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Chris Stroud

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (36) / 2/3/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 180

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Chris Stroud withdrew from the Valero Texas Open following a 7-over-par 39-40=79 during his opening round. There was no reason cited for why he called it quits.
The Lamar University product split 10 (of 14) fairways today but found just six greens in regulation (-2.804 strokes gained approach). One highlight of his round was a 78'11" hole out for birdie at the par-3 13th. It was his lone bogey of the day, not able to erase an eight-pack of bogeys. On the greens, he missed three putts from inside eight feet. There is no reason cited for the WD but this will go in the books as his 12th career mid-tournament WD (309 starts). Apr 19 - 9:08 PM

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Chris Stroud had a change of heart ahead of this week's Arnold Palmer Invitational, backing out on Monday morning to give Tyrone Van Aswegen a chance to fill his seat.

The Texan is 7-for-12 to start the season but ranks just 122nd in the FedExCup race. He's failed to find a top 30, outside of the limited-field Tournament of Champions. There have been signs of life recently, positioning himself T16 after R1 of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and finding himself T12 after R1 of the Honda Classic. Stroud was set to make his first appearance at Bay Hill since a missed cut in the 2015 edition. After this WD, the current list of alternates is led by Tyler Duncan, Derek Fathauer, and J.T. Poston. They will be the first three names called in case of any further field changes.
Mar 12 - 3:38 PM

Making his tournament debut, World No. 189 Chris Stroud backed up with a 1-under-par 34-38=72 in the third round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions, dipping four places to solo 8th on 9-under 210, a distant seven in arrears of 54-hole leader Dustin Johnson.

The 35-year-old mustered eight (of 15) fairways and 11 greens in regulation, losing 3.057 strokes off-the-tee and -1.394 tee-to-green. He dropped shots at holes 6 (3-putt from 50'1"), 8, 13 and 15, slightly outpaced by five birdies at 2, 5, 7, 9 and 16, two from between 12 and 19 feet. The Texan posted 1.727 putts per GIR and 0.847 SG: Putting, taking 29 total putts.
Jan 6 - 6:51 PM

Chris Stroud sizzled on the putting greens en route to a 7-under-par 32-34=66 during round two of the Sentry Tournament of Champions, joining Pat Perez with a share of the early clubhouse lead with play still in progress. UPDATE: Stroud would end the day in a share of fourth place.

The Texan traded four birdies with three bogeys on day one but really picked up the pace today. The scoring weapon of choice was the flat stick. Stroud sank five birdie putts from outside eight feet. He also kept the momentum rolling with four par-saving putts from the 5-to-9 foot range. Stroud would walk off the course gaining a whopping 3.343 strokes putting. After 36 holes, he's found just 24 greens in regulation (27th in the field). He will need to tidy up his approach play if he wants to keep his name in the mix for two more rounds.
Jan 5 - 9:00 PM

World No. 203 Chris Stroud stalled out to a 5-over-par 34-42=76 in the final round of the 99th PGA Championship, falling eight spots to T9 on 1-under 283, seven adrift of champion Justin Thomas.

After opening in 68-68-71, the 35-year-old began T2, one back of 54-hole leader and playing competitor Kevin Kisner, who shot 74. Playing out of the final twosome, he hit eight (of 14) fairways and 10 greens in regulation, gaining 1.195 strokes approaching-the-green but losing 1.854 off-the-tee and -0.688 around-the-green. The Texan went out in 1-under, outpacing bogeys at Nos. 1 and 6, with birdies at 4, 8 and 9, still T2 at the turn, but limped home in birdie-less 6-over, squaring 11, 13, 17 and 18, and double bogey-6 at 16 after watering his tee ball. The Lamar alum posted 1.700 putts per GIR and -2.827 SG: Putting. This was his first top 60 in four PGA's and first top 40 in nine overall major appearances (T47, 2010 U.S. Open).
Sun, Aug 13, 2017 09:11:00 PM

World No. 203 Chris Stroud navigated an even-par 33-38=71 in the third round of the 99th PGA Championship to post 6-under 207, up one place to T2, one adrift of 54-hole leader Kevin Kisner. UPDATE: Stroud will play out of the final twosome on Championship Sunday.

After opening in twin 68s, the 35-year-old began T3 on 6-under, two back of 36-hole co-leaders Kisner and Hideki Matsuyama. Playing out of the penultimate threesome, he found 10 (of 14) fairways and 10 greens in regulation, losing 0.159 strokes off-the-tee but gaining 0.510 around-the-green. The Lamar alum traded four bogeys at Nos. 6, 12, 17 and 18 (3-putt from 39'8"), with four birdies at 5, 7, 8 and 14, two from between 11 and 18 feet. He registered 1.800 putts per GIR and 0.663 SG: Putting, taking 29 total putts. Stroud's best finish in eight previous majors is T47 at the 2010 U.S. Open (Pebble Beach).
Sat, Aug 12, 2017 07:41:00 PM

Beginning off No. 10 tee, World No. 203 Chris Stroud orchestrated a 3-under-par 33-35=68 in the two-day second round of the 99th PGA Championship to post 6-under 136, T3 on the leaderboard and two back of 36-hole co-leaders Kevin Kisner and Hideki Matsuyama.

Of the 10 players in the top 10 at the suspension of play on Friday evening, the 35-year-old was the only one who still had holes to complete. He was 2-under on his lap thru 13 holes, 5-under total, when the horn sounded. Along with 24 others, the Texan returned on Saturday morning and played his final five holes (Nos. 5-9) in 1-under, circling the par-5 seventh from 11'6". He found seven (of 14) fairways and 12 greens in regulation, gaining 0.879 strokes approaching-the-green but losing 0.213 around-the-green. The Lamar alum, fresh off his maiden win at the Barracuda (playoff), outpaced three bogey-5s at 11, 12 and 3, with six circles at 10 (from 20'0"), 14, 15, 1, 2 and 7. He posted 1.500 putts per GIR and 4.577 SG: Putting, No. 1 in SGP with a cumulative 7.020.
Sat, Aug 12, 2017 09:53:00 AM

Chris Stroud cruised the back nine at the Quail Hollow Club to card a first round 3-under-par 35-33=68 in round one of the 2017 PGA Championship in Charlotte, North Carolina, just one back of the early lead of Thorbjorn Olesen.

The 35-year-old winner of last week’s Barracuda Championship, his maiden victory on the PGA Tour, responded to that elation with a beautiful round of golf that is his first lap in the 60s in this tournament (his previous record is MC-MC-T65). He stroked nine pars from the get-go and started to make hay the second he made the turn. His 71-yard third shot at the par-5 10th came to rest 4’5" from the flag and he converted for birdie. He did so again when a 141-yard second at the 11th gave him a 4’10" look at a red number. The excellent approach work came in handy on the final green with a 185-yard hit settling 3’10" away and again his didn’t miss out. Stroud is far from inexperienced at Quail Hollow, but few would have predicted this start. The bogey-free lap is the first time in 10 openers that he has has broken 70 and just fourth time he has done so in 28 tries.
Thu, Aug 10, 2017 03:23:00 PM

Chris Stroud stormed the gates in round four of the Barracuda Championship, posting an 8-under-par 32-32=64 worth 20 points to earn a spot in the three-man playoff with 44 points. He would escape victoriously on the second playoff hole to finally earn his first PGA TOUR win.

Playing in his 290th PGA TOUR event, Stroud had three podium finishes on his resume but had never hoisted the hardware. That has all changed now after circling nine birdies and an eagle in the final round today, including an eagle at the closing par-5 18th. From there, the Texan took care of business with back-to-back birdies in the playoff to dismiss Greg Owen and Richy Werenski who were also vying for their maiden wins. Stroud was playing the season on conditional status after finishing 134th in the FedExCup race last year. This win locks up his PGA TOUR card and also earns him a spot into next week's PGA Championship. It will be the first major championship he's played in since the 2014 PGA Championship.
Sun, Aug 6, 2017 08:56:00 PM

Chris Stroud torched Montrêux Golf and Country Club during the final round of the Barracuda Championship, rattling off an 8-under-par 32-32=64 worth 20 points in the Modified Stableford format, good for the round of the week so far while ending his tournament at 44 points, good for the clubhouse lead with play still in progress.

Tee times were moved up and also played in threesomes off split tees due to weather concerns. Stroud took full advantage of the prime scoring conditions that the earlier tee time had to offer. The Texan landed just 11 greens in regulation but nearly all of those were high-quality looks, giving himself 10 scoring chances from inside 15 feet, failing to convert on just one (a missed 4'4" putt at the 17th). Stroud would make up for the short miss by sticking his 278-yard approach to five feet for a walk-off eagle to pair with his nine birdies. It's unlikely this lead will hold by day's end but it will be his maiden PGA TOUR victory if it does. This will also provide some much-needed FedExCup points as he entered the week just 144th in the standings as he plays this season on conditional status.
Sun, Aug 6, 2017 04:41:00 PM

Chris Stroud styled a 3-under-par 32-35=67 during round two of the FedEx St. Jude Classic, throwing his name into contention with a two-day tally of 5-under 135.

Stroud is getting the job done off the tee, striping 12 (of 14) fairways in R1 and finding 10 more today. From there he's found 23 greens in regulation, 11 today. Luckily, his flat stick picked up a little heat today, sinking four putts from the 9-to-14 foot range. It's been a balanced attacked for Stroud thus far, but I'm sure he'd love to have a mulligan on his approach shot at the par-4 12th today as it found the water leading to a double bogey. Before this week, Stroud had posted red numbers in just 2-of-15 rounds at TPC Southwind, but he's definitely found something this week.
Fri, Jun 9, 2017 01:54:00 PM

Chris Stroud and Brian Stuard breezed through TPC Louisiana in round two of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, penciling a bogey-free, 8-under-par 33-31=64, climbing to 12-under 132 at the midpoint.

This pairing didn't have much trouble on day one, and did even better on day two. Playing best ball today, Stuard circled four birdies while Stroud added three birdies and an eagle to the team's scorecard. The big bird came at the closing, par-5 18th after Stroud stuck his 244-yard approach to 12'8" and rolled it in. With six top 30s already on his Zurich resume, it's no surprise to see Stroud contending again this week as he's also paired with the defending champion. A big finish this week would help Stroud tremendously as he currently plays the 2016-17 season on conditional status.
Fri, Apr 28, 2017 02:09:00 PM

Overnight leader Chris Stroud settled for a 1-under-par 33-38=71 during the final round of the Puerto Rico Open, ending the week on 16-under 272, collecting a T8 paycheck for his efforts.

The 54-hole leader opened the day with a one shot lead but he knew he would have to keep his foot on the gas with 25 golfers within four of his lead. There was no sign of nerves to open the round as he circled three birdies to zero bogeys thru 13 holes. It was here that Stroud was unfortunate to have his tee shot plug in a hazard, leading to a penalty drop. From there the bad luck continued as his approach shot resulted in another nasty lie, this time in the greenside bunker. Stroud walked off with a double bogey but was still in the mix after he bounced back to bogey the following hole and find himself at 17-under but ended four shy on 16-under. Today's round goes to show how tough it is to win on TOUR because the Texan looked poised and ready all day, and then one bad swing can take things south in a hurry. Despite the disappointing finish, this will go in the books as his 26th career top 10 and first of the season.
Sun, Mar 26, 2017 03:29:00 PM

Chris Stroud sets his eyes on a maiden TOUR win following a bogey-free, 5-under-par 33-34=67 in round three of the Puerto Rico Open, claiming sole possession of the lead on 15-under 201 heading into the finale.

The Texan managed the course nicely today with preferred lies in effect. He split 11 (of 14) fairways to give himself a good look at the flags. His approach play wasn't as tight as it could be (just 12 GIR) but his 6-for-6 scrambling effort kept his card clean. The lack of bogeys has been a trend for Stroud, who has tallied just three bogeys all week at Coco Beach Golf & Country Club. Playing on conditional status at the moment, any finish inside the top 10 would go a long way. The 35-year-old veteran has his goals set higher as he looks to secure his first TOUR title. Stroud has three career podium already on his resume, with two of them coming outside the continental United States (T3/2014 CIMB Classic; T3/2014 OHL Classic). While he owns sole possession of the lead at day's end, there are 11 golfers within three shots of the lead and 25 golfers within four strokes.
Sat, Mar 25, 2017 06:15:00 PM

The second round of the Puerto Rico Open was suspended at 11:35 a.m. ET due to heavy rain with players being removed from the course. UPDATE: Play is scheduled to resume at 1:30 p.m.

With lift, clean and place in effect, World No. 343 Chris Stroud hung up a 7-under-par 32-33=65 in today's second round of the Puerto Rico Open to post 10-under 134, good for the early 36-hole clubhouse lead. He was on his final hole (par-5 18th) in three and had just missed a lengthy birdie try when the horn sounded. The 35-year-old chose to finish up, knocking in a short come-backer to complete an 8-birdie one-bogey lap. Playing this season on conditional status, he's making his fifth start of the season, entering the week 2-for-4 with one finish inside the top 70, a T13 at the RSM prior to the holiday break. Chasing an opening 69 (five birdies, two bogeys), the Texan improves to 6-for-7 in Puerto Rico. His best so far (and lone top 10) is T9 in 2014 (73-67-68-65).
Fri, Mar 24, 2017 11:50:00 AM