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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 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
Source: PGATOUR.com

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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.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jan 23 - 7:53 PM

Kevin Stadler is not listed in the published field of next week's Humana Challenge.

GolfChannel.com 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.
Source: PGATOUR.com
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.
Source: PGATOUR.com
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.
Source: PGATOUR.com
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.
Source: PGATOUR.com
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

Kevin Stadler carded a 4-under-par 36-31=67 in his opening round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, settling two strokes off the clubhouse lead.

He's making his first start of the season this week. If there was any rust, it was revealed in the form of only 11 greens in regulation, but he limited the damage to one bogey at the par-3 fifth hole. Stadler added a zero-putt seven-yarder form the fringe for par at No. 7, but he remained birdie-free 1-over through 12. After a pedestrian birdie at the par-5 13th, he took aim at the drivable, par-4 15th and cozied his tee ball just nine yards from the cup. He then holed his second from off the green for the eagle. He closed with birdies at 17 and 18.
Thu, Oct 16, 2014 03:12:00 PM

Kevin Stadler returns to a familiar venue, Cherry Hills Country Club, as he preps for this week's BMW Championship.

Stadler attended prep school at Kent Denver School, located just 3.1 miles from this week's venue. He's familiar with the area, to say the least. Although this week is a no-cut event, Stadler has shown his consistency this year with just four missed cuts in 25 events. Entering the week at 32nd in the FedExCup standings, he'll have to make a small move to get inside the top 30 needed to advance. Converging trends suggest Stadler could be a nice pick for salary-cap gamers this week.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 09:55:00 AM

Kevin Stadler spun a 4-under-par 33-33=66 in the third round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational to reach the 54-hole mark at 3-under 207.

Stadler was one of the early players off the first tee at Firestone Country Club on Saturday morning, as competitors went off split tees in threesomes in hopes of avoiding bad weather later in the day. After a bogey on his opening hole, Stadler never looked back. He bounced back with three consecutive birdies beginning with the par-5 second and highlighted by a 29'7" effort at the par-4 third. He add a pair of birdies on the back to complete his work. He landed just 12 GIR, but gained strokes with his long putter for the first time all week.
Sat, Aug 2, 2014 11:25:00 AM

Kevin Stadler will have a crack at Royal Liverpool this week at the 143rd Open Championship.

Stadler has been playing European Tour events in preparation for this week. He was in complete control at the Alstom Open de France before blowing up on Sunday, clearing a path for Graeme McDowell to overtake him in the end. There may have been a hangover mentally, as he went on to miss the cut at last week's Scottish Open. Stadler is two for two at the Open Championship, but this will be his first appearance at the event since 2008.
Source: TheOpen.com
Wed, Jul 16, 2014 10:37:00 AM