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D.A. Points |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (38) / 12/1/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 195
College: University of Illinois

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D.A. Points has joined the field of 120 at this week's Quicken Loans National.
He started the week as eighth alternate, but gained entry when Tim Clark withdrew today. Points is in the last year of his exemption for winning in Houston in 2013. He's cashed 11 of 23 times this season with three top 25s, but sits outside the top 160 in both FedExCup points and earnings. In his last eight starts, he's missed five cuts and hasn't cracked a top 55. Jul 28 - 12:13 PM

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D.A. Points settled for a 1-over-par 36-35=71 in today's opening round of The Greenbrier Classic.

While it's good news to owners that he's back inside the ropes after a back spasm precluded a start in Connecticut last week, Points connected for only one birdie at The Old White TPC today despite hitting 12 greens in regulation. He'll have work to do on Friday afternoon to make a run at improving on his spot at 155th in the FedExCup standings.
Jul 2 - 4:26 PM

D.A. Points is scheduled to return to competition at next week's Greenbrier Classic.

He was a late scratch at this week's Travelers Championship due to a back spasm. If his body is ready to go by next Thursday, Points will be to cash in his sixth of as many appearances at The Old White TPC. It's on that track where he authored a career-low 61 in the third round of the inaugural edition in 2010. He could use the karma as he's 155th in the FedExCup standings.
Jun 26 - 6:47 PM

D.A. Points withdrew from the Travelers Championship prior to his opening round due to a back injury.

He was scheduled to go off the first tee at TPC River Highlands at 8:00 a.m. ET. Points entered the week slotted 155th in the FedExCup standings and not fully exempt for next season, so the timing of this couldn't be worse. He wrote the following on Twitter this morning: "I had to WD this morning. My back went into crazy spasm! Very disappointed! Starting to play good golf. Sorry to @TravelersChamp love this event!"
Jun 25 - 10:53 AM

D.A. Points has been removed from the published field of this week's FedEx St. Jude Classic.

He successfully navigated sectional qualifying for the U.S. Open on Monday, so we'll see him again next week. However, he won't be populating too many lineups slotted 151st in the FedExCup standings and with missed cuts in six of his last seven starts, but he'll be fresh.
Jun 9 - 3:41 PM

D.A. Points descends upon the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship for a ninth look at the TPC Four Seasons Resort.

Points shot 74-77 in last year's Byron Nelson to miss the cut by a whopping 10 shots. Prior to last year's debacle however, he had cashed in five straight BNC's bagging four top 20s, including T7 in 2010 and solo third in 2009. Points checks into the TPC Four Seasons in a funk, missing four of his last five cuts and eight in 16 starts on the season. The 38-year-old ranks 148th in the FedExCup standings primarily on the strength of a pair of top 20s, registering a T12 at the Zurich Classic and a T17 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
May 26 - 9:19 PM

D.A. Points turns his attention to TPC Louisiana for this week's Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

Points finished runner-up at the 2013 Zurich Classic but the rest of his tournament history leaves a lot to be desired. He is 4-for-8 overall at TPC Louisiana. The University of Illinois product is out of sorts entering the week with three straight missed cuts. Gamers can look elsewhere this week unless they feel like rolling the dice.
Apr 22 - 7:50 PM

D.A. Points spun a 5-under-par 36-31=67 in the third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational to improve his 54-hole tally to 9-under 207.

Points bagged seven birdies and dropped a double bogey on his lap around Bay Hill. Three of his birdies fell from longer than 13 feet, including a 43'1" bomb on the par-3 17th. While this season has certainly been a struggle, ranking 156th in the FedExCup standings at the beginning of the week, he has shown some signs of life of late. He cashed in three of his last four starts entering this week, with a T47 in last week's Valspar Championship providing a bit of momentum.
Mar 21 - 3:16 PM

D.A. Points has been a regular in the Arnold Palmer Invitational over the years and makes his ninth start at Bay Hill this week.

Points made his first five cuts in the event, but has missed his last three. The highlight came in 2010 when he tied for 17th. He enters this week ranked 156th in the FedExCup standings, so expectations aren't high. He's made three of his last four cuts, but hasn't cracked the top 25 since a T22 The McGladrey Classic back in the 2014 portion of the schedule.
Mar 17 - 11:44 PM

Former champion D.A. Points concluded 54 holes of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in 6-under-par 68-72-69=209, one stroke too many to advance to play in Sunday's final round.

The tournament has a scheduled 54-hole cut of low 60 and ties, but those finishing 61st-70th (plus ties) are rewarded FedExCup points and official earnings. The 2011 winner submitted a bogey-free, 3-under 34-34=68 at Monterey Peninsula Country Club's Shore Course today, so at least his week ended on a relatively good note. Eleven others joined him at 209: Jason Bohn; Jonathan Byrd; Jim Herman; Scott Langley; Alexander Levy; two-time champ Davis Love III; Bill Lunde; Seung-yul Noh; Rod Pampling; Bo Van Pelt; Johnson Wagner.
Feb 14 - 9:45 PM

D.A. Points has a trio of Farmers Insurance Open top 10s and returns for another shot this week.

Points co-led after 36 holes here in 2010 before throwing up a 2-over 74 on Saturday. He went on to finish T9 that week and followed it up with top 10s in his next two visits. On the flip side, only five of his 2014-15 rounds have been under-par so his current form is the opposite of his course history. His record at Torrey Pines makes him an interesting sleeper but don't over-commit.
Feb 4 - 9:48 AM

D.A. Points opened up the 2014-15 PGA TOUR season by showing some signs of life after a horrid 2013-14 body of work.

Points has cashed in three of his five starts to start the 2014-15 season, tying for 22nd at The McGladrey Classic. His T18 at the Wyndham Classic, which was the last start of his 2013-14 season, was his only top-25 finish on the PGA TOUR in 2013-14. Clearly he began to put something together late in the year. For his sake, he needs that to carry over for the remainder of 2014-15. His two-year exemption for winning the 2013 Shell Houston Open expires at the end of this season.
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 08:29:00 PM

D.A. Points wrapped up The McGladrey Classic with a 3-under-par 33-34=67 to post 7-under 273 and sit inside the top 20 of the leaderboard when he signed his card.

After a forgettable season, his owners will take it. Points split 12 (of 14) fairways and landed 15 greens in regulation today. He found all five of his birdies from inside eight feet. The 37-year-old also squared two bogeys, including a three-putt from 50 feet at the par-4 ninth, but he'll easily establish a new personal best at this tournament. In three previous trips, his only payday was as a result of a T54 in 2011.
Sun, Oct 26, 2014 01:55:00 PM

D.A. Points missed the 54-hole cut at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open last week and returns to action at The McGladrey Classic.

Points has teed it up on the Seaside Course on three previous occasions, twice missing the cut and sharing 54th in 2011. He finished 173rd in the 2013-14 FedExCup standings, but still has his full status thanks to his win in the 2012 Shell Houston Open. It's hard to be confident in anything more than the possibility of just making the cut on Sea Island.
Mon, Oct 20, 2014 09:48:00 PM

D.A. Points elected not to compete in this week's Tour Championship due to the concern among his brethren that he'd directly impact the final standings among the 25 chasing PGA TOUR cards for 2014-15.

Points is fully exempt on the PGA TOUR next season for winning the Shell Houston Open in 2013, but he wanted to sneak in some live action during his two-month break since he didn't qualify for the FedExCup Playoffs. However, because the Tour Finals is a four-event series and not a single tournament, the possibility exists that he could effectively reduce the earnings of a guy on the bubble for the top 25. Of course, his impact wouldn't be any different than any other golfer in the field, but the message is that Points doesn't need the money for a card. "I thought unless I finish in the top 4 or 5 it wouldn’t make a difference, but then guys were on me about it," he said. "I understand that and that’s not why I’m here. I’ve got a lot of friends who are playing in this. I’m not here to keep anybody from getting a job."
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 09:15:00 PM