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CHARLES HOWELL III

Player Data
  • Eligibility Code: 8
  • Birthplace: Augusta, Ga.
  • Residence: Orlando, Fla.
  • Birthdate: June 20, 1979
  • Age: 26
  • Turned Pro: 2000
  • College: Oklahoma State
Player Notes

Grew up near Augusta National GC and was a member of Augusta CC, which is adjacent to Amen Corner...Next-door neighbor was the first person who introduced him to golf...Started playing golf at age 7 and won five tournaments before his 11th birthday...Shot his first sub-70 tournament round at age 10, the same age at which he began taking lessons from instructor. . .Capped of his college golfing career in 2000 my winning the NCAA Championships in both the team competition and individual. His rounds of 67-66-63-69 gave him a eight shot win. . . Won the Jack Nicklaus Award for college golfer of the Year, turned pro right after his NCAA win. Member 2003 Presidents Cup Team.

Career Victories

PGA Tour
1 - 2002 Michelob Championship at Kingsmill

Career Summary

2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 13; rounds played - 39 ; in money - 7; top-10 finishes - 1; money $263,532 (ranked 155th - unofficial); best finish 3rd at the John Deere Classic

2000 Stats
Scoring - 70.85 / (n/a); driving distance - 285.0 / (n/a); driving accuracy -62.1% / (n/a); GIR - 69.7% / (n/a); putting - 1.777 / (n/a); birdie average - 3.87 per rd / (n/a) / total birdies - 151; sand saves - 59.0% / (n/a); scrambling - 58.2% / (n/a); all-around rank - / (n/a)

2001 Notes
Despite not qualifying for the PGA Tour in Q-School in Nov. of 2000, he still played in some tour events in 2001 and when he finished T14th at the Kemper Open (along with his T6th at BellSouth and 7th at Compaq Classic) he made enough money to earn a berth on the PGA Tour for the rest of 2001.

2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; rounds played - 85 ; in money -20; top-10 finishes - 5; money $1,520,632 (ranked 33rd-unoffical); best finish 2nd at the Greater Milwaukee Open

2001 Stats
Scoring - 69.91 / (13th); driving distance - 293.9 / (6th); driving accuracy -70.8% / (56th); GIR - 73.5% / (2); putting - 1.789 / (141st); birdie average - 4.05 per rd / (19th) / total birdies - 344; sand saves - 53.5% / (80th); scrambling - 64.3% / (16th); all-around rank - 477 / (30th).

2002 Notes
Of the 18 first-time winners was the youngest. Finished the year with four, top-six finishes in his last eight starts.

2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 32; rounds played - 112 ; in money -27; top-10 finishes - 7; money $2,702,747 (ranked 9th); Winner at the Michelob Championship at Kingsmill

2002 Stats
Scoring - 70.02 / (12th); driving distance - 293.7 / (4th); driving accuracy -69.3% / (66th); GIR - 69.0% / (25th); putting - 1.778 / (118th); birdie average - 3.95 per rd / (25th) / total birdies - 442; sand saves - 39.6% / (193rd); all-around rank - 462 / (23rd).

2003 Notes
Lost in a playoff against Mike Weir at the Tour Championship.

2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; Rounds Played - 115; in money - 29; top -10 Finishes - 6; money $2,568,955 Rank (14th); Best finish: 2nd at the Nissan Open & The Tour Championship

2003 Stats
Scoring - 70.21 / (25th); Driving Distance - 294.6 / (31st); Driving Accuracy - 62.4% / (146th); GIR - 67.9% / (42nd); Putting - 1.777 / (97th); Birdie Average - 3.72 per rd / (68th) / Total Birdies - 428; Sand Saves - 49.4% / (110th); All-Around Rank - 572 / (42nd).

2004 Notes
Shot career best round of 61 during first round of Booz Allen Classic.

2004 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; Rounds Played - 101; in money - 22; top -10 Finishes - 5; money $1,703,485 Rank (33rd); Best finish: 2nd at the Booz Allen Classic

2004 Stats
Scoring - 70.77 / (52nd); Driving Distance - 288.5 / (82nd); Driving Accuracy - 64.3% / (96th); GIR - 66.1% / (69th); Putting - 1.802 / (164th); Birdie Average - 3.26 per rd / (161st) / Total Birdies - 329; Sand Saves - 48.9% / (101st); All-Around Rank - 816 / (113th).

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