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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Chesson Hadley
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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.
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.
More Fantasy News
Five missed cuts this season
Hadley currently sits 129th in the FedExCup standings after 12 starts.
T9 after prior major struggles
Hadley finished in a share of ninth place at the U.S. Open after shooting an even-par 71 in the final round.
Ties for 31st at Colonial
Hadley closed with a one-over 71 on Sunday at the Charles Schwab Challenge to finish in a tie for 31st place.
Bogey-free back nine
Hadley fired a two-under 70 on Sunday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational to finish five-under and tied for 17th.
T20 at PGA National
Hadley fired a two-under 68 on Sunday at the Honda Classic to finish one-under and tied for 20th.