Golf Barometer: Furyk on Fire
Golf Barometer: Furyk on Fire

This article is part of our Golf Barometer series.

The Florida Swing is drawing to a close as the PGA Tour heads to a challenging setup at the Innisbrook Resort's Copperhead Course, featuring a demanding three-hole closing stretch known as the Snake Pit. The Masters is now less than a month away, but the year's second WGC event appears on the schedule before then as Austin Country Club hosts the Dell Technologies Match Play next week. We'll now take a look around the Tour at a handful of players trending in value, along with several injury updates.

VALUE RISING

Jim Furyk

Returning to the top-100 in the Official World Golf Ranking for the first time since August of 2017, Furyk has already racked up four top-15s this season and posted a solo-second at the PLAYERS Championship. The 48-year-old has gained strokes both tee-to-green and putting in four straight starts, looking to extend the streak at Innisbrook where he entered the weekend in a tie for 15th. Expect regression for Furyk on longer tracks, but he's leading the entire PGA Tour in driving accuracy.

Jason Kokrak

Up to fourth on Tour in SG: Approach, 22nd in GIR percentage and ninth in SG: Tee-to-Green, Kokrak has gone 16 consecutive starts without a missed cut and owns five top-25s in 10 events this season. He's gained an average of five strokes approach through his past five tournaments and hasn't lost strokes tee-to-green since the Wyndham Championship in August. Kokrak's results could become even more impressive if he's able to figure things out

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Bryce Danielson
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