Brian Stuard
Brian Stuard
36-Year-Old Golfer
2018–19 Fantasy Outlook
Stuard has been on the PGA Tour for seven years and he's started 196 events. He's made the cut in roughly 56% of those events and he's earned a total of 14 top-10s. That's and average of just two top-10s per season. He does have a win on his resume, but only two other top-3s to show. Stuard has managed to stay inside the top-125 more often than not through his career, but he's done little else. He'll likely end up being a guy who grinds it out each season and he'll sometimes retain his card and sometimes not. He's not a salary cap target and holds just a small amount of value in other formats. Read Past Outlooks
Top-five at Shriners Open
October 7, 2019
Stuard closed with a four-under 67 on Sunday to finish in a tie for fourth place at the Shriners Hospital for Children Open.
Stuard had a very consistent week, shooting 67 or lower in all four rounds. He ended up finishing just two back of a playoff. Stuard ranked seventh in SG: Approach, sixth in SG: Tee-to-green, third in FIR's, and sixth in putts per GIR. He is off to a solid start to the new season with now back-to-back top-20's. Stuard is not in the field for the Houston Open.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Stuard has rode the coattails of his surprise maiden victory at the 2016 Zurich Classic for a year and a half, and he gets one more season of full exemption to make something happen. His win is unfortunately shaping up to be a fluke, as Stuard has failed to record a top-10 since that lone victory and missed the cut his last seven events. There's simply too much risk to trust Stuard in any event other than the Sony Open, so it's best to avoid him at all costs.
Stuard picked-up his first win on the PGA Tour last season at the Zurich Classic in May and subsequently went in the tank for quite a while. He pulled himself out of that rut, but didn't get a whole lot accomplished the rest of the way. Stuard's results have been a bit scattered since joining the PGA Tour in 2013. He's played well in that time, but he hasn't shown a very-high ceiling as of yet. With that in mind, he's not a great salary cap selection this season. In drafts, he should go near the 7th-round.
Stuard struggled in his first go-round on the PGA Tour in 2010, but he fought his way back and in 2012 he ended up safely inside the top-125. Last year he built upon that success and finished with a career-high in earnings. The biggest difference between last season and the season prior was a runner-up showing at the Mayakoba Classic. Considering that showing was his only top-3 finish on the season, there's certainly room for improvement, but there are plenty of better choices in this range than Stuard in a salary cap format. In draft leagues he should go near the 5th round.
A decent year from Stuard in 2013. He started the season well and ended the season well, but did little in the middle. In all, he earned a total on four top-10s. Here's the kicker with Stuard though, in the 2013-2014 season, he's already earned nearly $750k because of his two top-25s, one of which was a runner-up. The question now is, with his card all but assured for 2015, does he get complacent, or does he thrive because he has more confidence? When those types of questions remain entering a season, it's best to let someone else take the chance on him.
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T5 behind red hot putting
June 30, 2019
Stuard finished in a tie for fifth place at the Rocket Mortgage Classic after a four-under 68 in the final round.
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Comes back after poor first round
June 3, 2019
Stuard closed with week out with a one-under 71 on Sunday to finish in a tie for 33rd place at the Memorial Tournament.
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Bogey-free final round
April 22, 2019
Stuard fired a three-under 68 on Sunday at the RBC Heritage to finish six-under and tied for 16th.
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Gets best finish of season in Texas
April 7, 2019
Stuard fired a six-under 66 in the final round of the Valero Texas Open to grab a share of fourth place.
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Gets back on track at Honda
March 4, 2019
Stuard carded rounds of 69-70-72-68 at the Honda Classic to finish in a tie for 20th place.
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