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D.J. Trahan

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (37) / 12/18/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 185

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D.J. Trahan will look to capitalize on any starts he can find as he plays the 2016-17 season on Past Champion status.
The two-time PGA TOUR winner hasn't made the FedExCup Playoffs since 2011, going 30-for-69 since then. That includes a 6-for-14 record during the 2015-16 campaign. The 36-year-old is still in the prime of his career, age-wise, but he may have peaked too soon on the links. Gamers should forecast a 15-start workload this season, at most, but it's also possible he finds his way into fewer than 10 events just as he did in 2014 and 2015. Trahan should remain far off the radar unless he starts to show signs of a renaissance year. Wed, Dec 21, 2016 09:45:00 AM

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D.J. Trahan notched a bogey-free, 5-under-par 34-33=67 during the first round of this week's Zurich Classic.

Trahan opened on the back nine and splashed home a 14'10" birdie on his very first hole, the par-4 10th. He tacked on a couple more circles and saved par from outside six feet twice to keep a clean card. The highlight was a 41'5" bomb on the par-4 16th hole. As he made the turn, he stuck his 132-yard approach to nine inches for a tap-in birdie on the par-4 first hole. Overall this was a very balanced round and placed him three strokes off the 18-hole lead shared by Jhonattan Vegas and Brian Stuard.
Fri, Apr 29, 2016 01:42:00 PM

D.J. Trahan is in Avondale, Louisiana, for his sixth playing of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

The 35-year-old is 1-for-5 at the Zurich with his lone cash a T9 at the tournament's inaugural at TPC Louisiana in 2005. Most recently, he was an early exit in 2013, missing the cut for the third straight year. The Clemson alum is playing this season on Past Champion status going 4-for-6 with a season-best T10 at the Sanderson Farms -- site of his first (of two) PGA TOUR titles in 2006. He missed the 54-hole cut at last week's Valero on rounds of 74-69-75. Trahan has conditional status on the Tour but has yet to make any starts this season.
Wed, Apr 27, 2016 02:23:00 PM

D.J. Trahan tacked on a 4-under-par 32-35=67 in today's third round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba to post 9-under 204, T19 on the leaderboard with play currently suspended due to lightning in the area.

After opening 66-71 in his tournament debut, Trahan began Saturday's play at 5-under (T23) and seven back of 36-hole leader Graeme McDowell. The more important number however, is he was just three adrift of the overnight top 10. In the field this week via his top-10 exemption (T10) last week in Mississippi, the 34-year-old was one of 27 -- in the remaining field of 78 -- to get their third rounds in prior to the stoppage. Trahan circled seven on 13 greens in regulation, highlighted by three straight at Nos. 7-9. He squared three bogeys, including a disappointing walk-off 5 at the par-4 18th. The transplanted Georgian is not in the published field at next week's RSM Classic in Sea Island, so he'll need another top 10 this week to gain entry.
Sat, Nov 14, 2015 12:59:00 PM

Fresh off a T10 in Mississippi, D.J. Trahan extended his form south of the border with a 5-under-par 33-33=66 in today's opening round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, good for a share of the early clubhouse lead.

Lifted by his first top 10 since the 2013 Puerto Rico Open, Trahan opened birdie-birdie-birdie at El Camaleón today. He added another string of three birdies on his inward side before giving a shot back with bogey at the par-4 17th hole, the penultimate of his round. He mounted 15 greens in regulation, a must on this track given the direction of scoring in the last two years since the tournament shifted to the fall. Short of a win, a top 10 this week would exempt him into next week's RSM Classic if he already isn't exempt on merit or via a sponsor exemption. Thinking long-term, as a former PGA TOUR winner, Trahan is eligible for the FedExCup Playoffs. His last appearance at The Barclays was in 2011. That's a long way off now, however, but he wouldn't trade his current position or form for anything.
Thu, Nov 12, 2015 12:04:00 PM

Past champ D.J. Trahan conjured up a 1-under-par 37-34=71 in the final round of the Sanderson Farms Championship to wrap his eighth appearance at 14-under 274, good for a two-way tie for 10th place.

This is big news for Trahan as he hadn't logged a top 10 on TOUR since a T8 at the 2013 Puerto Rico Open. As was noted yesterday, the 34-year-old was one of 13 in the field this week that ranked outside the top 1000 in the Official World Golf Ranking, (seven who made the cut), so this week's showing bumps him from No. 1412 to No. 901. It's also the first OWGR points he's deposited since a T11 at the 2014 Tour's News Sentinel Open. In the SFC finale, Trahan was birdie-less 2-over thru his first 10 holes, but rallied with an eagle-3 at the 11th (from 13'0") and a birdie-4 from 7'3" at the 14th. He finished second in the field in strokes gained: tee-to-green, but 65th in strokes gained: putting. Regardless, he has to feel downright giddy after his top 10 this week and rides the finish to an exemption into this week's OHL Classic.
Mon, Nov 9, 2015 07:54:00 PM

When the third round of the Sanderson Farms Championship was halted due to darkness, D.J. Trahan was making the turn bogey-free 2-under on his loop and just one off the pace.

There were 13 players in the field this week in Mississippi that ranked outside the top 1000 in the Official World Golf Ranking, seven of which made the cut, including Trahan. Slotting in at a toasty No. 1412 in OWGR, the 2006 champ isn't playing like it, trimming overnight leader Roberto Castro's four-shot advantage after 36 holes to just one when play was halted. Trahan began the third round at 10-under (T4) and five adrift. With Castro and his two partners in the final group struggling at the outset, Trahan closed the gap quickly with birdies at Nos. 3 and 8 to turn in 2-under and move to within one. When play resumes on Monday, the 34-year-old will be on the tee box at the par-3 10th. Note: Officials still plan to get all 72 holes in and to assist in that regard, there will be no repairing of players between rounds three and four.
Sun, Nov 8, 2015 07:29:00 PM

The second round of the Sanderson Farms Championship was suspended due to heavy rain at 11:09 a.m. CT.

You saw this coming. After the restart was delayed by three hours this morning, there were only 39 minutes of play before this latest stoppage. The course is saturated so it takes no more than a spilled glass of water to bring out the squeegees. What's worse is that it could rain the rest of the day. Fifty-nine golfers were stranded when the horn sounded, including 19 from the late-early draw who were called in at darkness on Friday. Seventeen from the opposite wave haven't even completed one hole of their second rounds. D.J. Trahan isn't among either contingents as he snuck in the conclusion of his second round this morning. The 2006 champ signed for a 5-under-par 34-33=67 with seven birdies against two bogeys. His most notable conversions measured 27'6" and 15'1" at the par-4 12th and 17th holes, respectively.
Sat, Nov 7, 2015 12:18:00 PM

Former Sanderson Farms Championship winner D.J. Trahan opened this year's edition with a 5-under-par 37-30=67.

He's in the field on merit via Past Champion status. The first of his two PGA TOUR titles occurred over at Annandale Golf Club in 2006. Trahan hasn't competed here since mid-July of 2013 when he opened with 67 at Annandale. That just so happens to be the last time he's scored as low as today's aggregate, so it's been a struggle for the 34-year-old. He went 0-for-2 in scrambling with two bogeys today and turned in 1-over, but Trahan ripped off five consecutive birdies to kick-start his inward nine. It was sparked by a conversion from 23'11" at the par-3 10th hole. He connected thrice elsewhere from outside 10 feet, the longest of the round dropping from 36'8" at the par-4 16th, marking the last of his seven birdies today. He signed his card parked five shots off the clubhouse lead.
Thu, Nov 5, 2015 06:05:00 PM

D.J. Trahan tallied 10 points in today's opening round of the Barracuda Championship, finishing four off the clubhouse lead.

At last check, Trahan led the field in strokes gained: tee-to-green at 6.900, but his strokes gained: putting registered -3.379 (ranking 89th). While inconsequential to what matters most, it offers a peek at the kind of experience the 34-year-old endured today. He traded six birdies with two bogeys, but one of his birdies dropped from 34 yards out from the fairway at the par-5 second hole. At 235th in the FedExCup standings, Trahan has nothing to lose tomorrow and on the weekend, but he's not expected to contend, either. He's gone 20 consecutive starts on the PGA TOUR without a top 25.
Thu, Aug 6, 2015 03:56:00 PM

D.J. Trahan turns his attention to Grand National's Lake Course for this week's Barbasol Championship.

Trahan is just 4-for-10 on the Tour this year on his road back toward PGA TOUR status. Events like this weeks are a great opportunity to pick up a much needed top finish on the main circuit. There is no course history to discuss as this is the inaugural running of this event. The Georgia native should feel comfortable this week as he plays down in the South.
Tue, Jul 14, 2015 08:01:00 AM

D.J. Trahan has climbed into the field of this week's FedEx St. Jude Classic.

Trahan was the third alternate when the field was released on Friday afternoon. he gained entry when Brendon Todd withdrew. Limited by Past Champions status, Trahan is 2-for-2 on the season and T227 in FedExCup points. This will mark his eighth appearance at TPC Southwind where he logged top 15s in 2010 and 2011.
Mon, Jun 8, 2015 12:20:00 PM

D.J. Trahan is 2-under-par 72-70=142 through two rounds of the Puerto Rico Open.

Trahan is making the most of a rare start on the PGA TOUR. He's circled seven birdies against five bogeys and sits just four strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead. The two-time winner has totaled a healthy 26 greens in regulation, but as we're seeing early in this tournament, it's a war of attrition in the wind.
Fri, Mar 6, 2015 03:11:00 PM

D.J. Trahan is set to compete in his third Puerto Rico Open this week at Trump International Golf Club-Puerto Rico.

Trahan tied for eighth in his first trip back in 2013 before missing the cut a year ago. Now holding only Past Champion Status, he made the cut in his only PGA TOUR start of the season. That was a T64 in the Humana Challenge. He flashed a little form on the Tour, tying for 21st in the Colombia Championship.
Mon, Mar 2, 2015 08:45:00 PM

D.J. Trahan collected the second PGA TOUR victory of his career at the 2008 Humana Challenge and returns this week for another look.

The Clemson grad will play this week thanks to his Past Champion status. It's not all peaches and cream for Trahan, as he's missed 12 of his last 22 cuts on TOUR. He followed up his victory with back-to-back top 15s but hasn't found a top 50 here since. Gamers can ignore the great tournament history and also ignore Trahan this week.
Wed, Jan 21, 2015 09:26:00 AM