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Golf Barometer: Hatt's Off

Tyrell Hatton has earned a boost in fantasy value -- and a tip of the cap -- for his recent run of sterling play overseas.

Golf Barometer: The Rise of Woodland

Gary Woodland has finished as a runner-up twice at the CIMB Classic. Will this finally be his year to claim the win?

Golf Barometer: Danny's Descent

The PGA Tour season begins this week at the Safeway Open, but a back injury will force Danny Lee to watch from the sidelines as he continues his recovery.

Golf Barometer: Kiz the Season Goodbye

While the likes of Jon Rahm and Justin Rose have improved their fantasy stock throughout the FedExCup Playoffs, Kevin Kisner owns zero top-40s in his last four starts.

Golf Barometer: Consistent Casey

Paul Casey hasn't won since 2014, but six straight top-15s have the Englishman trending in the right direction with two events left in the FedExCup Playoffs.

Golf Barometer: Cant Knock the Hustle

Despite playing in just 10 events this season Patrick Cantlay sits an impressive 50th in the FedExCup Standings, and two quality finishes in his last two tournaments signal he is peaking at the right time.

Golf Barometer: Wilted Rose

Justin Rose sits just two spots outside of the top-30 in the FedExCup standings, but poor recent form provides a pessimistic playoff outlook.

Golf Barometer: Hank the Tank

Henrik Stenson is charging into the FedExCup Playoffs thanks to four Top-25 finishes over his last five tournament appearances.

Golf Barometer: Swafford the Sleeper

Hudson Swafford is making a rise back through the ranks. After missing four straight cuts earlier this year, he's made five straight and placed top-10 last weekend.

Golf Barometer: Sneds Still Sidelined

Brandt Snedeker is hoping to play in next week's PGA Championship, but his fantasy value remains stagnant for now with the injury to his midsection keeping him out of action this week.

Golf Barometer: A Raising Grace

Branden Grace's fantasy value is on the rise thanks to a recent run of quality golf, one that includes the best round in a major ever.

Golf Barometer: Thomas Takes a Tumble

On the heels of two missed cuts in a row, Justin Thomas' value has taken a hit on the eve of the Open Championship.

Golf Barometer: Man of Streel

Kevin Streelman earns a spot in this week's

Golf Barometer: Gloomy Day

Jason Day has been mighty quiet this season, and he finds himself among this week's 'Fallers' on the heels of consecutive missed cuts.

Golf Barometer: Good Berger

Like Kenan and Kel saved the restaurant, Daniel Berger has saved the seasons of some fantasy owners by racking up half of his 2016-17 winnings over the last three weeks.

Golf Barometer: Haas Party

Bill Haas struggled for a few weeks after the Masters, but three Top-25s in a row -- including a high finish at the U.S. Open -- provides reason to celebrate.

Golf Barometer: Honing in on Horschel

Billy Horschel has played well of late and has historically finished well in the U.S. Open, making him a golfer to keep an eye on this week at Erin Hills.

Golf Barometer: Less is Moore

Ryan Moore's stock is down over the last couple weeks, and it could be a while before things improve thanks to a shoulder injury that will prevent him from playing in next week's U.S. Open.

Golf Barometer: How-ell's it Going?

Things aren't going great for Charles Howell III, who has not played on Tour since mid-April and remains sidelined indefinitely.

Golf Barometer: Louis, Louis

Oh no, we gotta go...get on board with Louis Oosthuizen, whose fantasy value is on the way up thanks to a recent run of quality finishes.

Golf Barometer: Reed Revving Up

Patrick Reed has not made much noise since the calendar flipped to 2017, but three straight Top-25 finishes have his fantasy value heading in the right direction.

Golf Barometer: Don't Call My Name

Roberto Castro was a pleasant surprise for fantasy owners last season, but he has struggled mightily during the current campaign, particularly of late.

Golf Barometer: How Now, Finau

Tony Finau has been in a groove of late, landing him atop the list of this week's players on the rise.

Golf Barometer: Cantlay Can Play

It was a long time away for Patrick Cantlay, but he has shown no signs of rust in his return to PGA Tour action.

Golf Barometer: Brooks Gets a Boost

A quality result in consecutive events has Brooks Koepka's fantasy value on the way up.

Golf Barometer: Charging Charley

Charley Hoffman's game is on the rise as the Tour heads to Augusta, a course Hoffman has fared well at the last couple years.

Golf Barometer: Fall From Grace

He still sits 20th in the OWGR, but the last month of tournaments have not been kind to South Africa's Branden Grace.

Golf Barometer: Zach's Off Track

Zach Johnson heads into this week's Match Play competition without much momentum, having recorded just one top-25 finish since mid-January.

Golf Barometer: Crooked Smyl-ie

Smylie Kaufman appeared well on his way to success around this time in 2016, but he has struggled since and lands in this week's group of Fallers.

Golf Barometer: The Grill-o is cold

Emiliano Grillo's stock has cooled of late due to struggles with a number of aspects of his game.

Golf Barometer: Wanna be a Fowler

Rickie Fowler called the shots in a convincing Honda Classic victory and heads this week's list of players on the rise.

Golf Barometer: Ollie Ollie Oxen Free

Thanks to an impressive start to his rookie campaign and three top-25 finishes in his last three starts, Ollie Schniederjans is in hiding no more.

Golf Barometer: Soaring Scott

Adam Scott has not played in the U.S. since 2016, but he still carries plenty of momentum heading into this week's event at Riviera.

Golf Barometer: 'Serging' up the Ranks

Sergio Garcia made a big move up the world rankings -- and landed a spot among this week's risers -- after taking home the title in Dubai last week.

Golf Barometer: Finau Finding His Way

Tony Finau's fantasy value is on the rise thanks to a hot -- and consistent -- month of January.

Golf Barometer: There Is no Joy in Mudville

Mighty (Paul) Casey has struck out...in two straight tournaments to kick off the new calendar year.

Golf Barometer: No Knox on Russell

It's tough to have any complaints about Russell Knox, who had an impressive 2015-16 season and has picked up right where he left off in the new year.

Golf Barometer: Thomas Trending Up

The PGA Tour -- and the Barometer -- return to action following a winter break, and Justin Thomas gets top billing coming off a victory in the Tournament of Champions.

Golf Barometer: Matsuyama Moves Mountains

Despite the return of Tiger Woods, Matsuyama held off the competition and continues his ascent to the top of the rankings.

Golf Barometer: Spieth Picks Up Speed

With a win at the Australian Open, Spieth is gaining back his old confidence and will look to keep momentum going in a fierce field.

Golf Barometer: Brooks Gets a Boost

Brooks Koepka is off to a hot start this season, which increases his fantasy value and sets the stage for what could be a big 2017 for the up-and-coming golfer.

Golf Barometer: Piercing the Competition

With competition heating up, Scott Piercy finds himself rising through the ranks of elite players.

Golf Barometer: Steele-ing the Show

Thanks to a hot start to the 2016-17 campaign, Brendan Steele heads the list of players on the rise this week.

Golf Barometer: Thomas Time

Justin Thomas' value is on the rise thanks to his hot start to the season, which includes three Top-25 finishes -- and a win, to boot -- in three events.

Golf Barometer: Young and Bulletproof

Patrick Reed iron play and putting bail out his wayward tee shots, and it's filled him with plenty of confidence.

Golf Barometer: Match Play Picks

Can Sergio Garcia bomb his way out of the Ben Hogan bracket at the WGC-Accenture Match Play event? Find out that and all the picks.

Golf Barometer: Analyzing the Staff League Auction

Picks and pans from the RotoWire staff league auction. How much is Jordan Spieth worth this year, and who earned the curse of the favorite?

Golf Barometer: If the Choker Fits, Wear It

Jim Furyk's final-round choke jobs are becoming so routine that he's earned a new nickname from David Ferris.

Golf Barometer: One and Done

Geoff Ogilvy has missed 11 cuts in majors since the 2006 U.S. Open, and this year he wasn't even good enough to make it to the second round of the FedEx Cup.

Golf Barometer: Welcome Back, Henrik

Henrik Stenson has what it takes -- an accurate driver and locked-in irons -- to compete anywere, including in the FedEx Cup.

Golf Barometer: POY Clubhouse Leader

The days of Tiger vs. the field might be gone, but Tiger Woods is the easy pick if you have just one at the PGA Championship.

Golf Barometer: Brandt Cashin' In Big

So much for the injury concerns, Brandt Snedeker now has four classy cashes in a row. Now if he can just bag a major.

Golf Barometer: Lefty Figures Out the Links

The only way Phil Mickelson can top his British Open exploits is to get over the hump at the U.S. Open.

Golf Barometer: British Open Picks

Defending champ Ernie Els could make a run at a fifth major at this year's Open Championship, but he's not the pick to win. Find out who is.

Golf Barometer: A Four-Day Story

Graeme McDowell captured the French Open and now turns his attention to the British Open where he's looks to be a four-day story.

Golf Barometer: He Haas It

Bill Haas has already bagged five PGA Tour victories, putting him more than halfway to the nine that his dad won.

Golf Barometer: Simple Names, Simple Games

Ken Duke earned his first PGA Tour victory at age 44, becoming a new version of an old favorite.

Golf Barometer: Justin Rose to the Occasion

It was just a matter of time before Justin Rose had a breakthrough in the majors. And it won't be his last major, either.

Golf Barometer: U.S. Open Predictions

Can Bubba Watson keep his spurs from jingling and jangling long enough to content at this week's U.S. Open? Find out in the Barometer.

Golf Barometer: Keep Smiling, Kooch

Matt Kuchar's fantastic season has him squarely in the Player of the Year discussion, and U.S. Open could give him even more reason to smile.

Golf Barometer: Kuchar Eyes the Next Level

Matt Kuchar is rounding into form nicely, and his game sounds like a good recipe for U.S. Open contention.

Golf Barometer: A Bankable Stud

When you open with a course-record 60, you're supposed to win, but Keegan Bradley has had a quietly effective year this season.

Golf Barometer: Thin-Skinned Sergio

The the dustup between Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia at Sawgrass was more about Garcia's thin skin than anything else.

Golf Barometer: Picks for the Fifth Major

Graeme McDowell is the very definition of unflappable, but will that be enough to take Sawgrass this week?

Golf Barometer: The Sizzling Gator

Billy Horschel is a horse for any course, and the upcoming Players Championship might make him an even bigger star.

Golf Barometer: Buy-Low Opportunity

Aaron Baddeley is quietly having a steady year. Is the timing right for a buy low?

Golf Barometer: The Body is Willing, but the Head is Weak

Sergio Garcia charged out of the gate at the Masters with a 66, then followed with a 76 on Friday. But did that really surprise anyone?

Golf Barometer: Green Jacket No. 4?

With all eyes on Tiger Woods this week, can Phil Mickelson swoop in and steal his fourth green jacket?

Golf Barometer: Welcome Back to No. 1, Ace

The sky is the limit for Tiger Woods now that he's licked his putting problems.

Golf Barometer: Tiger's Back on Top

After his win at Doral, Tiger Woods deserves to be the top-valued player in fantasy -- and the obvious favorite at The Masters.

Golf Barometer: Rose in Bloom

If Justin Rose gets a little more consistent with the putter, he should be able to bag multiple majors the next 5-10 years.

Golf Barometer: The Tour's Ramblin' Wreck

With a great putter and short game, Matt Kuchar is knocking on the door of stardom - and majors championships.

Golf Barometer: Match Play Picks

The 63-match crystal ball for the Match Play Championship.

Golf Barometer: Pick Up the Pace, Kid

James Hahn is making a name for himself, but his deliberate pace of play is becoming difficult to sit through.

Golf Barometer: The Clambake

Great One status is getting ever-closer for Dustin Johnson, who has a sterling record at The Clambake.

Golf Barometer: Lindsey Vonn, Farmers MVP

If there's one person to thank for Tiger's dominant victory at Torrey Pines, it might be Lindsey Vonn.

Golf Barometer: Confidence and Momentum

Confidence and momentum are powerful things, and Phil Mickelson has both as he heads into one of his favorite events at one of his favorite courses.

Golf Barometer: Analyzing the RotoWire Staff League

The 14-team auction has some good values and some surprises. Who made out and who needs to hit the waiver wire?

Golf Barometer: A Look Ahead to the Ryder Cup

The picks are in. Does Davis Love need a mulligan?

Golf Barometer: FedEx Cup Predictions

Golf Barometer: This Marathon Requires Foot Joys

Golf Barometer: Phil is an Old 42

Golf Barometer: Big Easy Not Done Yet

Golf Barometer: British Open Predictions

Golf Barometer: Tick Tock for Cinderella Potter

Golf Barometer: No Denying Tiger's Upgrade

Golf Barometer: Fluke File for Thompson?

Golf Barometer: Simpson Saved by Irons

Golf Barometer: U.S. Open Predictions

Golf Barometer: Rory: Love Comes with a Price

Golf Barometer: Wham, Bam, Welcome Back, ZJ

Golf Barometer: Golfers to Buy, Sell at Colonial

Golf Barometer: Play Quickly, Play Decisively, Play Happy

Golf Barometer: Furyk's a Four-Day Story

Golf Barometer: About Time for Dufner

Golf Barometer: Texas Open Needs Johnny Miller

Golf Barometer: No Country for Short Men

Golf Barometer: The Old Tiger is not Coming Back

Golf Barometer: Tweeting the Masters

Golf Barometer: Tiger Not the Masters Favorite

Golf Barometer: Justin Rose All Grown Up

Golf Barometer: Big Prediction for Tiger at WGC

Golf Barometer: Mahan's Confidence Boost

Golf Barometer: Match Play Brackets Predictions

Golf Barometer: Belichick Finally Beats the Giants

Golf Barometer: Stanley's Best Skill: Short Memory

Golf Barometer: Tiger's on the Prowl

Golf Barometer: Phil's the Phavorite

Golf Barometer: The Eleanor Rigby Tourney

Golf Barometer: Worse than Senior Skip Day

Golf Barometer: Go the Extra Buck on Rose

Golf Barometer: Major-less Simpson for POY?

Golf Barometer: Dustin Pays the Bills

Golf Barometer: Couples: King of the Fairway Gait

Golf Barometer: The Hero of Woodstock

Golf Barometer: New Caddy and A Big Win

Golf Barometer: Give Stallings a Big Upgrade

Golf Barometer: All Eyes On O'Hair

Golf Barometer: Ogilvy's a Bad Car Thief

Golf Barometer: Predicting the British Open

Golf Barometer: Watney: America's Best Hope

Golf Barometer: Time for Tiger's Black Hat

Golf Barometer: U.S. Open Recap

Golf Barometer: U.S. Open Predictions

Golf Barometer: Bronx Cheer for Slow Players

Golf Barometer: The Northwestern Grad can Close

Golf Barometer: Welcome Back to the Other Tiger

Golf Barometer: The Best American is ... ?

Golf Barometer: Kim's Manhood-Robbing 78

Golf Barometer: Is Bubba the Best?

Golf Barometer: "Everyman" Knows his Limits

Golf Barometer: A Windy Sweep through Texas

Golf Barometer: Fallout from the Masters

Golf Barometer: A Masters 10-Pack

Golf Barometer: Tiger: The Legend is Dead?

Golf Barometer: Woodland's Portable Profile

Golf Barometer: Where's Watney in a Re-Draft?

Golf Barometer: More Sabbatini, Please

Golf Barometer: The Northwestern Mafia's Favorite

Golf Barometer: Match Play Championship: 63 Darts

Golf Barometer: Bravo D.A. Points

Golf Barometer: The Ichiro of Golf

Golf Barometer: Signature Win for Bubba

Golf Barometer: Meat Earns an Upgrade

Golf Barometer: The Everyman of the Tour

Golf Barometer: Byrd Flying High

Golf Barometer: We're Hawaii Bound

Let's stop by Hawaii to see where some of the stocks are headed - both for this week specifically and long-term - as we kick off the 2011 PGA Tour.

Finding Fantasy Golf Values: Eight Basic Rules

Will Tiger Woods rebound from a down 2010? David Ferris discusses Tiger among many others when sharing his general draft principles.

Golf Barometer: Catch You in 2011

The Ryder Cup capped a big year in golf, but it ultimately has to be a disappointment for Phil Mickelson despite his Masters victory.

Golf Barometer: Ready for Ryder Cup

Jim Furyk leads the U.S. into the Ryder Cup as we get ready for one of the most underrated three days in sports.

Golf Barometer: Down to the Final 30

Golf Barometer: Playoff Upgrades, Downgrades

Golf Barometer: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Golf Barometer: Playoffs? ... Playoffs??

Golf Barometer: Youth was Served at the PGA

Golf Barometer: To the Tee Box for Major No. 4

Golf Barometer: Welcome Back, Appleby

Golf Barometer: Weather Hot, Euros Hotter

Golf Barometer: Reflections on The Open

Golf Barometer: British Open Picks

Golf Barometer: The Teeth of the Summer Schedule

Golf Barometer: Golf Cinema

Golf Barometer: Surveying the Golf Landscape

Golf Barometer: The Most Interesting Major

Golf Barometer: As Consistent as a Paper Cup

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