This article is part of our Golf Draft Kit series.
We surveyed our golf writers for sleepers and busts for the 2020-21 PGA Tour season. Here are the results.
NeSmith had a decent rookie season all without the benefit of being able to get off the tee as he ranked 152nd in strokes gained off the tee. A slight improvement in that number and he's top-70 this season.
— Greg Vara
The 2017 U.S. Amateur champion, Redman is entering his age-23 season on the PGA Tour. He's younger than Collin Morikawa and Viktor Hovland. He turned pro late in 2018-2019, played only six events and finished top-20 in half, including a runner-up at the Rocket Mortgage Classic. In his first full season on Tour, he had seven top-25s, four of them after the restart, topped by a T3 at the Wyndham. He clearly was progressing, thanks largely to laser-like accuracy. He ranked 13th on Tour in driving accuracy and 12th in both strokes gained: approach and greens in regulation. He ranked 50th in birdie average and finished 71st in the point standings, just missing the second playoff event. He cracked the top 100 in the world rankings. All the foundations are there for Redman to take a big step forward in 2020-21.
— Len Hochberg
Conners racked up an impressive 10 top-25 finishes in 22 starts in the 2019-20 campaign, but severe short-game issues limited the 28-year-old Canadian to just one top-10 as he earned less than $1.5M after essentially doubling that