A buddy of mine always laughs when he hears the name Charles Howell III. It always reminds him of
Thurston Howell III on the famous American show, Gilligan’s Island. Well one thing is for certain. Even
though Thurston Howell III played a millionaire in the show, he would definitely be jealous of Charles
Howell III today.
A native of Augusta, Georgia, Howell III has never won a major in his PGA career. However he currently
is 21 st on the all-time money list in golf with total earnings of $33,318,309. Only Steve Stricker
($43,107,224) at number 10, Matt Kuchar ($39,769,050) at number 13, and Luke Donald ($35,840,933)
at number 17, have earned more money in their careers amongst golfers who have never won a major.
In 2017, Howell III has been as consistent as any golfer on the PGA Tour. He has made the cut in all ten
tournaments he has participated in, and picked up a season high $766,800 for finishing in second place
to Kyle Stanley at the Quicken Loans National this past weekend in Washington, D.C. Howell III also
moved up significantly in the FedEx Standings as he jumped from 33 rd to 18 th after collecting 300 points.
Howell III has only won twice in his career on the PGA Tour—at the 2002 Michelob Championship in
Williamsburg, Virginia where he beat Brandt Jobe and Scott Hoch by two strokes, and the 2007 Nissan
Open where he beat Phil Mickelson in a playoff.
A decade after Howell III beat Mickelson on a third extra hole in southern California, they are the two
most consistent golfers in the field this week for The Greenbrier Classic in West Virginia. Like Howell III,
Mickelson has not missed a cut this year either (in 13 tournaments), and both have been very reliable
and a dependable fantasy option despite not finding the winner’s circle.