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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 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

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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

D.A. Points spun a 2-under-par 33-35=68 in the final round of the Wyndham Championship to tie for 18th at 10-under 270.

Points circled three birdies and squared one bogey on his final navigation of Sedgefield CC. While his 2013 win at the Shell Houston Open means he is exempt for the 2014-15 season regardless of what happened in 2013-14, he missed out on the FedExCup Playoffs. At 173rd in the final FEC regular season standings, he goes from playing the TOUR Championship in 2013 to being a spectator this time around.
Sun, Aug 17, 2014 06:25:00 PM

D.A. Points crafted a 5-under-par 33-32=65 in his second round of the Wyndham Championship to reach the midpoint in 8-under 132, two strokes in arrears of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

Someone is sniffing the Playoffs. Points would get there with a solo second at Sedgefield. He hit 13 greens in regulation today and converted seven times. Five of those rolls started from outside 10 feet. The longest measured 29'1", 37'2" and 19'9" at Nos. 13, 7 and 9, respectively. At the time he signed his card, his strokes gained-putting sat north of 2.315. Today's aggregate matches his season low (opening round, Greenbrier). Regardless of what happens on the weekend in Greensboro, Points is fully exempt in 2014-15 by virtue of his win in Houston in 2013.
Fri, Aug 15, 2014 01:05:00 PM

D.A. Points crafted a 3-under-par 35-34=69 in his second round of The Open Championship to post even-par 144 at the midpoint, coming to rest five strokes off the clubhouse lead.

Points had broken par just twice in his previous 20 rounds dating back to the finale of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans in late April. After a bogey-5 at the second hole at Royal Liverpool today, he played the final 16 in bogey-free 4-under with four birdies, only one of which on a par 5 (No. 10). Points is fully exempt through next season by virtue of his win in Houston last year, but that victory seems a lot longer ago as he hasn't recorded a top 50 in a full-field event since the 2013 Barclays (T6).
Fri, Jul 18, 2014 07:41:00 AM

D.A. Points turned in a 5-under-par 33-32=65 for his opening round of The Greenbrier Classic.

So much for our theory shared earlier this week that form would trump course history, at least for one day. Points went 7-for-7 in scrambling but walked off with a three-putt from just inside 87 feet at the par-4 ninth hole. Prior to it, he buried six birdies, the most notable in the form of a 21-yard hole-out from the rough beside the green at the par-4 11th. This is his lowest aggregate since a second-round 65 at last year's Greenbrier. It was the only time he broke par all week, however. He's one stroke off the clubhouse lead at the moment.
Thu, Jul 3, 2014 01:48:00 PM

D.A. Points touts a strong course record at The Old White TPC as he enters this week's Greenbrier Classic.

Points is searching for any semblance of form, entering the week with 18 consecutive finishes outside the top 50. His course history is not a problem, as his resume displays a 4-for-4 record, including a T4 back in 2010. Points has just three rounds over-par in 16 career attempts at The Old White TPC. This is one of those occasions where terrible form meets good course history, and form often prevails.
Tue, Jul 1, 2014 12:56:00 PM

D.A. Points withdrew from the FedEx St. Jude Classic during his second round.

As expected with the litany of weather delays, golfers qualified for next week's U.S. Open have to make a decision to stay in Memphis or stick with their original plan of getting to Pinehurst, North Carolina, for next week's major. Points would have been standing over a birdie opportunity from 19'3" at the par-3 eighth hole at TPC Southwind when play resumes today, but he was 2-over-par for the round and 6-over for the tournament with just two holes to complete, so you can understand why he's taillights. This extends his drought to just one payday in his last 10 starts (T52, New Orleans).
Sat, Jun 7, 2014 08:32:00 AM