J.T. Poston
J.T. Poston
25-Year-Old Golfer
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2018–19 Fantasy Outlook
Poston failed to sneak into the top-125 during his rookie season, but he turned his partial privileges into full privileges in 2017-18 when he finished 117th on the FedEx points list. Poston accomplished in 22 events last season, what he failed to do in the season prior, which could indicate a significant improvement. Not surprisingly, Poston's improved earnings number was a result of better putting. Poston gained improved from 127th in strokes gained: on-the-green in 2017 to 77th last season. While it's a dramatic improvement, his final ranking of 77th is certainly repeatable. Considering the small investment, Poston might be worth a look in salary cap leagues this season. Read Past Outlooks
Fourth straight outside top-25
March 4, 2019
Poston shot a one-over 71 in the final round of the Honda Classic to finish in a tie for 36th place.
ANALYSIS
Poston got off to a dream start on Sunday. After an eagle on the par-5 3rd hole he was three-under through his first three holes. While it looked like he was going to put up a number, he fell off in the middle of his round with a double-bogey and three bogeys. Poston ended the week top-15 in GIR's and putts per GIR, but was 65th in scrambling percentage. Poston has now finished outside the top-25 in his last four starts, but in his four starts before that he had three such finishes. He is in the field for the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
At an overall level Poston had a decent rookie campaign, as he made 71 percent of his cuts and posted four top-25s, including one top-10. A closer look reveals a streaky nature to Poston's game, as he made 9 of 10 cuts from February through May but then missed four straight cuts mid-summer and ended the season in mediocrity. With conditional PGA Tour status for 2017-18, Poston will need to find another hot streak despite his limited opportunities if he wants to regain fully-exempt status for next year.
No victories for Poston in 2016 but consistently high finishes ensured him a playing spot on the PGA Tour for 2016-17. That's especially impressive considering he didn't even join the Web.com Tour until June, and in fact played in the Canadian Tour's Qualifying School in March. He finished second twice, the first by shooting a final-round 64 at the Lincoln Land Charity Championship and the next by losing in a playoff at the Digital Ally Open. Couple that with a third in his second event of the year and a T6 in June and Poston quickly earned enough cash to make it to the next stage. The strength of his game is his irons and putter, where he ranked fifth in greens hit and 19th in putting average. Keep that consistency going on the next level and you could have a money machine.
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First top-10 of season
January 21, 2019
Poston tied for seventh place at the Desert Classic after shooting a round of three-under 69 on Sunday.
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T20 at Waialae
January 14, 2019
Poston closed with a four-under 66 on Sunday at the Sony Open to finish in a tie for 20th place.
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Top-25 despite struggles with putter
November 12, 2018
Poston shot a two-under 69 on Sunday to finish in a tie for 21st place at the Mayakoba Golf Classic.
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Missed cut at Wyndham
August 21, 2018
Poston missed the cut at the Wyndham Championship after rounds of 71-73.
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Fifth place result at Barbasol Championship
July 24, 2018
Poston fired a bogey-free six-under 66 in the final round of the Barbasol Championship to move into solo fifth place.
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