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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Patrick Rodgers
It won't be your standard week at Pebble Beach, but someone will still wind up on top, and Ryan Pohle likes Jason Day's chances to be that guy.
Dustin Johnson was the most expensive player in the annual RotoWire staff golf league over Justin Thomas and Rory McIlroy, but fewer top golfers stood out in a format that gives a guide for season-long leagues.
Things are set up nicely for Matthew Fitzpatrick this week, and he lands a spot among Len Hochberg's picks to click in DraftKings contests.
Scottie Scheffler returns to the course and headlines Len Hochberg's picks to click in this week's contests on DraftKings.
The RotoWire golf crew projected 2020-21 earnings for more than 200 golfers who have PGA Tour cards for this season. What will Dustin Johnson do to back up his Tour championship?
Past Fantasy Outlooks
In his rookie season if 2013, Rodgers earned over $1 million in just 17 events. While he's improved upon that earnings number in each of his past three seasons, that's only due to his beefed-up schedule. Rodgers has averaged over 28 events during the past three seasons, but his earnings have gone up roughly $300k per season. Simple match would put that average per tourney around $30k and that's just not good enough. Rodgers has every right to improve and at just 26 years of age, he probably will get better, but to expect a significant jump this season is too much.
One of these years, Rodgers is going to break out. The same thing was likely said prior to last season and the break out obviously did not take place, but at just 25 years of age, Rodger's best golf is still in front of him. Last season was not a great one for Rodgers as a big chunk of his earnings came from one runner-up showing at the John Deere Classic. Outside of that showing, Rodgers didn't accomplish much as he ended the year with only three top-10s. There's not a lot to point to in the numbers that suggest Rodgers is close to a break out season, but he passes the eye test and at his current salary, it doesn't take much to find a place for him on a salary cap roster.
Any time a golfer earns his card via an in-season method, he's going to get noticed and that's what happened with Patrick Rodgers two seasons ago when he earned a spot on the PGA Tour in only 17 starts as a non-member. With that attention come expectations though and unfortunately, Rodgers did not live up to the hype in year-one. The good news is, he played well enough to retain his status for the upcoming season and give it another go. Rodgers has a ton of upside and his price is in a great spot for the upcoming season. He's not a "must-have" in salary cap leagues, but he's close to that status. In drafts he should go near the seventh round.
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T11 finish in Domincan Republic
Rodgers closed with a three-under 69 on Sunday at the Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship to finish tied for 11th.
Disappointing weekend effort in Minnesota
Rodgers closed with a one-under 70 on Sunday at the 3M Open to finish 10-under and tied for 32nd.
Shoots 65 in final round
Rodgers vaulted into a tie for 14th place after firing a five-under 65 in the final round of the Charles Schawb Challenge.
Trending in the right direction
Rodgers has competed in 17 events in the 2019-20 season and ranks 12th in SG: Putting.
T9 in La Jolla
Rodgers closed with a four-under 68 on Sunday at the Farmers Insurance Open to finish nine-under and tied for ninth.