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D.A. Points |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (37) / 12/1/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 195
College: University of Illinois

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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. Aug 17 - 6:25 PM

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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.
Aug 15 - 1:05 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).
Jul 18 - 7:41 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.
Jul 3 - 1:48 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.
Jul 1 - 12:56 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).
Jun 7 - 8:32 AM

D.A. Points looks to end his slump this week at the FedEx St. Jude Classic.

Points has missed the cut in eight of his last nine events and has just one top 50 this season after 18 starts. He's never been known for his consistency and even won the 2013 Shell Houston Open on the heels of nine straight finishes outside the top 60. Points is a tough egg to crack, making it's best to avoid him for the time being.
Jun 3 - 10:43 AM

D.A. Points is set for his fourth start in THE PLAYERS at TPC Sawgrass this week.

Points missed the cut in his first two trips to Sawgrass before managing a T48 that included a final-round 69 a year ago. At 172nd in the FedExCup standings, this season hasn't gone as well as he would have hoped. Considering his T48 occurred when he was on a nice run in 2013, it's likely to conclude he won't do much better than that this time around.
May 7 - 8:12 AM

D.A. Points has been removed from the published field of this week's RBC Heritage.

Points missed the cut at the Masters by two strokes. It extended his skid to 0-for-4. He's cashed seven times this season, but has yet to post a top 50 in a full-field event. His only notable finish is a T28 at Kapalua, but only 30 golfers competed. The two-time PGA TOUR winner sits 172nd in the FedExCup standings.
Apr 14 - 10:45 AM

D.A. Points opened his title defense of the Shell Houston Open with a 1-under-par 36-35=71.

This is about what you'd expect given he's gone 14 consecutive starts without a top 25. It's a drought that includes two 30-man fields at East Lake (2013) and Kapalua (2014). Points traded three birdies with two bogeys and finished six strokes off the pace of the clubhouse co-leaders. His highlights occurred at Nos. 11 and 7 where his birdie attempts disappeared from 16'6" and 38'3", respectively. But the card-saver came in the form of a par conversion from 10'7" at 14, his firth hole of the round.
Apr 3 - 7:43 PM

D.A. Points was the unlikely winner of the 2013 Shell Houston Open and is back to defend this week.

Points won in his sixth trip to the Golf Club of Houston, but had only finished better than 60th in one of those previous stops. He entered that week with seven missed cuts in nine starts, with both of his paydays outside the top 60. That's not all that different to this time around. He hasn't cracked the top 50 in any of his 2014 starts.
Mar 31 - 10:59 PM's Jason Sobel authored an exclusive follow-up with D.A. Points following the golfer's untimely disqualification from the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

Points was captured on video and admitted to using a sponge ball given to him by PGA TOUR winner-turned-coach Grant Waite. "It’s my fault for not knowing the rule and I own up to that," Points said. "But I don’t want people thinking I was using some sort of contraption or device. It’s just a green spongy ball. That’s it. It’s not something they sell online or anything." Vice President of Rules and Competitions, Mark Russell, phoned Points hours after the golfer signed his scorecard. "I said, ‘Is that an issue?’" Points said. "He said, ‘Yeah, it’s an issue.’ "I accept what I did was wrong, but it wasn’t intentional."
Feb 7 - 11:55 PM

D.A. Points has been disqualified from the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am for using a practice device during his second round on the host course, according to Ron Kriochick of the San Francisco Chronicle on Twitter.

Points used a practice device while waiting on the par-5 18th hole, which be bogeyed. He went on to sign for a 3-over-par 37-38=75 and sat 1-under 142 at the midpoint, eight strokes back off the 36-hole leaders in relation to par. This is the ruling that DQ'd Jeff Overton at Colonial last year. Overton used a putting aid at the turn during his third round, thus violating rule 14-3/10.3. Points is allowed to continue to participate in the Pro-Am portion of the competition at Pebble Beach, however. He and Condoleezza Rice are 4-under after two rounds, good for T125 on the leaderboard. Only the top 25 survive the 54-hole cut. Since his breakthrough victory at Pebble Beach in 2011, Points is 1-for-3 in his return visits (T67, 2012).
Feb 7 - 9:35 PM

D.A. Points turned in a 5-under-par 34-33=67 in his opening round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines North.

Points strung together top 10s in this event from 2010-2012, so he knows how to navigate the host courses. For starters, he went low on his one look at the North Course, hitting 12 greens in regulation and holing six birdies against just one bogey. The two-time PGA TOUR winner sits three strokes off the clubhouse lead.
Jan 23 - 7:00 PM

D.A. Points tied for 12th in the 2012 Hyundai Tournament of Champions and returns for a second crack at Kapalua Resort Plantation Course this week.

Points picked up his second career PGA TOUR victory at the Shell Houston Open, completely turning around what was becoming a dismal 2013 season. He missed seven of his first nine cuts, with a T63 in the Humana Challenge serving as his best showing before the win. In his only two starts of the 2013-14 season, he posted matching T68s in the no-cut CIMB Classic and WGC-HSBC Champions. Perhaps this is actually a good sign when compared to his form before his 2013 win, but don't go all in just yet.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 09:09:00 PM