Golf Draft Kit: 2016-17 Sleepers & Busts
Golf Draft Kit: 2016-17 Sleepers & Busts

This article is part of our Golf Draft Kit series.


SLEEPERS

Russell Knox - This is a sleeper to a win major. Knox won the HSBC Champions, the World Golf Championship last fall, before winning the Travelers Championship in what he thought was the clincher for a captains pick on the European Ryder Cup team. We all know how that turned out - he didn't get picked and Europe could have used badly him. Expect him to have a serious chip on his shoulder and to want to prove that he not only was worthy of that pick but to also prove that he's a world class player. Winning a major in 2017 would go a long way toward that, and the guy who finished eighth in driving average, ninth in greens in regulation and 25th in scoring average in 2015-16 has the game to do it.

Wesley Bryan -
This is a sleeper to win and win fast. Contending won't be a surprise. He got a battlefield promotion, after all, for winning three Web.com Tour events in the same season and even was on the leaderboard at the John Deere Classic for a while before finishing T8. But the trick-shot artist has legitimate talent to win, and winning potentially as early as this fall would not surprise at all. And besides, he has a ton of positive mojo from 2016. He's long, can putt and has a confidence that's unique for someone who came from nowhere to something in 2016. Consider this: he only played 15 events on the

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Jeremy Schilling
Schilling covers golf for RotoWire, focusing on young and up-and-coming players. He was a finalist for the FSWA's Golf Writer of the Year award. He also contributes to PGA Magazine and hosts the popular podcast "Teeing It Up" on BlogTalkRadio.
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