This article is part of our Golf Barometer series.
While a polar vortex sweeps a major portion of the continental United States, thousands upon thousands of untamed golf fans gather in beautiful Arizona for this week's Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale. The 'People's Open' is a rare chance for players to unapologetically connect with an abnormally rowdy crowd, as displayed at the adrenaline-filled par-3 16th each day. We'll now take a look at several trends in value on Tour from a fantasy perspective and provide a couple injury updates as well.
The Las Vegas native has made it clear he's an aficionado of desert golf, so it's no surprise Piercy is on his game early at TPC Scottsdale. The 40-year-old currently ranks top-30 on Tour in both driving accuracy and proximity, ascending to 21st in the FedExCup standings thanks in part to three straight top-10s from the CJ Cup through the Mayakoba Golf Classic. Piercy has made the cut in seven consecutive starts and will make it eight at the WMPO.
Mullinax was a ball-striking machine at Torrey Pines last week where he ranked top-5 among the field in SG: Approach, SG: T2G and GIR percentage to notch his first top-25 of the season. He's made four consecutive cuts dating back to the RSM Classic and began his WMPO debut with a four-under 67 on Thursday, collecting four birds and an eagle in the process.
Poston is another first-timer at TPC Scottsdale, but he also came out of the