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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Sam Saunders
When it comes to major championships these days, it's Brooks Koepka's world, and we're all just living in it. Len Hochberg ranks the field for the upcoming U.S. Open, and there's no surprise at the very top.
Scott Piercy's recent ascension into the top-20 of the FedExCup standings lands the 40-year-old among the 'Risers' in this week's Golf Barometer as he looks to add another top-10 at Colonial.
Italian golfer Francesco Molinari won at rough-laden Bay Hill, his third Tour win, and moves up to 7th in the OWGR.
Len Hochberg is back to provide recommendations for contests on DraftKings, and he has his eye on Patrick Cantlay as the new season gets underway.
Our Best Values rankings will help fantasy owners draft players who will significantly out-earn last year's money totals, like Jhonattan Vegas.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
The well-documented grandson of the legendary Arnold Palmer, Saunders earned himself PGA Tour status the last three seasons, gradually improving his earnings efficiency during that time. With another year on Tour just about locked up, he will have the opportunity to take another step forward, but don't expect anything drastic. Saunders is a solid driver of the ball but lacks in his iron game, where he's lost strokes to the field each of the last three seasons. He will need to see that aspect improve if he's going to expect more top-10 finishes.
First of all, here's hoping the golf gods shine brightly down on Saunders and give him a great 2016-17 PGA Tour season in the starts he gets to continue the great legacy of his grandfather. On the golfing side of things we'll see him some on the PGA Tour and a bunch on the Web.com Tour. He'll need to fix both his driving and iron play as he was 142ndin strokes gained-tee to green and 140th in strokes gained-total while ranking 128th in greens in regulation.
Let’s get this out of the way: He’s Arnold Palmer’s grandson. Saunders registered four top 16s in the Web.com Tour finals, after having a lackluster regular season. The 27-year-old from Clemson played one PGA Tour event last year – yes, it was Bay Hill. But he acquitted himself nicely, finishing T43 (after a final-round 77). It’s a feel-good story that he’s made the Tour but, despite having a good priority ranking at No. 13, he’ll probably be more pauper than the second coming of the King.
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Fourth MC in a row
Saunders shot rounds of 70-71 at the RBC Canadian Open to miss the cut.
T38 at Pebble Beach
Saunders carded rounds of 69-70-72-71 at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am which put him in a share of 38th place.
Solid week at Waialae
Saunders closed with a round of three-under 67 on Sunday at the Sony Open to finish in a tie for 33rd place.
Expects to play in RSM Classic