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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 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. Jul 23 - 8:04 AM

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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.
Jul 18 - 1:11 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.
May 24 - 3:01 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.
Apr 23 - 5:15 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.
Apr 21 - 7:45 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.
Apr 1 - 6:05 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.
Mar 31 - 7:20 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.
Mar 30 - 3:22 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.
Mar 16 - 7:17 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.
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