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David Howell |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (39) / 6/23/1975
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 175
College: England

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Former champion David Howell will hope to arrest a poor run of form when he lines up again in the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.
Howell put his name on this trophy in 1999 when shredding a world-class field and coming home four shots clear of Lee Westwood. It's worth noting though that his victory came not at the Emirates Golf Club but at Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club which stood in as host in 1999 and 2000. His best efforts at the Emirates are a third in 2004 and a T9 in 2005. Recent visits have been disappointing as he's failed to cash in five of his last nine appearances. Howell has also missed the cut in his last three tournaments, that run including the first two events of the Gulf Swing. Jan 27 - 2:50 PM

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David Howell is set to appear in The Open Championship for the first time since 2009.

Howell has the distinction of being one of the players in the field that has played Royal Liverpool, but he missed the cut in that journey back in 2006. Once trending towards becoming an elite player, he'd fallen off the map in recent years until a strong 2013 placed him inside the top 30 in the Race to Dubai to lock up his spot in the season's third major. He has only one top 10 in 2014, coming in the form of a T9 at the Nordea Masters. Of note, he won the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in 2013.
Tue, Jul 15, 2014 10:41:00 AM

With a birdie on the second hole of a playoff, David Howell emerged with victory at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

The title seemed destined to land in the arms of runner-up Peter Uihlein, who matched the European Tour's lowest score in history (60) in the second round. He also held the outright lead by two strokes over six golfers (including Howell) after 54 holes. The Englishman closed with a 5-under-par 31-36=67 against Uihlein's 3-under 34-35=69 at St. Andrews. (Carnoustie and Kingsbarns co-hosted during the first three rounds.) After concluding regulation at 23-under 265, the duo matched pars at the par-4 first hole before turning around and playing the par-4 18th. Both hit the green on approach; Howell was nearer the hole. After a great lag (and tap-in par) by the American, Howell calmly drilled his birdie try. It's his fifth career victory on the European Tour and first since he won twice in 2006 when he had risen to ninth in the Official World Golf Ranking, but by early October of 2010, he was 569th. Howell should move inside the top 95 when the next update is released.
Sun, Sep 29, 2013 12:28:00 PM

David Howell will tee it up in the U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club this week.

A veteran of four U.S. Opens already, his most notable finish was a tie for 16th at Winged Foot in 2006. A former top-10 player, Howell’s battled his share of setbacks over the years. His 3-under-par 141 score over two rounds at Walton Heath Golf Club in England was just enough to earn him a spot in the field this week.
Tue, Jun 11, 2013 08:45:00 PM

David Howell is listed in the published field at this week's Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Howell was a PGA Tour member in 2006 and finished 96th on the money list. It figured to be a good start for the Brit but a bad back affected his health throughout 2007. As a result, he plummeted down the World Rankings, where he's currently 218th. He gained entry into this week's Palmer Invite when Brian Davis qualified on his own (after a pair of withdrawals on Monday), thus opening the sponsor's exemptions offered to Howell. He's played Bay Hill just once, finishing T-36 in 2005. Howell is still on his comeback so tread wisely if you're considering investing and be advised that he is no longer a PGA Tour member.
Tue, Mar 11, 2008 01:26:00 PM

David Howell withdrew on Monday from the U.S. Open.

Howell injured a wrist eight days ago in England, while gettting ready for this week's U.S. Open. He tried to play nine holes on Sunday and stopped after the injury felt worse. Further tests today revealed more damage and he decided at that point to withdraw from the Open. Howell has been replaced in the field by Luke List, the second alternate.
Source: Xtra
Mon, Jun 11, 2007 04:02:00 PM

Defending champion David Howell has withdrawn from the BMW PGA Championship.

Howell tried to play at The Players with a strain of his sacroiliac joint (SI Joint), but had to withdraw in pain after two holes. Howell tried to hit balls today, but the pain was still there and he decided to err on the side of caution.
Source: BBC
Mon, May 21, 2007 06:05:00 PM

David Howell withdrew during his first round at The Players Championship.

Howell had played two holes in his opening round when he withdrew. The reason later given for his withdrawal was a bad back.
Thu, May 10, 2007 01:43:00 PM

David Howell has withdrawn after one round of the Wachovia Championship.

Howell shot a two-over-par 74 on day one of the tournament and never teed it up for the second round. No reason was immediately given for the withdrawal, but later it was reported as an injured back.
Fri, May 4, 2007 12:36:00 PM

David Howell fired a two-under-par 70 and is tied for second after the opening round of the Masters at Augusta National.

Howell offset a bogey and a double-bogey with three birdies and an eagle and is just one stroke back of co-leaders Justin Rose and Brett Wetterich. The strength of his game is putting, and if conditions remain hard and fast, Howell could be a factor come Sunday if his ball striking is as good as it was in round one.
Fri, Apr 6, 2007 07:43:00 AM

Englishman David Howell is in the field for this week's Shell Houston Open on the Tournament course at Redstone Golf Club.

Howell has only played three events this year on the PGA Tour and his best finish is T-29 at the Nissan. Although he has never won on the PGA Tour, he does have five international victories, but should be considered a longer play here. He is over-priced in some fantasy games and under-priced in others. Take a look at your own game and see if he fits.
Tue, Mar 27, 2007 07:44:00 AM

England's David Howell will be in the field for this week's World Golf Championships - CA Championship at Doral.

Howell has announced that he is fully recovered from back problems that plagued him last year, but also mentioned that his game is not in very good shape. Howell has played only two events on the PGA Tour in 2007, with a T-29 at the Nissan and a first-round loss in the WGC - Accenture Match Play Championship. Fantasy managers will have to decide whether this is typical downplay or if he is actually struggling with his form.
Wed, Mar 21, 2007 07:04:00 AM

Englishman David Howell shot a three-under-par 68 to move into a tie for fourth place after two rounds of the Nissan Open.

Howell stands at 7-under-par 135 for the tournament, four shots off the lead held by Phil Mickelson and Padraig Harrington. He has had a tournament-best 48 putts through the first two rounds (23 on Thursday, 25 on Friday).
Sat, Feb 17, 2007 06:54:00 AM

David Howell has announced that he will play more in the United States in 2007.

The world number 14 played 33 tournaments last year and felt he was saddled with injuries as a result. Next year, he will play fewer tournaments on the European Tour and enter 15 or 16 events on the PGA Tour, beginning with the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in early February. Seems the FedEx Cup is already attracting the best golfers in the world.....can't understand why these guys want to come to the U.S. just to chase a measely $10 million. As one of the world's top putters, Howell is sure to get heavy fantasy play, especially if his price remains relatively low as it did in 2006.....heck, even if his price isn't low!
Source: Reuters
Wed, Dec 20, 2006 04:56:00 PM

David Howell defeated Brett Wetterich 5 and 4 to clinch the Ryder Cup for the European team on Sunday.

With two other matches dormie, the point Howell won put the Europeans at 14 points, which is what they needed to retain the cup. Darren Clarke was the sentimental favorite to hit the winning putt for Europe, but Howell beat him to it. The Europeans still lead nearly every remaining match, so the final score is likely to be a lopsided blowout.
Sun, Sep 24, 2006 10:45:00 AM