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
Listed in Sanderson Farms field
September 15, 2019
Malnati (back) is listed in the field for this week's Sanderson Farms Championship.
There's a chance Malnati may eventually withdraw from this event at the Country Club of Jackson, given he was just forced to WD from the Greenbrier due to a back injury Saturday. He'll be motivated to tee it up, however, having won the Sanderson Farms Championship in 2016 at 18-under-par.
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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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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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T30 at Travelers Championship
June 24, 2019
Malnati closed with an even par round of 70 on Sunday at the Travelers Championship to finish in a share of 30th place.
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Irons on point at Muirfield
June 3, 2019
Malnati closed with a three-under 69 on Sunday to finish in a tie for 17th place at the Memorial Tournament.
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Racks up 15 tweeters at Colonial
May 27, 2019
Malnati closed with a one-under 69 on Sunday at the Charles Schwab Challenge to finish two-over and tied for 40th.
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Falls to T9 on Sunday
April 29, 2019
Malnati and teammate Billy Hurley struggled to a one-over 73 in the final round of the Zurich Classic to finish in a tie for ninth place.
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