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Kevin Stadler

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (37) / 2/5/1980
Ht / Wt:  5'10 / 250

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Making his first start since the 2015 John Deere Classic, Kevin Stadler opened his week at the Digital Ally Open with a 1-over-par 36-36=72, placing him in a share of 129th place after round one.
Stadler has been on the sidelines for more than two years, trying to recover from two fractured bones in his hand. A little bit of rust is to be expected after such a long layoff from competitive golf. Stadler traded two bogeys with just one birdie today, playing round one of the Tour event which got rained out on Thursday. Gamers shouldn't be too concerned about the final result this week, but they should keep a very close eye on Stadler's results in the next few months. When he returns to the PGA TOUR he will have 26 starts remaining on a Major Medical Extension, needing $717,890 to retain his TOUR card. Jul 28 - 9:47 PM

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No news on when Kevin Stadler might return to action.

The 36-year-old hasn't teed it up since a missed cut at the 2015 John Deere Classic 75 weeks ago. In the calendar year 2015, he totaled just three events, also missing the cut at the Masters and withdrawing from the Tournament of Champions. Whenever Stadler does return, he'll have 26 starts on a Major Medical Extension to earn 454.420 FedExCup points of $717,890 to retain status. Last we heard, he was still recovering from a broken bone in his left hand from an injury suffered in late-2014.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 02:46:00 PM

The wire remains silent regarding the status of Kevin Stadler.

He made three starts in 2015 and failed to cash in each. The 35-year-old is fully exempt through 2015-16 for winning the 2014 Waste Management Phoenix Open, but he's seemingly on his way to a Major Medical Extension. There has been no news to explain why he hasn't committed to a tournament much less given one a go since the John Deere Classic in mid-July. All we know is that he was healing from a broken bone in his left hand that stems from an injury suffered in the fall of 2014. Despite the crickets, he's worth a throw-in in a deep salary league where you can forget about him.
Thu, Dec 31, 2015 02:19:00 PM

Kevin Stadler has not competed anywhere since missing the cut at the John Deere Classic in July.

He's gone four consecutive starts without a payday extending back to the 2014 WGC-HSBC Champions. Stadler has elected to allow a broken bone in his left hand to heal, but there was some hope that he might hit the ground running on the 2015-16 season at Silverado. The big fella is fully exempt through this coming season for winning the 2014 WM Phoenix Open, but it's unknown as to when he'll be getting back inside the ropes.
Sat, Oct 10, 2015 04:14:00 AM

In his first live round since the Masters, Kevin Stadler shot even-par 36-35=71 in today's opening round of the John Deere Classic.

With a healed left hand ready for tour-quality competition, Stadler held it together nicely at TPC Deere Run. He split 10 (of 14) fairways but hit only 11 greens in regulation. He traded four birdies with four bogeys, so there have been worse returns from extended layoffs. He putted nicely, too, which exceeds an expectation about what's normally a struggle in his bag. While he holed respective birdies from 14'8" and 33'5" at Nos. 12 and 16, Stadler walked off with a feel-good par save from 36'5" at the par-4 18th. He'll need to think about something in the mid-60s on Friday to make the cut, but shedding the rust was the primary objective this week, anyway. And as a reminder to gamers, he's fully exempt through next season.
Thu, Jul 9, 2015 06:49:00 PM

Kevin Stadler is included in the published field of next week's John Deere Classic.

If he plays, it'll be his first start since missing the cut at the Masters, which was his first action since withdrawing during the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. It was later revealed that Stadler was suffering from a broken bone in his left hand. He's fully exempt through next season by virtue of his win at the 2014 Waste Management Phoenix Open, so unless he goes on a tear this summer, he's going to be an automatic buy for salary gamers in 2015-16.
Fri, Jul 3, 2015 06:29:00 PM

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.
Sat, May 2, 2015 12:03:00 AM

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.
Thu, Apr 16, 2015 11:11:00 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.
Thu, Apr 9, 2015 05:03:00 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.
Fri, Mar 27, 2015 08:28:00 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.
Sat, Jan 31, 2015 02:41:00 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.
Fri, Jan 23, 2015 07:53:00 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.
Fri, Jan 16, 2015 09:47:00 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.
Sun, Jan 11, 2015 02:40:00 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.
Sat, Jan 10, 2015 04:04:00 PM