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Mark Wilson carded an 8-under-par 31-33=64 at PGA West's Nicklaus Private in today's opening round of the Humana Challenge, finishing one stroke off the clubhouse lead.
The 40-year-old is in the final year of a multiple-win exemption on the PGA TOUR, so he's under the gun to crack the top 125 in FedExCup points or earnings. With a pair of top 10s in the fall, Wilson is currently 82nd in points, so his projection is strong. Today, he converted an eagle at the par-5 13th hole and seven birdies to offset a lone bogey-5 at No. 15. This is his lowest aggregate since a final-round 64 at the 2012 WM Phoenix Open, who weeks after he won the Humana. That's the most recent of his five wins. Palmer Private at PGA West awaits Wilson's presence in the second round. Jan 22 - 6:29 PM

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Mark Wilson carried home the hardware in the 2012 Humana Challenge and is back to tackle all comers in this year's edition.

Were it not for that triumph, Wilson would not be a blip on the radar this week. His other five starts in this event resulted in three missed cuts, a T61 in 2011 and a T31 way back in 2007. If his T71 in last week's Sony Open in Hawaii, where he was also a past champion, taught us anything, it is that we should not place too much emphasis on Wilson based solely on his course history.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jan 21 - 2:19 PM

Mark Wilson ran hot and cold during the Fall Series, securing two top 10s but also missing three cuts.

It was Jekyll and Hyde for Wilson who will walk into 2015 ranked 71st in the FedExCup standings. At this time of the year last season, he ranked just 155th in the FEC leaderboard. Wilson owns a 20-for-49 record since the start of 2013. Gamers new to fantasy golf should not expect those top 10s to be a recurring theme once we return from holiday break.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 08:01:00 PM

Mark Wilson signed for a 2-under-par 34-36=70 in the final round of the Sanderson Farms Championship and ends his week at 10-under 278.

After a poor 2013-14 season, Wilson has now secured back-to-back top-10 finishes to get his 2014-15 off and running in the right direction. His final lap around the Country Club of Jackson featured three birdies to just one bogey. He landed 15 GIR and ranked third for the tournament in that category at the time of his posting.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 04:40:00 PM

Mark Wilson crafted a 4-under-par 35-33=68 in the third round of the Sanderson Farms Championship and is in the clubhouse at 8-under 208.

Wilson had a calm front nine at the Country Club of Jackson, securing one birdie and eight pars. His back nine was more of a firework show, featuring an eagle, a double bogey, three birdies and four pars. His irons were strong, landing 14 GIR. After a dismal 2013-14 season that saw him make just nine cuts and secure one top-25 finish, he has a chance to really get things rolling in the right direction with a strong final round.
Sat, Nov 8, 2014 03:02:00 PM

Mark Wilson carded a 3-under-par 32-35=67 in his final round of The McGladrey Classic and posted 11-under 269, three strokes adrift of the 72-hole clubhouse lead.

Kudos to the five-time PGA TOUR winner for putting four rounds together at Seaside this week. He'll log his first top 10 since the 2013 RBC Canadian Open. Wilson missed only one of 14 fairways and three greens in regulation today, but walked off with bogeys at 17 and 18 where he failed to find either GIR. Prior to it, he circled five birdies, including a beaut from 24'8" at the par-4 second hole. He suffered only five over-par holes all week.
Sun, Oct 26, 2014 04:26:00 PM

Mark Wilson settled for a 1-under-par 36-33=69 in the third round of The McGladrey Classic.

Wilson buried four birdies today, including a pair from outside 42 feet (at Nos. 12 and 17), but he also swallowed a double bogey-6 at the fifth hole where he rinsed his tee ball. He also walked off with a bogey at the par-4 18th where he failed to save par from a greenside bunker. At 8-under 202, Wilson sits four strokes adrift of the new 54-hole clubhouse co-leaders.
Sat, Oct 25, 2014 04:57:00 PM

Mark Wilson is 7-under-par 67-66=133 through two rounds of The McGladrey Classic.

He's just two strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead. Wilson was one of only two golfers (Chris Kirk) to go bogey-free on Thursday. He traded five birdies with one bogey at Seaside today. His longest birdie was his first, dropping from 13 feet at the par-4 14th hole. Wilson is fully exempt through this season, but he hasn't posted a top 20 since the 2013 RBC Canadian Open. The best finish in his last 14 starts is a T45 at the Barracuda Championship in early August.
Fri, Oct 24, 2014 01:28:00 PM

Mark Wilson hopes to make the 2014-15 season better than the previous one, and it all starts at the Frys.com Open.

Wilson is fully exempt for this season via a multiple-wins exemption, but that runs out at the end of 2014-15. He must perform better than his 183rd in the FedExCup standings and 197th spot on the money list this time around, or he will lose his status. He made just nine of 25 cuts last season, with a T23 at the Wells Fargo Championship serving as his lone top-25 finish.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Wed, Oct 8, 2014 08:35:00 PM

Mark Wilson has 17 points at the break of the Barracuda Championship, nine back of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

Wilson is fully exempt through next season, so his only stress is a berth in the FedExCup Playoffs. However, at 186th in points, he needs a wing and a prayer and help to get there. Thus far in Reno, he's converted 10 birdies against three bogeys after splitting 12 (of 14) fairways and hitting 13 greens in regulation in each round. Chalk him up as a proponent of Modified Stableford scoring.
Fri, Aug 1, 2014 08:02:00 PM

Mark Wilson tied for sixth place at Glen Abbey in last year's RBC Canadian Open and heads north of the border again for this week's edition.

Wilson will have to take his talents to Île-Bizard, Quebec, so course history can all but be ignored. However, there is also something to be said about playing well in certain course conditions that are prevalent regionally, and Île-Bizard is just a stone's throw away from Oakville, Ontario. Other than his 6-for-8 record at Canadian's national championship, there aren't a lot of arrows pointing up for Wilson this week.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Wed, Jul 23, 2014 09:49:00 AM

Mark Wilson has made half of his six cuts in his previous Quicken Loans National starts and returns to break the tie this week.

Four of his first six appearances came while Congressional Country Club served as the host venue, making the cut in three with a T25 in 2009 the highlight. That experiences should serve him well this week. At 185th in the FedExCup standings, the veteran needs to make a move quickly. Since a T23 at Quail Hollow in early May, he's missed five of six cuts with a T72 sprinkled into the mix.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Tue, Jun 24, 2014 03:01:00 PM

Mark Wilson posted a 3-under-par 33-36=69 in his opening round of the Memorial.

Ranked 180th in the FedExCup standings and having missed 11 of 15 cuts, Wilson's fantasy value is at an all-time low. So, if for whatever reason you're invested this week, you might as well just hold your breath and wait for the conclusion of the tournament to exhale. He split 13 (of 14) fairways at Muirfield Village, which is easy to do, and landed 12 greens in regulation. His only blemish occurred at the par-4 fourth hole where his tee ball came to rest short and left of the green; he'd settle for bogey. Elsewhere, Wilson picked off four birdies, including an eight-yarder from the rough at 14 and a conventional conversion from 33'4" at 16. He signed his card sitting three strokes in arrears of the clubhouse co-leaders.
Thu, May 29, 2014 01:41:00 PM

Mark Wilson has missed the cut in nine of his last 11 starts but is set to give it a go at this week's Memorial Tournament.

We haven't seen this kind of slump from Wilson since 2005 when he missed 8-of-11 cuts before righting the ship. It's still a little early to blame this on the aging curve, but it's certainly a possibility. His track record at Muirfield Village is pretty solid, 5-for-7 with two top 10s to his name. Unfortunately, the stumbling form takes precedence and makes Wilson an easy golfer to avoid this week and the foreseeable future.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Wed, May 28, 2014 10:46:00 AM

Mark Wilson spun a 6-under-par 33-33=66 in the third round of the Wells Fargo Championship to join Rory McIlroy and Pat Perez in the clubhouse lead at 6-under 210.

Wilson was hot with the putter in the third round, converting three of his seven birdies from outside of 20 feet. In fact, his 7'8" birdie on the par-4 ninth was his shortest par breaker of the day. It's no surprise that he subsequently gained over 3.50 strokes with his flat stick. He entered this week having missed his last four cuts, and this track is known to favor bombers. All of that equates to this being a surprising place for him to be hanging around the top of a leaderboard.
Sat, May 3, 2014 01:29:00 PM