Peter Malnati
Peter Malnati
33-Year-Old Golfer
2019–20 Fantasy Outlook
Malnati struggled out of the gate as a rookie in 2012, earnings just over $270k, but he rebounded nicely in his next attempt in 2016, picking up a win and over $1.2 million in earnings. Since then however, it's been a real struggles as he's pocketed an average of just over $500k per season over the past three seasons. He did improve some last season from the previous two years, but not enough to justify a salary cap selection this season. Read Past Outlooks
Tallies 21 par-breakers at Torrey
February 1, 2021
Malnati closed with a one-under 71 on Sunday at the Farmers Insurance Open to finish seven-under and tied for 10th.
Malnati was on pace to play a second consecutive round in over-par fashion as he carded three bogeys and a double to just one birdie through his first 11 holes Sunday, but he finished the back nine with five birdies to join the top-10. Malnati ended his week at Torrey Pines with 21 total par-breakers while gaining 3.441 strokes on his approach shots, despite hitting only 45 of 72 greens in regulation. He'll rise one spot to 21st in the FedEx Cup standings, though he's subjected to alternate status for the upcoming Waste Management Phoenix Open.
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Peter Malnati
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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.
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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Continues solid play in Hawaii
January 17, 2021
Malnati carded a one-under 69 on Sunday at the Sony Open in Hawaii to finish tied for 14th place.
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Second straight top-five result
October 11, 2020
Malnati surged into a tie for fifth place after a five-under 66 in the final round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
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63 on Sunday not enough
October 4, 2020
Malnati had the round of the day with a nine-under 63 to finish in solo second at the Sanderson Farms Championship.
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Listed in Sanderson Farms field
September 15, 2019
Malnati (back) is listed in the field for this week's Sanderson Farms Championship.
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Withdraws from Greenbrier
September 14, 2019
Malnati withdrew from A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier on Saturday due to a back injury.
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