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Chris Stroud

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (35) / 2/3/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 180

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Beginning off No. 10 tee, Chris Stroud fashioned a 4-under-par 34-32=66 in today's final round of The RSM Classic to wrap up his sixth appearance on 12-under 270, up 27 places to T11 with play still in progress. UPDATE: With play completed, Stroud finished in an eight-way T13.
Playing this season on conditional status, the 34-year-old was making his third start of the season after a missed cut at the opposite-field Sanderson Farms and a 72nd- and last-place finish last week in Mexico on a sponsor exemption. This is easily his best showing at the RSM, previously missing four straight cuts and a T66 on debut in 2010. The Texan, who finished 134th in the FedExCup standings last season, carded rounds of 69-67-68-66, the first time he's posted all FOUR in the red since T10 at the 2015-16 57 weeks (30 starts) ago, which is also his last top 10. Sun, Nov 20, 2016 03:05:00 PM

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Chris Stroud returns to the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in St. Andrews hoping to go one better than last year.

The 34-year-old Texan has a best finish of second on the PGA Tour, achieved when he lost a play-off to Ken Duke in the 2013 Travelers Championship, and he equalled that on just his second start on the European Tour when T2 in this event 12 months ago. It was somewhat out of the blue given that his only previous links golf experience was shooting 79-77 in the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool. No matter, he striped rounds of 68-66-70-68 to threaten Thorbjorn Olesen's lead before the Dane completed victory. Two weeks after that effort he finished T10 in the Open, a result that was to remain his season's best as he limped to 134th in the FedEx Cup rankings.
Tue, Oct 4, 2016 02:58:00 PM

Chris Stroud arrives at TPC River Highlands as a course horse, prepping for his 10th start at this week's Travelers Championship.

Stroud withdrew mid-event during his 2007 Travelers debut, his first (of what is now 11) mid-tourney WDs. Since that debut, he's returned eight times, going 8-for-8 including top 20s in four of his last five here in Cromwell, Connecticut. More recently, he is 14-for-24 on the season but he's found just three top 25s, keeping his FedExCup ranking at 132nd. With the Playoffs approaching fast, now would be the perfect time to channel his great course history at TPC River Highlands to catapult him inside the FEC bubble.
Wed, Aug 3, 2016 08:12:00 AM

Chris Stroud carded a 6-under-par 33-31=64 in the third round of the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational for a three-day total of 8-under 202, up 16 spots to T8 with play still in progress.

The 34-year-old opened his sixth appearance in twin 69s and tacked on today's seven-birdie one-bogey showing, tying a personal best at Colonial CC (R2/2014). Thru 54 holes, he's the current leader in strokes gained: putting with a cumulative 8.171, including 3.768 in R3. The Texan circled the seven par breakers on 13 greens in regulation for a sterling 1.462 putts per GIR with four dropping from between 11 and 18 feet. His 64 is a season best in his 57th round.
Sat, May 28, 2016 06:23:00 PM

Prior to the start of round two, Chris Stroud was disqualified from the AT&T Byron Nelson after posting a 3-over-par 39-34=73 in the first round. No explanation has been given for the DQ at this time.

Stroud carded three bogeys, a double, and two birdies during his navigation of TPC Four Seasons Resort. The flat stick really let him down as he missed three putts from inside six feet and splashed in just two putts from outside five feet. His strokes gained putting was -3.238 for the round. Popular culprits for a DQ are non-conforming clubs, signing an incorrect scorecard, or being late for a tee time. If any news comes out about why Stroud was disqualified, we will pass along that information.
Fri, May 20, 2016 10:42:00 AM

Two (of 33) who were stranded due to darkness in Friday's second round of THE PLAYERS did not return on Saturday morning to complete their respective rounds.

At press time, the count is two players, including Chris Stroud who was 1-over on his lap thru 13 holes and 4-over total. With five holes remaining and the projected cut at 2-under 142, the 34-year-old decided to call it a day. This is his 11th mid-tournament WD in 263 career starts and first since the 2015 Honda Classic. The Texan had quietly put together a run of six straight made cuts entering the week but is 126th in the FedExCup standings. Joining Stroud was Chris Kirk, who was 1-over thru 17 and 2-over total. There is no current information suggesting either of these WDs were due to injury.
Sat, May 14, 2016 09:26:00 AM

Chris Stroud arrives at this week's RBC Heritage with back-to-back top 30s, showing signs of regained form.

Stroud kicked off the 2015-16 season with a 4-for-11 record, recording just one top 30. A T26 at the Puerto Rico Open and T27 at the Shell Houston Open are great signs that he may be close to finding his game. Stroud missed the cut in his first three trips to the RBC Heritage but bounced back with a T6-T48-T69 over the last three years. The Lamar University product is far from a safe option this week, but gamers should keep an eye on his form as the season progresses.
Wed, Apr 13, 2016 02:27:00 PM

Chris Stroud spun a 7-under-par 34-31=65 in the second round of the CareerBuilder Challenge for a two-day total of 8-under 136, seven shots back of 36-hole leader Jason Dufner.

Stroud has missed five cuts in eight tries at the CB Challenge, including four straight and five of his last six. He looked to be heading for more of the same at the birdie-fest, opening in 1-under 71 on the Nicklaus Tournament Course. Things changed dramatically on day two, with the 33-year-old vaulting 67 places on the leaderboard to T24 following a nine-birdie against one double-bogey effort. His 65 on the TPC Stadium Course tied for low round of day (and tourney) on this track joining Dufner, Webb Simpson, and Brice Garnett, who all posts their respective 65s on day two as well.
Fri, Jan 22, 2016 09:23:00 PM

Chris Stroud flashed some upside early in the season to arrive at the holiday break ranked 76th in the FedExCup standings.

The Texan opened the new season with a T10 at the Open and followed it up with a T38 at the Shriners. His next two starts were missed cuts, but the damage will still plentiful. Stroud has made the FEC Playoffs in five straight seasons, and the fall portion of the schedule has given him a nice jump-start toward a sixth straight.
Sat, Dec 12, 2015 04:10:00 PM

Chris Stroud sports the label of course horse ahead of this week's OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

Stroud has dismantled El Camaleón Golf Club to the tune of five top 25s in eight starts. That includes three top fives in his last four trips to Playa del Carmen. Stroud has kicked off the new season with a pair of top 40s. It appears safe for gamers to fire him up in all formats this week, as course history like this often repeats itself.
Tue, Nov 10, 2015 03:42:00 PM

Chris Stroud enjoyed a good week in Napa, concluding his ninth appearance in the Open with a 4-under-par 34-34=68 to post 11-under 277, currently T11 on the leaderboard and up 16 places on the day.

Stroud might be one of a few in the field to have played in each edition of the since its beginning in 2007. His best in eight previous visits was T8 in 2009 (Grayhawk Golf Course - Raptor) and is his only top 10. In last year's tournament debut at the Silverado Resort, Stroud missed the cut by seven on rounds of 75-75 and was his third straight missed cut in the event. No matter, as the 33-year-old entered the week in-form, coming off a T2 at the Alfred Dunhill Links in his first-ever start on the European Tour. Coupled with his strong showing this week, Stroud fans are encouraged after he missed his final four cuts last season and ended 116th in the final FedExCup standings.
Sun, Oct 18, 2015 06:20:00 PM

Chris Stroud has posted a pair of 3-under-par 69s to open the Open and sits two strokes in arrears of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

After concluding his disappointing 2014-15 season with four straight missed cuts, the 33-year-old shared second place at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland. It was as out of nowhere as any effort this year, but it helps explain why he's faring nicely at Silverado. Stroud has missed only nine (of 28) fairways and eight greens in regulation. He's piled up 10 birdies to offset four bogeys. Today's set of five birdies included conversions from 10'5", 28'1" and 22'4" at the 14th, 16th and third holes, respectively. This is his 10th season on the PGA TOUR but he's winless in 245 starts.
Fri, Oct 16, 2015 04:51:00 PM

Chris Stroud finished with a 4-under-par 34-34=68 at St. Andrews to take tied second in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship on 16-under 272.

The American's decision to head across the pond after missing four straight cuts on the PGA TOUR paid off in style as he secured his best worldwide finish of the year. Stroud eventually ended two shots behind winner Thorbjorn Olesen but had his eyes on the trophy at one point. Despite bogeys at 1 and 6, he circled birdies at 3, 4, 5, 7, 10 and 11 to hit 15-under with seven to play. His chances nosedived with a bogey-6 at 16 but one final birdie at the Old Course's iconic 18th lifted him to T2 alongside fellow compatriot Brooks Koepka and completed a memorable week.
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 04:51:00 PM

Chris Stroud sprinkled eight birdies in a second-round 6-under-par 34-32=66 at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland and moved into a tie for third.

The American is making his debut in the event but it's so far, so good. Today's 66 at Kingsbarns, one of three courses being used, lifted him to 10-under 134 and that's just a shot behind joint leaders Anthony Wall and Jimmy Mullen. It followed his opening 68 at Carnoustie. Stroud's lap started with a bogey at 10 before he posted birdies at 11, 12, 15, 18, 2, 3, 7 and 9. He dropped his only other shot of the day at 17. Providing he avoids a calamity in round three and misses the cut, the 33-year-old PGA TOUR star will finish with back-to-back rounds at St. Andrews.
Fri, Oct 2, 2015 12:53:00 PM

Chris Stroud saunters into Edison, New Jersey, for this week's Barclays.

Stroud looked like a strong candidate to make a late-season rally after finishing T10 at the Travelers Championship and backing it up with a T5 at the John Deere Classic two starts later. Unfortunately, he now arrives on the heels of three straights missed cuts, ranked 109th in the FedExCup standings. His lack of distance combined with great ability to scramble around the greens makes him a perfect sleeper selection for the first leg of the Playoffs.
Wed, Aug 26, 2015 09:32:00 AM