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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Woody Austin
Brian Harman is piling up Top-10s, and lands a spot among this week’s recommendations for contests on Yahoo.
Scottie Scheffler seems to be on the verge of victory, and that alone earns him a spot in this week's picks to click in DraftKings contests.
Si Woo Kim had a rough go of it for most of the summer, but he closed last season strong, and Ryan Andrade likes his chances to return value in FanDuel contests this week.
DraftKings is running contests for both tournaments on the PGA Tour this week, and Len Hochberg has his eye on Harold Varner in the alternate event.
While the WGC-HSBC Champions play out in Shanghai, this weekend's opposite-field event in Mississippi includes golfers like Chesson Hadley and Jason Kokrak.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
Combine Austin's ball-striking with Fredrik Jacobson's putter and you have one of the best players in the world. Austin is considered one of the finest strikers on the PGA TOUR, but his putter often lets him down. At his age, there's no reason to think his putting will improve, so there's no reason to think his numbers will improve this season.
Austin is known on tour as a fabulous ball striker and when the putter is working, he's tough to beat. The problem however is this, if you select him, you need that putter to show up a few times this year. Austin is not getting any younger and you know what they say about putting as you get older.
Few events were more unexpected than the rise of Woody Austin last year. Austin played the best golf of his career last year including a win at the St. Jude Championship and a runner-up finish at the PGA Championship. Austin is one of those players that strikes the ball well and if he happens to find his putting stroke, he's dangerous. More often that not though, he can't find it. Look for a decline in production this year.
Austin has topped $1 million the last four years, but his upside isn't getting any higher. His best finish in 2006 was a tie for fifth at the Buick Championship. Expect a slight decline in production in 2007.
Austin has had a nice resurgence in his career the last three years. Before 2005 he had earned more than $1.5 million twice, but he fell off that pace a bit last year. Austin isn't in a funk, he's just hanging on and there isn't much time left. Furthermore, he had no top-10s during the regular season in 2005. I expect the downward trend in earnings to continue this year.
Austin got hot for about five weeks last year and was really playing well, almost topping Davis Love at the MCI, but after that hot streak he cooled down considerably. There is nothing in Austin's track record that would show last year was the rule rather than the exception. Prior to 2003 Austin was at the $500K mark year in and year out. He amy not fall back to those previous levels, but don't expect him to top his numbers from last year.
More Fantasy News
Austin is in the field for next week's Honda Classic.
Woody Austin: Wins Sanderson Farms in Playoff
Austin birdied the first playoff hole to win the Sanderson Farms Championship on Sunday.
Austin, Alex Cejka, Jason Gore, Kris Riley, Todd Hamilton and Ryuji Imada have been added into the field of the AT&T National Pro-Am.
Austin is in the field for the Greenbrier Classic this week.
Austin is in the field this week for the RBC Canadian Open.