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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Richy Werenski
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Werenski did just enough to keep his card during his rookie season two years ago and he did just a little bit more than that last season. His two seasons on the PGA Tour have been remarkably similar in that he posted a runner-up finish in each and six top-25s. He missed more cuts in his second season than his first, but he did play in six more events. Werenski made just one more cut last year than the year prior, yet he earned almost $200k more. While most of his stats were similar across his two season, he did make a huge improvement in his short game. Werenski gained nearly 100 spot in strokes-gained around the green last season. It's a good sign that he was able to improve in one area and not regress in another. If Werenski can continue that trend, he'll see improvement in his overall numbers again this season. While he'll likely improve again this season, it might not be enough of a jump to justify a salary cap selection this season.
Werenski started the 2016-17 well, but a slump from February through June nearly derailed any hopes of retaining his card. A strong finish saved Werenski though and he's good to go for the upcoming season. Werenski's season on the whole was not very impressive, but goal number one for any rookie is to simply retain the playing privileges for the following season, so in that respect, the season was a success. Werenski's number is low enough that he's a decent candidate for salary cap leagues as it won't take much to significantly improve this season.
Werenski had a successful 2016 on the Web.com Tour, demonstrated by his win at the BMW Charity Pro-Am in May and three second-place finishes. Most impressive is that those seconds came at three times of the year — February, April, August. One thing that separates rookies who make the PGA Tour from those who stay on the PGA Tour is complete game consistency, and finishing high like that at different times of the year really helps. He ranked 16th in total driving but 73rd in putting, something he'll need to improve for the PGA Tour. He can contend once or twice, but stringing together multiple good appearances may be tough unless the putter improves.
More Fantasy News
Wins Barracuda Championship
Werenski scored 13 points in the final round of the modified Stableford scoring format to win the Barracuda Championship.
Still searching for first win
Werenski carded a one-under 70 on Sunday at the 3M Open to finish tied for third.
T21 at Rocket Mortgage Classic
Werenski closed with a two-under 70 on Sunday at the Rocket Mortgage Classic to finish 13-under and tied for 21st.
Second in SG: Putting at Colonial
Werenski carded a two-over 72 to post a tie for 58th place at the Charles Schwab Challenge.
Inconsistent so far this season
Werenski has competed in eight evens in the 2019-20 season and is 95th in the FedEx Cup Standings.