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Hunter Mahan |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (32) / 5/17/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 175
College: Oklahoma State University

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Hunter Mahan closed out his week at the PGA Championship with a final-round 4-under-par 34-33=67 to nab a top 10 at 11-under 273.
The American circled five birdies and dropped just one shot on his lap around Valhalla Golf Club. His highlights came late in the round, dropping birdies from 12'2" and 20'11' on the par-4 15th and 17th holes. While this hasn't been the best year of Mahan's career, things are looking up of late. He tied for 15th at Firestone CC last week and looks to be peaking just in time for the upcoming FedExCup Playoffs. Aug 10 - 7:47 PM

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Hunter Mahan fired a bogey-free 6-under-par 33-32=65 in the third round of the PGA Championship to establish the clubhouse lead at 7-under 206.

Mahan circled six birdies and tapped in 12 pars on his navigation of Valhalla Golf Club. Half of his birdies fell from between 10 and 18 feet. Ball-striking was on point, as he split 10 of 14 fairways and landed 15 GIR. While he as four top 10s this season, the American hasn't earned one since the WGC-Cadillac Championship. He did show signs of putting his game together with a T15 at Firestone CC last week. He will now sit back and wait to see how low the afternoon tee times take things. It's possible he will need some help at the top to stand a chance at winning his first major championship on Sunday.
Aug 9 - 3:15 PM

The third round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational is scheduled to begin at 7:00 a.m. ET due to inclement weather forecast later in the day.

The PGA TOUR expects the reasonable threat for thunderstorms to arrive at about 10:00 a.m., so golfers will go out in threesomes off split tees. The final groups are scheduled to commence play at 9:00 a.m., so it could be a long day at Firestone in Akron, Ohio. Hunter Mahan didn't have a long day today, carding a 5-under-par 32-33=65 in his second round. He suffered just one bogey, but absorbed it with six birdies. The set featured conversions from 20'11" at the 11th hole and 26'3" at 13, both par 4s. The 65 matches his low aggregate of the season (third round, WM Phoenix Open). At 4-under 136, he's seven strokes off the 36-hole lead, but the last of 11 inside the top 10 on the leaderboard at the halfway point.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Aug 1 - 7:35 PM

Hunter Mahan withdrew as the 36-hole leader in last year's RBC Canadian Open due to the birth of his child, and returns this week to take on Royal Montreal Golf Club.

If you believe in karma, this would be the week to back Mahan, as putting his family before his career certainly deserves some positive retribution. If you want a more quantifiable reason to look at Mahan, you can note his improving form, with back-to-back finishes of 32nd place or better. In addition, he owns two top 5s at Canada’s national championship, in nine previous appearances. Gamers should take a hard look this week but also remember that his last podium finish in a stroke-play event came 27 months ago when he won the 2012 Shell Houston Open.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jul 22 - 12:47 PM

Hunter Mahan missed the cut on the number at the Travelers Championship.

The 2007 champion and all-time earnings leader of the tournament posted even-par 68-72=140 to extend his slump to 10 consecutive starts without a top 25. He hit 13 greens in regulation in each round, but today's loop featured only two birdies against four bogeys. Mahan will try again at next week's Quicken Loans National. Other notables that failed to survive in Connecticut include: 140--Jonas Blixt ... 141--2006 champ J.J. Henry; Patrick Reed ... 142--Chesson Hadley ... 143--Brian Stuard; Erik Compton; Ryo Ishikawa ... 144--Zach Johnson.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jun 20 - 7:22 PM

Hunter Mahan turns his attention to a favorable venue at this week's Travelers Championship.

Mahan is the all-time earnings leader at this tournament in large part due to his 2007 victory surrounded by a pair of runner-up finishes. His overall record at TPC River Highlands is 9-for-12 with seven finishes inside the top 25. Mahan ranks 38th in good drive percentage and should have no issues bouncing back from his wrong-ball miscue last week at the U.S. Open.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jun 18 - 11:20 AM

Hunter Mahan and Jamie Donaldson were penalized two strokes each for hitting the other's golf ball on approach at the par-4 18th hole in the second round of the U.S. Open.

The short story is that Mahan's caddie, John Wood, misidentified his boss' ball. Both balls were marked similarly and everyone involved was fooled by the bounce of Mahan's tee ball. It wasn't until Donaldson went to mark his ball on the green that the error was realized. In addition to the penalty, Mahan and Donaldson retreated to the original spots of their tee balls and finished the hole. Both signed for a 6. Wood's gaffe is likely to cost him a payday as Mahan reached the midpoint in 6-over-par 74-72=146. The current cut line is 4-over 144. While aggravating, it's no sweat off the Englishman's back as he posted 11-over 70-81=151. Granted, they each had nine holes remaining after the saga, but neither mounted a charge. "I still can’t grasp what happened; it doesn’t make any sense to me," Wood said. "You’re out here for 17 years, every day, and you know where the ball goes."
Jun 13 - 3:59 PM

Hunter Mahan added a 2-under-par 36-34=70 in his second round of the Memorial.

He hit 13 greens and converted on four opportunities to break par, the longest from 13'9" at the par-4 ninth hole, so this is more than acceptable given his recent drought. At 6-under 138, he's six strokes in arrears of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
May 30 - 6:11 PM

Hunter Mahan spun a bogey-free, 4-under-par 34-34=68 in his opening round of the Memorial.

All right. A week ago today, he cracked the kid on the Colonial with a 4-under 66 to suggest that he was feeling it again. Instead, Mahan failed to break par the rest of the way and settled for a T60. So, the jury remains out at Muirfield Village until at least Friday. Still, it's impressive that he hit 15 greens in regulation and converted four birdies, the longest measuring 22'10" at the par-4 10th where he started the day. Mahan sits just two strokes off the clubhouse lead.
May 29 - 12:52 PM

Hunter Mahan posted a 4-under-par 29-37=66 in his opening round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

Today's round served as a bit of a microcosm for Mahan's recent play and his history at Colonial. Since suffering a hip injury that influenced his back at Bay Hill, he's 3-for-5 with no top 25s. Meanwhile, the Texan has no better than a T10 (2011) in 10 previous trips to Colonial where he hasn't broken par in a finale since 2009 (69). Getting back to today, he opened with an eagle conversion from just 10'5" at the par-5 first hole. Mahan then chased in a birdie from 13'7" at 2. Birdies at 5, 6 and 8 followed, the middle of the set falling from 30'1". He even capped his outward nine with a par save from 12'3". He didn't limp in as much as he misfired, trading two birdies with two bogeys and a closing double. His second birdie from 31'11" at 17 helped ease some of the sting. So, instead of trending toward an overnight lead, he's one back of it entering Friday's second round.
May 22 - 6:21 PM

Hunter Mahan will look to rebound from a missed cut at this week's Wells Fargo Championship.

Mahan has shown promise at this event with four top 25s in the past six years, but has failed to find his way into the top 10. His missed cut at the RBC Heritage was his first of the season, and only his fourth over his last 35 events.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Apr 30 - 11:33 AM

Hunter Mahan coasted to a 3-under-par 35-34=69 in his opening round of the Shell Houston Open.

Mahan returned to action this week after withdrawing during his final round at Bay Hill two weeks ago with what was classified as an injury in his lower back. He later revealed that it was a hip issue causing the pain. "I didn’t feel very good and it wasn’t going to get any better," he said about the WD. "I didn’t like that recipe. I was concerned about a few weeks afterward. You kind of have to protect yourself at times." The 2012 champ at the Golf Club in Houston hit 15 greens but didn't make anything longer than 5'8", but he was perfect inside 10 feet. Mahan holed four birdies before ending his round with a bogey-4 at the ninth hole. He's four strokes off the overnight lead.
Apr 3 - 9:20 PM

Hunter Mahan is included in the published field of next week's Shell Houston Open.

After he withdrew from last week's stop at Bay Hill due to a lower back injury, we relayed that he was scheduled to compete at Redstone, but today's commitment deadline solidifies it. Surely an update on his status will be provided given he won the SHO in 2012 and has another four top 11s. He's third all-time in earnings at the event.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Mar 28 - 6:54 PM

Hunter Mahan withdrew from the Arnold Palmer Invitational during the final round, citing a lower back injury.

Mahan was playing alongside Cameron Tringale in the third group off and had just bogeyed the par-4 first hole. Mahan then found the green with his tee ball at the par-3 second before calling it quits at 4-over through 55 holes. Given the early hour of his final round tee time, it's obvious that this week hasn't gone as planned for Mahan. After opening with a solid 2-under-par 70, he stumbled with a 75 in the second round and a 74 in the third. Leading into his week at Bay Hill, his form was solid. He tied for ninth in both the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship and the WGC-Cadillac Championship. According to the tournament website, his next scheduled appearance is the Shell Houston Open on April 3. The official commitment deadline will fall at 5:00 p.m. ET on Friday, March 28.
Mar 23 - 8:51 AM

Hunter Mahan stubbed his toe in a final-round 4-over-par 37-39=76 at the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship.

Mahan played in the penultimate pairing alongside Tiger Woods, but managed just two birdies on his round. Mahan's highlight came at the par-4 18th, holing a 55'4" birdie putt to sneak inside the top 10 at 2-over 290. His mistakes were many in the finale, with four bogeys and a double bogey on the par-5 18th marring his attempt at a victory.
Mar 9 - 6:49 PM