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Aaron Baddeley

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (36) / 3/17/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 175

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World No. 187 Aaron Baddeley tacked on a 3-under-par 35-33=68 in the final round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open to wrap on 6-under 278, good for a 6-way T10, which is where he began the day.
This was the 36-year-old's seventh appearance, third top 25 among six cashes, and second top 10 (T8/2010). It's his first top 10 of the season in three starts (T30, Sanderson Farms), and his first top-10 finish since solo 5th at the Valero Texas Open 28 weeks ago. After kicking off in 70-66, the Aussie was T4 thru 36 holes holes but dipped to T10 with a third-round 74. He hit eight (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation, gaining 2.458 strokes approaching-the-green and 2.853 around-the-green. The Scottsdale, Arizona, resident registered 1.786 putts per GIR and -2.607 SG: Putting with 29 total putts. He outpaced two bogey-5s at holes 6 and 11 with three circles at 9, 15 and 16, adding a hole-out eagle-3 at 13 from 34'3" away. Sun, Nov 5, 2017 10:15:00 PM

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World No. 187 Aaron Baddeley spun a bogey-free 5-under-par 32-34=66 in the second round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open to reach 6-under 136, up 43 places to T2, one back of early 36-hole clubhouse leader Robert Garrigus. UPDATE: With R2 play suspended due to darkness, Baddeley is currently T4, five back of 36-hole leader J.J. Spaun.

This is the 36-year-old's seventh appearance with two prior top 25s among five cashes and one top 10, a T8 in 2010. It's his third start of the season after a MC at the Safeway and T30 last week at the Sanderson Farms where he was T5 thru 36 holes. The Scottsdale, Arizona, resident kicked off with a five-birdie four-bogey 70 and circled five on five (of 14) fairways and nine greens in regulation in R2. He posted -1.434 SG: Off-the-Tee but 1.083 SG: Approach and 3.135 SG: Around-the-Green. The Aussie recorded 1.556 putts per GIR and 2.409 SG: Putting with just 22 total putts.
Fri, Nov 3, 2017 04:08:00 PM

Round two of the Sanderson Farms Championship has been suspended due to inclement weather, with play set to resume (for 30 golfers) on Saturday morning at 7:50 a.m. central time. Round three action will kickoff at 9:20 a.m. for all the golfers that survive the cut.

This came a bit out of nowhere but thunderstorms in the area have halted play for the day, with the horn sounding at 5:11 p.m. central time. Prior to the suspension of play, Aaron Baddeley navigated the Country Club of Jackson with a 4-under-par 34-34=68 to reach 7-under 137 on the week. Known as one of the best putters on TOUR, the Aussie will always enjoy a course that allows him to easily reach the greens, like the CC of Jackson does. At the moment he ranks T3 in GIR percentage with 29 greens thru 36 holes. That has allowed his biggest weapon to shine, gaining 3.100 strokes putting on the week. Baddeley already owns a T4 at this venue (2016 edition), and he's well on his way to another strong finish in Mississippi.
Fri, Oct 27, 2017 06:46:00 PM

Aaron Baddeley will leave Royal Birkdale on a high note, signing for a 6-under-par 31-33=64 during the final round, ending the week on 1-over 281, good for a share of T35 on the live leaderboard.

Baddeley started the day in 75th place, so he was able to play aggressive golf and went into attack mode, all day. It paid off as he circled eight birdies today, offsetting a pair of bogeys. The Aussie was too far off the pace to truly make an impact with this round, but it does provide us a glimpse of what is possible today at Ryoal Birkdale. In seven previous appearances, his best finish at The Open is a T69, so this will go in the books as a new best for Baddeley.
Sun, Jul 23, 2017 08:04:00 AM

Aaron Baddeley heads overseas for his first appearance at The Open since 2012, this time prepping for Royal Birkdale in Southport, England.

The Aussie missed the cut in his first six tries at The Open, before piecing together a T69 in 2012. He hasn't earned his way back until this year. In 16 rounds at The Open, he's signed for just one red number (70 in R1 of the 2006 edition). More recently, Baddeley arrives on the heels of three straight missed cuts. For the season, he's right on the FedExCup Playoffs bubble, ranking 127th in the standings. The 36-year-old is a long shot to truly contend this week, given his lack of current form and lack of tournament history.
Tue, Jul 18, 2017 01:11:00 PM

Aaron Baddeley makes his sixth straight appearance at Colonial Country Club as he preps for this week's DEAN & DELUCA Invitational in Fort Worth, Texas.

The Aussie is 5-for-8 here overall, with a T6 back in 2005 being the highlight. That remains his only finish better than T50 at the event. More recently, he has flashed a bit of form, especially in the Lone Star State, grabbing a T15 at the Shell Houston Open and a solo fifth at the Valero Texas Open. His irons have been dialed in during this recent stretch, gaining 12.3 strokes approaching-the-green over his last four starts. Typically known for his stellar putting, he could throw his name into the mix this week if he maintains his current level of ball-striking.
Wed, May 24, 2017 03:01:00 PM

World No. 136 Aaron Baddeley enjoyed a 4-under-par 35-33=68 in today's final round of the Valero Texas Open to finish up on 8-under 280, up seven spots to solo 5th with play still in progress. UPDATE: With play completed, Baddeley finished solo 5th, four shy of champion Kevin Chappell.

After kicking off in 69-70-73, the Aussie began on 4-under (T12), four shy of overnight co-leader Kevin Chappell but just two back of the overnight top 10. He conjured seven (of 14) fairways and 11 greens in regulation, outpacing bogey-5s at holes 5 and 9 with six birdies at 1, 2, 8, 11, 14 and 17, all from inside of six feet. The 36-year-old also dropped two par-savers from between seven and nine feet en route to 2.042 SG: Putting. This is his second top 10 of the season in 13 events joining a T10 at the CIMB Classic back in October, and he's the current leader in SG: Approach-the-Green with a cumulative 8.320.
Sun, Apr 23, 2017 05:15:00 PM

World No. 136 Aaron Baddeley rallied for a 2-under-par 39-31=70 in today's second round of the Valero Texas Open to reach halftime on 5-under 139, up 10 places on the live leaderboard to T9.

This is the Aussie's 10th appearance and with rounds of 69-70, improves to 9-for-10. He has two previous top-10 finishes, a solo 5th in 2003 (LaCantera GC-Resort), and a T3 in the first edition at TPC San Antonio in 2010. The 36-year-old conjured five (of 14) fairways and landed 13 greens in regulation, losing 2.870 strokes off-the-tee but gaining 3.201 approaching-the-green. He opened with a 6-footer for birdie-3 at one, tripled the par-4 fourth (tee ball OB) and bogeyed the par-4 ninth (failed scramble) to turn 3-over. The Scottsdale, Arizona, resident came to the house in blemish-free 31, circling Nos. 11, 14, 15, 17 and 18, three dropping from between 11 and 17 feet with a long of 38'3" at the par-4 17th. He registered 1.538 putts per GIR and 2.348 SG: Putting, needing 27 total putts.
Fri, Apr 21, 2017 07:45:00 PM

World No. 151 Aaron Baddeley backed up with a 1-over-par 38-35=73 on Day 3 of the Shell Houston Open to reach the three-quarter pole on 7-under 209, down three places to T8.

Thru 36 holes, the 36-year-old was the only player in the field without a blemish on the card. Playing out of the penultimate threesome on Moving Day, he fell off that wagon with a double bogey-6 at the fifth, surrounding it with eight pars. The Aussie got on the board with birdie-3 at 10 (from 3'4") and added two birdie-4s at 13 and 15, both from inside of seven feet. He dropped two more shots however, with a 3-putt bogey at the 14th (from 48'8") and a walk-off 5 at 18, missing a par-saver from 7'7". Baddeley landed 10 (of 14) fairways and 13 greens in regulation, posting a pedestrian 1.846 putts per GIR and -1.004 SG: Putting.
Sat, Apr 1, 2017 06:05:00 PM

Aaron Baddeley breezed through the Golf Club of Houston en route to a bogey-free, 4-under-par 34-34=68 during round two of the Shell Houston Open, reaching the midpoint on 8-under 136, still without a bogey to his name for the event.

The Aussie split nine (of 14) fairways today on his way toward 13 greens in regulation. As you'd expect from Baddeley, he also picked up 2.22 strokes putting on the day, thanks to a pair of splashes from the 22-to-24 foot range. There was nothing flashy about this round, but it wasn't stress-free, either. He needed a 9'1" par saver to fall at the closing par-3 ninth hole to maintain his clean card. The 36-year-old has used a balanced attack so far to score this week, currently ranked inside the top 50 in strokes gained off-the-tee, approach-the-green, around-the-green, and putting this week.
Fri, Mar 31, 2017 07:20:00 PM

Aaron Baddeley raced out to a bogey-free, 4-under-par 33-35=68 during round one of the Shell Houston Open, positioning himself near the top of the leaderboard on Thursday.

The Aussie turned in a blemish-free card today, but it wasn't a walk in the park. Baddeley split 10 (of 14) fairways and landed 14 greens but also needed two putts from 9-to-13 feet to keep his clean card intact. His ball-striking highlight came early on when he wedged his approach to 2 inches for a tap-in birdie at the par-4 first. The 36-year-old arrived with missed cuts in each of his last three visits to the Golf Club of Houston, but he's positioned nicely after day one.
Thu, Mar 30, 2017 03:22:00 PM

Aaron Baddeley roller-coastered his way toward a 2-under-par 36-34=70 during round one of the Arnold Palmer Invitational, sharing a piece of eighth place after day one.

The Aussie split just six (of 14) fairways and found a ho-hum 10 greens in regulation. It's easy to see how that lack of accuracy led to an up-and-down round for Baddeley. He swallowed four bogeys throughout the round but managed a pair of three-hole birdie trains (Nos. 6 thru 8 and Nos. 10 thru 12). Highlights included a 24'11" birdie from the fringe at the par-4 11th and also a 27-foot birdie bomb at the par-5 12th. Baddeley arrived with four straight missed cuts but he's looking good after round one at Bay Hill Club and Lodge.
Thu, Mar 16, 2017 07:17:00 PM

Local resident Aaron Baddeley will turn his attention toward TPC Scottsdale for this week's Waste Management Phoenix Open.

The Scottsdale resident will be making his 15th appearance at this event. He currently owns a 9-for-14 record that includes a 2007 victory. Unfortunately, that remains the lone top 10 here in the desert. More recently, he's opened the new 2016-17 campaign with a 4-for-6 record, positioning himself 89th in the FedExCup race. The four-time PGA TOUR winner leans heavily on his flat stick, making him a boom-or-bust fantasy option any time he tees it up.
Wed, Feb 1, 2017 10:50:00 AM

Aaron Baddeley turns his attention to The Plantation Course at Kapalua ahead of next week's SBS Tournament of Champions.

The Aussie has four wins under his belt now, and he made the trip to Maui after each of the three previous victories. This year it was a win at the Barbasol Championship that sealed his ticket to Maui. His best finish at Kapalua is a T12 in the 2008 edition of ToC, also finishing 27th in 2007 and 21st in 2012. More recently, the highlight of his fall schedule was a T10 at the CIMB Classic. His biggest weapon has always been the flat stick, which makes him an appealing boom-or-bust option in DFS, since his putter can catch fire at any moment.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 12:04:00 PM

Aaron Baddeley crossed the finish line of the CIMB Classic at 13-under 275, posting a 4-under-par 32-36=68 during the finale to walk off the course in a share of ninth place on the live leaderboard.

For the second time this week (R2) the Aussie split just five fairways on the day. He still salvaged 13 greens in regulation and dropped just one shot along the way. On the week, he collected 18 birdies and an eagle while carding seven bogeys and nothing worse. Using a new set of sticks to open the 2016-17 season, gamers should continue to monitor Baddeley's performance tee-to-green early in the season. In the meantime, he'll lean on his always-useful flat stick.
Sun, Oct 23, 2016 01:37:00 AM