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Arjun Atwal

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (44) / 3/20/1973
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 185

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Arjun Atwal coasted to a 3-under-par 34-33=67 during round two of the Quicken Loans National, staking out a spot inside the top 10 on 5-under 135. UPDATE: With play completed, Atwal is T4, his highest position on a leaderboard after any round since the 2012 McGladrey Classic (see below), and is five back of 36-hole leader David Lingmerth.
Atwal split 11 (of 14) fairways today, missing just seven on the week to rank T8 in the field. The veteran out of India got the scoring started early today with a three-hole birdie train that kicked off with a 7'1" birdie splash at the par-3 12th and included a 34'7" birdie bomb at the par-4 13th. His putter wasn't quite done, as he'd later sink a 26'9" par putt at the 17th. Atwal walked off TPC Potomac gaining 3.97 strokes putting on the day. The 2010 Wyndham Championship winner (as open-qualifier) hasn't found a top 25 on the PGA TOUR since a T10 in October of 2012 (McGladrey), where he was 36-hole leader and T3 thru 54 holes. Jun 30 - 2:32 PM

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The final round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic was suspended at 1:00 p.m. CT due to inclement weather with players being removed from the course. UPDATE: Play is scheduled to resume at 4:00 p.m. with 46 (of 73) golfers yet to complete their respective rounds. UPDATE #2: Play officially resumed at 4:03 p.m.

The final pairing of overnight leader Daniel Berger (-10) and D.A. Points (-7) had just gotten underway and were greenside at the par-4 first when the horn sounded. When play resumes, Berger will have a 9'6" par attempt after taking three to get on and Points has hit three and is 13'5" away on the fringe. One player who got their round in was Open-Qualifier Arjun Atwal. He ended on a disappointing note with a birdie-less inward half of 6-over 41 after going out in bogey-free 4-under 31. The 43-year-old and Asian Tour player won one time on the PGA TOUR in 199 career starts, claiming the 2010 Wyndham as an OQer in 2010, becoming the first Indian golfer to win on TOUR. He's currently T52 on 3-over-par 283 in just his second start of the season (MC, Sanderson Farms).
Sun, Jun 12, 2016 02:13:00 PM

Arjun Atwal will have plenty of good memories to draw upon when he returns to his homeland for the Hero Indian Open.

A winner of the Wyndham Championship on the PGA TOUR in 2010, Atwal won the Asian Tour's Hero Honda Masters at this week's course, Delhi GC, in 2003. He has five other top fives at the par 72 although the last of those came six years ago. His last appearance at Delhi GC was in this event in 2015 when he posted three 70s and a third-round 75 to finish T31. Atwal isn't the golfer he once was as shown by his current world ranking of 524 (he peaked at 106 in early 2011) but a T25 in last week's True Thailand Classic says he deserves respect this week.
Wed, Mar 16, 2016 10:24:00 AM

Arjun Atwal pieced together a 5-under-par 35-31=66 for his opening round of the Quicken Loans National and sits three shots in arrears of the overnight co-leaders.

It's no secret that his friendship with tournament host Tiger Woods goes a long way at the Indian receiving a sponsor exemption, but it's refreshing to see Atwal capitalize on it. He covered consecutive bogey-5s going out with seven birdies, five of which on his way in. The longest among the conventional on his day ranged 45 feet at the par-3 11th hole and 32'6" at the par-4 second, but he also chipped in from the collar 10 yards away at the par-4 18th. The 42-year-old has gone 17 consecutive starts on the PGA TOUR since his last top 25 at the 2012 McGladrey Classic (T10).
Thu, Jul 30, 2015 09:15:00 PM

Arjun Atwal has crashed the field of this week's John Deere Classic.

The PGA TOUR winner was the third alternate when the field was released on Friday afternoon. He gained entry following two withdrawals. This will be just his third start of the season. He cashed in his first two, but hasn't finished inside the top 25 in seven starts worldwide in 2015.
Mon, Jul 6, 2015 03:28:00 PM

Arjun Atwal scrambled to a 2-under-par 33-35=68 in today's third round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic joining Tim Wilkinson and Camilo Villegas as 54-hole clubhouse leaders.

Atwal, making just his second PGA TOUR start on the season (T27, Puerto Rico Open), began the day at 3-under (T22) and six shots back. The 42-year-old overshadowed two bogeys with four birdies to post a 5-under 205 aggregate, up 12 spots on the live leaderboard. On his loop, Atwal landed nine (of 14) fairways and managed 11 greens in regulation, requiring 26 putts to tour TPC Southwind. He was 3-under thru 13 holes, circling birdies at Nos. 2, 3 and 11, before squaring his first bogey at the par-3 14th, finding the water off the tee. Atwal's fourth par breaker came at the next, his birdie roll disappearing from 19'4" and was his longest conversion on the day. A second dropped shot came in the form of a three-putt bogey from 45'7" at the 17th.
Sat, Jun 13, 2015 04:28:00 PM

Arjun Atwal has risen into the field at this week's FedEx St. Jude Classic.

The PGA TOUR winner is reliant on status from his lone title this season, but this will be just his second start (T27, Puerto Rico). Since, he's missed cut in Indonesia and Mauritius. With paydays here in his last two appearances in 2012 and 2013, there are going to be worse options at the bottom of the barrel in DFS.
Mon, Jun 8, 2015 04:50:00 PM

Arjun Atwal has gained entry into this week's Puerto Rico Open.

The Indian was the second alternate when the field was released on Friday afternoon. He was handed a tee time following a trio of withdrawals today. This will mark his first appearance on the PGA TOUR since last season. He's played abroad since and won the Dubai Open on the Asian Tour in December. The 41-year-old is 0-for-2 in Puerto Rico.
Mon, Mar 2, 2015 10:06:00 AM

Arjun Atwal is a two-time winner of the Maybank Malaysian Open and also emerged victorious on his last competitive start.

That intriguing mix could make the Indian a popular choice this week although some caveats are needed. This week's venue is Kuala Lumpur G&CC but Atwal's two triumphs in this tournament came elsewhere. He won the 2003 edition at The Mines Resort & GC and followed that up five years later by capturing the title at Kota Permai G&CC. His best finish at Kuala Lumpur G&CC was a T28 in 2010. Atwal's last worldwide start came in the Asian PGA Tour's Dubai Open in December and it was one to remember as he posted 16-under to win by a shot. That was his first victory anywhere since he landed the PGA TOUR's Wyndham Championship in 2010.
Tue, Feb 3, 2015 03:37:00 PM

At 16-under-par 73-65-68-66=272, Arjun Atwal secured a one-stroke victory at the Dubai Open on Dec. 21.

The tournament at The Els Club Dubai marked the season finale on the Asian Tour, but it was also the last official event on the planet in 2014. It was Atwal's first title anywhere since his breakthrough on the PGA TOUR at the 2010 Wyndham Championship. Because of its timing as the conclusion of the regular season and if you rule out his longtime friendship with Tiger Woods, Atwal might be best known for being excluded from qualifying from the FedExCup Playoffs that season despite the victory. Today, non-members that win TOUR events are allowed to claim FedExCup points collected (retroactively) as a non-member in the same season. The 41-year-old native of India has no fantasy value in the U.S., but his latest triumph could serve as a springboard elsewhere into 2015.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 02:36:00 AM

Arjun Atwal arrived at the midpoint of the Barracuda Championship with 17 points and sits nine adrift of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

No matter what happens on the weekend, that he's survived a cut this season will retain value next season in the Beyond 150 Reshuffle where he is a past champion. Of course, he could climb the ladder in any number of ways, but the pecking order crushes the status of guys in that category that can't collect any FedExCup points. Thus far in Reno, Atwal has circled 11 birdies against five bogeys. It's remarkable stuff considering he's hit only 18 greens in regulation.
Fri, Aug 1, 2014 04:55:00 PM

Arjun Atwal has been added to the published field of this week's Barracuda Championship.

He started the week as the 16th alternate, but gained entry following three more withdrawals today. He just missed open qualifying, so we know he's on site and unlikely to pull out. Atwal is 0-for-2 this season. His last PGA TOUR payday was a solo 71st at last year's Wyndham Championship.
Tue, Jul 29, 2014 02:50:00 PM

Arjun Atwal carded a 5-under-par 32-35=67 in today's open qualifier for the Barracuda Championship at Hidden Valley Country Club in Reno, Nevada, one stroke too high to force a playoff into the tournament proper.

Atwal came flying out of the gates today with an eagle at the par-5 first hole. After pars at 2 and 3, he eagled the par-4 fourth. He parred the next nine before adding a birdie at the par-5 14th. The one-time PGA TOUR winner closed bogey-birdie to settle into a 10-way share of fifth place at the four-spotter. He's currently second alternate for the Barracuda, so he better not leave town. Atwal is 0-for-2 on the season. Other notables that failed to qualify include: 68--Frank Lickliter II; Parker McLachlin; Todd Fischer ... 69--Brad Adamonis; Scott Gordon; Tom Johnson ... 70--Mike Springer; Stephen Gangluff; Danny Ellis ... 72--Brad Elder ... 73--Michael Letzig.
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 06:52:00 PM

Arjun Atwal has been added to the published field of this week's John Deere Classic.

Atwal started the week as the 21st alternate, but climbed into the field when Brian Gay withdrew and two others withdrew as alternates. The one-time PGA TOUR winner missed the cut at the Quicken Loans National two weeks ago where he played on a sponsor exemption. It's his only start of the season. He's 1,151st in the Official World Golf Ranking.
Wed, Jul 9, 2014 03:35:00 PM

Arjun Atwal picked up a sponsor exemption into the Quicken Loans National at Congressional Country Club.

Atwal has long been known to be a close friend of Tiger Woods, so it's not a big shocker that he landed a spot in Tiger's tournament. Atwal has Past Champion status, so any FedExCup points he could secure by potentially making the cut would count. In his previous four starts in this event, he's made two cuts but only one came at Congressional. That was a T74 in 2012.
Wed, Jun 25, 2014 09:57:00 PM