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D.A. Points

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (39) / 12/1/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 195

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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. Jun 11 - 3:21 PM

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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.
May 20 - 2:17 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.
Apr 1 - 10:58 AM

D.A. Points spun a bogey-free 5-under-par 32-33=65 in the third round of The RSM Classic for a three-day tally of 7-under 205, up 48 places on the leaderboard.

Points was one of 20 to make the 36-hole cut on the number at 2-under 140 (69-71). Eight-seven competed on Saturday with only nine playing blemish-free, including Points. The 38-year-old, who entered the week missing his last five cuts and seven of his last nine, was in the third-to-last threesome today off No. 10 tee. He opened with birdie-3 at 10 (from 4'1") and book-ended it with birdie-3 on 18 from five feet. In-between, he had six two-putt pars and a scrambling par at the 11th, dropping an eight-footer for the 4. After the break, he added circles on Nos. 1 and 2 for three straight, the latter finding the bottom from 37'0". Points' last par breaker came from 16'0" at the par-5 seventh and put the finishing touches on his 65, tied second-best loop of the day (Kevin Kisner, 64). He last posted that number in R4 of the Zurich Classic back in April.
Sat, Nov 21, 2015 07:15:00 PM

D.A. Points is set to make his third appearance in the OHL Classic at Mayakoba in Playa Del Carmen, México.

Points is playing out of the Past Champion category for 2015-16 but cracks the field via a sponsor exemption. At No. 572 in the Official World Golf Ranking, he resides in the bottom-third of the field this week, a far cry from his career-high No. 45 in OWGR following a T12 at the 2013 HP Byron Nelson. The 2013 season ended at a career-best 30th in the FedExCup standings, but he's subsequently missed the Playoffs in each of the past two seasons finishing 173rd and 171st in FEC points, respectively. In eight career rounds at El Camaleón GC, Points' scoring average is even-par 71 (T65/2015, MC/2009). The 38-year-old missed the cut by four at last week's Sanderson Farms Championship and hasn't recorded a top-10 finish over his last 64 starts on any tour.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Wed, Nov 11, 2015 03:05:00 PM

D.A. Points makes his debut at the Hotel Fitness Championship in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Points is a two-time winner on the PGA TOUR with his last title (in 260 career starts) coming at the 2013 Shell Houston Open. After posting at least three top 10s in each season between 2009 and 2013, he's failed to record a top-10 finish in his last 57 starts on TOUR dating back to August of 2013. This season, the 38-year-old finished outside the top 170 (171st) in the FedExCup standings for the second straight year despite playing in 27 and 26 events, respectively. He cashed just 11 times on those 26 starts in 2014-15 with a season-best T12 at the Zurich Classic one of only three top-25 finishes.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Wed, Sep 9, 2015 09:50:00 AM

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.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Tue, Jul 28, 2015 12:13:00 PM

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.
Thu, Jul 2, 2015 04:26:00 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.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Fri, Jun 26, 2015 06:47:00 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!"
Thu, Jun 25, 2015 10:53:00 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.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Tue, Jun 9, 2015 03:41:00 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.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Tue, May 26, 2015 09:19:00 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.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Wed, Apr 22, 2015 07:50:00 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.
Sat, Mar 21, 2015 03:16:00 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.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Tue, Mar 17, 2015 11:44:00 PM