 159th in the FedExCup standings is indicative of how average those cuts made have been. Van Pelt can provide an element of consistency to gamers but his upside is likely limited this week.
Jan 20 - 1:53 PM

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.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 08:55:00 AM

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.
Fri, Oct 17, 2014 07:41:00 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.
Thu, Oct 16, 2014 03:03:00 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.
Mon, Oct 13, 2014 09:25:00 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.
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 03:33:00 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.
Sat, Aug 23, 2014 05:29:00 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.
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 02:03:00 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.
Thu, Aug 21, 2014 06:08:00 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.
Tue, Aug 19, 2014 03:31:00 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.
Sat, Aug 16, 2014 05:30:00 PM