Denny McCarthy
Denny McCarthy
27-Year-Old Golfer
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2019–20 Fantasy Outlook
McCarthy was a rookie in 2018 and while he wasn't able to retain his card for this past season, he played well enough to earn partial privileges. He parlayed his partial status into 27 starts last season, which resulted in enough points to earn full status for this upcoming season. McCarthy seems to be getting incrementally better, but the progress is slow. He has only three top-10s in 49 starts on the PGA Tour. It's a little too early to take a chance on McCarthy as a salary cap option this season. Read Past Outlooks
Surges with Sunday 63
November 1, 2020
McCarthy jumped into a share of fourth place after closing with an eight-under 63 in the final round of the Bermuda Championship.
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McCarthy's 63 was the low round of the day, as he went bogey-free and had a stretch of six consecutive birdies on the front-nine. McCarthy has posted top-10 results in three of his last seven events, including two of his last three. He'll look to keep the momentum going at next week's Vivint Houston Open.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
McCarthy's rookie season was characterized by a single top-10 and just 13-of-22 made cuts. Denny's driving is PGA Tour average and his putting is great, but his iron game is incredibly underdeveloped. After earning full PGA Tour status by winning the Web.com Tour Championship and overall Web.com Tour Finals, he'll need to maintain his momentum to outpace last year's weak rookie campaign. As a fringe talent, don't expect anything special from McCarthy in the 2018-19 season, but there's a chance he'll ride his current momentum to some solid finishes in the fall season.
Earning a PGA Tour card via the Web.com Tour Finals, McCarthy is set to become a rookie at the next level after making 18 of 23 cuts on the Web.com during 2017. He failed to record any top-three finishes through two seasons on the Web.com Tour, however, so McCarthy's upside may remain limited. McCarthy ranked second in putting average and 21st in birdie average this past season, but was just 128th in terms of GIR percentage.
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Piles up 22 birdies in Jackson
October 4, 2020
McCarthy carded a two-under 70 in the final round of the Sanderson Farms Championship to finish in a tie for sixth place.
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Surges with Sunday 63
August 16, 2020
McCarthy jumped into a share of ninth place after firing a seven-under 63 in the final round of the Wyndham Championship.
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Set to play in PGA Championship
August 2, 2020
McCarthy was added to the field for the upcoming PGA Championship as an alternate, Rob Bolton of PGATour.com reports.
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Preparing to return to action
July 3, 2020
McCarthy (illness) will play in the upcoming Workday Charity Open after testing negative for COVID-19 twice, Rob Bolton of PGATour.com reports.
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WD after positive COVID-19 test
Illness
June 26, 2020
McCarthy tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday and was forced to withdraw from the Travelers Championship, Golf Channel reports.
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