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Bo Van Pelt

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (43) / 5/16/1975
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 200

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Bo Van Pelt has yet to peg it during the 2016-17 season but he will remain on a Top 50 on Career Money List exemption when he returns to action in 2017.
BVP went 1-for-5 during the 2015-16 campaign before he opted for surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left arm. Van Pelt was playing last season on a one-time Career Money List exemption. Since he only teed it up five times, that exemption will carry over into 2016-17, much like a medical extension. If Van Pelt returns at full health, he could prove to be a steal in season-long formats as he's finished top 90 in the FedExCup standings in eight of the last 10 seasons. Weekly gamers will have the luxury of taking the wait-and-see approach before re-investing. Mon, Dec 26, 2016 05:50:00 PM

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The second round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open resumed at 8:00 a.m. MT on Saturday with four players (of 130) needing to complete their respective rounds. Approximate third-round tee times will be between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Bo Van Pelt is T9 with two holes left to play in his second round. He had just missed a 3'7" near-gimme at the par-3 16th when play was suspended on Friday due to darkness. If he were to stay inside the top 10 after 36 holes, it would be the first time he's accomplished that since the 2014 Barclays where he was T6 at the midpoint (after opening in 6-under 65 and 71). Last season, the 40-year-old missed the FedExCup Playoffs for the first time since their inception in 2007, so he's playing this season by burning his Top 50 Career Money List exemption ($20,411,496). Interestingly enough, he's already dropped to No. 54 on the list after missing his first three cuts in 2015-16.
Sat, Feb 6, 2016 10:05:00 AM

Bo Van Pelt returns to Scottsdale, Arizona, for a 13th start at this week's Waste Management Phoenix Open.

BVP is looking to break out of an early-season slump as he enters the week 0-for-3. His course history is not a whole lot better as he's missed the cut in his last two appearances and is just 6-for-12 in his WMPO career. After eight straight seasons of finishing top 90 in the FedExCup standings, Van Pelt dropped to 159th last season and is still searching for that lost form.
Wed, Feb 3, 2016 09:00:00 AM

Bo Van Pelt readies for his eighth appearance at this week's Sanderson Farms Championship.

BVP made his first start here in 1999, missing the cut at Annandale Golf Club. His tournament history has improved greatly since then, posting top 25s in each of his past five starts. Tournament history should be taken with a grain of salt, considering last year was the first time Country Club of Jackson played host, but his play in this region is promising nonetheless. Last year was the first time missing out on the FedExCup Playoffs and a bounce-back season is certainly in the realm of possibilities. Gamers should watch Van Pelt closely, early in the season.
Wed, Nov 4, 2015 08:41:00 PM

Bo Van Pelt hobbles into the season-ending Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club ranked 157th in the FedExCup standings.

Van Pelt has qualified for the FedExCup Playoffs every year since their inception in 2007, finishing inside the top 100 in the final standings in each of those years. He enters this year's finale having missed six of his last seven cuts and 15 total on 27 starts. His season best is T7 (Travelers Championship), one of just three top-25 finishes, good for 148th on the money list. Barring a miracle, this will be Van Pelt's worst season since his second season on TOUR (2002), where he finished 191st in money. The 40-year-old finished T14 here last year in his eighth career Wyndham appearance, third at Sedgefield CC, posting four red numbers (67-65-68-69) for the first time in the tournament. His scoring average in 12 career rounds at Sedgefield (par 70) is 68.33, finishing T57 (2009) and T60 (2008) in his other appearances. The average of the winner in those same years however was 65.50.
Tue, Aug 18, 2015 05:40:00 PM

Bo Van Pelt has elected not to compete in this week's RBC Canadian Open.

He rallied for seven birdies en route to a 5-under-par 66 in the second round of the Barbasol Championship, but missed the cut on the number. It's his third straight MC since a T7 at the Travelers Championship. BVP sits 144th in the FedExCup standings and 135th on the money list, so today's decision is a little concerning. Obviously, if he fails to retain status, he can go to the Tour Finals to get it back. If he finishes outside the top 150 in FedExCup points and doesn't graduate from the Finals, he could burn a career earnings exemption. Van Pelt is currently 47th on the all-time money list but less than $225K from dropping outside the top 50.
Mon, Jul 20, 2015 10:38:00 AM

Bo Van Pelt smoothed a 4-under-par 34-32=66 in today's final round of the Travelers Championship to post 11-under 269; his 4-under 66 is currently tied with four others for low round of the day.

Van Pelt began the festivities at 7-under (T25) and seven shots back of the 54-hole lead. On his round, he striped 12 (of 14) fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation, circling five birdies against one bogey. The 40-year-old's split included an interesting three conversions on his inward nine of less than 22 inches. His birdie roll from 6'6" at the opener was his longest conversion on the day. Van Pelt had an opportunity to post 12-under, but missed from 10'7" at the last. Still, he currently sits T10 on the live leaderboard, just off his season-best T9 at the RBC Heritage, his only top 10 of his 2014-15 campaign (21 prior starts).
Sun, Jun 28, 2015 05:24:00 PM

Overnight co-leader Bo Van Pelt settled for an even-par 35-37=72 in today's second round of the Memorial, reaching the midpoint in 8-under 136.

He's suddenly four off the 36-hole clubhouse lead. BVP hit 12 greens today and found three birdies, including a pair from 11-15 feet. He even walked off with a par save from off the green six yards away at the par-4 ninth hole. However, bogeys and 3, 7 and 8, the middle of the set via a three-putt from 27'4" on the par 5, thwarted a red number.
Fri, Jun 5, 2015 12:27:00 PM

Bo Van Pelt torched Muirfield Village Golf Club with 10 birdies en route to an 8-under-par 30-34=64 and sole possession of the clubhouse lead.

Van Pelt's love to this tournament and this golf course is evident. Despite hitting the backside of his career arc in recent seasons -- he's currently 153rd in the FedExCup standings -- he's finished no worse than T21 (2013) in the last five editions. Today's effort is his best in 41 career competitive rounds at Muirfield Village. It featured 10 birdies, including five in a row beginning at the par-5 fifth. He birdied all four par 5s and converted three tries from 15-19 feet. BVP even saved par from 10-and-a-half feet at the par-3 fourth. This is his lowest aggregate since a second-round 63 in New Orleans in late April of 2014.
Thu, Jun 4, 2015 05:31:00 PM

Bo Van Pelt missed the cut by five strokes at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, posting a two-day total of 6-over-par 75-71=146.

Van Pelt missed his first cut this week at the CPI, having entered this year's edition a perfect 11-for-11 (with seven top-25 finishes). The 39-year-old's stats on his short week read 12 (of 28) fairways hit (42.86 percent); landing 21 greens in regulation (58.33 percent). BVP circled just two birdies against eight bogeys for a cumulative -5.454 strokes gained: total.
Sat, May 23, 2015 09:31:00 AM

Bo Van Pelt preps for another look at Colonial Country Club at this week's Crowne Plaza Invitational.

BVP is largely considered a horse for the course here at Colonial. He's finished inside the top 35 in eight of his 11 starts. That includes a pair of top-5 finishes, the most recent coming in 2011. Van Pelt is just 9-for-17 on the season but this scenario calls for gamers to use course history ahead of form.
Wed, May 20, 2015 10:10:00 PM

Bo Van Pelt's top-10 drought ended with a closing 2-under-par 35-34=69 at the RBC Heritage and his 11-under 273 was good for T9-finish.

Van Pelt has not sniffed a top 10 in 13 events on his 2014-15 season and has just three in his last 62 events. So suffice it say, his finish this week comes as a big surprise and is easily his best finish at HHI since a T3 in 2009. The 39-year-old circled just two birdies on his round (six over his last 36 holes) but more importantly he didn't drop a single shot over the weekend and finished the week third in strokes gained: putting. He has to feel as if his play this week removed a rather large monkey from off his back.
Sun, Apr 19, 2015 06:08:00 PM

Bo Van Pelt authored a 4-under-par 35-32=67 in the third round of the RBC Heritage to post 9-under 204, five shots back at 54-hole mark.

Once a top-10 machine, Van Pelt has managed just three in his last 62 events played, most recently a T7 at the 2014 John Deere Classic. On a day when he found just half the fairways, and just half the greens in regulation, he still managed a four birdie, bogey-free round. Not known for his short-game prowess (he's 195th on TOUR in scrambling) the 39-year-old went 9-for-9 in par-save opportunities and needed just 22 putts. In total, he had 14 one-putt greens on the day and leads the field in strokes gained: putting through 54 holes.
Sat, Apr 18, 2015 10:00:00 PM

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 40 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.
Fri, Apr 17, 2015 12:43:00 PM

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.
Thu, Apr 16, 2015 06:03:00 PM