This article is part of our PGA Tour Stats Review series.
The new PGA Tour season is here! Didn't you miss us? Tiger Woods won't be at the Safeway Open after all but a lot of good young PGA Tour players are and our stats article will look at some of these young guys:
There is Momentum!
It's a new season but there are guys, especially those that played well in the Web.com Tour Finals, who have some serious momentum right now. (Although Hurricane Matthew canceled their last event, they played as recently as three weeks ago.) Additionally, there's always the chatter this time of year about the hot rookie. While I believe that this side of Wesley Bryan and DeChambeau (if you count him that way) that this is a fairly weak rookie class, here's a couple who come in on good form: (for more on all the rookies, check out their perspective pages on the RotoWire Fantasy Golf Draft Kit):
Ryan Blaum - Blaum got his PGA Tour card through the Web.com Tour Finals and used a T5 in Boise and a T18 in Columbus to do it. In Boise he finished with 64 and ranked T2 in birdies and tenth in putts per GIR. If he continues that combination on the PGA Tour, he might contend. Blaum was 33rd on the regular season money list, just missing out on getting his card that way. He also competed last fall at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba on the PGA Tour and tied for 29th. A player hot right now,