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Aaron Baddeley

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

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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. Mar 16 - 7:17 PM

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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.
Feb 1 - 10:50 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

Aaron Baddeley kick-started his week at the CIMB Classic with a 5-under-par 33-34=67 in round one, finding himself three off the early pacesetters after day one.

Baddeley signed a multi-year equipment deal with PING just prior to the new season, but is having no trouble adjusting to the new sticks. During today's lap in Kuala Lumpur, the 35-year-old striped 10 fairways and landed 14 greens, allowing the birdies to flow naturally, much like his hair. After a bogey at the par-3 fourth, Baddeley bounced back with an eagle at the par-5 fifth but before birdies at Nos. 7, 9, 10, and 16. He is no stranger to TPC Kuala Lumpur as he posted a fifth-place finish here back in 2013 with this week being his first return visit.
Thu, Oct 20, 2016 06:43:00 AM

World No. 245 Aaron Baddeley authored a 5-under-par 31-35=66 in today's final round of the Barbasol Championship to match Si Woo Kim's 72-hole aggregate of 18-under 266, and then eliminated the second-year pro with birdie-3 on the fourth hole of sudden death.

Playing this season on Past Champion status, the 35-year-old claims his fourth PGA TOUR title in his 354th career start (345 pro), and first since the 2011 Northern Trust Open, 135 events ago. With the win, he collects 300 FedExCup points, is projected to jump to 41st in the FEC standings, and earns a two-year exemption on TOUR. The Aussie began the finale in a two-way T2 on 13-under after opening his second appearance in 70-66-64, three back of 54-hole leader Jhonattan Vegas. Playing out of the final threesome, he squashed a lone bogey-5 at the 15th with birdies on Nos. 4, 7, 16 and 17 and an eagle on the par-5 fifth. Baddeley had a chance from 13'8" on the 72nd hole to win in regulation, but missed. In the playoff, the duo matched pars on the first two tours of the par-4 18th, and pars on the par-3 17th, before Baddeley claimed the title on the third playing of the 18th. He improves to 1-1 in sudden death, having lost the 2003 Sony Open in extra time.
Sun, Jul 17, 2016 06:42:00 PM

The third round of the Barbasol Championship in Opelika, Alabama, resumed as scheduled at 7:30 a.m. CT Sunday morning with 43 (of 82) golfers needing to complete their respective rounds.

A total of 82 players made the 36-hole cut on 2-under 140 so a second cut of low 70 and ties will come after 54 holes. One of those who were fortunate enough to complete their third rounds on Saturday was Aaron Baddeley, who finished T10 here in last year's inaugural edition. Playing this season on Past Champion status, the 35-year-old won't have to worry about the secondary cut as he's currently solo third on the leaderboard, up 13 spots after a 7-under-par 32-32=64. UPDATE: With play completed, Baddeley is in a two-way T2, three back of 54-hole leader Jhonattan Vegas.
Sun, Jul 17, 2016 08:48:00 AM

Aaron Baddeley smoothed a 5-under-par 33-33=66 in the third round of the Quicken Loans National to post 6-under 207, up 39 spots on the live leaderboard to T8 and good for the low round in the clubhouse. UPDATE: With play completed, Ernie Els shot a 65 for the low round of the day.

This is the 35-year-old's seventh QL National with a best of T16 in 2010 at Aronimink GC. Today's 66 is his best lap in 23 tournament rounds, surpassing 68 three times, most recently, yesterday, after an opening 73. The Aussie mustered six (of 14) fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation, posting 1.643 putts per GIR and 2.514 SG: Putting. He circled Nos. 1, 4, 12, 13 and 16, each from inside of eight feet, with a long of 29'6" at the par-5 ninth. Baddeley's lone bogey came at the par-4 11th after hitting his tee ball in the water.
Sat, Jun 25, 2016 01:05:00 PM

Aaron Baddeley ranks 84th in FedExCup points ahead of his sixth AT&T Byron Nelson.

The 35-year-old is playing this season on Past Champion status. He arrives off a missed cut at THE PLAYERS where he got in as an alternate. Three starts prior, the Aussie posted a T9 at the Heritage on a sponsor exemption, his fourth top 10 of the season on 16 starts. Baddeley missed the cut here last year by one (71-68) after a personal-best T29 in 2014.
Wed, May 18, 2016 09:32:00 AM

Aaron Baddeley enjoyed a 6-under-par 33-33=66 in the third round of the Valero Texas Open to reach the three-quarter mark on 6-under 210, vaulting 48 places on the leaderboard to T12, and tied for the low lap in R3 with Nick Taylor.

Baddeley was T2 thru 36 holes here last year (68-71), but played the weekend in 76-75 for T20. On the bright side, it was his third top 20 in four visits to TPC San Antonio with a best of T3 in 2010, the inaugural at the current venue. At the prior host across town (La Cantera GC), he posted solo fifth in 2003, with career-best 62s in Rds. 1 and 4. Today's lap came after making the 36-hole cut on the number (74-70), and began off No. 10 tee with bogey-5. Baddeley rebounded with back-to-backs on 11 and 12, and 16 and 17 to turn 3-under. He came home in 3-under, erasing bogey-4 at 7 with back-to-backs again on 1 and 2, and further par breakers on 5 and 8. Six of his eight conversions traveled less than nine feet with a long of 24'1" at the par-3 16th.
Sat, Apr 23, 2016 07:48:00 PM

Past champ Aaron Baddeley crafted a bogey-free 3-under-par 35-33=68 in today's final round of the RBC Heritage to finish off his 12th appearance on 3-under 281, up 12 spots to T12 with play still in progress. UPDATE: With play completed, Baddeley finished T9, gaining him an exemption into this week's Valero if not already in on merit.

Baddeley hasn't won on TOUR since the 2011 Northern Trust but the first of his three victories came here in 2006 in his second visit. Playing this week on a sponsor exemption, he began Sunday's play T24 on even-par after opening in 71-69-73. The 35-year-old landed eight (of 14) fairways and managed nine greens in regulation, and at last check, posted 1.186 strokes gained tee-to-green and 3.110 in strokes gained: putting. He circled birdies on holes 5, 13 and 17 highlighted by a 20'3" roll at the latter. The Aussie also dropped four par putts from between five and 18 feet.
Sun, Apr 17, 2016 04:38:00 PM

Aaron Baddeley styled a 6-under-par 32-34=66 in the opening round of this week's Puerto Rico Open at Coco Beach.

The Aussie opened his round with a bogey at the par-4 first hole before bouncing back with a couple of birdies. He squared another bogey, this time at the par-4 fourth after an errant tee shot forced him to take a drop. Making the turn at 2-under 34, Baddeley only had three pars on his card. The back nine was much smoother as he went blemish-free, adding an eagle from off the green at the par-5 15th as well as two more birdies on the last two of his day. Baddeley is making his course debut this week, but is having no trouble adapting so far.
Thu, Mar 24, 2016 01:04:00 PM

Aaron Baddeley, playing his 14th season on the PGA TOUR on Past Champion status, gets ready for his 10th Arnold Palmer Invitational at the Bay Hill Club and Lodge.

Baddeley has enjoyed success in invitationals before, winning the first (of three) TOUR titles at the 2006 RBC Heritage. He's 7-for-9 at Arnie's Invite with three top 25s, the most recent being T12 in 2011. The 34-year-old, who celebrates his birthday on Mar. 17th, also has a pair of top 10s, but not since a tourney-best T5 in 2005. His season results are quite similar to his API results, cashing seven times in nine starts with two top 25s doubling as top 10s. His season best is T4 at the Sanderson Farms and in his last action four weeks ago, posted a T26 at the Northern Trust (71-68-70-70).
Wed, Mar 16, 2016 03:44:00 PM

Aaron Baddeley carved out a 4-over-par 36-40=76 in the two-day final round of the Farmers Insurance Open to wrap his 13th appearance at 1-under 287, currently T11 on the live leaderboard. UPDATE: With play completed, Baddeley settled into a five-way T8 for his second top 10 of the season on six starts.

Baddeley had four holes to complete on Monday and posted par-par-bogey-par. He got in the field via a sponsor exemption and made the most of it with rounds of 73-69-69-76. The Aussie, who's playing this season on Past Champion status, has shown his wares in windy conditions before, opening last year's wind-swept Valero Texas Open -- with 40-mph winds -- in 4-under 68, one of just three rounds in the 60s of 144 players. During that round, he famously had a 336-yard birdie at the drivable par-4 17th. After his tee shot went into the woods and unplayable, he returned to the tee box and holed it. The 34-year-old makes the quick turnaround and heads to this week's Waste Management Phoenix Open.
Mon, Feb 1, 2016 01:57:00 PM

Opening-round co-leader Aaron Baddeley back-pedaled to 2-over-par 37-36=73 in today's second round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

Despite last week's T4 and his opening 65 at El Camaleón, today's performance is more of what we've come to anticipate from the Aussie in recent years. He sunk three birdies today, but also squared as many bogeys and added a double bogey at the par-4 sixth hole. He totaled only 10 greens in regulation and couldn't recover. So, at 4-under 138, Baddeley is eight shots off the 36-hole lead and tied for 37th place entering the weekend.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 07:06:00 PM