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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 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

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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

D.A. Points enters the TOUR Championship 28th in the FedExCup standings.

This is Points' first trip to East Lake Golf Club for the final leg of the Playoffs, and it's due in large part to his victory at the Shell Houston Open. A T6 at The Barclays in the opening round of the FedExcup Playoffs was his first top 10 since April, but he couldn't keep the form rolling with a missed cut and a T57 in his last two starts.
Tue, Sep 17, 2013 09:08:00 PM

D.A. Points crafted a bogey-free 4-under-par 34-33=67 in the final round of The Barclays to finish his week at 9-under 275.

Points' longest of four birdies was his last and came at the par-4 18th from 12'6". The irons carried him around Liberty National, landing 15 GIR. Entering the week 25th in the FedExCup standings, he was able to improve his position this week.
Sun, Aug 25, 2013 04:28:00 PM

D.A. Points will give it a go at the John Deere Classic despite a poor history at TPC Deere Run.

Born in Peking, Illinois, it's likely that his background has something to do with his allegiance to this stop. In seven previous stops, his T38 in 2011 is the only time he left with a paycheck. Current form isn't much better, having missed three of his last four cuts with a T54 at last week's Greenbrier the only weekend tee time.
Mon, Jul 8, 2013 09:44:00 PM

D.A. Points has withdrawn from this week's Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

The PGA TOUR's media department reported this. Points has cashed in seven consecutive starts, culminating with a T12 at last week's Byron Nelson, but Colonial has confounded the two-time winner. He's missed the cut in all three appearances and hasn't competed in the tournament since 2010.
Tue, May 21, 2013 10:39:00 AM

D.A. Points made his move in the third round of the HP Byron Nelson Championship with a 3-under-par 34-33=67.

With that effort, Points moves to 6-under 204 and is again finding success in the Lone Star State. He's already picked up a win in Houston earlier this season. In his third lap around TPC Four Seasons, he circled five birdies to just two bogeys and saved par from 20'9" on the 18th hole to sustain his solid round.
Sat, May 18, 2013 03:54:00 PM

D.A. Points turned in a 1-under-par 35-36=71 in the third round of the Wells Fargo Championship, improving to 5-under 211 for the tournament.

Points is once again threatening to snare a top 10, with a win at the Shell Houston Open and a runner-up at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans in his last four starts making his inclusion on the leaderboard an increasing phenomenon. He did most of his damage on Quail Hollow's par 5s, with birdies on five, seven and 10. An early birdie at the par-3 second was the outlier. He also swallowed three bogeys.
Sat, May 4, 2013 05:11:00 PM

D.A. Points spun a bogey-free 7-under-par 34-31=65 in the final round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, but comes up one stroke shy of Billy Horschel at 19-under 269.

Points gave Horschel all he could handle, but the first-time winner was just too much. The winner of the Shell Houston Open earlier this season, Points got on the board with a 47'4" birdie on the par-4 fifth and never looked back. Reaching the final hole one back, he put his third shot from a greenside bunker to 4'9" while Horschel faced a 26'8" birdie to close him out. When Horschel made the unlikely birdie, Points calmly wrapped up second by rolling his in. He now heads to the Wells Fargo Championship where he lost in a playoff last year.
Sun, Apr 28, 2013 06:51:00 PM

D.A. Points carded a 2-under-par 35-35=70 in the third round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans to post 12-under 204.

Points round was unremarkable, featuring three birdies to just one bogey. He got the bogey out of the way early, making a mess of a chip on the par-4 fourth. He converted birdies from 6'5", 11'8", and 12'8" on the seventh, ninth and 11th holes at TPC Louisiana. Having won earlier in the year at the Shell Houston Open, the pressure should be at a minimum in the final round allowing him a free roll at a third TOUR win.
Sat, Apr 27, 2013 05:25:00 PM