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Chris Stroud |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (33) / 2/3/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 180
College: Lamar University

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Chris Stroud fashioned a 6-under-par 33-33=66 in his second round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans to post 11-under 133 at the break, one stroke off the 36-hole lead.
Stroud is hitting his stride once again. He went 3-for-3 in scrambling but squared a three-putt bogey from 28'4" at the par-4 15th hole. However, he covered it well with seven birdies, including conventional conversions from 10'4" and 27'2" at the par-4 16 and sixth holes, respectively. But Stroud's most impressive hole-out occurred at the par-4 fourth where he jarred a 20-yarder from off the green right of the surface. When he signed his card, it officially matched his lowest aggregate in 44 rounds this season. And at last check, he ranked second in the field with a aggregate strokes gained: tee-to-green clip of 6.396. Apr 25 - 10:41 AM

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Chris Stroud cruised to a 5-under-par 34-33=67 in his opening round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, finishing three strokes off the clubhouse lead.

Stroud hit 17 greens in regulation, but squared a three-putt bogey from 35'1" at the par-4 fourth hole. Elsewhere, he converted six birdies, including rolls from 22'2" and 14'11" at Nos. 14 and 18, respectively. This is his his lowest first round since he shot 66 to open a T4 at The Greenbrier Classic last summer.
Apr 23 - 3:09 PM

Chris Stroud has fashioned a pair of 4-under-par 68s to begin the Shell Houston Open.

He's a local resident in his 10th appearance in the tournament. Stroud's best finish in eight tries at the Golf Club of Houston occurred last year when he shared 12th place. We can't rule out that that success has mattered this week because he arrived in search of something positive. Stroud sits 147th in the FedExCup standings with only five paydays on the season. Thus far this week, he's missed only five (of 28) fairways and seven greens in regulation, and has traded five birdies with one bogey in each round. Today's set of par breakers featured three from outside 13 feet, the longest stretching 26'4" at the par-3 16th hole. He's only one shot off the pace of the 36-hole clubhouse co-leaders.
Apr 3 - 2:45 PM

Texas-born and Lamar University grad Chris Stroud makes ninth career start on Golf Club of Houston's Tournament Course.

Stroud is 4-for-8 at GC of Houston with only one top-30 finish, a T12 in last year's edition. Has MCs in five of nine starts in his 2014-15 PGA TOUR campaign -- including his last two -- with season-best T27 at Puerto Rico his lone top 30. Additional concern is he ranks outside the top 150 on TOUR in the majority of key performance stats.
Mar 31 - 10:25 AM

Chris Stroud buried five birdies in his opening round of the Puerto Rico Open, but walked off with an even-par 34-38=72.

We don't know why Stroud called it quits after one round at PGA National last week -- he shot 80, so you can draw your own conclusion -- but his track record at Trump International Golf Club-Puerto Rico is pretty good. That gave reason to give him the benefit of the doubt in some formats. Alas, he squared a bogey at the par-4 third hole and doubles at the par-4 13th and par-3 16th. Overall, he split nine (of 14) fairways and hit 12 greens in regulation, so his tee-to-green form is fine. Assuming he eludes the big numbers on Friday, expect a rebound.
Mar 5 - 5:24 PM

Chris Stroud is listed in the published field of next week's Puerto Rico Open.

Stroud didn't submit an explanation publicly for his withdrawal after an opening 80 at The Honda Classic on Thursday, so he'll handle that internally with the PGA TOUR. Perhaps the trip to the island will provide the turnaround he's seeking. After all, Stroud placed T18 in Puerto Rico in 2013. He bettered to a T9 last year.
Feb 27 - 7:27 PM

Chris Stroud withdrew from The Honda Classic following his opening round.

Stroud turned in a 10-over-par 41-39=80 before calling it quits. He erased one birdie (from 23-and-a-half feet at the par-4 first hole, his 10th of the round) with five bogeys and three doubles. It's his tenth withdrawal in 226 career PGA TOUR starts. It also ends six consecutive paydays at PGA National. Today's aggregate is his highest since a second-round 81 at the 2012 PGA Championship. If an explanation is released for today's decision, we will relay it to you.
Feb 26 - 3:54 PM

Chris Stroud arrives at this week's Honda Classic on the heels of two straight top 50s looking to add another at a favorable PGA National venue.

Stroud has a love affair with PGA National's Bermudagrass greens, evidenced by his 18.768 strokes gained:putting over his last five trips here. With those kind of putting stats, it's no surprise that he's collected five paydays during that stretch including three top 15s. Gamers should give high consideration to Stroud when setting their rosters this week.
Feb 25 - 8:29 PM

Chris Stroud enters the Waste Management Phoenix Open ranked 130th in the FedExCup standings.

Hopes were high that 2014-15 would be a big year for Stroud after finishing 47th in the 2013-14 FedExCup standings. That hasn't been the case thus far, with a T23 in the OHL Classic at Mayakoba representing the current highlight. He has made his last three cuts at TPC Scottsdale, with three of those resulting in top-20 finishes, so this sets up to be the classic case of poor current form versus poor course history. He missed the cut in the Sony Open in Hawaii and the Humana Classic.
Jan 27 - 8:22 PM

Chris Stroud finished T23 in his final start of the fall and currently ranks 98th on the FedExCup totem pole.

Stroud is known for devouring short courses. He collected a pair of podium finishes during last season's Fall Series, so he must feel disappointing with this start. The Lamar University grad finished 47th in the FEC standings last season, his second straight inside the top 50. At 32 years of age, Stroud is in his prime years and will make a push at that coveted first PGA TOUR victory.
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 08:22:00 PM

Chris Stroud will have a look at old yardage books as he returns to a favorable El Camaleón Golf Club for this week's OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

Stroud enters the week as a true course horse, posting top 15s in four of his seven trips to Mayakoba, including three straight top 5s. His lack of distance off the tee limits his upside on many of the PGA TOUR courses, but that's not the case this week as El Camaleón plays under 7,000 total yards. Gamers in all formats should give Stroud serious consideration this week.
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 09:03:00 AM

Chris Stroud tied for third in the 2013 CIMB Classic and is back on the prowl at Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club this week.

Stroud missed the cut with back-to-back 75s at the Open to open the 2014-15 season and has skipped the two events since. That poor finish is likely an aberration. He was consistent in 2013-14, nabbing 11 top 25s. This is the classic case of course history versus current form.
Tue, Oct 28, 2014 01:57:00 PM

Chris Stroud crafted a bogey-free, 2-under-par 35-34=69 in his second round of the Deutsche Bank Championship to post 4-under 138, four strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

Stroud hit 13 greens in regulation in each of his first two rounds, but he squared one bogey in the lid-lifter. Today's biggest challenge to avoid a blemish occurred at the par-4 13th hole. He sailed his approach right of the green, but would eventual convert his par attempt from 18'8". He also holed two birdies, the longer measuring 30'11" at the par-3 16th. Stroud arrived at TPC Boston sitting quietly at 41st in the FedExCup standings, so we'll see him again next week, too.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 01:46:00 PM

Chris Stroud hopes the third time is the charm at the 96th PGA Championship.

Stroud is 0-for-2 in his previous two PGA appearances, and just 1-for-7 in his career at major championships. His 2014 season has already been a career best though, setting a personal high in season earnings and grabbing 10 top-25 finishes in 21 events. With great season form, but lack of any major championship pedigree, Stroud falls somewhere in the middle this week as a high upside option with a considerable amount of risk.
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 10:17:00 AM

Chris Stroud finished his week at The Greenbrier Classic with a 1-under-par 33-36=69 to crack the top 10 at 9-under 271.

Stroud circled three birdies without a blemish on the first 12 holes, jumping into contention for his first PGA TOUR win, but handed back bogeys at the 13th and 15th holes. Two of his birdies were notable, with a 24'10" effort at the par-4 ninth trumping a 16-footer at the par-4 11th. He landed 14 GIR and gained over a stroke with his putter on the afternoon. His breakthrough win will have to wait for another day.
Sun, Jul 6, 2014 05:24:00 PM