Golf Draft Kit: 2019-20 Sleepers & Busts

Golf Draft Kit: 2019-20 Sleepers & Busts

This article is part of our Golf Draft Kit series.

We surveyed our golf writers for sleepers and busts for the 2019-20 PGA Tour season. Here are the results.


Viktor Hovland

While he wasn't able to land a PGA Tour card with his limited sponsor exemption starts last year on the PGA Tour like fellow newcomers Matthew Wolff and Collin Morikawa, he did clinch his card for the 2019-20 season with a runner-up finish at the Albertsons Boise Open in the Korn Ferry Tour Finals. The Oklahoma State product posted finishes of T54-T13-T13-T16-4th in five starts as a professional after notching low-amateur status in both the Masters and U.S. Open with finishes of T32 and T12 respectively. Hovland is an incredible ball-striker. He would have ranked second on the PGA Tour in SG: Off-the-tee and third in SG: Approach had he had enough starts to qualify. The short game is still an area for improvement, but that consistent ball striking has the 21-year-old poised to make a lot of money for years to come. Buy stock in the kid now before it's too late. 
— Ryan Andrade

Jason Day

The 2018-19 season was the Aussie's worst since 2012. Day finished 54th in the FedExCup standings and 35th on the money list. The difference was his short game proficiency. Day ranked 100th in SG: Around and 102nd in scrambling last year, which is almost unthinkable if you've watched him for the last five years. Iron play has always been the issue with Day, but he was 16th in GIR

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Pete Gargano
Gargano covered golf for RotoWire, specializing in the European Tour.
Len Hochberg
Len Hochberg has covered golf for RotoWire since 2013. A veteran sports journalist, he was an editor and reporter at The Washington Post for many years. He was named 2020 "DFS Writer of the Year" by the FSWA and was nominated for the same award in 2019.
Greg Vara
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