Peter Malnati
2018–19 Fantasy Outlook
Malnati broke through for his only PGA Tour victory in the fall of 2015, but in the two seasons that followed he has failed to post a top-10 finish. Malnati has proven himself a top-20 putter in each of the last three seasons but struggles mighily with his ballstriking compared to other pros. All said, his upside is capped by his weak tee to green game and he simply hasn't shown improvement in this aspect in the last three seasons, so avoid him in all formats. Read Past Outlooks
Ties for 15th at Shriners Open
November 5, 2018
Malnati shot a final round three-under 68 to finish in a tie for 15th place at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
Malnati had strong short game play in Las Vegas, as he led the field in scrambling percentage and was 12th in SG: Around. He was outside the top-60 in driving accuracy and putts per GIR, but was top-25 in SG: Tee-to-green and GIR's. Malnati has now made three starts this season with finishes of T25-MC-T15. He will look for another top-25 at the Mayakoba Golf Classic next week.
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Peter Malnati
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Greg Vara ranks the 2018-19 golfers with projected earnings and season outlooks, as Justin Thomas is in the conversation of best golfer alive.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
Malnati finished 167th in points, but is exempt via his win in the 2015 Sanderson Farms Championship. Malnati did little the rest of 2015-16 or in 2016-17. Last season, he played 29 tournaments and made 17 cuts, one of which was a top-25 – and even that was at the opposite-field Barbasol (T18).
Malnati was determined to stay on the PGA Tour for a second year as he did everything he could to retain his card by playing a whopping 32 events. Like many rookies, he struggled to make more cuts than he missed and unfortunately he ended up missing almost twice as many cuts as he made. Luckily for Malnati, when he made the cut, he played pretty well on the weekend. That's both good and bad, as he proved he could play on the weekend, but he lacked the consistency to get there often. This would indicate that his upside is going to be high once he figures it out, but for now, he carries a bit of risk. As such, he's worth a look in salary cap leagues because of that potential upside. In drafts, he should go off the board in the eighth or ninth round.
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T25 at season-opening Safeway Open
October 8, 2018
Malnati struggled to a two-over 74 on Sunday at the Safeway Open to finish in a tie for 25th place.
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T56 at Greenbrier Classic
July 10, 2018
Malnati shot a final round one-under 69 at the Greenbrier Classic to finish in a tie for 56th place.
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Places 26th at Travelers Championship
June 25, 2018
Malnati shot a closing two-under 68 on Sunday to finish in a tie for 26th place at the Travelers Championship.
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Struggles on weekend at Quail Hollow
May 8, 2018
Malnati shot seven-over on the weekend after holding the 36-hole lead and ended up finishing in a tie for 34th place at the Wells Fargo Championship.
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T35 at Pebble Beach
February 12, 2018
Malnati finished in a tie for 35th at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, after shooting a one-over 73 on Sunday.
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