David Hearn
David Hearn
2018–19 Fantasy Outlook
After six-straight years of retaining his card, Hearn has slipped outside the top 125 in FedEx Cup points the last two seasons. He managed 21 events last season but made only 11 cuts with a pair of top-10s (one of them in the 2-man Zurich Classic). Considering his past of solid but underwhelming play, he's due for a slight bounce back but will need a full slate of events to really have a shot at cracking $1M in earnings for the sixth time in his career. Read Past Outlooks
Misses out on FedExCup Playoffs
August 20, 2018
Hearn closed with an even-par 70 on Sunday at the Wyndham Championship to finish 15-under and tied for eighth.
Hearn left the clutch gene at home Sunday, as the Canadian posted his worst score of the week thanks to a trio of bogeys in his final 18 holes at Sedgefield CC to miss the FedExCup Playoffs. He'll look to earn his card for the 2018-19 season during the upcoming Web.com Tour Finals, which begin this week at the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
After six consecutive years of retaining his card, Hearn just slipped outside the top 125 in FedEx Cup points last season and into conditional status. The 38-year-old Canadian has proven himself solid though less-than-flashy, with no career wins and just thrice coming close to a breakthrough. If Hearn can afford himself enough events to prove himself, expect a bounceback and a return to full exemption on the PGA Tour.
Six years on the PGA Tour for Hearn and six cards retained. There's not much to say beyond that. Hearn is steady, but not remarkable. His best season was 2015 when he earned just over $1.8 million. His cuts-made percentage has remained steady around 66% for most of his career. He's definitely not the right person for a salary cap position, but he provides stability on a drafted team. In draft leagues he should go somewhere near the eighth or ninth round.
Hearn, known as the "other Canadian" for much of the season, was a bit of a disappointment last season. Living in the shadow of fellow Canadian Graham DeLaet, Hearn was carving out a nice little slice of the PGA Tour kitty heading into this season, but for some reason the momentum came to a halt this year. With that said, he's still on the way up and at this price, he's definitely worth a look in salary cap leagues this year.
A very nice 2013 season that included seven top-25s, two top-10s and a runner-up finish. Hearn's performance was a nice surprise and not many had him pegged for a solid season. The good news is, he finished the 2013 season with a lot of momentum, the bad news is, he has little track record to fall back on, which makes him a risky proposition in salary cap leagues. In draft leagues he should go in the 60-70 range.
With only two top-10s on his resume last season, it's quite amazing that David Hearn was able to make more than $1 million. Hearn put together a workman-like effort last season, earning no more than $160K in any week, yet still managing to secure his card for 2013. Hearn has been at this for a while now, and he's never had a break-through year, so his upside appears limited. He's not a good option in salary cap leagues this year and he should go in the 10th round or later in draft leagues.
Hearn had a good start, followed by a sluggish middle part of the season and a strong finish in the fall season. Hearn fared much better in his second-go-round on the PGA TOUR, earning three top-10s last season, something which he failed to do even once in his rookie season of 2005. Though he showed improvement last year, he still struggled in the middle of the season when up against the best that the PGA Tour had to offer, which means he'll likely come in around the same number as last season.
Hearn has spent a lot of time on the Nationwide Tour over the past decade, but until recently, he did not have a lot of success. In fact, his best result in the last five years on the Nationwide Tour was a runner-up finish, which is the primary reason he finished in the top-25 last season. Don't expect a whole lot from Hearn this season.
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Moves up 24 spots in final round
July 3, 2018
Hearn fired a four-under 66 on Sunday at the Quicken Loans National to move into a tie for 41st place.
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Joins Fort Worth Invitational field
May 21, 2018
Hearn has been added to the field for this week's Fort Worth Invitational, Ron Mintz of MyGolfDaily.com reports.
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Pairs with Seamus Power for T10 finish
April 29, 2018
Hearn and Seamus Power shot a four-under 68 on Sunday, moving up to finish in a tie for 10th at the Zurich Open.
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Final round 70 in Texas
April 22, 2018
Hearn finished in a tie for 16th at the Valero Texas Open, after shooting a two-under 70 on Sunday.
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Moves into top-20 on Sunday
November 20, 2017
Hearn fired a final round five-under 65 to move into a tie for 17th place at the RSM Classic.
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