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Chris Stroud

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

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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. Jun 9 - 1:54 PM

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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.
Apr 28 - 2:09 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.
Mar 26 - 3:29 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.
Mar 25 - 6:15 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).
Mar 24 - 11:50 AM

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

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