This article is part of our Golf Barometer series.
The PGA Tour makes a roughly 8,000-mile journey from Napa, California to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia this week following the season-opening Safeway Open, as the fall swing and 2018-19 season are now underway. The CIMB Classic will host a minuscule 78-entrant field while the European Tour's British Masters draws a great deal of attention across the pond as well. We'll take a look at several fantasy trends around the globe following the Safeway Open and Europe's rout of Team USA at the Ryder Cup.
Fleetwood has racked up five consecutive top-25s since the start of the FedExCup Playoffs, but he most recently tied for second at the Euro Tour's Alfred Dunhill Links Championship just one week after winning all four of his Ryder Cup matches alongside teammate Francesco Molinari. Last season on the PGA Tour, Fleetwood ranked sixth in scoring average and fifth in birdie percentage.
Hatton choked away what would have been a third consecutive title at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, having secured a hold of the 54-hole lead this past week. A disappointing T2 finish allowed him to jump from 26th to 23rd in the Official World Golf Ranking, however. The Englishman has finished no worse than T29 in six consecutive starts, adding a trio of top-12s during this span.
Im entered his rookie campaign with plenty of hype after leading the Web.com Tour's regular season money list wire-to-wire throughout the 2018 season, and he didn't disappoint with a T4