This article is part of our Golf Draft Kit series.
Surely, hopefully, this will be the last fantasy-golf strategy article you read because … well … welcome to the bottom of the barrel, folks.
Just about everyone you'd want to consider for your fantasy play will be from one of three places: the top-125 of last season's FedEx Cup point standings, Nos. 126-150 because they have conditional status and get to play a lot of tournaments, or a new Web.com Tour graduate.
The golfers we'll discuss are none of those guys.
In the RotoWire auction league, our 14 teams draft nine golfers each for a total of 126, and we start a maximum of five per tournament. At the end of our draft, we are really struggling to find … Blayne Barber? (Yes, I draft him last year. He finished 166th in points, long after I had released him. The shame.)
Here, we will do a deep dive to find golfers who, for one reason or another, are outside the top-150 yet still exempt in some fashion for 2018-19. We'll order them roughly from best to worst. Or, more accurately, from worse to worst. But there are a couple caveats.
Here's the first caveat. It involves Priority Category No. 21, which states that if over the course of the season a non-member equals the number of points by the No. 125th-ranked golfer from the previous season, he gets a card for the next season. Niemann did that, so he has a card and he potentially will have a