Derek Fathauer
Derek Fathauer
33-Year-Old Golfer
2018–19 Fantasy Outlook
Fathauer has teetered on the outskirts of the PGA Tour for the last four years, this season notching just one top-10 as he made only 14-of-28 cuts. Fathauer's game relies heavily on his putter which limits his upside to consistently contend in tournaments. It's best to stay away from such a low ceiling in all formats. Read Past Outlooks
Playing in Barracuda Championship
July 30, 2018
Fathauer (undisclosed) is listed in the field for this week's Barracuda Championship.
Fathauer withdrew prior to last week's RBC Canadian Open due to an undisclosed reason, but he'll return to action at the Barracuda Championship. He missed the cut during his last start at the Barbasol Championship, but finished top-25 the week prior at the John Deere Classic.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Last season was the best of Fathauer's four seasons on the PGA Tour, but he hasn't shown much improvement in four years. The major difference between last season and his first three seasons on the PGA Tour was a T3 at the CIMB Classic, which was his first top-3 on the PGA Tour. Fathauer has improved in each of his first four full seasons on the PGA Tour, but the pace is just too slow to justify a salary cap selection this season.
Fathauer's rookie season on the PGA Tour was mildly productive, but not good enough to earn his privileges for the 2015-16. However, using his limited status, he started last season well and parlayed that into a strong season. Fathauer played well enough to earn a full exemption for the upcoming season, but can he continue to show improvement in year three? Fathauer finished the season well, but there's still not a strong body of work to fall back on at this point in his career to make him a solid salary cap pick. In draft leagues he should go near round 10.
Based on winning the four-event Tour finals, including Tour Championship last week, Fathauer will be second in priority rankings and exempt from the reshuffle. This was by far his best professional season and, at age 28, may be headed for a breakthrough. Last year’s Tour finals winner, John Peterson, failed miserably, finishing 179th in the FedEx Cup standings, but Fathauer should fare better, and even qualify for the FEC playoffs – he also already qualified for The Players Championship. He was second on the Tour in putting this past season en route to eight top 10s.
Fathauer was an All American at the University of Louisville and has all the tools to be successful at the next level. Fathauer qualified on his first attempt at Q School and could make a splash as a rookie if he plays well on the West Coast swing and is able to maintain a high ranking before the PGA Tour reshuffles the Q School and Nationwide grads in the spring.
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Won't play in RBC Canadian Open
July 23, 2018
Fathauer has withdrawn his name from the field for this week's RBC Canadian Open, Rob Bolton of reports.
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Finishes T53 despite putting well
July 3, 2018
Fathauer shot a two-over 72 in the final round of the Quicken Loans National to finish in a tie for 53rd place.
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Ties for 16th at AT&T Byron Nelson
May 21, 2018
Fathauer closed with a two-under 69 on Sunday at the AT&T Byron Nelson to finish 12-under and tied for 16th.
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Ties low round of the final round
February 26, 2018
Fathauer fired a five-under 65 in the final round of the Honda Classic to move into a tie for 13th place.
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Falters on Sunday with 74
February 19, 2018
Fathauer fell into a tie for 16th place at the Genesis Open after a disappointing three-over 74 in the final round.
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