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Kevin Stadler |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (35) / 2/5/1980
Ht / Wt:  5'10 / 250
College: USC

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Kevin Stadler is not included in the published field of next week's PLAYERS.
So, the Masters will remain his only start since he withdrew during the Hyundai TOC with a broken bone in his left hand. At this point, since he's not currently eligible for any of the remaining majors of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, and considering he's T207 in the FedExCup standings, he has little reason to show up anywhere and risk prolonging his condition. Stadler is fully exempt through 2015-16, so he wouldn't even need a medical extension next season. He should be dropped in all formats. May 2 - 12:03 AM

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Kevin Stadler was a late scratch from the RBC Heritage.

Stadler withdrew this morning, but that he hung around this long was surprising. After missing the cut in the Masters, he wasn't expected to compete again until THE PLAYERS on May 7-10. He hadn't played since the Hyundai TOC due to a broken bone in his left hand.
Apr 16 - 11:11 AM

Kevin Stadler blew up for a 5-over-par 38-39=77 in his opening round of the Masters.

This was Stadler's first action since he walked off Kapalua with a broken bone in his left hand near the wrist. His top-notch ball-striking was on display today as he hit 16 greens in regulation, but he circled only one birdie and swallowed six bogeys. His round included four three-putts. "I still had some spots because I had been off for so long I had a little tendonitis in my hand that popped up," said Stadler, who arrived slotted 202nd in the FedExCup standings. "But I think they fully believe that that was something that would get better as I hit more and more balls, which I was a little hesitant about it, but I think that's proved right since I've been here. ... But I'm nowhere near ready to play tournaments yet. It's getting better, but it's just simply not realistic after five months off to just step right back inside the ropes. I need to warm up the rest of my game before I get back." His plan is to rest until THE PLAYERS on May 7-10.
Apr 9 - 5:03 PM

Kevin Stadler will not return to competition at next week's Shell Houston Open.

Stadler has not played the PGA TOUR since withdrawing during the Hyundai Tournament of Champions before his third round with an injury to his left wrist. It prevented him from defending his only title at the WM Phoenix Open. While there was an ounce of hope that he might get back inside the ropes on the Florida Swing, that notion has now shifted to the Masters where he tied for eighth in his debut last year to earn the return trip. For what it's worth, his father, Craig, will not compete. Craig decided last year that Kevin's first appearance would signal his last.
Mar 27 - 8:28 PM

Kevin Stadler will not return to competition at next week's Farmers Insurance Open.

Writer Dave Shedloski alerted his followers on Twitter on Jan. 23 that Stadler may sit out until the Florida Swing and perhaps the Masters. The one-time PGA TOUR winner wasn't able to defend his title at this week's Waste Management Phoenix Open. Reports varied widely on the actual injury. Some reliable resources cited a stress fracture in his right hand, but Rotoworld confirmed with the PGA TOUR on Thursday that it's Stadler's left wrist that is stubborn to heal.
Jan 31 - 2:41 AM

Kevin Stadler is not listed in the published field of next week's Waste Management Phoenix Open.

This is a shame. You never want to see a defending champion have to sit out due to injury, much less a guy that has just the one PGA TOUR title. However, Stadler's stress fracture in his right hand must be significant enough to warrant the decision. Given this news, it could be a while before we see him inside the ropes again.
Jan 23 - 7:53 PM

Kevin Stadler is not listed in the published field of next week's Humana Challenge. reported earlier this week that Stadler, who has a stress fracture in his right hand, was going to try and play before defending his title at the Waste Management Phoenix Open on Jan. 29-Feb. 1. Instead, what will be a raucous atmosphere at TPC Scottsdale -- to put it mildly, no doubt -- becomes the question mark for his return.
Jan 16 - 9:47 PM

Kevin Stadler withdrew from the Hyundai Tournament of Champions prior to his third round due to a broken bone in his left wrist.

This was the concern, of course, but the specifics of his problem have varied significantly. On Saturday, the PGA TOUR's Twitter page reported that he was dealing with a stress fracture in his right hand. Whatever the case, he sat in last place at 1-over 74-73=147 at the midpoint. He and Tim Clark were slated to open the third round at The Plantation Course at Kapalua Resort at 9:35 a.m. today. Stadler is hoping to return to competition at the Humana Challenge on Jan. 22.
Jan 11 - 2:40 PM

Kevin Stadler added an even-par 36-37=73 in his second round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions and sits 1-over 147 at the midpoint.

He was the only golfer over par at the time he signed his card, which means that he's in last place of the 34 in attendance. Today's walk featured a bit of everything. Stadler buried five birdies, only to erase them with one bogey and a pair of double bogey-6s. He reached 2-under twice during the loop. Given his withdrawal from the pro-am on Thursday, our expectations were low entering the event, but the PGA TOUR's Twitter page revealed today that Stadler has a stress fracture in his right hand, so that he's not flirting with 80 is somewhat surprising. He elected not to commit to next week's Sony Open in Hawaii, but he's bounced in and out of that field during his career. So, our concern over his short-term plans will push into the Humana Challenge in two weeks. He's 7-for-7 in the desert and has missed it just once (2012) in the last five years.
Jan 10 - 4:04 PM

Kevin Stadler settled for a 1-over-par 37-37=74 in his opening round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

All bets were off today after news surfaced on Thursday that he withdrew from the pro-am. Right on cue, Stadler missed his first green in regulation and bogeyed the par-4 first hole. He'd rally for four birdies, including rolls of 14'5" and 15'4" at the 10th and 13th holes, respectively, but a double bogey-bogey finish dashed a red number. With no cut, it would be surprising if Stads didn't forge ahead, but he withdrew only two holes in the WGC-HSBC Champions two months ago, and that was in China.
Jan 9 - 6:50 PM

Kevin Stadler withdrew from today's pro-am at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, according to Alex Miceli of Golfweek.

We knew that Stadler was nursing a sore wrist in the fall, but today's news is a bit alarming considering over two months have passed since he called it quits due to the injury after just two holes of the WGC-HSBC Champions. He's scheduled to go off in the first pairing at 10:10 a.m. local time on Friday at Kapalua, but you are advised not to be along for the ride.
Jan 8 - 8:59 PM

Kevin Stadler will knock off the rust in his first trip to the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

Stadler's debut on The Plantation Course at Kapalua Resort comes thanks to his breakthrough win in the 2014 Waste Management Phoenix Open. He battled a wrist injury late in 2014, withdrawing from the WGC-HSBC Champions and ultimately backing out of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba before the event began. He currently sits 142nd in the FedExCup standings based solely on his T28 in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
Jan 6 - 7:56 PM

Kevin Stadler has been removed from the published field of this week's OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

Stadler was a question mark anyway what with a wrist injury that forced him to withdraw after only two holes of last week's WGC-HSBC Champions. He's played in every edition of the OHL Classic and hasn't missed a cut, so you know he's hurting enough to warrant the break from a virtual guaranteed payday in México.
Tue, Nov 11, 2014 10:36:00 AM

Kevin Stadler is scheduled to compete in next week's OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

A wrist injury forced him to retire just two holes into this week's World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions, but he tied for 61st at the BMW Masters the previous week, so the trip to Asia wasn't a total waste. Assuming he's ready to go for the annual stop in México, he'll be making his eighth appearance in as many editions. Stadler has one top 10, another four top 20s and hasn't missed a cut in the tournament.
Fri, Nov 7, 2014 06:21:00 PM

Kevin Stadler withdrew from the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions after penciling in a par at the par-5 second hole, citing a wrist injury.

He bogeyed the par-4 first, so he was 1-over through two. This is his fourth WD during a tournament in 261 PGA TOUR starts and first since the 2014 FedEx St. Jude Classic (due to a back injury). He had cashed in eight consecutive events worldwide, so for that modest streak to end in a no-cut WGC is rare.
Wed, Nov 5, 2014 10:18:00 PM