Bud Cauley

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Bud Cauley
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name William Cauley
Born (1990-03-16) March 16, 1990 (age 24)
Daytona Beach, Florida
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight 150 lb (68 kg; 11 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Hobe Sound, Florida
Career
College University of Alabama
Turned professional 2011
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
Best results in Major Championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open T63: 2011
The Open Championship T32: 2013
PGA Championship CUT: 2012

William "Bud" Cauley (born March 16, 1990) is an American professional golfer.

Amateur career[edit]

Cauley was born in Daytona Beach, Florida where he was home schooled by his parents. He was ranked top-five nationally in junior golf and among top 15 in the world. As a junior golfer, Cauley was a member of the 2006 Junior Ryder Cup, and the 2008 USA Junior World Golf Championships team. He was also a co-medalist at the 2008 Toyota World Junior Amateur Championships. When Cauley moved up to amateur events he was ranked No. 1 in junior golf.

Cauley chose to play college golf for the University of Alabama golf team, where he became one of the best in the program's history. He was a three-time first-team Golfweek All-American during his three years at Alabama. He was also a finalist for the Hogan Award, given to the best college golfer, all three years at Alabama. Cauley was a member of the 2009 U.S. Walker Cup team, where he posted a 3-0-1 record. In 2009, Cauley was the Southeastern Conference's Freshman of the Year. That year he captured his first collegiate victory at the United States Collegiate Championship. In 2008 he won the Players Amateur, qualifying him for the 2010 Verizon Heritage on the PGA Tour. He played in the 2009 and 2010 U.S. Amateur; in 2009 Cauley beat the world's No. 1 amateur, Rickie Fowler, in the first round of match play. He also won the Terra Cotta Invitational in 2008.

Professional career[edit]

After finishing his junior year at Alabama, Cauley qualified for the 2011 U.S. Open and decided to turn professional, foregoing his senior season.[1] Cauley did not miss a cut in the first four PGA Tour events he played, which included a T4 at the Viking Classic. He also finished T4 at the Nationwide Tour's Utah Championship. Cauley made the cut at the 2011 U.S. Open, finishing T63 and guaranteeing a bypass to the second stage of Q School.[2]

Cauley also finished third at the 2011 Frys.com Open, earning $340,000. On the 2011 PGA Tour in 2011, Cauley earned $735,150 in eight starts. He finished the equivalent of 116th on the 2011 money list, joining Gary Hallberg, Scott Verplank, Phil Mickelson, Justin Leonard, Ryan Moore, and Tiger Woods as those who avoided Q school and went directly to the PGA Tour after college.

In 2012, Cauley's had four top-10 finishes; he was in the 100 in the Official World Golf Ranking by the end of July of that year.

In 2013, Cauley made only 10 cuts in 24 events. He played in the Web.com Tour Finals and finished 187th to retain his PGA Tour card for 2014.

Sponsorships[edit]

Cauley currently has an endorsement with the following companies: Footjoy, Mutual of Omaha, Titleist, Audemars Piguet, IJP Design [3]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2011 2012 2013
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open T63 DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP T32
PGA Championship DNP CUT DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

U.S. national team appearances[edit]

Amateur

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