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D.A. Points

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (41) / 12/1/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 195

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D.A. Points has withdrawn prior to the start of this week's CareerBuilder Challenge, giving Daniel Summerhays a spot in the field.
Points is coming off a vacation to Hawaii where he finished 33rd at the Sentry Tournament of Champions and T73 at the Sony Open. From a strokes-gained perspective, he's now lost strokes to the field in nine straight starts, losing five or more strokes in each of his last six. His bread and butter is typically his iron play but that is lagging behind recently, as well. There is no more on an injury so this is likely a case of Points heading back home to tune up his game before he returns to competition. Jan 15 - 6:14 PM

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At OWGR No. 292, D.A. Points is the lowest-ranked player in this week's 34-man no-cut Sentry Tournament of Champions. UPDATE: Points finished 33rd on 7-over 299 (76-76-74-73).

The 41-year-old secured his spot in the winners-only event at the opposite-field Puerto Rico Open back in March, where he was a 36-hole co-leader. He began the final round one shot back, shot 6-under 66 and won by two, his third (of three) come-from-behind wins on TOUR. The victory, which came in his 285th career event, was his first in 97 starts (2013 Shell Houston Open), and his first top 10 since the 2013 Barclays. It wound up being the Illinois alum's only top 10 last season among 12 cashes in 22 starts, but enough to finish 104th in the FedExCup standings after qualifying for the Playoffs for the first time since 2013. In 20 starts since the win, he's missed 10 cuts, finished outside the top 50 eight times, and has no top 10s. The Florida resident finished T12 (of 27) here in 2012 and T28 (of 30) on last visit in 2014.
Jan 3 - 1:05 PM

World No. 228 D.A. Points stalled out to 2-over-par 34-39=73 in the second round of the 99th PGA CHampionship to post 1-under 141, down eight places on the live leaderboard to T11, seven adrift of 36-hole clubhouse leader Kevin Kisner.

The 40-year-old found nine (of 14) fairways and conjured nine greens in regulation, losing 1.725 strokes approaching-the-green and -0.407 tee-to-green. He was 2-under thru 15 holes, but swallowed back-to-back double bogeys at 16 and 17, the former a 3-putt from 26'4" and the latter after putting his tee ball to the par 3 in the water. Elsewhere, the Illinois alum circled five at 4, 6, 8, 14 and 15, two from between 24 and 35 feet, squaring 1, 7 and 12, all on failed scrambles. He registered a tidy 1.444 putts per GIR and 1.333 SG: Putting, taking 28 total swipes with the flat stick.
Fri, Aug 11, 2017 02:14:00 PM

D.A. Points breezed through Quail Hollow Club with a 3-under-par 34-34=68 during the opening round of the PGA Championship, finding himself just one off the early pace set by Thorbjorn Olesen and Kevin Kisner.

Playing in his fifth career PGA Championship, first since 2013, this has been the most profitable major championship for Points. In the past he's collected finishes of T16 (2010) and T10 (2011). Those are his only two top 30s in any major. Today, it was largely about the ball-striking as he circled five birdies and made his way around the course needing just one putt converted from outside nine feet. The notable putt was a real bomb, splashing one in from 28'3" for birdie at the par-4 third hole. Points arrived on the heels of three straight missed cuts but he's not letting that poor form spill into his tank of confidence.
Thu, Aug 10, 2017 07:44:00 PM

World No. 208 D.A. Points is at Muirfield Village Golf Club for the Memorial Tournament and arrives at 74th in the FedExCup standings. UPDATE: Points finished T57 on 5-over 293 (71-76-73-73).

The 40-year-old ended a 97-start victory drought with his come-from-behind win at the opposite-field Puerto Rico Open 10 weeks ago, his third TOUR title in 285 career events, first since the 2013 Shell Houston Open, and all in come-from-behind fashion. He's made six starts since, missing three cuts, posting two two top 25s, including a T12 (Wells Fargo), and checks in off a 73rd (of 74) at the Byron Nelson two weeks ago (69-72-74-76). The Illinois alum is 3-for-7 at the Memorial, missing his last four cuts (2011-15) with top 25s in 2011 (T20) and 2010 (T23).
Wed, May 31, 2017 12:59:00 PM

World No. 634 D.A. Points resumed his ball-striking clinic in the final round of the Puerto Rico Open, cruising his way toward a 6-under-par 33-33=66 to close out the week on 20-under 268, good for the top spot in the field by two strokes, earning him a third PGA TOUR title in 285 starts.

The 40-year-old pelted 49 (of 54) greens in regulation over the first three rounds and remained locked in today as he found 15 more greens during his final navigation of Coco Beach Golf & Country Club. His four-day tally of 64 GIR was best in the field this week. It wasn't just good approach play that did the trick, because all that was set up by his accuracy off the tee, splitting 47 (of 56) fairways on the week to rank T1 in the field which also allowed him to take advantage of preferred lies for most the week. Points was playing the 2016-17 season out of the Tour graduate category. This win will improve that status and earn him a two-year exemption on TOUR, although it doesn't come with the privilege of a spot in the Masters field. This is the third PGA TOUR trophy collected by Points, previously winning the 2011 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and 2013 Shell Houston Open. Up next for him is an appearance at the site of that second win, the Golf Club of Houston.
Sun, Mar 26, 2017 02:52:00 PM

Overnight co-leader D.A. Points steadied a 3-under-par 35-34=69 during round three of the Puerto Rico Open, placing him on 14-under 202 after day three, one stroke off the pace.

Points fired out of the gates this week, pelting 35 of the first 36 greens in regulation. He slowed that pace today, landing just 13 in his third navigation of Coco Beach Golf and Country Club. The highlight of the round came at the par-4 10th where he holed out for birdie from the off the green. Points has remained steady this week, swallowing just two bogeys on the week. The University of Illinois product will start the finale just one stroke off the leader Chris Stroud.
Sat, Mar 25, 2017 06:40:00 PM

The second round of the Puerto Rico Open was suspended at 6:21 pm ET due to darkness with a scheduled resumption of 7:00 am Saturday. UPDATE: Round 2 resumed as scheduled at 7:00 am Saturday and at completion of play, Points is co-leading thru 36 holes with Bryson DeChambeau and Bill Lunde.

A total of 43 players (of 131) were stranded, with the tardiest of them all still with eight holes remaining. A delay earlier in the day (heavy rain) put the festivities back 1 hour and 55 minutes. Points kicked off with 64, in solo 2nd and one back, and was one of the lucky ones to get his second frame into the books. With lift, clean and place in effect, he striped 12 (of 14) fairways and hit all 18 greens in regulation, outpacing a lone bogey-5 at four with birdie-4s at Nos. 2, 5 and 18, adding a 2 at the par-3 16th. That equates to a 3-under-par 35-34=69 for the World No. 634, currently tied with Bryson DeChambeau for the 36-hole clubhouse lead on 11-under 133.
Fri, Mar 24, 2017 06:44:00 PM

Making his fourth appearance at Coco Beach Golf and Country Club, D.A. Points rocketed out of the gates at the Puerto Rico Open, firing a bogey-free, 8-under-par 32-32=64 to grab the early lead on Thursday.

Taking advantage of prime scoring conditions this morning, Points split 11 (of 14) fairways and pelted 17 greens in regulation. Surprisingly, he didn't take advantage of the easiest holes on the golf course today, circling just one birdie on the four-pack of par 5s. The clear highlight of the round came at the closing par-4 ninth where he holed out a 9-iron from 146 yards for an unconventional eagle to walk off the course in style. If he maintains possession of the clubhouse lead by day's end, it will be his third career first-round lead. The previous two he would go on to win (2013 Shell Houston Open and 2011 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am). This round fell one shy of the course record which is shared by four golfers, including James Driscoll twice.
Thu, Mar 23, 2017 11:54:00 AM

World No. 633 and Tour grad D.A. Points began 2016-17 at 35th in the Priority Rankings and remained there following the first reshuffle with 9.000 FedExCup points.

The Illinois alum played the 2015-16 season on Past Champion status. He made 11 cuts in 18 starts with three top 25s, highlighted by a T14 on a sponsor exemption at the regular-season-ending Wyndham Championship. The recently turned 40-year-old (Dec. 1st) finished a career-worst 184th in the FEC standings, missing the Playoffs for the third straight year, but regained his card with a 17th-place finish in the WCT Finals (excluding The 25) after posting T6-T53-T50. He's cashed one time in three events so far this season, a T45 at The RSM Classic (69-67-71-68). Points has two TOUR titles in 281 career starts, most recently a one-shot win at the 2013 Shell Houston Open where he was the 18-hole leader. He hasn't had a top 10 since the 2013 Barclays.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 11:15:00 AM

Sponsor invite D.A. Points bogeyed two of his final four holes but still authored a 7-under-par 29-34=63 in today's third round of the Wyndham Championship to reach 11-under 199, up 33 places to T2, sharing the early 54-hole clubhouse lead with fellow Illini alum Scott Langley. UPDATE: With play completed, Points is T10, seven shy of 54-hole leader Si Woo Kim.

The 39-year-old, making his seventh appearance, was originally fifth alternate when the field was published. He began the third frame on 4-under (T35), one inside the cut line, after opening with 70 and a 66 that saw him play his final 11 holes in bogey-free 5-under as he struggled to make the cut. The Pekin, Illinois, native posted week bests in fairways, 11 (of 14), and greens in regulation with 17, contributing to 3.960 in SG: Tee-to-Green. He circled nine birdies, including four straight on holes 4-7, with six dropping from inside of nine feet and a pair of 18-footers at six and 11. Unfortunately, Points squared bogeys on 15 and 18, 3-putting both from less than 35 feet, dampening his otherwise sterling putts per GIR to 1.588.
Sat, Aug 20, 2016 01:56:00 PM

D.A. Points orchestrated a 5-under-par 33-34=67 in the second round of the Barracuda Championship and with the 13-point effort, reached 16 points total, up 62 places on the live leaderboard to T10.

This is the 39-year-old's sixth appearance in Reno and just his second cash, joining a T27 on debut in 2005. He's making his 14th start of the season on Past Champion status and posted a season best and lone top 25 (T18) in his last event at the St. Jude Classic. The Illinois native opened with 3 points after an even-par 72 (three birdies, three bogeys) and circled five against two squares in R2. He did the most damage on the par-5 second, gaining 5 points with a hole-out eagle from 106 yards away. Points did walk-off on a disappointing note, squaring the par-4 ninth after missing a par-saver from 5'2".
Fri, Jul 1, 2016 09:15:00 PM

D.A. Points painted a bogey-free 6-under-par 32-32=64 on Moving Day at the FedEx St. Jude Classic to reach the three-quarter mark on 7-under 203, good for the early 54-hole clubhouse lead. UPDATE: With play completed, Points is in a three-way T2, three back of 54-hole leader Daniel Berger, and will be in the final twosome on Sunday.

The 39-year-old is making his fifth visit with a best of T37 in 2010. His prior-best lap (13 rounds) was 66 twice, most recently in 2010 as well. Points' 64 matches the low round of the week thus far (Daniel Berger/R2) and launched him 33 places on the live leaderboard to T2. The Univ. of Illinois alum split nine (of 14) fairways and peppered 15 greens in regulation, posting 2.481 in SG: Tee-to-Green and 4.313 in SG: Putting. He birdied Nos. 3, 5, 9, 12, 13 and a walk-off 3 from 15'5", but canned his longest conversion from 26'6" at the par-4 12th. This is Points' 13th start of the season on Past Champion status with a best of T58 at the RSM back in November.
Sat, Jun 11, 2016 03:21:00 PM

D.A. Points twirled the low lap of the week thus far with an 8-under-par 30-32=62 in the second round of the AT&T Byron Nelson to throw 7-under 133 on the board, up 95 spots on the live leaderboard to T11.

The 39-year-old has gone low at TPC Four Seasons before, but not this low. He closed with twin 65s in 2009 for solo third, his best finish in nine previous visits. The Pekin, Illinois native's career low is 61/R3 at the 2010 Greenbrier. He split nine (of 14) fairways and hit 13 greens in regulation today, posting a tidy 1.462 putts per GIR. Points carded a trio of back-to-backs on his first half, circling Nos. 1 and 2 (from 30'1"), 4 and 5, and 7 and 8. His lone blemish was a 3-putt from just 4'1" away at the par-4 ninth. Points connected three straight on 11-13, including a 30-footer at the par-4 11th and wrapped his scoring with a pitch-in birdie-2 at 13, 21'3" from the target.
Fri, May 20, 2016 02:17:00 PM

The second round of the Shell Houston Open was suspended at 9:31 a.m. CT due to lightning in the area. Update: Play is set to resume at 11:00 a.m. CT, delaying the afternoon tee times by just 90 minutes.

The 2013 Shell Houston Open champion, D.A. Points, splashed an eagle from 135-yards out on the par-4 first hole to kick off the second round in style. He added an 11'11" birdie roll on the par-4 third hole before the weather horns halted his momentum. It will be interesting to see how he responds after the weather delay.
Fri, Apr 1, 2016 10:58:00 AM