Chesson Hadley
Chesson Hadley
32-Year-Old Golfer
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2018–19 Fantasy Outlook
Hadley got off to a nice start on the PGA Tour as a rookie in 2014 as he picked-up a victory in his first season and earned over $1.7 million by season's end. His Sophomore campaign wasn't quite as productive, but he managed to stay within the top-100 on the FedEx points list, but when the pressure was back on, in his third season, while playing for his card again, he fell flat, making under $600k for the season. He worked his way back onto the PGA Tour just two years later and had his best season yet. That season was the 2-17-2018 season where he posted a runner-up and 3rd-place finish and a total of seven top-10s. There's nothing negative to say about his performance last season, but he does have a track record of coming back to Earth after a solid season. With that in mind, he carries too much risk as a salary cap option this season. Read Past Outlooks
T9 after prior major struggles
June 17, 2019
Hadley finished in a share of ninth place at the U.S. Open after shooting an even-par 71 in the final round.
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To say this was Hadley's best finish in a major would be an understatement. In seven prior starts, Hadley had made the cut just once which was a T61 at the 2015 PGA Championship. The 31-year-old has been very inconsistent this season. This is just his second made cut in his last eight starts, but he does have six top-20 finishes on the season. Hadley ranked top-15 at Pebble Beach in SG: Around, FIR's, and GIR's. He will tee it up at the Travelers Championship next.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2015
2014
Hadley, who won the PGA Tour's 2014 Puerto Rico Open, racked up $2.8M in earnings through two seasons before losing his card after a 2015-16 campaign in which he finished 159th in the FedExCup standings. He'll be back to full status during the 2017-18 season, however, as two victories in his last six starts on the Web.com Tour have secured his card once again. Hadley also appeared in eight PGA Tour events throughout the 2016-17 season, notably placing top-30 in back-to-back starts at the John Deere Classic and Barbasol Championship.
Not a bad start to a PGA Tour career. Just over $1.7 million in earnings, a spot in the top-60 on the money list and a victory at the Puerto Rico Open. That's the good news, the bad news is, he was incredibly erratic last year. That and his win did come against a pretty weak field. With that said, he did finish strong against the best players on the PGA Tour, so there's hope that he can build off his fantastic rookie season. There is the sophomore jinx to consider as well, which isn't exactly a jinx, it's just a bit of reality setting in. Most guys who play well during their rookie season come back to earth, at least a bit during their second season. As such, he's not a great salary cap option this year, but should be given some consideration. In draft leagues he should go in the 6th or 7th round.
Hadley scored three top-3s on Web.com Tour last season but still needed The Finals to secure his card for 2013-14.
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Ties for 31st at Colonial
May 28, 2019
Hadley closed with a one-over 71 on Sunday at the Charles Schwab Challenge to finish in a tie for 31st place.
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Bogey-free back nine
March 11, 2019
Hadley fired a two-under 70 on Sunday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational to finish five-under and tied for 17th.
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T20 at PGA National
March 4, 2019
Hadley fired a two-under 68 on Sunday at the Honda Classic to finish one-under and tied for 20th.
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Stops MC streak with top-20
February 4, 2019
Hadley finished in a tie for 20th place at the Waste Management Phoenix Open after shooting a one-under 70 on Sunday.
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Second top-10 in last three starts
November 4, 2018
Hadley shot a final round three-under 68 to finish in a tie for seventh place at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
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