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Aaron Baddeley |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (34) / 3/17/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 175
College: Australia

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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. Nov 13 - 7:06 PM

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Aaron Baddeley hung up a 6-under-par 31-34=65 for his opening round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, good for a share of the clubhouse lead with Justin Leonard.

Both will await to see how leader Shawn Stefani scores on his final hole, but neither will gripe about today's success. Baddeley might feel more fortunate, however, as he missed seven greens in regulation but limited the negative to a lone bogey at the par-4 third hole. Elsewhere, he connected for seven birdies. At last check, the Aussie ranked fifth in putts per GIR at 1.455. The 34-year-old is in the field on his top 10 (T4) at the Sanderson Farms Championship.
Nov 12 - 12:35 PM

Aaron Baddeley shot a 4-under-par 34-34=68 in the final round of the Sanderson Farms Championship to conclude his third appearance at 16-under 272, one shot back of 72-hole clubhouse leader William McGirt. UPDATE: Baddeley finished T4 and subsequently accepted the top-10 exemption into this week's OHL Classic.

The last of Baddeley's three PGA TOUR victories came at the 2011 Northern Trust Open. He's not going to end that drought this week, but considering he logged just one top 10 last season on 25 starts (T10, Barbasol Championship), his current T5 was a really important finish playing out of the Past Champion category. Baddeley began the finale at 12-under (T8) and two adrift. He opened with three two-putt pars and a scrambling par at the fourth before back-to-back circles at Nos. 5 and 6 from 4'2 and 9'6", respectively, to turn 2-under. The 34-year-old joined the lead at 16-under (McGirt) with a 10'5" roll for birdie-2 at the 10th and a 23-footer finding the bottom of the cup at the par-4 12th. Baddeley, who was No. 1 on TOUR last season in strokes gained: putting and no worse than ninth over the past four seasons, uncharacteristically three-putted the 13th from 37'5" to square his only bogey.
Nov 9 - 3:33 PM

Aaron Baddeley hung up a bogey-free, 8-under-par 31-33=64 in today's opening round of the Sanderson Farms Championship, good for sole possession of the clubhouse lead.

The tendency would be to lead off with the fact that the Aussie also set the course record by one stroke, but scoring has been so low this morning that it's possible that the bar will be lowered again today. In the meantime, bask in his series of conversions that included an eagle-2 from the rough 38 yards away at the 15th hole. Baddeley also circled six birdies, five of which from outside 10 feet. His longest taped off at 22'11" at the par-3 fourth hole. When the applause from this clinic ended, he led the field in strokes gained: putting at 3.880 and in putts per greens in regulation at 1.385. Oh, Badds went 5-for-5 in scrambling, too.
Nov 5 - 12:25 PM

Aaron Baddeley makes his eighth career appearance at the Open and cracks this week's field via Past Champion status.

Baddeley made 25 starts last season and cashed 13 times with just one top 10 (T10, Barbasol Championship). He concluded the regular season 157th in the FedExCup standings, missing the Playoffs for the first time since their inception. The 34-year-old finished No. 1 on the PGA TOUR in strokes gained: putting but 176th in strokes gained: tee-to-green. In an attempt to regain his TOUR status, the Aussie went the Tour Finals route and played in all four events, posting CUT-T30-CUT-T30 to finish 71st on the Finals money list. Baddeley has played the seven times prior, making three cuts. His best was T11 in the 2008 on the Raptor Course at Grayhawk GC. In last year's inaugural at Silverado Resort, he went T31 on rounds of 68-73-72-70.
Oct 14 - 12:05 PM

Aaron Baddeley enters his seventh Wyndham Championship ranked 152nd in the FedExCup standings and is on pace to miss the FedExCup Playoffs for the first time since their inception in 2007.

Baddeley has played in six Wyndham's, three at the current venue of Sedgefield Country Club. In those three editions, he missed the cut in 2013 and 2014 and posted a T53 in 2010. His best showing (T31) came in 2006 at Forest Oaks CC. The Aussie enters the week 152nd in the FEC standings going 13-for-24 on the season with one top 10, a T10 at the opposite-field Barbasol Championship. He chased the Barbasol with two missed cuts and a T46 at the Quicken Loans National. The 34-year-old ranks second on TOUR in strokes gained: putting but 189th in strokes gained: tee-to-green.
Aug 19 - 10:06 AM

Aaron Baddeley tacked on a bogey-free, 4-under-par 34-33=67 in the final round of the Barbasol Championship to conclude at 12-under 272 and a six-way tie for 10th place.

Notwithstanding the money, it doesn't matter if it's shared or solo, Baddeley netted his first top 10 of the season on 21 starts. His previous-best was a T17 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open all the way back in February, 16 starts ago. In fact, it's his first top 10 since a solo fourth 13 months ago at the Travelers Championship. Granted, it's only projected to move him from 148th in the FedExCup standings to 146th, but you've got to start somewhere. Baddeley began Sunday's finale at 8-under (T18) and five shots adrift. He circled four birdies at Nos. 3, 12, 13 and 17 on a blemish-free loop. All of his conversions were from outside 10 feet, including a 51-footer at the par-4 third. After making the cut on the number, T63 after two rounds, the 34-year-old closed bogey-free over his last 36 holes to crack the top 10.
Jul 20 - 12:49 AM

Aaron Baddeley fired a bogey-free, 7-under-par 31-33=64 in today's third round of the Barbasol Championship to post 8-under 205, good for the early clubhouse lead.

With the overnight leaders still nearly an hour away from beginning their third rounds, Baddeley was completing his. The 34-year-old began the day T63 (1-under) eight shots back and was one of 18 players that made the cut on the number. It was not a ball-striking clinic for Baddeley on Saturday, finding the short grass just six (of 14) times and hitting only 12 greens in regulation but he converted seven times. His split included five from inside of nine feet with a long of 15'4" at the par-4 opener. The Aussie book-ended birdies at Nos. 1 and 2 with circles on eight and nine to turn 4-under. He added three additional par breakers on 14, 16 and 17 to post the low 18 of the day thus far and his low round of the season (66, five times). At the time he signed his card, Baddeley sat at 3.015 in strokes gained: putting thru three rounds, number one in the tournament in that stat.
Jul 18 - 2:10 PM

Aaron Baddeley submitted a 4-under-par 31-35=66 in today's second round of the Travelers Championship to reach the midpoint in 6-under 134, five strokes adrift of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

The Aussie has only two top 30s this season, neither of which is a top 15, and sits 146th in the FedExCup standings. He's not exempt for 2015-16, but he usually figures out a way to retain status. Days like today are proof. Baddeley hit 12 greens in regulation and recorded a strokes gained: putting clip of nearly 5.000 (at last check). While he connected for an eagle hole-out from the rough 33 yards out at the par-5 sixth hole, he also poured in six birdies, all of which from outside 10 feet. His longest was his first, a 20-footer at the par-4 second hole. He also went just 2-for-6 in scrambling for four bogeys, but he's poised to turn around a forgettable season.
Jun 26 - 1:07 PM

Aaron Baddeley turns his attention to this week's FedEx St. Jude Classic and slots in at 138th in the FedExCup standings.

The last time Baddeley deposited a check at the St. Jude was in 2003 and it came in the form of a T53. He's sporadically attended this event since, but he missed his other three weekends as well, bowing out early in 2013, 2009 and 2006. The 34-year-old has had a tough go of it on TOUR this season, making nine of 16 cuts with only two top 25s to show for his efforts, the last of which came eight starts ago at the Valero Texas Open (T20). The Aussie has missed the cut in five of seven events since the VTO and didn't crack the top 50 in the two starts that resulted in paydays.
Jun 9 - 2:31 PM

Aaron Baddeley makes his way back for a ninth start at this week's Wells Fargo Championship.

The Aussie is still searching for a key to unlock success at Quail Hollow as he's 5-for-8 but hasn't finished any better than T40 along the way. He currently ranks sixth in strokes gained:putting, which keeps him alive in every event. On the flip side, tee-to-green is vital at Quail Hollow and Baddeley weighs in at 179th in strokes gained:tee-to-green.
May 13 - 8:30 AM

With respective rounds of 70 and 67 at the RBC Heritage, Aaron Baddley is 5-under 137, just three strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

The Aussie collected the first of his three PGA TOUR victories at Harbour Town in 2006. His overall record is solid here, but he cashed just one in his previous three visits and only for a T42 in 2013. Today, he went 4-for-5 in scrambling with one bogey again five birdies. His most notable conversions measured 17'10" and 26'5" at Nos. 12 and 7, respectively.
Apr 17 - 2:48 PM

Aaron Baddeley answered his opening 68 at the Valero Texas Open with a 1-under-par 36-35=71 in today's second round to post 5-under 139, good for very early possession of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

He went out in the first threesome off the 10th tee this morning. Weather is measurably more favorable as compared to 24 hours ago, but Baddeley didn't take full advantage despite the red number. He split six (of 14) fairways and hit 10 greens in regulation en route to five birdies, but also squared a double bogey at the par-4 15th hole and closed bogey-par-bogey on the front side of the course. What's more, three of his birdies were far from gimmes as they ran at least 10 feet. The highlight was a hole-out from off the green 14 yards away at the par-4 sixth.
Mar 27 - 1:22 PM

Aaron Baddeley hung up a 4-under-par 34-34=68 in today's opening round of the Valero Texas Open to assume outright possession of the clubhouse

OK. Great score and all that, but what he did at the 17th hole might be a once-in-a-lifetime experience if not less often. After pulling his tee ball at the drivable par 4, Badds was forced to swallow an unplayable lie. Now back at the tee and hitting his third, he promptly holed out from 336 yards for birdie. Remember, it's a par 4! It was his fifth birdie of the round that also featured measly conversions from 14 feet and 11'3" at the par-5 second and eighth holes, respectively. He hit 11 greens in regulation and dropped only one shot (at the par-3 seventh hole). The Aussie is 3-for-3 at TPC San Antonio with a T3 (2010) and T15 (2013), but he's logged only one top 30 all season, that a T17 in a home game in Phoenix.
Mar 26 - 6:55 PM

Aaron Baddeley has withdrawn from this week's Valspar Championship.

Badds hasn't played since missing the cut at the Northern Trust Open three weeks ago. He's currently 105th in the FedExCup standings.
Mar 9 - 11:21 AM