Hudson Swafford
Hudson Swafford
33-Year-Old Golfer
2019–20 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Hudson Swafford in 2020. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Notches second win in Punta Cana
September 27, 2020
Swafford was able to hold on for a one shot victory at the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship after shooting a three-under 69 on Sunday.
Swafford gained command of the tournament after playing the front-nine in five-under on Sunday, but then appeared to start cracking under the pressure with a double-bogey on 13 and a bogey on 15. Swafford was able to step up and throw in a dar on 17 to regain the lead and then two-putt for par on 18 to secure his second career PGA Tour victory. This win will get him into the 2021 Masters, Players Championship, and PGA Championship, as well as an exemption through the 2023 PGA Tour season. Swafford will be in the field next week at the Sanderson Farms Championship.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Swafford followed up his best year on Tour, 2016-17, with his worst. He had zero top-10s and only two top-25s in 22 starts, one in an opposite-field event. Any time a golfer is on the wrong side of 30 and starts a decline, you wonder whether he will be able to ascend again. We'd wait and see on Swafford, 31, before investing in him.
Swafford ended the 2015-16 on a streak of 13 consecutive made cuts, a streak which he extended through the first six events in the 2016-17 season, and then he won. His win at the Career Builder Challenge was the last cut he would make for a month, providing further evidence that sometimes a win can actually deter future success. Whether the win was responsible for his drop in play last season or not, Swafford appears to be on the way up. As such, Swafford is a decent option in salary cap leagues this season.
Since joining the PGA Tour in 2014, Swafford has slowly progressed each year. His first year was not a success as he ended-up at #146 on the FedEx Cup points list, but his 2nd-year he showed a lot of improvement. He posted the same amount of top-10s as he did the year prior (one), but he made the cut in 18 events vs. 11. Last season was his best to date as he made the cut in 22 of 30 events. The cuts-made percentage is impressive, but he has to find a way to improve on the weekend. Until he does, he's not a great salary cap option this season. In draft leagues, he should go in the 10th-round or later.
Swafford’s anticipated rookie PGA Tour season resulted in a return to the Tour finals to regain his card. While he is out of the hotbed University of Georgia, the 27-year-old made only 11-of-26 cuts, finishing 146th in the standings. His lone top 10 came in January, with four other top 25s. Can he improve? We suppose so, so the top 125 will be a close call.
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Will play in Safeway Open
September 7, 2020
Swafford (undisclosed) is listed in the field for this week's Safeway Open.
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Skipping Wyndham Championship
August 7, 2020
Swafford won't play in the upcoming Wyndham Championship for an undisclosed reason, Rob Bolton of reports.
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Making PGA Tour return
November 11, 2019
Swafford (foot) is listed in the field for this week's Mayakoba Golf Classic.
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Out again at Rocket Classic
June 24, 2019
Swafford (foot) has withdrawn his name from the field at this week's Rocket Mortgage Classic, Rob Bolton of reports.
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Set to play in Detroit
June 23, 2019
Swafford (foot) is listed in the field for this week's Rocket Mortgage Classic.
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